nuggets: summerish. summery.

nuggets: bits of the season in photos and words about the last week

So these nuggets are perhaps *more* than the last week. But, they are Summer. And, in Summer, time is different. Summerish. Summery. To me, those words describe

deep, perpetual warmth,

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breezy windows,

mountain runs,

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funky outside toes,

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funky outside toes, inside

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homemade mayo

malleable earth,

spontaneous shared meals,

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wild, sun-kissed hair

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mostly naked, storytelling kids,

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stuck-together skin snuggles

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rainbow lightening and purple skies,

iced, spiked beverages

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breathless river leaps,

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garden growth, kid growth,

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moths headbanging to the rhythm of electricity,

grilled dinner,

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HOT afternoons,

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fresh, regional food,

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adventures,

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“Hey mom. Bye. We are going trippin’ to an international school in San Francisco. We’ll be gone for three weeks without our mom and dad. Don’t worry. We’re old enough. I’m like seven. I’ll take care of Ruby.”

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Awe, thanks Missoula! xo


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make believe.

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In my mama digs column this week: Today we manage tableware distribution, tomorrow we counsel broken hearts. Click to read mama digs: teamwork.

14 Responses to nuggets: summerish. summery.

  1. Jaim says:

    I think I have an identical “make believe” picture on my camera right now. Same kind of table and our “backyards” look so similar. I Hope your days keep on keepin on being summery.

  2. CherylAnn says:

    I love your writing style! In an Australian winter presently I wish for summer…then when you write in winter I wish for that. Each season is a celebration to be appreciated for all it offers :)

  3. Ellie says:

    Great photos.

  4. Heather says:

    Beautiful! Love yer nuggets (well that sounds naughty) You have the best backyard, I always expect Laura Mary and Carrie to come running down.

  5. TRB Holt says:

    I’ll be part of that tomorrow!!!!!!!!
    xo, Mom

  6. Louise says:

    This is why I read your blog, I love your refreshing take on life through words and pictures. And that view from your deck is so inspiring, makes me want to move to the mountains somewhere!

  7. Sarah McKim says:

    you have captured summer in montana so perfectly through your beautiful photos and words. this is exactly how we spend our summer! right down to the sticky-skinned-snuggles :)

  8. April says:

    My co-worker brought back that issue of the Independent for our office and I saw your won your category – congratulations!

  9. ctb says:

    summerish.
    summery.
    indeed.

  10. Ciara says:

    This post was just all kinds of Beautiful. I love love love seeing the relationship between your girls.

  11. My girls roughly the same age have been doing that trip this week too. They pack their bags and travel to San Diego together. Someday right? Wish they could stay this age forever.

  12. Catherine says:

    Your photos speak so beautifully…

  13. FinnyKnits says:

    I just want to crawl right into that photo with the tomatillos and hang out.

    GORGEOUS. Love summer.

  14. Jeri says:

    Love seeing your instagram pictures and your blog is beautifully written. Thanks for sharing :)