scenes from the {year's longest} weekend

This weekend was the summer solstice! It was lovely. I have been feeling under the weather so I took a nice long nap, something I haven't done in forever.  I can feel just how close my freedom summer is - it's three days away. Only three more days of work, including today :) Taking these pictures made me realize how much I just love my camera and photography. There is something so brilliant and vibrant about taking pictures in the summer...I am ecstatic with the colors of these photos and just how they turned out.

Anyway, as you can tell this weekend was really quite delightful. Between my weird sleep schedule (thank you +5 hr naps) and getting work done for next weekend's big party, we had the chance to get out, run some errands, and see a spectacular sunset. We ventured to a first annual flea market by the river and it was really fun to see all the tents set up with their best things forward - I even met a lady that was born in Venice, and spoke with her in a little Italian (swoon!). I will be blogging more about the market soon, so check back :)

ciao! xo


  1. love these photos!


  2. the happiness in your photos is always contagious. lovely shots!

    1. You're the sweetest...thank you!

  3. Your photos are beautiful! I especially love the carnival picture. Something about the memories it brings back, and the bright colors. I can almost feel a warm breeze in my air-conditioned office...I can't wait to go to my first flea market of the summer, too. :)

  4. you have such beautiful photos!

  5. I love all the flowers, especially the hydrangeas. Looks like you had a good start to summer :)

  6. Lovely photos! :) xx


  7. this looks like the best way to spend the longest weekend of the year!!! happy summer

  8. gorgeous photos! the ones of the sky are beautiful. I love the sky :-)
    love Laura

  9. you have got the colours so spot on in these photo's, love them all! I think my favourites the snow cone one :)

    the little happys xx