Category Archives: summer

Lesson from a Bee

Just a thought as I found this bee hunkered down working diligently on this thistle in full bloom. Man, I’m good at growing these kind of flowering weeds!

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Image by Joyce Meyer

Warmth of the prairie…

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Blended images by Joyce Meyer ~ Manfred Township in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota

A cold wind blows throughout the night, while snow fills the winter air. It’s warm inside my cozy home and I find myself drawn to images of dandelions basking in the warmth of the early summer sun.

Blend of three images:  Grove of trees near my house, dandelions from my lawn last summer and maternity image captured in the studio with strong backlight.  Watercolor filter, lens flare and lighting effects added with Photoshop CC.

Blue Moon on the prairie

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Reminds me of the old lullaby:

I see the moon and the moon sees me…

Summer on the prairie

This time of year finds the prairie grasses blooming with the splendor of the season.  Children of the prairie, I believe, lead somewhat of a “charmed” life filled with textures beneath their toes, fireflies lighting up the night and the soothing sounds of frogs croaking in the night.

Ahhhh… summer.

 

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Lens flare added in Photoshop CC 2015

You are my sunshine…

Image by Joyce Meyer
Image by Joyce Meyer

Blend of mother/child with clouds and prairie grasses.

Summer means baseball…

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Photo by Joyce Meyer

There’s just something about summer nights that brings back memories of youth and local baseball/softball programs.  From chilly nights early in the season to warm and humid nights filled with the aroma of bug spray and sweat along with youthful chatter from the dugout.

These programs help develop more than just physical skills.  You can’t win by yourself, you need your teammates and you must learn to work with others.  These experiences also develop relationships which enrich the summer experience beyond the field.

It is also important to enjoy the now.  It is highly unlikely that any college recruiter or professional scouts are watching these games so why not keep it all about the kids who are learning the sport together.  Yes, some will be better players than others, but that’s the way it is in life.  Some will always need to work harder  and that is a life skill that will reap tremendous benefits in the long run.

Please take advantage of any opportunity to support local youth programs.  It will be money and time well spent.

You gotta love summer…

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