August 12, 2011

love letters

Dear summer,
I really love you and wish that you weren't ending in less than a month.
Labor Day never looked gloomier.
Summer campouts, smores by the bonfire, laughter, late-night talks, gatherings with friends, even the mosquitoes! I love it all.
Okay, maybe not the mosquitoes.

Dear mosquitoes,
I wish you'd die. The end.

Dear little boy who is soaked with water from the sprinkler,
I love you. That's all.

Dear black and white photos,
I've forgotten how much I've missed you.

Dear summer dinners + fresh produce,
I really love you. And by love, I mean, really really really love you. Cheap store-bought veggies pale in comparison. Although, in retrospect, they're anything but cheap. Five bucks for a bunch of mushy, flavorless tomatoes or fresh, ruby red tomatoes from the garden, free of charge.
I'll take my pick.

Dear garden,
We're really loving your fruit. And by fruit, I mean veggies.
And by veggies, I mean tomatoes, beans, and onions.
Especially the onions.
(we're weird like that)

Dear feet that hurt really bad from ballet,
I have nothing to say to you.


Dear eli,
I love your scrinched up nose, freckly face, and big blue eyes. You make me smile.
I love being your big sister. I love watching you grow up.
Your stories and silliness are some of my favorite things.
I love how you're goofy one moment, then sweet the next,
and then a mischevious little stinker,
who makes me laugh laugh laugh (and repeat myself)
Even though you say "how about three?" when I tell you I'll read you one book.
(And then I end up reading two, because, well, I love you)

Dear sprinkler photos,
I'm sorry. I just can't get enough of you.

Dear Woodland,
I miss you.

Dear Dear,
Dear is kind of a quaint funny old word...but I like it.

Dear life,
You're my fav. I pretty much love you.

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37 comments :

  1. Dear Hannah,
    Beautiful!

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  2. This was such a beautiful post - I love it.

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  3. Wow... this is really beautiful!
    Can I copy your idea? *Please*?

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  4. These photos are just beautiful! :)

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  5. These are stunning.

    Really, they are. You continue to amaze with your talent. <3

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  6. this is such a sweet post! I love it :)

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  7. I love this! The sprinkler pictures are precious.

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  8. love this Hannah! The b&w shots are the best, have fun at your recital today! ♥ I hope your feet feel better.

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  9. i love all those b&w sprinkler pictures, and these letters are so sweet. have a great weekend! :)

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  10. Hannah, you're posts always make me smile. And your photography makes me wish I had a better camera (not that I didn't already wish that before, but now even more so, if that was even at all possible).

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  11. Your blog is one of my top favorites; ALWAYS the best pictures and posts. :)

    -Miranda

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  12. So cute! Love your blog!! You're adorable;)

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  13. oh friend, this makes me smile. and that sprinkler-soaked Sam? I just want to hug him.

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  14. Wow Hannah -- this was absolutely beautiful. Beautiful in all of the simplest ways. The first photo of Sam makes me smile.

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  15. I've been smiling since I started your post. This is so sweet! Your sprinkler photos? I can't get enough of them either. ;-)

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  16. Beautiful post Hannah!! Would you mind if I used the same idea for a post on my blog?

    Those pictures of Sam. So cute. Makes me want to hug him.

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  17. Awesome post Hannah!!!! You are sooo pretty! Can I please pretty please have your hair? LOL

    Love,
    Manda

    p.s. i LOVED black and white pix. they're the best. :D

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  18. LOVED this post! Gorgeous pictures :) I also wished summer wasn't ending so soon...

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  19. fresh produce really is the best.

    these photos are amazing... i always love a good black & white.

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  20. I love this idea of the letters. Your photos are pretty much amazing, too...

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  21. i was going to do a whole "dear hannah" bit but i see someone beat me to it. : )

    you make me want to go take a TON of black and whites. the sprinkler pictures are just as sweet as summer!

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  22. i love your letters! especially the one to the mosquitoes. and that first picture of samuel is just adorable!

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  23. Beautiful photos! I really love the one of the coals! And your mosquito letter made me laugh - hilarious!

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  24. oh sister. you said it all. you said what I was thinking, only you put it so much nicer;-)
    your pictures make me want summer to start all over again.
    oh summer, summer, where art thou?

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  25. I am in love with your photography. For a while now, I have been at a place in my life where I have just put my camera down and set my passionate love for photography aside. But I am proud to say that I have picked up my camera again and my passion for photography is still burning as strong as ever. Do you have any tips for a young aspiring photographer?

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  26. I really enjoy your creative blogging style, as well as the awesome-est thing EVER pictures! I wish I had some little siblings to photograph, but...keep up the amazingness!
    ~Simi ♥

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  27. I really enjoyed reading this post. You have such a unique way of writing.

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  28. Thanks for having such an amazing blog!

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  29. Loved this post! I totally agree with you on the home grown vegetables. Store bought vegetables/fruit are totally gross (except for Whole Foods) compared to organic, fresh, juicy home grown produce.

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  30. What a sweet, refreshing post! You always, always bring a smile to my face! Hugs!

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  31. You are lovely! Your mama has to be proud of her oldest!

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  32. dear new blog i've found,
    you're pretty great.
    love, bridget

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  33. The picture with you is pretty! I can't wait to see what Winter's like on this blog!

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  34. I do that tomato thing too!: ) there delish!
    and love your idea of the Dear summer...etc! I might have to borrow that idea someday.. you mind?

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  35. Hope you don't mind I used this beautiful post as an inspiration for my latest post. :)

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