She sits on the front port stoop
A book in hand
Maybe a glass of lemonade, too
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The dazzling summertime sun glows above her head
Showering light over the well-coiffed lawns,
The black asphalt,
The mid-century ramblers,
Of her hometown, suburbia
I took this photo last summer before heading to D.C., for the 100 Days of Happy photo challenge that I was taking part in. This was in late May and, quite unsurprisingly for Minnesota, the trees were still in the process of growing back leaves.
This photo was taken on the digital camera I had had since my freshman year of high school, the day before it died on me (causing me to scramble and quickly find another camera so I could finish the 100 Days of Happy challenge…THANKS CAMERA, FOR THE ADDED STRUGGLE). I’ve always been particularly proud of this photo–it’s one of the best from the challenge–and thought, why not share it on the blog?
This is completely unedited and portrays an image of my childhood neighborhood that is quite beautiful, I think.
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Oh yeah, here’s a link to my 100 Days of Happy Challenge since I’m already anticipating someone asking me about that. It’s on my old blog, too, if you feel so inclined to creep around there (where you’ll find a Britta who is both way less confident AND totally clueless about blogging).