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Tag: Summer

Feeling Comfortable Yet?

Our cat has no problem relaxing, and even occasionally expresses her feline Zen for my camera. I find her disposition a helpful reminder to take a deep breath every now and again.

These are, no doubt, strange times. Complete with plenty of stress and uncertainty. So, it’s probably a good idea to take a few cues from our companion animals and chill out whenever possible. After all, it is summer.

So whether you’re hanging out in the country side…

Or beginning to get out again in the big city…

I hope you’re finding some time to relax and recharge. My family and I just returned from a little excursion to the Berkshires.

Find your sunshine.

44 Seconds from my Surreal Summer of 2020

Have you begun to see life differently too? Here’s my view from the beach…

I’m not complaining. As I write this, our state is currently not a hot spot. My family and I are healthy and safe. But of course, this summer of COVID-19 is anything but normal.

Even a walk on our local beach early in the morning feels… surreal.

Avoiding the crowds yet also craving more human interaction. Enjoying the uninterrupted patterns of nature and flow of water, though unable to avoid the constant awareness of instability and global disruption.

It sometimes seems like I’m living in someone else’s painting.

This short video I shot with my DJI Osmo Pocket provides a sense of this experience that I imagine you may also be feeling…

 

Again, I’m not complaining. Not really. It’s just so weird. And if I’m actually inhabiting a virtual painting in some alternate reality, I’m happy it can be at a beach on a sunny Saturday morning.

#FindingTheBrightSide

How to Hold onto Your Best Summer Memories

Don’t let those great summer memories go. Sure, you’ll remember them, but you’ve probably also got some digital documentation as well. That’s the key. Here’s what I did…

Summer’s over. Deal with it. But don’t move on… not yet. Now’s the time to review, organize and archive all of the great summer photos and videos you captured. Like me, you probably haven’t had the time to organize your summer memories, because you’ve been living them!

The best way to hold onto all of those great memories is to properly share them:

  • Email or text a few of the very best to your family and friends
  • Share them on your social media accounts
  • Print out a couple of photos for your desk at work
  • Add them to your digital Wi-Fi cloud photo frame in your living room
    (I use Nixplay frames)
  • Make a hard-copy photo album from your go-to online service
    (I use Blurb)
  • Add your favorite photo to the background of your smartphone screen
    So, when someone asks how your summer was… you have that perfect image at the tip of your fingertips. You then turn your phone around, and your summer recap story can begin!

And remember, nobody wants to hear about your summer adventures when the leaves start to fall. That time is now.

So, in the spirt of not only doing what I say, but also doing what I do…
Here’s my summer recap in five photos and five videos…

Watching the Summer Solstice Sunset from Griffith Observatory
Seeing the Space Shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center

Experiencing July 4th Fireworks at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT

Riding the Port Jefferson Ferry
Port Jefferson Ferry

Fishing in Peconic, NY


Boogie Boarding at the Peconic Shore
Boogie Boarding at Peconic Shore

Picking Blueberries at Bhavana Blueberry Farm in Southold, NY

Picking Blueberries at Bhavana Farm

Spotting Humpback Whales off Cape Cod from the Hyannis Whale Watcher

Humpback Whales off Cape Cod

Swimming Underwater at Joshua’s Pond in Osterville, NY

Ziplining at The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT
Ziplining at Discovery Adventure Park

Share Your Summer Memories Now!
…And how was your summer?

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