What Good is the Warmth of Summer?

Slowing Down, Featured

 

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness? – John Steinbeck

I simply want to share some of my summer sweetness below. And I’m eager to move into the fall.

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Fire Island. Just love these colors.

 

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Raffie took this of me walking on the beach this week.

 

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Hampton Classic Horse Show.

 

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I spotted the New York Times while on vacation this week. Uber-famous and talented photographer Bill Cunningham took these photographs on Grand Prix Sunday. It’s always such an honor to work on the PR team led by Classic Communications and Marty Bauman. Thank you!

 

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Spotted :: Stef with her watermelon. Raffie taking an image with his iPhone.

 

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Hampton Classic Horse Show tables in VIP tent, simple and purple.

 

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Hampton Classic Horse Show 2014.

 

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Swim Across America in Greenwich. One of my favorite events to attend. I have done PR for this fabulous event as well!

 

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One of my favorite summer memories. Playing on the beach with the kids and capturing Stef in such a happy moment.

 

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Stef in Fire Island. Looking right into the sun.

 

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Preparing for a BBQ.

 

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This little boy at the beach cracked me up. He has his water wings on and is excited to launch off.

 

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Hot air balloon festival in August.

 

Looking inside a hot air balloon in Connecticut. Love those colors.

Looking inside a hot air balloon in Connecticut. Love those colors.

 

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Lori Malinski took this photo of me in a hot air balloon in 2013, but I just wanted to throw it in for fun.

 

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My all-time favorite flower in summer. Hydrangea.

 

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Blueberry picking for our summer blueberry pies. I’ve written about this activity in prior blogs.

 

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Aspetuck Land Trust’s Trout Brook Valley with a storm brewing.

 

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A little hiker and her grasshopper at Newman-Poses Preserve ~ Aspetuck Land Trust in Westport.

 

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Thankfully my friend has a fun daughter. These girls were great summer models for me!

 

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The simple orchids and matching purple tops at the Hampton Classic Horse Show.

 

Say goodbye to summer ~ Stef, Raffie and Phil. Plus the skateboards they created for BeliefNYC.

Say goodbye to summer ~ Stef, Raffie and Phil. Plus a box of skateboards the boys created for their shop BeliefNYC.

 

Most images are taken with the iPhone 5s. Some are taken with the Canon EOS 5D MarkIII.

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  • Debra

    From ameuter to one of the best photographers around. AND knowing this was NOT an accident. You do this like you do everything darling. WIth intent, style and grace

    • Debra, thank you so much. “intent, style and grace” thanks!

  • lorie

    Nancy Moon has such a magical way of making one feel as though they are often living in the photograph,I don’t think anyone could ever tire of looking,feeling and appreciating her fun,life like images ,she rocks it ,Thanks for the smiles moon xo

    • @disqus_8DQYaeiH2m:disqus your comments make me smile, thank you!

  • You and the Moon are my favorite. I love savoring summer with you. xo S

    • @suzibanksbaum:disqus Hi Berkshire friend, thanks for your wonderful attention. Means a lot. Happy you read the blog!

  • Carole

    So many beautiful images of the last several weeks of summer. Lovely post and I keep thinking about you and your impending African adventure. Sending you much love, my friend <3

    • Carole, yes, Africa in just a few days. Stay tuned. Thanks for reading, look forward to seeing you in NYC sometime soon!

  • Steffie G

    Love all the pics! Thank you for capturing all these moments and memories that will live on through your images. One day I’ll be able to show my grandkids that I had a youthful beachbod! xoxo

    • @steffie_g:disqus Such a nice comment, thanks! Your jumping picture was a hit on Facebook. I’ll keep snapping away until you tell me to stop! 🙂

  • lisa

    fantastic pics Nancy. Looks like you had a beautiful Summer!!

    • LISA. Happy to hear from you. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

  • Karen Nedler Quinn

    Thank you for all these beautiful summer pics! And now…on to Fall. And on to Africa!

    • Thanks so much Friend … appreciate your support always. @karennedlerquinn:disqus

  • Susan Baker

    Boat lovers say it’s better to have a friend with a boat. I say it’s wonderful to have a friend with an eye for what’s important and inspiring. Thank you, Nancy Moon!

  • Tara Crowley

    Wonderful, evocative. The heady days of summer!