Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Busy As a Bee and A Break

So apparently in my last blog post I sounded quite pitiful.  Hmm, I didn't mean to, or maybe I did?!  My sweet mother in law phoned to see if I was alright and then my neighbor and then my daughter, so I guess I did sound a little down and out.  I'm actually fine, just coughing a bit due to allergies I've determined, which is new for me, I've never really had them before.  And I am always a little bummed when Mr. Tide leaves on short notice to go to places that make me worry for his safety, but after all of these years I'm pretty used to it so it's all good.

(click to enlarge any of the photos in this post if you really want to get up close and personal with the carpenter bee!)

As I was making my way through blogland today I came across a wonderful idea.  It's called The August Break and it is an idea started by the talented blogger Susannah Conway on her amazing blog Notes on Unraveling the her blog!

Here is what she had to say and how this all works...

Okay, here’s the plan for the August Break: you simply share one photo (or more!) per day on your blog – Monday to Friday, or every day. Or whenever you feel moved to share. Using any camera – DSLR, compact, Polaroid, Holga, iPhone (my choice), Instax, film or digital – with or without words – anything goes! – for the whole of August. No pressure – just looking at August through your camera lens as a way to be more present this summer. And to have a little break from the pressures and expectations of regular blogging.

There are NO RULES, people! Just sunshine (hopefully) and a bit of fun. And lots of lovely photos to look at.

Although I don't usually participate in bloggy challenges or meme parties much these days, I love this idea and have decided to join in.  I have some great things happening for me right now, more on that soon I hope, so I think this challenge will fit in well with everything else that is going on and it will allow me to keep snapping pictures without the need to have them make sense...if that makes sense?!  I can be random and experimental and then just share my randomness without explanation, which sounds like a plan to me!

So, if you are interested in giving yourself a little bloggy break during August, go HERE and get the details and join in!

I hope you have a bee-utiful day!


  1. I guess I was doing this today over on my blog without even knowing it. Since I know now, I wonder how far I can get into August before the chatty, over-the-top-with-photos part of me takes over. I accept your challenge!

    Mr. Tide will be home soon. In the meantime, think of all the wonderful stuff you're getting done while you keep yourself busy while he's away.

  2. Enjoy your break :-)!

    Many hugs, Ingrid

  3. The August Break sounds great! Enjoy!

  4. Yes, I saw the August Break and wondered whether or not I should attempt.
    I can tell you're having fun with that new lens.

  5. Since my photog skills are so pitiful, I never participate in photo memes, but am so glad that you will be. Love your bumblebee pics! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Isn't it funny how our families pick up on our tones even through the blog? Enjoy your break and one picture a day sounds like fun.

  7. You got me when you said snapping pics without having to figure out how they make sense. I'm not good at making sense. Now I need me a flickr acct. this could take awhile:)


  8. Those are such great shots of that bee Kat! That sounds like a fun break for August, looking forward to seeing more of your photography! xo ~Lili

  9. What a great idea. This'll have 'em buzzing for the month.


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