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.

linking up with friday favorites


  1. Dear Hannah,

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

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

  4. These photos are just beautiful! :)

  5. These are stunning.

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

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

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

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

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

  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).

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


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

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

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

  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. ;-)

  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.

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


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

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

  19. fresh produce really is the best.

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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?

  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?

  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 ♥

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

  28. Thanks for having such an amazing blog!

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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?

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