My Summer In Photos // 2017

Oh my goodness, you guys, when I said I’d be blogging less because of the college classes I’m taking, I wasn’t kidding! *drowns in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and critical reading assignments*

Anyways, school aside, today is Labor Day! The official last day of summer isn’t until the end of this month, but for me, Labor Day marks the beginning of the end of summer. School starts back in full force, the weather begins to cool down, the days get shorter, and Thanksgiving approaches. It won’t be too long before it’ll be cool enough for sweaters and bonfires and piles of crunchy leaves and YAY. *becomes very excited*

Though I can’t wait for the cooler weather, I am going to miss summer! I’ve had a lot of fun during the past couple of months and made some great memories.

I collected a list of some of the things I’ve done this summer along with some pictures that I have taken over the past few months to share with y’all. 🙂 Enjoy!

Some of my favorite summer memories:



Going swimming for hours on end.

Visiting our tiny local library and getting way more books than I have time to read.

Eating quite a few delicious peaches.

Enduring bad country music and enjoying incredible fireworks on the 4th of July.

Going on several long road trips.

Seeing a lot of rainy afternoons and summer storms.

Making ATCs on an airplane with my sister on our flight to Texas.

Exploring the woods with my siblings.

Going on many long walks in the hayfield with my sweet dog.

Listening to hours of NEEDTOBREATHE and Adam Young Scores.

Racing against the heat to finish melting Popsicles.

Learning a ton about fishing thanks to my slightly obsessed younger brother.

Staying up past midnight to help assemble an Ikea bunk bed. (Tip: it’s fun to sing Adele at one in the morning).

Watching quite a few episodes of The Andy Griffith Show with my siblings.

Swinging on the amazing rope swing that hangs from an oak tree in our yard.

Picking a ton of delicious wild blackberries in the hayfield and gaining about 10,000 scratches from thorns in the process.

Watching hummingbirds and butterflies visit the zinnias that we planted around the patio in the front yard.

Cleaning, organizing, and re-arranging my brothers’ extremely messy bedroom.

Becoming better at using my dSLR and enjoying being able to capture moments like this with my new camera lens.

Seeing quite a few epic sunsets.

Celebrating several birthdays, including my baby brother’s fifth birthday.

Learning some new fiddle songs and playing lots of music with my dad and sister.

Enjoying summer. ❤


I hope you enjoyed this post! It was fun to write. I just wrote a short story about an adventure I had last summer. You can click here to read it if you’d like. 🙂

How has your summer been? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

72 thoughts on “My Summer In Photos // 2017

  1. Sounds like you had a great Summer! I did too, though it went by way too fast. I really enjoyed taking lots of photos with my new camera and reading a lot. I also learned several new songs on the violin. 🙂 Here’s a slightly random question: how many fine tuners do you have on your violin? It was a little too hard to tell from the picture. Can you easily tune your violin with the tuning pegs?

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    1. I did have a great summer! Yes, I agree – it went by amazingly fast! Ooh, you got a new camera? That’s awesome!
      I have 4 fine tuners on my violin. I can tune with them pretty easily. 😉

      -Clara ❤

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  2. I LOVE this post, Clara! It was so beautiful, both the words and the pictures! Now I want to do one… XD I’m so glad you had a great summer, and I hope you have an amazing school year too!
    winces at my uncharacteristically short comment BUT I SERIOUSLY LOVED THE POST, I DID.

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  3. ADSKJHKGF AWESOME POST CLARA!!!! I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL PICTURES AND WORDS!! Looks like you had an awesome summer!! Wild blackberries are da bomb an oh Ikea furniture is oh so fun to set up😜
    summer has gone like SO FAST but fall= writing with sweaters, chai, soft instrumentals, scented candles, and fuzzy socks. and i did not just steal that from Katie @ a writers faith 😉😛
    have a great fall


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    but I love the peaches too, and the one of the tree, and I guess I just love all of them. 😛
    Most crazily, ~Olive

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  5. Yay! Sounds like a great summer! Oh, how I LOVE the Andy Griffith show! I still can’t believe that little Ezra is five! It just doesn’t seem right. He was just born!

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  6. Loved this post! Going swimming is indeed so fun. Ahh, I always get way more books at the library than I could ever read! XD Ooh, my family watches the Andy Griffith Show all the time! We’ve basically memorized every single show, except for the newer ones. What’s your favorite episode? Mine is the one about the three escaped lady convicts. 😉

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    1. Thank you, Sara! Yes, it is. 🙂 Haha, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one! XD Hmm.. I’m not sure which episode is my favorite. Ooh yes, that one is hilarious! We actually got the idea for my dog Maude’s name from that episode. 😛

      -Clara ❤

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