Summer Photography + Playlist

Hello, everyone! How’s your weekend going? πŸ™‚

I kind of messed up my posting schedule last week, but I’m back now! Today’s post will consist of quite a few random photos, most of which I’ve had for a while but just haven’t posted. I’ll also be including a summery playlist with some of my current favorite songs. πŸ˜€ I hope you enjoy! ❀

Brand New – Ben Rector

I took this quite a while ago and totally forgot about it. Aren’t the colors of the airplane wing pretty against the blue sky?

Anywhere but Here – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Do you prefer cities in the daytime or at night? I love how colorful they are at night. πŸ˜€

Dance With Ya – Judah & The Lion

Silver & Gold – Wild

This pretty bird always comes and sits on the same place on the fence every evening. πŸ™‚

pictures [feat. Kacey Musgraves] – Judah & The Lion

Last weekend, we took a spontaneous trip to a theme park for a few hours. I didn’t take a lot of photos because I was busy having fun, but I did get a few good ones!

Here We Go – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

I think Lila may have enjoyed herself just slightly. XD

This a phone photo (*gasp*), so the quality isn’t good, but I didn’t get a great photo of the view on my dSLR so I decided to include this. πŸ™‚

Brother – Lord Huron

This guy was really enjoying the concert. I think he might have even looked up from his phone once or twice. O_O

Goodbye Road (feat. Penny and Sparrow) – Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

I regretted removing my shoes after the entire mosquito population descended upon us. πŸ˜€

Why Did You Run? – Judah & The Lion

Do any of you listen to Casting Crowns? They put on a really great show, and I loved watching their incredible violinist. πŸ˜€ I’ve never been to an outdoor concert before, so that was neat!

Someday Soon – Wilder Woods

Now for some dragonflies by the pond. πŸ™‚

Hold Us Together – Wild

Postcard Memories – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

We recently removed several miles of barbed wire from our woods and took it all to a landfill, and I decided to bring my camera because you never know. Turns out it was fun to try to find some splashes of color in the ugliness of the landscape!

7000x – Judah & The Lion

Behold, Henry the Great! He’s the greatest goat in the world – here he is getting his head scratched, which is his favorite thing. *pats him fondly*

Suit And Jacket – Judah & The Lion

Another random black-and-white photo – this kind of looks like a dramatic album cover.


Ezra asked me last week if I would help him take photos of his beloved Kristoff doll. When we were done, he asked me if I would post them on my blog… so here you are, some photos that aren’t the best but that I had fun taking with the most adorable brother on earth. πŸ˜€ If anyone wants to make his day, he would be thrilled if someone complemented his photos. XD

NATIVE TONGUE – Switchfoot

Good Light – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

This is my new profile picture – me and Maude! Photo credit goes to Laura, who suffered through all of Maude’s antics before we finally got an acceptable photo. Maude looks kind of tired of being photographed, but if you saw some of the other pictures you would understand why I picked this one. XD


We’ll end with this lovely bright moon. πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed my photography, and I highly recommend checking out the songs I mentioned. πŸ˜€

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Which photos were your favorites? What have you been listening to lately?

P.S: My sister Laura does a lot of amazing giveaways on her blog – she’s currently giving away a beautiful coloring book! Click here to enter. πŸ™‚

40 thoughts on “Summer Photography + Playlist

        1. -Weez
          It’s not really my business to be in this conversation, but I totally agree with Clara. You should have been higher on that list! πŸ™‚ I’m known as Kenechi over at my blog, so it’s nice to know you (I’m having a hard time trying not to make this sound creepy… XD). I’m lovin’ your blog, by the way. πŸ˜‰


  1. Yay, I love all your photos! The theme park ones are so amazing and summery! Ooh, and so is that first airplane one! It looks so Pinterest-y! pins XD
    Also tell Ezra he did a great job with the Kristoff photos! I think the first one is my favorite – the lighting is great. πŸ™‚
    I added a bunch of these songs to my ‘to try’ playlist, so I shall go listen to them now. πŸ™‚

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    1. THANK YOU! Ooh, I’ve heard of him, but I don’t think I’ve ever listened to his music! I’ll check him out – thanks so much for the suggestion. πŸ™‚

      -Clara ❀


  2. β™ͺ OH MY MY THIS IS REAL LIIIIFE 7000x is probably my current favorite song; thanks so much for recommending J&TL! 😌 It makes me want to do back handsprings and back flips but I don’t know how to do them so I shall channel such energy into being productive. XD

    “This guy was really enjoying the concert. I think he might have even looked up from his phone once or twice. O_O” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I keep scrolling up to that photo and rereading the caption and laughing!!

    AGH, YOUR PHOTOS ARE SO GORGEOUS! I agree with Megan, they’re so Pinterest-y! Ahh I love your night cities photos… they inspire lots of story setting ideas, as do the awesome splashes-of-color-among-the-landfill ones. 😍

    Tell Ezra his Kristoff photos are fabulous! Kristoff looks like he’s going off an adventure and therefore I must go with him πŸ˜€

    Some time you should consider posting all the other photos of Maude’s antics… πŸ˜‚ I love your new profile picture!

    I had literally no idea how to end this comment so I wrote this sentence lol

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    1. HURRAY! It always makes me happy when people like my music suggestions. XD
      Hehe, yay laughter! That guy was so unimpressed with everything. πŸ˜‚
      AWW THANK YOU! YAY! I’m so glad you like them. πŸ™‚
      I shall tell him! Hurray, an adventure. πŸ˜€
      I think I’ll put them in my next random post. XD Thank you!
      The most beautiful comment ending I’ve ever read. :’)

      -Clara ❀

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  3. This is such a lovely post idea! I absolutely love when bloggers combine photography and music! My favorite picture by far was of you and Maude! You are such a lovely young lady and Maude is so adorable! Wonderful post, Clara! πŸ˜€

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  4. EEEP I LOVED THIS POST. (Even though I just now commented – oh dear! XD) The photos were amazing, and I can’t wait to peruse your music suggestions! My favorite photos were the ones of your siblings, and, actually, the landfill ones! I liked the bits of color in the landscape too. πŸ™‚
    Also, tell Ezra that I really liked the one of Kristoff in the grass! It looks very adventurous. πŸ™‚

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    1. YAAAY! Thanks so much, Allison! Thank you for sharing your favorite photos – those are some of my favorites as well. πŸ™‚
      I shall tell him! Thanks so much for leaving a comment!

      -Clara ❀

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