Photo Blogging Challenge (August 2013): Summer

Aug 30

First, I need to ask … where the heck did the summer go? Sheesh! It seemed like yesterday it was starting and now there are people going back to school, college kids showing up all over and the nights are getting cooler…

It really did go by fast.

Welcome to this month’s version of the HooHaa Photo Blogging Challenge.

Summer was the theme and you know that means a lot of different things for people. Maybe it’s a cold beer after a long day or work, playing softball or golf, traveling, barbecues, or just spending quality time with the family.

For me, this summer, it meant a lot of work (thankfully), my first cruise, softball and a couple of weddings. Oh, and trying to sleep when I could.

Now that the summer is starting to near an end, it’s really amazing to think how quick it went.

Alas, it’s time to share some photos, eh? So without any further delays, here are my five for August.

1. End of the season

I worked at a baseball park this summer and the 29th was the final championship game. I stayed after work to actually watch the ceremonies and most of the game as I hadn’t all year. Pretty cool stuff.

Living the dream.

2. Fair season

The summer usually brings county fairs, too. This area was no different. I try and hit up the fair one per year and I spent one day with some friends and their kids there, which always gives some good photo opportunities.


3. Wedding season 1 

The summer usually brings weddings, doesn’t it. I went to two this summer, both on the same weekend! Here’s a shot from the first one…

Time for the reception!

4. Wedding season 2

After the first wedding, I had to drive to Baltimore for the second, which was being done in port and then off on the cruise. Fun times. Here’s one from the first night — of the newlyweds with a sunset glistening in the background.


5. Next to the ship

I got lucky to see this as I walked on the deck one day. Pretty amazing stuff and really cool to capture.


And that’s my five for the month of August.

If you took part this month, make sure you link up below. And for those who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment and visit so we can continue to grow this challenge.

Don’t forget, too, to come back Sunday and see the theme for September!

NOTE: I also set up a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.

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  1. Hi PJ. I’m first up on the Linky List – woo hoo!

    The fair image is my favorite of yours.

    Thanks for hosting ~
    Tami Von Zalez recently posted..Summertime photo blogging monthly challenge and Blogiversary year TWO!My Profile

  2. Great summer photos! Love the little girl and the last one.
    Babs recently posted..Photo Blogging Challenge – SummerMy Profile

  3. Those are awesome photos and a fantastic recap of your summer. I’d pick a favorite, but I can’t!! Hope your have a great weekend.
    lisa recently posted..Photo Challenge: SummerMy Profile

  4. Nice summer pics, P.J. Sad to see autumn is almost upon us. But that season, too, should provide some great photos.
    nonamedufus recently posted..Photo Blogging Challenge – AugustMy Profile

  5. Yes it was a good summer. Love the children’s photos.
    QMM recently posted..Photo Challenge for August-theme -summer and Say it Saturday.My Profile

  6. Unfortunately, my summer ended at the beginning of August, so I could not get into this month’s challenge as I started back to work on August 1st. My work schedule was such that I haven’t taken my camera out much at all this month and so don’t have five photos to show off. But then again, you’ve probably noticed that over on the HooHaa52 Weekly challenge too.
    Paul Myers recently posted..Flashback FridayMy Profile

  7. Great photos this month, PJ. Each one is so unique and I enjoyed the little story you wrote to accompany the pictures. I can’t choose a favourite – they’re all “two thumbs up”.
    Mrs. GeoK recently posted..Photo Blogging Challenge (August 2013) – SummerMy Profile

  8. PJ, these photos are stunning! I absolutely love the dolphin and the one of the girl. Wonderful photos. :)
    Ziva recently posted..Summer and Bob and The Worst List in the History of ListsMy Profile

  9. Great photos! Photo #1 and #5 with the dolphin are terrific!
    Phil recently posted..Heading up to da Bronx! Eat, drink, and explore City Island.My Profile

  10. Great shots, P.J. The blue in the dolphin shot is perfect.

  11. Great photos!! I really live those wedding reception signs!!

  12. Sorry I took so long to visit everyone else’s photo sets for August. In Canmore over the long weekend I only had access to Mr. GeoK’s laptop and didn’t want to sign him out of all his accounts to leave comments.

    You guys raised my spirits this gloomy Saturday morning, with your talent and ability to poke a little fun at yourselves and the world around you. Thanks!!
    Mrs. GeoK recently posted..Photo Blogging – Labour Day Long WeekendMy Profile


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