Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Summer Memories

Good morning my friends -

I hope this glorious morning finds you all well and content? - Not pulling your hair out and madly rushing around trying to find the last bits and bobs for school.

I'm currently sat here at a huge beautifully scrubbed pine farmhouse table looking out across misted dew covered fields where horses are grazing and the martins are getting ready to emigrate for the Winter.

And even though there is a chill in the air the french windows are kicked open and the smell of wood smoke fills the air - we are waiting for the days rain to set in - where has our Summer gone and did it ever arrive?

The littlest Boo is sat beside me designing a multi coloured spectacular feast of a picture and we are all listening to Ella and Louis singing softly in the back ground - ironically it's 'Summertime' - one of my most treasured and favourite duets of theirs - whilst Mr T cooks bacon sandwiches.

Very far flung from how it should be at the moment - August 'pah' - don't even get me started on that subject!!

Sun filled, lazy Pimms fueled, kick back and relax.........hazy days of Summer.

Forget campfires and sitting out under the stars.

Last night we all sat huddled under an assortment of blankets and lit our first open fire and (so far) we have found three big'ish' house spiders in various sinks this morning.

Oh yes my friends - Autumn is most definitely a knocking at the door!

Now I know all of these pictures are not very autumnal - at all.

A little bit murky 'yes' (the skies that is) but most definitely not autumnal.

The reason being??

Well apart from needing a reminder of what Summer actually looks like I was looking back at some of the pictures I've taken this Summer and stumbled across these ones - a day at the beach - in fact not that very long ago at all and even though we were all wrapped up it was still a day we spent as a family, at the beach.....for the whole day.

So what do you think our chances are for an Indian Summer?? Will we have any more days like these?

I'm still living in hope, but at the moment I'm trying to adjust my body clock and face up to the fact that Summer is probably over and that I'm also probably already looking at my beloved season - Autumn.

And if that is the case then farewell Summer months - it was a brief affair, but here's to next year - you will be sorely missed.

Memories.......this Summer - on the beach.

Something to mull over - what are yours?

- Enjoy the rest of the week.