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“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”

Today I was having one of those evenings where I really just wanted to curl up in bed with a good book and a hot drink – and pyjamas. I was almost there, needing only to do the curling up bit to complete the evening, when I noticed the sunshine.

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For the past few months, the rush of the last assignments and exams for this year of University, have had me in their evil grip. I haven’t been inspired to grab the camera and rush off somewhere before I miss the chance for a shot. Today though, I was. It was truly a great feeling to have again, and I realised that I actually missed it a lot.

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I hurried down to the meadow to grab a few shots that somebody wanted after seeing a couple I took with my iPhone, and then I just enjoyed every second of the sinking sun, the golden glow on the grasses and the long shadows appearing across the water. It was heaven. It really was.

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Despite having Buddy down there, a glimpse of a deer was still possible and even though I was too short to get a decent shot, I was still proud of the moment! I got inspired, well and truly. I got inspired to snap away without caring and to venture places to see what else I could capture. And then of course, to head home, get those pjs and a hot choccie – and blog it to relive it all over again! Now where did I put that good book…

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1pano

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

I hadn’t been to the meadow for such a long time, mainly because life has been very busy but also because it was living up to it’s definition of being a water meadow – but today it was so nice to go back. Whilst my Father mowed paths through the long grass and meadow flowers, we taught Buddy to swim across the small lake!

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3Buddy isn’t as adventurous as most dogs with the water, but after some coaxing and cheerleading from both sides of the lake, he eventually stopped running around it to get to us and instead, swam across. It was a proud moment! He did that a few more times, then got tired. So we wore him out even further by getting him to pose for various photos!

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9William even posed a few times too! It was lovely just being out in the sunshine, and forcing the hay-fever to peak and then regress a little. I’m feeling a lot more refreshed after a day of being very ill yesterday so the calmness and relaxing environment really helped…and inspired me to get snapping again with the camera!

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114 19Sorry this blog is a little ‘doggy’ heavy with the images, but I couldn’t resist. Just an update on Star, she’s doing really well and whilst she’s not up to roaming the meadow anymore, she’s doing really well at roaming the garden and house! Here’s some upbeat music to go with the mood of the day…

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