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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

there's a difference in the air





You've noticed too, haven't you?  The difference in the air in August.  Have you noticed how the light has changed too....how the sun is slinking a bit lower in the sky....how it rises a bit later and sets a bit earlier?  



We are in the lazy days of summer where vacations and summer activities continue to excite and children aren't thinking about school starting yet....maybe the parents are though.  :-)  I have seen so many back to school sales and paraphernalia for sale - along with fall fashions and home decor already (which I am not ready for yet) - and am glad I don't have little ones to buy new clothes, pencils, books and crayons for.  


There's still time for bonfires, beaches, touring and day trips, backroads drives, ice cream, s'mores, fresh fruit and veggies at roadside stands, corn boils, fairs, enjoying nature's best and just relaxing.

The sunset on Friday evening was spectacular.  I took this with my cell phone as we were driving along the highway.

Another shot as we were about to cross the Mactaquac Dam.

Threatening skies and river reflections.

I'm throwing in these next photos from our recent trip which were taken as we travelled through Quebec with it's beautiful flat farmland along the St. Lawrence River, Magog QC, Vermont and Maine.

It was hot and hazy with storm clouds in the distance.




We drove through the town of Magog, Quebec before crossing the border at Stanstead into Vermont.  What a pretty town on a lake with this amazing 'serpent' in a park along the main street.  The town was bustling with a weekend festival going on.

Country roads in Vermont.  So pretty with old homesteads and small towns.

Small town America.  And motorcyclists don't have to wear helmets.

Patriotism along the road.

Rumford, Maine has a statue of Paul Bunyon and Babe the blue ox, in front of the visitor centre along the highway through town.

I hope you are enjoying August.  I know many of us have cut back on blogging this summer and that's okay.  We need the break.  So, if you are visiting and don't have time to comment I understand.  I'm glad you stopped by.  Take care and enjoy summer's beauty.

Blessings,
Pam






40 comments:

  1. That's true and I love summers for the long days...beautiful shots as always...

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  2. What a great post, Pam...your photos are always so gorgeous. That sunset is just stunning and the beautiful country side shots are so calming and peaceful. I wish I was able to notice the difference around here as much as you can...mostly still steaming and sultry, although we have had a few nicer days of less humidity. Let me just put it this way...I'm ready for fall!! Have a great Tuesday :)

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  3. enjoyed your shots. I looooove sky-scapes

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  4. Lovely photos, Pam! I really enjoyed them and the soothing atmosphere of this post. August is a special month, the change is in the air, but we can still enjoy some of the most beautiful moments of summer.
    Have a blessed day!

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  5. Gorgeous sunset! I have noticed the sun is setting much earlier.

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  6. i love your beautiful countryside. and you're right....the sunset was gorgeous.

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  7. Great scenery, I love that you can see for miles without the mountains ranging you in. But the lack of helmets hmm isn't a wise of a choice for those riders is it? LOL.

    The late summer shows up as a golden tinge in photos...the light is indeed different, and it will continue to beautify shots until the fall...it's my favorite time to photograph landscapes, and families...the shots are so lush, and almost magically translucent.

    I'm only posting once a week, it's a good time to take it a bit easier...and it seems that many other bloggers are doing the same. Enjoy your week Pamela.

    Jen




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  8. The sunset photos are amazing Pam and I love the serpent in the water. Are you getting the rain we had last night ... 62 mm of it came down overnight. Wow, but it didn't col things down, still hot and humid.

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  9. Yes, I do notice a difference in the air, a certain coolness in the evening too. I love August as it seems more relaxed. Your photos are beautiful!

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  10. Wonderful photos from your travels! The sunsets are magnificent! Yes, the days are getting shorter, but it has been a blessedly cool(ish) summer down here and I am grateful for that. We were just in Vermont, too.

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  11. I was a bit weary of the leaves that are falling off the maple tree already! Yikes. Looks like you are making the most of August. Lovely roads and sights!

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  12. Great pictures, lovely places, we have this to look forward to we are just starting spring.
    Merle.........

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  13. Gorgeous skies and landscapes! Nice cloud formations! Schools here start tomorrow and other counties are already back in school. When I was in school we didn't go back until after Labor Day.

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  14. gorgeous cloud shots. love the serpent. i wonder how difficult that was to design? neat-ooo!! i love all the sunset shots too. amazing times. ( :

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  15. Great photos Pam. You should go into the post card business!

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  16. That photo with the darkening sky and green farmland is just amazing! I don't sense that feel of fall in the air yet, but maybe tomorrow after our rain the humidity is supposed to lower a bit and it might feel cool. It's been a hot and very dry summer with pitifully little rain. School starts on Monday--way too early in my book. Loved seeing the Vermont photos--that's where we went on our honeymoon!

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  17. I love seeing those beautiful skies and the wide open spaces! And the serpent is a very neat photo. We've noticed it's getting dark sooner, too. Motorcyclist don't have to wear helmets here in Florida. I think they should...I think even people on bicycles should. Love your photos! Hugs, Diane

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  18. Beautiful scenery - so lush and green! I love those country roads. I have noticed the changing light - it is a little bittersweet, although autumn is my favorite season, so I am happy! Looks like you are making the best of these late summer days. Lovely photos. Hugs xo Karen

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  19. We've noticed that the sun is not blinding when eating dinner out on the deck lately and the crickets have started in the evenings.
    Had my fill of s'mores at the cottage vacation because the grands loved making them. LOL

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  20. Sure a lot of pretty scenery on your travels, Pamela. I think (almost)every area has it's own beauty.
    I wish it was lazy days of summer here. It is feeling like Fall already. I am not ready for that at all!
    We still have our grandchildren coming to visit and I want them to be able to swim in the lake....

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  21. Lovely, forget the bonfires.... we had a fire on in our fireplace the other morning. Nice to see you again, back at it soon

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  22. Wonderful photos of your summer. It would be hard to pick out a favorite!

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  23. Hi Pamela,
    That would be such a nice trip! It is hard to believe how fast the summer is going but like you I hang onto for as long as I can.
    Enjoy the rest of your summer!
    Carolyn

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  24. I hope that you are enjoying August! The photos you took of the sunset are stunning aren't they!!!! It must have been an incredible and beautiful sight to behold. I have noticed that it is getting darker earlier although not so much getting light later in the mornings yet thankfully. It is hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through August already! Where does the time go!! xx

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  25. Hello again Pamela, I enjoyed all the lovely cloud photos you posted and your thoughts on the last weeks of summer and all the possibilities that make up the lazy hazy days of summer. You are lucky to live close to the border. When we lived in the Okanagan, we always enjoyed the day trips to the each, our favourite Mexican restaurant or to do a little shopping. Take care, Sheila

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  26. Wonderful photos . Yup I have noticed a change in the sun and air and our Blue Jays and Chickadees are back already but the summer birds are still with us and will be till the end of Sept , talking about September yes the back to school commercials on the TV and radio are out in full force as are the flyers lol . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  27. Lovely photos! Quite a few US schools have begun again--my oldest grandson begins first grade in another week, so we do feel summer slipping away, Pam. I also noticed a few aspen trees already getting yellow leaves. Summer seems to be the shortest season in Colorado, but that is OK with me as I dislike high heat and humidiity. I just wish the longer sunlight days would last!

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  28. Wonderful collection of images, Pamela! The sky shots are lovely and the sunset shots are my favorite. I do like the longer days of summer and I am not really looking forward to snow and winter. I love summer! Have a happy day!

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  29. Just gorgeous sky photos, Pam. And yes, unfortunately, I've been noticing the dwindling daylight hours. You know what comes next. :-( At least we're having wonderful August weather. I hope September and October are as good to us. :-).

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  30. Yes, I have noticed. It seems summer has barely begun, and now it's winding down. I'm trying not to notice the shorter days... Your campfire and sunset shots are gorgeous Pam.

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  31. Hi Pam,

    So enjoyed all your pretty photos of hazy fields, patriotic streets, and dramatic skies! My, there's a fair bit of moodiness in heavens, isn't there? So glad you got to get away to beautiful Vermont, and pass through our gorgeous Quebec, where I'm planning a little escape to, myself, with Liberty this September!

    Happy weekend, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  32. Pam this was a great post. Your photos are always gorgeous and give a feel for the place you are in. Love it all, from the sunsets to the small towns..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  33. Pamela such beautiful pictures. Those fluffy clouds are wonderful!

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  34. Great photos, Pam. Summer seems to be going by so quickly this year and yes, days are already getting shorter here as well.
    Amalia
    xo

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  35. I am enjoying summer like you are. ;) I do like driving through Vermont and New Hampshire - I did a little more than six weeks ago. Very lovely countryside!

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  36. Hi Pamela, I love your beautiful photographs, especially the sunsets. The days are definitely getting shorter, such a shame Summer seems to be leaving us. We had rain here today, but we do need it, the plants in our garden are looking a little brown now and the pond needed a refill for the sakes of the birds and insects. I have just discovered your lovely blog via Amelia. Nice to meet you! See you again. Barbara xx

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  37. Hello Pamela! I loved your posts, reading about climbing that mountain road made my hair grayer! Such beautiful scenery. And congratulations on your recent birthday, too. :-) I know August is already half over but it doesn't seem possible, wasn't it just yesterday the trees leafed out? I always love your posts, and have missed visiting!

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  38. Great pic's. We've been enjoying lovely sunsets over here as well.

    I'm looking forward to our own travels through Quebec...coming soon!

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  39. I am noticing the changes . . . summer is slip, sliding away . . .
    Lovely photos Pamela . . . ALWAYS!

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  40. Lovely photos of your travels, Pamela. We are hoping the rest of summer doesn't go by too fast and are avoiding the back-to-school commercials etc. becasue that means back to school (gr. 11) for our youngest son and back to work for me. Thanks for visiting!

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