Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10 on 10: Post Summer Vacation Let Down

This year, my post vacation blues hit me a little bit harder than usual and for the past couple of weeks, I have been feeling and acting grouchy. I know that I should not be that way because I am lucky that I even CAN take vacations. These feelings come down to wanting be somewhere that I am not--mostly physically because as nice as it is to live in the Midwest, I cannot say it has ever felt like my home. But, you know, time to snap out of it; get over it and accept; no more pity parties. I mean who wouldn't want to live their lives in their vacation spots; it's kinda why they are vacation spots, right? :)

For this month's 10 on 10 blog post, I have more pictures from the Adirondacks that I recently got around to editing. These are just random shots--no particular theme.

And then I have a just few from our other trip (another regular trip that we take) out to the lake houses that Dave's family owns on Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced Ponderay) in Idaho. I don't ever take a lot of pictures there because that trip always has more to do with visiting family and also working on the properties (nearly all of the building and maintenance of those properties is done by the family--including even the kids; it's a great experience and really quite fun even if it is labor intensive!) Here are a few photos of the lake and mountains. It is very different from the Adirondacks--the air is dry and the light is very clear and white (not something I am used to at all).

And here is one from back home, from the other day; I need to find my fun in focusing on the little things now that I am back home.

This is part of the 10 on 10 blog circle. Please follow the circle, starting with Connie Hanks.


  1. I know the feeling, I also wish I was still enjoying my summer vacation, specially now that I'll be away from my kids for 5 weeks :-(
    All images are great, love the foggy trees, the waterfall, the clouds reflection on the lake and the bokeh and colors on the last one <3

  2. As always, Bon-Bon, I love your landscapes. You can really take me to this places in your pictures. It helps that I've been to the Adirondacks and I can picture some of these places! Love the final macro shot too with the gorgeous mustard color in the BG. You are a phenomenal photographer. Keep up the great shots! And PS...I get it about not wanting to come back from vacation! We're off to Mammoth in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to a change of scenery!

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I can really relate to that feeling, post-summer-blues. This feeling might give you some awesome photographs, like the first ones you show here. I adore the first and third image. It hits me so hard of what you are writing about, so lovely and tender, so mystical and intriguing. Amazing place, and great capture.

    Love, Trini

  4. Masterful shots Bonnie. Although I love the fall, I do miss the unstructured time during the summer. The b&w shot of the jetty (?) I could look at for days...

  5. These are all so gorgeous. You are truly making me want to take a trip there. I've never been but I can just feel and see the beauty through your images. I especially love the second one...that sunburst is lovely.

  6. Oh, so beautiful! Your shots are stunning - they'd make fabulous postcards! Thanks for taking me on a mini-vacay through your lens! xoxo