You Capture! Summer

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This week’s theme over at Beth’s place is Summer. I love summer. I love everything about it. Well, maybe except for the bugs. And the kids driving me crazy.

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Summer in North Dakota means fun weekends at the bunkhouse spent with family and friends. Children running around and exploring, beer, four-wheeling, horses, tractors and yes, even some work. This year, we upgraded the old, wood deck to a beautiful paver patio. What a difference it makes. It’s gorgeous! I can’t take any credit for it though, since I managed to miss most of the days they were working on it! Good work guys and gals. ;o)

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I love, love, LOVE thunderstorms. This one just came along in the middle of the day and dumped about an inch of rain on us in about a half hour. We put up the canopy in the middle of the downpour. It really was a fun time!

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And the storm clouds make for a beautiful sunset.

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The boys and their toys.

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  • Erin

    I love the shot of the storm clouds!

  • Allyson

    Those colors are so bright and vibrant!!!

  • Kayla Sue

    I love your pictures! They are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  • CraftGirlAlli

    great pictures!! the tractor ones are my favorite!

  • imadramamama

    That sunset is beautiful!

  • april

    I love the sunset one!!!

  • Christy M.

    The first one is my favorite. They look so happy creating that memory, and you captured it perfectly. It really seems like a postcard picture of happiness.

    The pavers look amazing and the men looked very pleased with themselves.

    The rain looks wonderful. Can you send some our way? We need it so bad. I'll send you some sun, k?

  • Hit 40

    Beautiful photos!! I hope your crops are good.

    My extended family grows corn for campbells.

  • Life with Kaishon

    Oh, I love your summer. Tractors make me happy because my Daddy just LOVES them and all things farm related. It looks like you are having a delightful summer. So fun!

  • Jessi

    GORGEOUS shots. The bunkhouse looks so fun! The patio looks fantastic…what great experiences for your kids to have.

  • Mommy Mo

    That sunset is beautiful. I want to come check out the bunkhouse!

  • Christie O.

    wow absolutely gorgeous photos! i LOVE the raindrops, i love the one of the men and the little one on the trike looking up at them, they all just capture so many things–including that feeling of summer.

  • Stacie’s Madness

    omg, GREAT PICTURES…i love every single one.

  • Mindi

    The bunkhouse sounds so awesome! That is great that you can go so much. Great pictures. I love summer storms too. What a beatuful sunset picture!

  • Alice

    i love your shots! you live in a beautiful place. that last tractor shot is pretty cool and the sunset is gorgeous! great post :)

    i finally posted my summer shots. come on over and visit a spell at The Shadow of the Cross :).

  • Prairie Lady

    Those are beautiful shots. Love the rain dripping. And tractors certainly say summer!
    Awesome captures!