7 on 7 is a photographic blog circle of friends posting 7 photos on the 7th of the month. Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and walk through our circle with us. It will do your heart and soul some good.
Even though I live in the south, I love the promise of September. And I don’t mean pumpkin spice, of which I am not really a fan. I know, right? I am that one person. I just want some cooler days, sigh.
Our fall this year has started with a bang in that we have moved into the city. We packed up the home where our boys were teens and have moved onto a quaint street of older and remodeled homes in which apparently many families with kids live. We aren’t too far from an elementary school, so this makes for charming views of little kids with big backpacks heading to and from school. We have been greeted with sights of kids playing and riding bikes. We were even serenaded last night by a brand new tuba player in a neighboring house, although the tuba player doesn’t know this. We cannot wait to hear the musical advances as the school year continues. Our neighborhood is very walkable and there are several shops and restaurants nearby. We are definitely enjoying this. The restaurant thing has been a blessing since it has taken me nearly a week to unpack just the kitchen.
The temporary downside to our quaint new neighborhood is that the city is putting in water pipes on the cross street. The upside is that no one needs an alarm clock if they are getting up at 7am, and we do all get a quiet lunch break at noon. Jackhammers, backhoes, dump trucks, all the big machines. To paraphrase Elwood Blues, they go by so often you don’t even notice. They say they’ll be finished in early November, and to be fair, I can definitely say they work hard allllll daaaaaay.
I’m slowly making my way through all the boxes and even though we purged stuff, I’m starting to think that people who have one plate, one cup, and one fork are doing it right. The unpacking hasn’t hindered my creative spirit this month however. Behold my sculptures:
I may have a bit of cardboard brain right now, but it is my goal to have this mess unpacked in time to repack it in a couple years when we decide to do something else with our lives. We are nothing if not restless around here.
Seriously now though, please continue around our circle with the lovely work of Renee Stengel who has some Halloween shooting tips for you. Happy Fall, all y’all!