OK, you all knew a theme like this would be coming.
And then I realized… how the hell am I supposed to make this only five photos. And to make it even crazier? Every photo for me this month is not Harper!
Still, I tried to tell a bit of a story this month. Hopefully as you peek through my photos, you’ll see said story.
What I’m actually excited about is to see what others came up with for this theme. It’s actually a pretty open theme, so it could be pretty fun and I hope you all had some enjoyment with it.
One thing I finally did this month was get away from only using my iPhone. Yes, there are some from that. But some are also from my main camera. I like it in certain situations, and I’m still learning the new camera I got a few months back (none of these are from that). It’s nice to be able to dive in a bit more when shooting though.
It’s crazy to think September is here. I hope you are all doing well and keep snapping!
Here are my five for the month! Let’s see what you all have!
1. Shake it
Harper lives a good life. She is with me most of the time I can have her with me, and she gets to go on adventures, explore and have a lot of fun. One thing she’s enjoyed doing is swimming and dock diving. She’s not quite into it enough to do competitions (though I kind of hope I can do one or two with her next year), but goodness does she have fun. I usually have to go in the pool (this summer — not a bad thing!) as she will jump to me, but not always away from me. I also love action photos — and this is her shaking off the water after getting out of the pool. The look on that face!
I feel lucky that people I hang out with like Harper, and she also likes them. So it’s nice to be able to go on hikes or adventures and bring her along. This is while we were out on a geocaching day. This stick, funny enough, was one of the ones covering the cache, but Harper claimed it as her own. Yes, another stick was found for covering the cache!
My niece got married in August. It was a small family ceremony and we got lucky that the rain held off until after the ceremony and photos. We sure did need the rain, though. Anyway, they had asked me if I could do photos for them. This is one photo that had to wait until the rain ended (which is too bad as Ryan had changed out of his shirt, and I think that would have been great for this photo). These are their two dogs with their custom bandanas.
Harper plays hard. And Harper lazes hard. This was a night after being out all day. She took over the couch and just lounged. It’s funny, when Harper first was learning, the goal was to keep her off the furniture. We eventually gave up. A friend made a good point though — to have a dog and not want to snuggle up, what’s the point? I know not everybody wants animals on their furniture and that is totally fine. But I’m glad this fight was lost as I truly believe Harper knows she’s a massive part of the family. And, to be fair, while she still goes on the furniture, it’s not as often as it was when she was first allowed.
5. So haps!
The journey with Harper has had its ups and downs. Most days are awesome. Sometimes, not so much. But, we keep working, learning, and getting better at everything. Sometimes, when she allows it, I like to get some up close photos of her when outside. I loved that I captured this one (yes, a little over processed!) as it’s almost like she knows she’s in a spot where she will always be, with the humans she knows are hers. She’s so content and happy here!
There’s my five and let’s see what you came up with! If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below.
And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!).
Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too! NOTE: We have a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.
** CHALLENGE CHANGE **
From this point forward, I am going to do the next theme at the bottom of each linkup. Also, the posting date will now be the first of each month, thus giving you the entire month to take the photos etc.
That means it’s a one-stop shop! Hopefully this helps out with everybody.
So, below is the linkup for July. Make sure you drop your link there.
OK, so it’s time to keep on moving! What shall we do? It’s the end of the summer… fall will be here. Maybe you are getting out and going some where? Maybe you want to explore? See something new? September’s theme is … Road trip. Maybe it’s a long trip. Maybe it’s an afternoon. Or maybe it’s totally something different? Interpret as you see fit! Remember to come back on October 1 to link up and check out the theme for that month!
Photo Blogging Challenge: August 2022 results