The August Break 2016: Part four

Day 24

Three marbles.
What can I say?
I have loved them since I was a child
and still do.

Day 25

Quiet waters
shady trees
and a walk around the lake.

Day 26

Seville orange
perfect for making marmalade
not too sweet
and very delicious!

Day 27

My tiniest jug
and the tiniest  aster flowers
growing on my balcony garden.

I AM...
Day 28

I am...
with many layers
joyful and vibrant
sometimes reserved
with a tender heart
and a poetic soul
enjoying the moment
seeking beauty wherever I am.

Day 29

In my kitchen cupboard,
I only have mugs that I really like
and I use them all.
this one with the butterfly decoration
is my favourite breakfast mug.
It was given to me by my son many years ago
and he knew that the symbolism of butterflies
was important to me.

The butterfly is a symbolism of transformation
because of its impressive process of metamorphosis.
The butterfly is also associated with the human soul.

Day 30

Day 31

August was...
Slow moving
Outdoor terraces
Sparkling water
Lake crossings
Golden light
Walks before dawn
Forever changing
the hottest month of August I have ever known!

Here we are at the end of The August Break
It has been fun for me to do
The prompts have nudged my creativity!
Thank you to all of my visitors
for coming along!


  1. I've thoroughly enjoyed your journey through August. You have been so creative with the prompts. I did the August Break a couple of years ago. Maybe next year I'll join again. I like you idea of posting your picture on your blog by the week. That would be so much easier than posting everyday. I hope September brings you much needed cooler air and lots of photography opportunities!

  2. Hi Cathy! Thanks for your visit. Posting every day on my blog would have been too much. We already did that on Flickr! So the weekly posting here was just right!
    Tomorrow is the first of September, but today is still hot and humid and the sky is as dark as thunder! A storm could be brewing!

  3. It's been so nice to see all of your August photos, Sandra.
    I just love "Little."
    I think my favorite one of all!

    1. Hello Lisa, Thank you for all your visits during this month of August! So you like the teeny tiny jug that is a little souvenir, with a yellow one that was bought in Marseille in the south of France not too long ago! The very small asters were a present from my grandson for my birthday! They are still blooming on my balcony.

  4. And there goes August.
    Delightful post!

    1. Yes, Laura. August has come and gone and it seemed to last forever in a relentless, hot and humid atmosphere! Thank you for your visit!

  5. You captured many beautiful things over the course of 31 days. It has been TOO HOT here too.

    1. It has been torrid here! I have never known it so hot! I imagine how lovely it must be to have air-conditioning! It's not very common in these parts and our summers are getting hotter and hotter.

  6. Well I'm glad to see you've still got your marbles Sandra! LOL!

    A terrific month of pictures.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    1. I do love marbles, Sarn! I'm hoping to find some really old ones at a flea market some day! I never know when I'll need them! LOL!
      Thanks for being such a faithful visitor!

  7. Such lovely images to represent your August, Sandra. It certainly was filled with beautiful colors. Hope this month will be cooler for you. Can't wait to see your autumn!

    1. Thank you, Gina. It has been a joy to describe this month of August through images. It has helped me get through this torrid month! I'm looking forward to autumn and the beautiful lighting during this time of the year!

  8. August may have been hot but it was certainly colorful and you found so many interesting things to capture. I have enjoyed every visit to see where your creativity led you...By the way, I have always loved marbles too....

  9. Yes, August has been extremely colourful and it has been fun capturing it all! I'm so glad you like marbles too. I have a feeling they will be appearing from time to time here!

  10. Gorgeous skies and such delicate and lovely flowers.

  11. It seems like you really enjoyed this August break. It was the hottest on record here too.

  12. Hello Kim, yes I really did enjoy the August Break, but not the heat so much which was also humid and difficult to bear at times! I am so relieved to be going towards cooler days now in the beautiful month of September! Thank you for visiting!

  13. A lovely selection of photos Sandra, especially the zinnia, one of my favourite flowers. I have enjoyed joining along with you during your August break - and the photos you have chosen.

    1. Elaine, I love zinnias too. I have them on my balcony this year in a big pot! Thank you for coming along on this August Break with me!

  14. A wonderful post as usual. Beautiful photos! The August Break prompts have really sparked your creativity and your words go so well with the photos that I can feel exactly what you felt!

    1. Thank you, Mary! It has been an interesting month of taking photos to fit specific words and I have enjoyed it very much!

  15. Your creativity is wonderful. Love your photos and words.

    1. So nice to have you visit, Diane. Thank you for your friendly comments!

  16. What a beautiful post. I wish I had recorded my August break in the same way! Have a wonderful September xx

  17. Thank you, Chel. Isn't it simply wonderful that September is here at last?

  18. What a peaceful and colorful August for you! Amazing pictures and inspirational thoughts, as always in you blog. Have a great September as well! xxx

    1. Thank you Anabelia. How nice of you to drop in and leave a comment!

  19. I love orange marmalade - did you make some even though the days were so hot? The asters and the zinnia seem to thrive in heat. Here the fall asters are blooming along the trails (it was frosty when I hiked this morning). I also have marbles from my childhood stored in a glass canister. Sometimes, my grandchildren ask if they can pour them out and look at them. I have them sitting on an open kitchen shelf and like to see them and remember playing with them as a child.

    1. So you're a marmalade fan too, Barb. I make marmalade during the first couple of months of the year when the Seville oranges are available.
      Aren't marbles wonderful? I have several glass containers too. Such a lovely shiny and luminous souvenir from childhood!