‘Summer is the time for dreaming, and then you have to stop. But some people go on dreaming all their lives, and cannot change.”
- Knut Hamsun, Dreamers
For as long as I can remember and even longer I have spent every summer at the Hvaler archipelago just outside Fredrikstad in Norway.
The smell of summer on the islands takes me back to my childhood days
and the wonderful sweet feeling when you sense “memories are just waiting to happen.” I hope you had lots of cheerful summers like that too!
When I was a child, every summer had a story. A few years later even some ♥ ones.
If we’re not barefoot or in our flip flops, we’re overdressed. Some of my best, most precious memories are made in flip flops with long open hair constantly wet from long swims in salt water.
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” ― Charles Bowden
“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of July trembled like a butterfly.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
Wishing every one of you the best of all summers!
© all photos: Hanne Siebers, Hvaler, Norway, 2013