summer farewell





These were taken on our last day in Zarauz. I had got up early and headed down to the beach with my camera for one last walk. It´s a ritual that my mother started years ago when I was a little girl. At the end of the summer we´d always go down to the water´s edge and say thank you and goodbye. It was always bitter sweet. I would be sad that summer was ending, but also looked forward to the new beginnings that awaited me. Just as I was leaving I saw this...

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Brit said…
Aww... Beautiful tradition! Great photos!
Jeannette said…
What a great way to say goodbye to summer!
Now I´m off to see the rest of what I´ve missed. I allready saw some pics of Munich. By the look of it you had a great summer to say goodbye to. ;)
♥ Jeannette
T said…
gorgeous shots Jane
kyra said…
Beautiful photos!
Purple Flowers said…
A message from your Mother.
Päivi said…
So beautiful photos again!
Reyes said…
What a lovely tradition! I am a bit behind the posts and just saw the Coco and Dean label but could not see very well what was inside. Is it your label? If so, What do you make? (love the name by the way)
likeschocolate said…
I like that tradition. We will still have a few more weeks of summer here in Georgia before it becomes fall. No signs of the trees changing colors yet. It has only slightly cooled off.
Francesca said…
It's a nice tradition. We say goodbye to summer when we use the fireplace for the first time in the season, hopefully in October (and we're lucky not to have to say goodbye to the sea).
trinsch said…
stunning photos! the light is so soft and golden.

i know what you mean, i also get sad when summer is ending, but at the same time look so much forward to all the new beginnings.

here's to a new season!
ahhh! wonderful photos! I want to be in them!
Crescent Moon said…
Those are fantastic pictures! That is a sweet tradition.
Erin said…
Oh Jane, what a lovely tradition!
Franny said…
Beautiful tradition, Jane. I love this post. The heart you found in the sand (last picture)...I think it was a gift meant just for you and it's wonderful that you found it. Thank you for sharing :+)
Cate said…
so lovely, jane. that 3rd one is the one that just kills me. it pulls on my heartstrings. really, farewell, summer? didn't it just get here? sigh.
outi said…
how beautiful post. the story and the photos, everything.
yep, the summer said thank you for you too and left a little present on the seashore.
aimee said…
your photographs tell such stories! oh, summer, where are you going? adieu, adieu, parting is such sweet sorrow.
Kari said…
The photo's are gorgeous Jane. Especially the second one. Love the colors.
And what a great tradition.
laméditerraine said…
Wow Jane those pgotos are even more amazing!
I love the beach in the morning,in September,while no one's there and everything is so quiet.
Hope your begginning is great, as I hope mine is.
Besos enormes :)
Christy said…
A heart-shaped shell - so pretty! What a beautiful summer ritual. I've never heard of that beach you mentioned; I'm googling it now. Beautiful pictures too!
el guille said…
hermosas fotos jane!!!
muy lindas!!
Anna said…
that's so beautiful
kyndale said…
I love the beach in the morning..So sorry you had to say goodbye!
Line said…
ooh what a great blog you have I never been to Spain, but thanks to you I enjoy every shot!
marinik said…
oh wow... beautiful.. it is always sad saying goodbye to summer...sigh
Ritva said…
who could ask anything more?
thanks for sharing, dear!
Joyce said…
A perfect gift left for you at the end of your walk!! Beautiful! xoxo
Joanna Jenkins said…
Gorgeous! That second seashell pic is awesome.
xo
kim said…
absolutely unbelievable photographs - wow~
liza said…
So so beautiful. Thank you, Jane!
Jennifer said…
Incredibly sweet post, Jane. I love the objects (especially the "heart") in the sand.
B said…
I absolutely love these photos, and the ritual. Beautiful!
caitlin said…
I love that! What a great way to end summer. Great photos!
You have an incredible eye for photography, I hardly know which post to comment on they are all so amazing!

I love the idea of saying goodbye to summer in this way. We are saying hello to Spring here and looking forward to the impending summer, so I'm happy to say goodbye to winter!
Sammi said…
how pretty.
i really miss taking my dog onto the beach, it would be something i could start doing now
Katrine said…
your photos and your words are beautiful :)
So sweet> And I am right there with you. Have a letter-need address!!!!! Lost it in move. We stink. xoxoxoxox g.
KathyA said…
Aren't beaches wonderful? So full of treasures!
McGillicutty said…
Tres magnifique!! Tres jolie!!! Bloomin' fantastic!!! I love to see your pictures they have an air of something I just can't put my finger on... your talent is unsurpassed!!!!
besos!!!
Ida Nielsen said…
What a beautiful tradition. Your pictures are gorgeous as always ;-)
I love these images. Magical.
sophie said…
Wouah!!!!! Wonderful pictures.
Thank's Jane.
Bisous
rinomata said…
precioso post!
love your pictures
l i s e said…
BEAUTIFULL love the light
ladybug-zen said…
incredible photos, Jane.
ibb said…
Great pictures, and great words of your mum.
janis said…
A wonderful mother - I so love this ritual of yours. And these photos Jane, they look like a gift meant for you - beautiful. Besos
spudballoo said…
Oh this is GORGEOUS!!!! I love it x
Debra said…
Too beautiful for words... perfection.
Demara said…
What is that last picture of? That is a very neat ritual to have! Lovely photos~
n a t s u m i said…
These are beautiful pictures! I love the quiet beach...calm and peaceful.. Thank you for sharing!

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