So long, summer! | personal

Ahhhhh. Ya’ll, I think this is the first time in my adult life that I am a little sad to see summer ending. Before this year, all summer ever was to me was a grossly hot season. It only just occurred to me that maybe I didn’t like summer because all it was to me was stuffy hot weather between whatever building I was in (home, work, school) and my even hotter vehicle. I have spent all of my adult summers working inside for 8hrs/day followed by climbing into a hot vehicle and driving myself home to the relief of the AC.

But not this year! This summer was different! The flexibility of my schedule and the few weeks I spent up at my parent’s place gave me plenty of opportunities to get out, get some sun and actually ENJOY the heat. I kicked the summer off trying to fight the AC bill and kept my AC off through the beginning of June. Let me just say I drank a LOT of water this summer. ;) And while I was staying with my parent's, I had to walk my dogs a couple of times daily. Each time I stepped out of the house I felt like someone had wrapped a warm blanket around me. And I loved it.

I really did love summer this year. Top it off with having a sweet tan (thanks to the convertible Tommy bought right before he deployed and my parent's lake at my convenience) and I am seriously sad to see it all end.

But this will be the first year I am happily telling myself that all the memories and excitement of summertime will come again in a few short months. Yippee! And for right now I will accept this break from the heat and be excited (!!) about Fall!

Because Fall! Me and Fall are BFFs! And nothing will come between us, not even the warm sunshine of summer time.

Ahhhh… summertime… I hate to see you go… but I love to watch you leave. (Leave – leaf! I’m such a nerd. :))

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.