Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Let's Go Play!

The weather has felt particularly summery lately—not the oppressive heat of Australian summer but the familiar just-hot-enough heat of Illinois in July. Now let's not forget it's February, so it really doesn't make any sense that it feels like mid-summer, but let's go with it. So, I thought today we'd look at some fun summer day backyard activities. If you're here with me in the heat, let's have some friends over this weekend... if your summer is still a few months away, well, turn the heat up and poor yourself an iced tea and have a rousing game of pretend.
Backyard Play
Backyard Play
teepee // table with umbrella // outdoor movie // clothesline tent // tire swing // soda // play house // badminton // picnic // figure 8 // sprinkler
And since we're on the topic of reliving childhood, look at this fun project from photographer Irina Werning. The idea was to take an old photograph and have the subject recreate it as best they can. Hilarious and charming.
Irina Werning: Back to the Future
Irina Werning: Back to the Future

2 comments:

  1. these pics are making me even more impatient for summer to arrive :-) a giant movie screen in the backyard would be soooo amazing

    ps. love your calendar download - super cute!

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  2. Oh Gloria! I know! When winter starts to fade you just yearn for summer! And I've always wanted to do a backyard movie night. You should do one this summer! (and thanks for the nice note about the calendar download!)

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