Summer Snapshots [Summer Daze]

We’ve not had any outings in England this week, and have just spending time with my family as our long summer vacation draws to an end. We’ve been doing some rainy day activities indoors, the gaps in the rain clouds have been enough for us to get outside in the garden and play and to mark a lot of things off our bucket list.

We’ve been exploring amongst the trees: hunting for bees and butterflies, watching rainclouds, and collecting interesting sticks and stones. We’ve been out to an activity garden in a nearby town a few times too, where we watched some ducklings swim on the pond, played hide and seek in the maze structures, and made music with the garden xylophone.

The rain hasn’t dampened our fun though, we’ve got less than two weeks left in England and we’ve had such a wonderful time being able to be here for the first time in a very long time. Mikey loves having the outdoor space, something we don’t have a lot of back home in Chicago. I’m just hoping we’ll get a little sunshine here in England during our last couple of weeks.

These photos were all taken using instagram, you can see them and more snapshots from our England vacation by following me on instagram. My username is @satakieli

As well as our trip coming to an end, this is the last link up of the Summer Daze Photo Party! I’ve really enjoyed looking through each and every one of your linked up photos, it’s wonderful to see how much fun everyone has been having this summer.

I’m teaming up with Alicia of Project Alicia and Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud to bring you the Summer Daze Fun Photo Party – a 6-week photo party link-up aimed at capturing your fun summer memories.

We’re taking things easy this summer. No prompts. No challenge. Just fun summer memories and a printable bucket list – our free gift to you.



The Summer Daze Fun Photo Party will run from June 15th – July 20th. Stop by and share your favorite summer images each Friday. Linky opens at 9am CST. Please link directly to your blog post or Flickr photo, not your homepage URL or Flickr stream. All are welcome to participate regardless of camera equipment or geographic location. Get in on the fun over on Instagram by using the #summerdaze hashtag. Please visit and comment on the previous post in the linky list.

For complete details, head on over to the Summer Photography Fun page.


  1. beautiful pictures!! i am so loving that last black and white one!! just gorgeous!!

  2. Its so nice you have this time in England! Your photos have been so fun to see and follow. Its wonderful for Mikey to have the space to run and play this summer. Enjoy the remainder of your holiday!! I’m just loving the garden photos.
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