Weekly photo challenge: The warmth of summer’s sun and family love

Having just spent a week at the beach with family over the Christmas break, I have experienced warmth in many forms. The warmth and love of my family who made huge efforts to get together, the warm sunshine and the warm relaxed feeling that being on holidays brings.

I took a few photos of the beach in various conditions during the week and offer this photo for this week’s photo challenge theme of warmth.

Whether you live on my side of the planet or in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoying real heat on the beach or in your yard, show us your take on warmth. You can go from the literal (saunas! scarves! steaming cups of tea!) to the figurative (the embrace of family members coming together for the holidays, the look of affection on your pet’s face, or even just a photo with a particularly warm color palette, no matter its subject matter).

Sunny warm day at the beach

Sunny warm day at the beach

I managed to take a few other photos of the same outlook in varying conditions which I thought I’d share with you as well.

This was the view on my early morning walk on Christmas morning:

Christmas morning sunrise

Christmas morning sunrise

Another beautiful morning shot

Another beautiful morning

A stormy black sky ahead - we headed out to sea towards this but all was fine

A stormy black sky ahead – we headed out to sea towards this but all was fine

These pictures were taken at a small coastal town in New South Wales called Vincentia which is on Jervis Bay.  The point out there in these photos is called Point Perpendicular – obvious name if you know your maths!  It is a beautiful part of the world and we spent a lovely week with family enjoying swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, cycling, walking, running, eating, backyard cricket, Kubb (a fun Swedish/Danish game)….and just spending quality time with family.  To us this year it wasn’t about the presents but the presence.

I took these photos on my iphone and have edited them a bit with Instagram – you can look for me there as Debs__world.

I am reminded that Warmth was also a theme in the recent Photography 101.  Here’s a link to that post as well.

Burning up

Burning up

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you around the blogosphere in 2015.




  One thought on “Weekly photo challenge: The warmth of summer’s sun and family love

  1. December 31, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Lovely reminder of that part of the world for me! Happy 2015 when it comes…

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 31, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      Thanks for your comment! It is certainly a beautiful place. Happy new year to you too.


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