Saturday, May 30, 2009

Summer Stock Sunday - 1

My blog buddy Robin at Around the Island is launching a brand new photo meme today. It's called Summer Stock Sunday.

"Each Sunday, beginning 31 May, Around the Island will be hosting a brand new summer photo project and you're invited!

Share your barbecues, your beaches, your cannonballing kids, that island sunset, an old pair of flip flops, anything that says summer to you."
- Robin

These are pictures taken in the 70's when both my uncle's family and our family would spend the day out at Polly Cove, Nova Scotia here on Canada's east coast while the men went scuba diving. The moms would set out the blankets and fix snacks and lunches, and of course hang out together, while the four of us kids - two sets of siblings, making four cousins - would run all over the rocks having a grand old time.

If you click on the link, scroll down ten rows and you will find slideshows for Polly Cove.

That's Uncle Charlie at top, and my dad below.

These are my happiest childhood memories.

Robin says Great choice for Summer Stock. Look at those wetsuits though - that water must have been FREEZING

Bim says Hello fellow (ex)film-person! I love this colour quality of prints from a time when I was a child, too.

Hip Chick says I love the 70's of it. That is one beautiful part of the world. I haven't been up there in about 20 years but I remember it as being very pretty.


Ellie said...

Really touching story. The pictures help us join it in all colors.

Anonymous said...

Love the story! Great photos.

Robin said...

What beautiful memories. To me, creating those longlasting memories is what summer is all about. Great choice for Summer Stock.

(Look at those wetsuits though - that water must have been FREEZING!)

Ire said...

Lovely memories! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

Fabulous shots and some fond memories. Beaches and laughter filled much of my childhood as well.

Bim said...

Hello fellow (ex)film-person!
Your seaside outings sound fabulous. The photos are also great - I love this colour quality of prints from a time when I was a child, too.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Great pictures! I love the 70's of it. That is one beautiful part of the world. I haven't been up there in about 20 years but I remember it as being very pretty.

This Eclectic Life said...

The beauty of a meme like this is getting to vicariously live your summers with you! I've never been to Nova Scotia, but your pictures make me want to visit!

MsSnarkyPants said...

Awww! So sweet!

I love that last picture. It's really, really lovely!

Dianne said...

lovely story and photos

Travis Cody said...

That sounds like a pretty cool photo meme.

Daryl said...

Wonderful first entry to what looks to be a fun summer photo project! Thanks for visiting mine!

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, Julia, I think the dive suits look particularly modern but you're right, I live on Long Island and the ocean water is freezing until end of August! :)

KayDdid said...

Very Good Julia, I did a post for Summer Stock Sunday. I kept it simple, Thanks for passing the New Meme info on. Will Head over to Robin's to let her Know I took part. Beautiful day hope you have taken break from writing or at least moved it out into the garden.

Thorne said...

Isn't it excellent how the colors and shapes are like a time machine? I traveled back for my teen years at the first image. Well done!

Akelamalu said...

What lovely memories Julia and the pictures are great. :)

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Ellie - I enjoyed sharing it for the first Summer Stock Sunday.

Vicki - Thanks!

Robin - I'm so glad you started this up. It's going to be a magnificent summer.

Nikki - Can you tell it stays cool by the ocean out here? Those are summer shots but we had to wear jackets.

Barb - Very, very fond memories.

Bim - Glad I've bumped into you in the blogosphere!

Hip Chick - Cool that you've been out this way.

This Eclectic Life - I love all the vicarious visiting I get to do through people's blogs!

Ms Snarky Pants - That's my sister and me. I love that shot, too.

Dianne - Thanks!

Travis - It's cool, alright - even summer is cool when you're next to the Atlantic!

Daryl - I'm having fun with this photo project and it's only the first one.

Mary T - Those are authentic 70's dive suits. There's an exact replica of the dive gear my dad used to wear here in Halifax at the Maritime Museum. I always get a big kick out of looking at it when I go there.

Heather - Glad you found it so you could do up a post! Yours is sweet.

Thorne - Total time machine city.

Akelamalu - These are definitely among my most precious memories.

Jessica The Rock Chick said...

I love the pictures, but I'm crazy about the memories that go with them! The ocean looks spectacular!! I love to just watch the water crashing in the shore. I've never scuba dived, but based on those underwater TV cameras, it really looks incredible. One of these days, I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing these!