Most summer days are fairly normal. I get up early and make a pot of tea. I eat breakfast, read my favourite blogs and Instagrams, start the washing machine, wake the sleeping children and check in on my vegetable patch.
Last Sunday we all got up at around 5am. It was too hot for too much breakfast so we were out the door and into the darkness quickly.
As we drove away from the house we noticed a mob of sheep high on the banks of our house dam creating perfect silhouettes against the sunrise. My photography mission for the day had started.
With some gentle encouragement the horses were loaded into the horse float and soon we were making our way towards the promise of cool water, shade and catch up with a dependable and equally enthusiastic horse riding friend.
As is usual on these missions, half of the team ride the horses while my half of the team stays put, taking care of catering, logistics, equipment and photography.
With the horses saddled the riders disappeared quickly up the beach and into the bush. I made a cup of tea and had a snack while listening to George chat and splash and dig in the sand. In those early hours the bush was quiet and the water blissfully calming and refreshing.
The riders eventually returned, unsaddled and turned their steeds towards the water. Our horses have not had a lot of experience in and around water but it didn't seem to faze them.
It is not every day that I capture my crew, our horses, an inland lake and a canoe all in the one photo. Last Sunday just happened to be one of those days.
I wonder if you are capturing something a bit out of the ordinary?
How do you make your own fun in the middle of summer, I wonder?
Happy Sunday friends.