JUNE : 4-5

This weekend, I went to the Lake District with my Youth Fellowship group from church. I’m not exactly sure where in the Lake District we ended up. I just sat in the passenger seat and was content with wherever we were. We had this house that was near a campsite with a big field, an abundance of walking paths, a playpark, and some chickens and goats to feed if we wished. (Although, I’m not sure you are allowed to do that. Especially with raw potato.)

Twice a year, we go away as an entire YF. It’s an opportunity to build relationships, be taught, travel somewhere new and practice your home baking to have snacks between meals. (Read about my baking experience here.) Most years, we go in February so we don’t have many high expectations for weather. We know it’s going to be cold, wintery and exactly which jackets to bring. However, this time – going in June – I was a little more confused. My weather app was saying rain; my friend’s was saying sunshine. I had to bring extra clothes so that I could adapt to the weather if need be.

Recently the weather has been heavenly. I’ve spent hours every day outside in my garden reading books and attempting to tan. (I just have little patches of sunburn) So, with contradicting weather reports and a bag overflowing with different kinds of clothes, I thought it might be a good to go around collecting sun where and when I could. I wanted to hold any ounce of it that I could when it made an appearance.

Lucky for me, it was sunny the entire weekend. We spent most of our time outside with a foam rocket ball that whistled when you threw it, or playing rounders, or with a deck of cards to have aggressive games of ‘Spit’.

I still took photos of all the times I did collect sun, though. Here they are.

 

 

 

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This was before we left for the weekend. The sun was coming in nicely and I just had to capture it. Plus I have gold toenails.

 

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Sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too. – Beau Taplin

 

 

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Here comes the sun. 
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A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness. – John Keats
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Life is getting up an hour earlier to live an hour more.

 

 

 

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Some old fashioned things, like sunshine and fresh air, are hard to beat. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

 

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I love that you can see the dim tangerine sun in this photo. I woke up at 6:30, before others, took a cold shower before I went exploring to collect the sun.

 

 

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There is a strong shadow where there is much light. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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I sat in this pocket of sun and read my book.
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Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. 

 

I realise how pretentious this post probably is but I don’t care.

Song for today: ‘Out of Hiding’ by Steffany Gretzinger (We listened to this at YF weekend and she has such a lovely voice and it’s a beautiful song.)

 

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