Summer is in full swing and it's been hot.
Now, I know what you are thinking. "It's summer so, of course, it's hot."
I know summer is supposed to be hot but we've experience above normal temperatures for an extended period with NO rain, so I think I'm allowed to point out that it's been abnormally hot and dry around these parts.
What this has meant for me is lots of time around the pool with my nieces and nephews. I've captured a lot of cute photos of them in all of their wet and wild glory.
Like this one of the boys making up their own carnival-type game that involved throwing water-soaked balls at my oldest nephew as he stands in the middle of the kiddie pool. Once he was hit, he toppled over like one of those clown figures in the midway game at your local county fair.
These photos scream summer to me.
Do you take more photos during the summer? I definitely do.
If you have captured some fun summer images, be sure to check out Shutterfly's Long Live Summer Photo Contest over on Facebook (http://bit.ly/sweepS) for a chance at some fun prizes, including a grand prize trip to the Bahamas complete with a professional photo shoot!
The multi-week contest runs until August 6 and features weekly photo themes. They even have a "Water Fun" theme! I'm definitely entering one of my photos in that one.
Another cool thing about the contest is that you'll get a gift from Shutterfly JUST for entering. You can find all of the official rules here.
Disclaimer: I did receive compensation from Shutterfly for posting about their contest but, like always, the opinions (and photos) in this post are my own. Whose else's would they be?