Summertime and the Living is Easy.

As much as I love going away for vacation, there is nothing I love more than sitting at home on my front porch. There is a constant display of toys (for children of differing ages just in case we get little visitors), comfy fold up chairs and family/friends. It is not the norm to have a big porch in Brooklyn and we probably sit on it as much as we do. There is a backyard that we seldom use, maybe it’s because there is no street view in the back? We know the neighbors and the neighbors know us. We children play (outside) together. They ride their bikes and scooters up and down the block. It feels like comfort. It feels like Summer.

IBJJF 2015 NY Spring Open,  April 11, 2015 photographed by John Ricard.

Summertime….and the livin’ is easy.

IBJJF 2015 NY Spring Open,  April 11, 2015 photographed by John Ricard.

Fresh pineapples from Hawaii. One of my favorite summertime treats.

IBJJF 2015 NY Spring Open,  April 11, 2015 photographed by John Ricard.

I promise I actually ate it and didn’t just hold it up for the camera.

IBJJF 2015 NY Spring Open,  April 11, 2015 photographed by John Ricard.

Our porch is a meeting and play place in the summer. Tons of chairs and toys.

IBJJF 2015 NY Spring Open,  April 11, 2015 photographed by John Ricard.

The quiet street and view of the blooming trees and old homes is unbeatable.

 

Photos: JohnRicard using his Leica