The past week has been spent trying to keep cool in temperatures hitting 35 degrees and little breeze. We are fortunate to have a little garden in which our daughter is happy to spend hours inspecting sticks, flowers and blades of glass or waving at passing aeroplanes. I often try to have my camera to hand and using my fixed 50mm lens (great for portraits), I have been documenting her first summer as a toddler. I'm looking forward to letting her explore the beach next month and her second trip to France is planned. Towards the end of the summer, I intend to spend time printing many of the pictures that are currently stored on my computer and putting together an old fashioned album/scrapbook so we have a printed record of her early years.