Your pictures: Summer

image copyrightHarriet Duffy
image captionHarriet Duffy: "I took this during a spontaneous sunset mission on a cliff walk in New Quay, west Wales. At the beginning of the summer holiday my friends and myself take a trip towards the coast after having been stuck inland for most of the year. I only started taking photos to capture the memories that we have whilst we're all together. I hope it inspires other people to drop everything and to go explore the great British coastline."
image copyrightRachel Hinxman
image captionRachel Hinxman: "This photo captures summer for me - the freedom for the children to play outside in the garden in bare feet and without a care in the world apart from making the bubbles."
image copyrightPip Lacey
image captionPip Lacey: "A delicious, ice-cool lemonade with a stunning view of the volcano crater, Fira, Santorini."
image copyrightWill Melling
image captionWill Melling: "A beach umbrella on a hot summer's day at West Bay in Dorset."
image copyrightLynn Summerscales
image captionLynn Summerscales: " A miniature display of British summertime by the sea - captured at the Gardening Scotland show in Edinburgh."
image copyrightJenny Downing
image captionJenny Downing: "Someone has the right idea - sunbathing, but with toes cooled by the waves."
image copyrightRizmi Tahir
image captionRizmi Tahir: "Summers mean vacations which means more time to read novels."
image copyrightMichelle Benato
image captionMichelle Benato sent in this picture of seagulls at the beach.
image copyrightPaul Simcock-Young
image captionPaul Simcock-Young: "Took me a while to wait for the bee to appear."
image copyrightRoy Bush
image captionRoy Bush: "I was bored, the sun was out and I had not taken a picture for a few days. When I arrived the meadow had really grown over along the river banks but the warm sun backlighting the flowers was glorious."
image copyrightClaire Goodbody
image captionClaire Goodbody: "This year's summer holiday, enjoying the great outdoors, camping."
image copyright Annie Anstis
image captionAnnie Anstis: "Floating in the kids' pool, taken on a girlie holiday in Lanzarote."
image copyrightIan McKay
image captionIan McKay: "I’d already watched this girl’s companion leap off the rocks into the Adriatic a few moments previously so I had the camera ready for this effort."
image copyrightPeter Ware
image captionPeter Ware: "This is Clearwater Beach in Florida."
image copyrightKaren Rowe
image captionAnd, finally, a picture by Karen Rowe. The next theme is "silhouette" and the deadline for your entries is 2 August. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link to "We set the theme; you take the pictures" at the bottom of the page.

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