Monday, August 22, 2011

Making Hay...

Summertime, and the living is easy...
Well, a little easier anyway...
Blue skies make for a positive start to the day...
Doors and windows can be thrown open...
The laundry dries quickly in the gentle breeze...
and smells so much better for it.
Alfresco dinning at every opportunity...
with lots of refreshing salads.
A time to watch the flowers grow...


And to walk through a quieter home, where rooms stay a little tidier because life has moved outside.
Sipping lemonade whilst sat in deckchairs.
Harvesting the bounty.
And picking informal bunches for the table.
Hope you've had sunshine today,
Niki x


  1. Love all of your photos. I also love being able to throw open windows and sleep to the sounds of summer. Your photos are beautiful. The hollyhocks are stunning. The third flower down looks like a pin cushion flower, but I have never seen any in that color. It's the exact color of some beads that I purchased the other day. Thank you for sharing. Ellen.

  2. Beautiful summer-filled photographs.
    Yes, it was lovely and sunny here today too, perhaps one of the warmest days this summer. Then I came in and looked at the forecast for the rest of the week, oh well, nice whilst it lasted!
    Carol xx

  3. Lovely posting - it's been a bit dull here today - so save me some lemonade and a deckchair and I'll be straight over!

  4. Hi Niki!
    Here is very very hot! :o(
    I am waiting for the fall!
    I really like the autumn is a season old and quiet.
    I also like walking into your blog, it makes me a lot of company, is a journey into the past and I love the past!
    Thank you for these beautiful pictures!
    A dear greeting, Maria.
    (with translator)

  5. lovely photos! it rained here today! Booooooo!!!

  6. Niki,

    I love all your posts, but this one is especially evocative of summer! Your pics make me wish I were there to enjoy the days with you! xoxo Sherrill


Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx