December 07, 2010

Summer is Here!

Summer has taken a while to arrive this year and while it is being predicted we are going to be having quite a rainy season at the moment the true summer weather seems to be kicking in - and bringing with it some of my very favourite things...

Time to read...


Fresh flowers inside...
And out


Summer fruits


And Christmas!


10 comments:

Frangipan said...

I'm very jealous that you get a summer christmas, and all that fruit!

Sara C said...

Ooh, that edition of the James is beautiful! I am jealous. And I'm sure I'm not the only person on this side of the world to be smiling at your summer Christmas. Merry summer to you!

Steph said...

Oh you crazy Aussies with your Christmas in summer... I just can't wrap my head around the two together! ;)

JoAnn said...

Summer and Christmas... hard to imagine! It's been snowing nonstop for 3 days now. I love Portrait of a Lady!!

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

Ditto the other four comments as I snuggle under layers to keep warm...

Tamara said...

Karen - Love the tree! And as for Christmas and Summer at the same time - While I've loved every year I've been OS for a white Christmas, there's just nothing like walking with the sun at 5am, doing pressies before breakfast and spending the day at the beach or at the lake!!! Champagne is so much better on a summers Christmas Day. Looks like you've got some good reading to do too.blell

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I live in Florida so we always get a summer Christmas, too - although it's not a hot one since I live in North Florida, so it actually gets a bit cool...okay, I'll admit it! It sometimes 20 degrees in North Florida during the wintertime! :( Right now, it's fluctuating between 30s and 40s. Sigh.

Karen said...

Hi Frangipan - the fruit is definitely one of my favourite things about summer!

Hi Sara - It is a gorgeous edition - I actually have another copy of it but I bought this one because I like it so much more.

Hi Steph - I know - I feel the same about a white Christmas!!

Hi JoAnn - I know - I keep seeing the weather reports from the other side of the world and am amazed by how different we can be!!

Hi Joan - I'm in the process of getting rid of my layers!!

Hi T - I'm loving our tree too! I can sit and stare at it for ages! I do love our summer Christmas's but I would love to experience a winter christmas one year - maybe in Bath...

Hi Coffee - sounds like you are dreaming of the warmer weather!!

Willa said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Hi Willa - thanks! I had fun taking them.