Summer at full bloom

Summer at full bloom

Sunshine, blue skies, denim shorts, work boots and a t-shirt is all you need while out in the garden. I’m currently trying to harvest my very own home grown tomatoes. The smell is amazing + so is the feeling of being able to know exactly where the harvest was from compared to making the same purchase at the local supermarket.

While being outside enjoying this incredible weather (we all waited extremely patiently for it too), I did notice that my lemon tree has small little green lemons & two were ready to be harvested also. My cumquats plant looks quite radiant too, my mom had previously made some jam with it and it tasted delicious.

lemontree

In addition I noticed that both my apple trees (some relation of Granny Smith & Pink Lady, I’m guessing) are not far off – followed by my pear tree which is holding a large amount of pears. #yum

peartree

I am someone who really loves the outdoors + country lifestyle, even though I have always been a city girl. I truly enjoy having both my own vegetables & fruit trees, knowing exactly what and where I have planted them + being able to head outside for harvest season. #bestofbothworlds

tomatoes2 tomatos

While these mentioned trees and plants are only the very start of what is still to come, I’m talking strawberry plants, plum trees, mini vineyard, cherry trees, lime tree, apricot tree, nectarines + peaches trees and the list literally goes on even further. #veggies&fruits

cumquartz appletree

It would be wonderful to be able to plant everything on my list but that might take a while at a whole lot of maintaining, but it would be so worth it as it is not just a plant or tree but something full of healthy goodness. Clearly I am a bit of a health freak, don’t get me started though.

Happy harvest,

A. x

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Those teany tiny details, recapping your Summer…

Those teany tiny details, recapping your Summer…

…and why it is a good idea.

Of course we are all aware (or at least most of us) that the Summer season has left us all with glowing skin, a healthy immune system, a nice deep tan, beach hair + the urge to experience those wonderful times all over again.

Most of you ended up finishing work on a Friday afternoon, rushed home to only get changed, throw the surf board in the back of the ute + to meet your mates at your local beach for a surf. Others may have decided to catch up with friends over coffee, head out to experience the nightlife of the capital you live in while the last percentage of you have been soaking up the rays in a hammock in your very own backyard.

I myself have had an incredible summer. Would I experience those times again? Of course.

While I have enjoyed a few trips away, bush walks, movie dates..yes..Fifty Shades of Grey comes out on February 12th (in Australia) and I am somewhat keen to see it after having read a tiny majority of the books.

So really…what is it that makes Summer the best time of the year?

Is it because we can somehow ‘let loose‘, in the sense to experience the beauty of nature during the years warmest temperatures, head to the beach, listen to the waves hit the shore or simply being able to do things ‘around the clock’, I am talking midnight drives to the local ice creamery after having sweltered in forty degree heat + having been unable to catch even the tinniest amount of sleep or what about those 2AM trips home from catching up with friends or a get-together BBQ? Or the time you feel head over heels for the surfer guy who casually walked past?

What ever it may have been for you, Summer allows us to simply start glowing from the inside, while being able to free ourselves from the layers we wore over the entire winter to keep warm, oh what a feelin’!

Keep Glowing.

A.x

#recapyoursummer  

#memories  

#summer  

#beach  

#ocean

#tan