30 June 2010

I do believe summer has arrived





I do believe summer has arrived, albeit hesitantly, quietly, and certainly without the seemingly endless sunny warm days (today for instance, the clouds and cool weather are back). We have however had some sun, and the thermometer has reached 70 on a couple of occasions.

I was in the gardens yesterday working on the extensive weeding task that seems to have gotten away from me. I clearly hadn't been in the garden pasture for a while as the weather hasn't been all that inviting... However, when I was weeding around the red raspberry canes, I glanced up and saw this!




I then turned around and would you believe - there are peas! Honestly, this is the first year that they have come without me noticing.





The two little boys had a wonderful time picking the red raspberries and eating them immediately, still warm from the sun. The golden raspberries are nearly ready as well so I see a tart or two in our future...





Some of my favorite flowers are also blooming, which makes me so happy as my favorite time of year is early summer when the prettiest flowers bloom in the sun and gentle warmth. Now if only allergy season didn't accompany all of this beauty...





Have a wonderful rest of your week my friends,
xx

27 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful post! Hooray for summer!

summer girl said...

so happy for you!
hello summer;-)

Mel said...

In love with the Rasberries pic. It was snowing here (CO.) till late April- even once in MAy...and when Jeanne O. and I did a market 3 weeks ago we were freezing in June! I feel ya.

Thanks for the Garden through your awesome eye.

FEDERICA said...

Love your pics darling!
Hope you're having a great week,
Federica.

Lissa said...

that photo of your berries is LOVELY! And did you look at the 7 day forecast! things are looking up!! I would just die to see your garden one day! I bet its just lovely. I was weeding for 3 days straight last week and didn't quite finish. You've encouraged me to get back out there today. Have a lovely day.

cityfarmer said...

those poppy heads are worth drying and saving ... they are loaded loaded loaded with seeds for replanting...

yep, it's official

summer!

cowparsley said...

fantastic post today, your images are truly lovely, they capture Summer so well.

Happy Wednesday

x

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm happy that you are having some sunny weather. We have had our share of rain and terrible storms.

The raspberries look delicious. I love them with a dollop of whipped cream!

Happy Summer, Kim!

xoxo
Janie

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Looks like you are enjoying the simple summer pleasures Mimi.........even the weeding is better than snow don't you think? Enjoy the holiday weekend. Much love XO

Lolo said...

We too just got 3 peas that popped out of nowhere! I sampled one of the vine :)

How I miss our raspberries...we left them at our old house. Thank you for the perty picture of them though!
Yay for Summer!!

Jeanneoli said...

Your photos are always so gorgeous. So happy that you guys are finally getting some sun.

manon 21 said...

ces framboises sont magnifiques.
bel été à toi.

Manon

Tom Stephenson said...

Those are opium poppies, Mimi. Scratch the pods, collect the sap and put the Taliban out of a job! Nice pics, btw.

the vintage wren said...

Beautiful images. Those raspberries look divine. : )

Privet and Holly said...

I can't wait to get to Washington and take a bowl out back in the mornings and return with it heaping with berries, still warm from the sun!
Gorgeous photos, Kim! xx Suzanne

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I just came in from the garden, where Silas and I crunched pea pods and snacked on raspberries while we "worked". Remind me again while not everyone gardens?

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am really enjoying this weather, too. Perfect gardening weather ~ not too hot. Enjoyed your beautiful photos.

Have you made lemonaid yet?

A Refocused Life said...

I love the images. It's hot summer where I live, but it's SUMMER - what could be better?

Jenny Schouten Short, MFA said...

Your photos are as fresh as summer. Enjoy!

myfrenchkitchen said...

Lovely blog you have...so fresh and clean and inspiring! I arrived here via Dana's ginger parasol. Glad I did.
Ronelle

Miss Sew & So said...

i'm so happy that summer has reached you at last!
beautiful images- those peas- gorgeous....
the beginning of a summer- the anticipation of bumble bees & blooms always gets me to...
melissa x

Martha said...

your pictures are absolutely gorgeous~ love, love, love them and so glad you are enjoying some sunshine:)

Lori said...

Your raspberries look very inviting Kim! I hope the sun decides to come out for your holiday week-end and that it warms your heart along with your face. Canada Day hugs to you today. xo

Jacqueline said...

Do like we do here in Niagara on the Lake Mimi...sneeze and enjoy!

Red Spotted Patch said...

It's moments like these that you have captured in your post that makes me snap out of all the stressed out times I have wasted thinking this and that needs to be done in the garden. This is why we garden, for these moments.

Gypsy Purple said...

What a fabulous post!!!!!!

Teresa said...

That raspberry photo makes my heart go pitter pat.
Gorgeous.