July 23, 2013

Suddenly Summer

Old Stones and summer roses. #france

Fresh sea air. #normandy

Blue Door

Our neighbors went on vacation and left us the keys to their garden. And made us promise to enjoy the raspberries. #twistmyarm

Basse-Normandie

Crazy cool clouds

Apple Mojito. I'm not so sure about this.

Our garden. #normandy

Summer is upon us. Suddenly. Many would say, "finally." 

It's been pretty perfect here in the Calvados region - days warm enough to hit the beach and even (if you're brave enough) get in the water. Nights cool enough to let the heat escape from the house and enjoy dining under the stars. Every so often there's a random thunderstorm that brings relief to the heat and humidity that precedes it.

Our neighbors went on vacation and left us the keys to their raspberry patch, making us promise to pick and enjoy as much as we could. Tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers and melons from the market are enjoyed almost every day. In our garden the pear and apple trees are loaded with fruit. I'm already looking for recipes to have on hand so we don't let a single fruit go to waste this autumn.

Summer took a while to get here this year, but now I'm loving every minute.


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14 comments:

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Beautiful!
Enjoy your summer and those delicious-looking berries! :)

Sol said...

love the picture of the raspberries! so pretty

Michel said...

Happy to hear you are enjoying your summer and the garden bounty which presents itself this time of year.

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Gorgeous images. Just found your lovely blog :-)

Ann Mah said...

Your very own raspberry patch?! That's the stuff dreams are made of!

The Wanderfull Traveler said...

Gorgeous, especially that impending rain cloud.
You have quite the garden on loan!
Happy summer!

Murissa

Emm said...

More wonderful pictures! That dark blue door is both inviting and mysterious, and that's a terrific picture of a shelf cloud in picture no. 6.

Sharon said...

Summer was late arriving but it's been worth the weight hasn't it? Those raspberries look glorious! A special offer at the farm shop has had me in the kitchen making raspberry jam, raspberry Bakewell tart, summer pudding...and still they keep coming! Enjoy your summer

Jennifer Greco said...

Evi
We're enjoying it to its fullest! Hope you are too.

Sol
Thanks. They are delicious too. :)

Jennifer Greco said...

Michel
We are! Hope you are too.

Vanessa
Thank you for stopping by to comment.
The images you share on your blog are gorgeous!

Jennifer Greco said...

Ann
We enjoyed it while we had it. Raspberries for breakfast and after lunch and dinner!

Murissa
That cloud was incredible! We all sat and watched it roll by.

Jennifer Greco said...

Emm
Is that what that cloud it called? Perfect name!

Sharon
It was definitely worth the wait! Enjoy!

Elsa said...

This post has a strange mixture of beauty and sadness to me for some reason. Like I'm reading about a place I've never been but where I should be.
Here in Spokane we're enjoying a pleasant summer. We just had 10 days of over 90* temps. Still waiting on tomatoes here.

Jennifer Greco said...

Elsa
I've felt that way when looking at photos, so I know what you mean.
My dad was telling me the other day that the weather had been hot in Spokane, but still no tomatoes. Hope they ripen soon.