June 23, 2011

Summer in Grandma's garden

It's SUMMER...
It's that time of  year again- 
to open up the windows and let the summer breeze warm our faces,

  ...tend to the garden and take delight in every color of every flower and every fruit,

travel miles to see our friends and families ,

eat gelato with no limits

collect fireflies in a jar  ...

read , read , read ...

Isn't summer time a time of simple pleasures .
What are you excited about doing this summer? 

I am suggesting some old things :
get together with your folks ,
allow your granny to prepare a tea for you and
 a classic cake recipe for minutes,
 pick  cherries from the cherry trees in her garden,
and  talk, listen, talk, listen...
Yes, she is eighty -four!

           Isn't Life tastier once summer rolls around?!

  Isn't Life easier once you have yours around ?!

                 Isn't summer a season of childhood memories and little childishness ?!

Happy Summer Days , Dear Friends !

 Stay alive, be kind, keep thoughtful balance 
and enjoy simple pleasures ! 

From my Grandma's garden I wish you a lot of Summer JOYS !

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability .
Sam Keen


  1. Beautiful pictures, Sylvia...the cake looks delicious! I will be doing many of the same things as you this summer. especially reading {on the beach of course!}.

    Have a great weekend!


  2. What a fabulous summer post - so dreamy & delightful!

    Visiting from the Blog Party/A Vintage Summer.

    Hope you come visit & say hello sometime. :O)

  3. GOOD EVENING SYLVIA!!!! So good to see you come back again; it seems like a while since you last posted. So beautiful, this SIMPLICITY but such profound LIFE!

    ENJOY! Anita

  4. Sweet and beautiful, Sylvia!
    I love the picture of Grandmother's hands with the cake. I do miss my Grannies...
    Those red, juicy cherries are one of my favorite things!
    A dreamy, wonderful Summer to you!

  5. wonderful images of summer

  6. Sylvia I love the photo of your grandmother's hands carefully carrying that gorgeous cake. You are truly lucky to have your grandmother in your life. A summer tea party, just the thing for a sunny afternoon.

  7. Such a beautiful and loving post, wonderful rich photos! I loved seeing Granny's hands presenting that delicious cake! Thanks for joining in the party, xo Debra

  8. Sylvia,
    I love your post on the slower pace of summer. Fun ideas and pretty pictures! Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

  9. Gorgeous series with a lovely emotional feel. My fave the hands holding the cake, but there's nothing I don't care for in these images. Reminds me of a European setting from days gone by. Beautiful.

  10. Love this post, all the pictures are just wonderful, but I have to say that I love that picture of her holding the cake!

    I'll be spending as many moments at the beach that I can...I live on the gulf coast of Texas!

  11. i got too the taste of summer even though it's rainy day here. very fabulous shots!

    here's my ff entry

  12. Sweet friend,

    It was a delight to see your comment this morning....I am having a beautiful morning in the garden, digging, swatting the bugs away, and making our space more and more beautiful with each strike of the shovel...have a magnificent day and thank you for your sweet words!!! Anita

  13. You are my newest blog follower...YaY! When I clicked her to welcome you I just had to follow back, what a beautiful blog you have!

  14. I LOVE everything about this post, Sylvia!!! You have truly captured the best of summer! :)

    ~ Zuzu

  15. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Thanks dear Sylvia,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  16. What a stunning you got here! Such beautiful pics! Totally loved your space:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  17. Hi Sylvia,
    What a lovely post! You have captured the essence of Summer well with your words. Thank you and have a lovely week.


  18. What beautiful images....I so want to have tea in my grandma's garden.

    Thank you for visiting me the other day. xo

  19. What a lovely Summer post, Sylvia !
    Your pictures gave me a real summer feeling, they are wonderful !
    That cake looks delicious :-)

  20. Sweet Sylvia!

    I have missed your posts! I have you on my blog list and have been waiting for your beautiful world to look at. Please come back in a few hours if you can....I am composing a post that will take you to my home.

    Thank you for your words....I know, finding the words sometimes is so difficult...that is part of my message.


  21. I'm smiling
    because you and
    I were on the exact
    same wavelength with
    our simple summer
    posts! Enjoy your
    sweet grandma. Mine
    will be 94 this fall
    but no longer lives
    independently or knows
    her favorite {and only!}
    granddaughter....I miss
    her keenly.
    xx Suzanne

  22. I am coveting your photography skills...so lovely!


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