Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lemonade Days

Oh, lemonade days are coming, school will be over next week, we will celebrate another great year of learning and maturing for our kids and learning and maturing for ourselves.  Growing up with the children... it's a wonderful thing. 

I watched through the kitchen window these little robin chicks mature too

I have learned a whole lot of new things in the last months and keep on doing it, yet the summer time calls for slowing things down a bit and, rejoicing in the simple pleasures of life, relaxing, spending more time with good friends and finally our family, reading, travels and simple foods!

One of the first roses here at the Green House

The garden gives me pleasure, the roses are in bloom and the hydrangeas are soon really ready, the oak trees are full of fresh green leaves again and the grasses have almost reached their yearly heights...I walk through wafts of the scented honeysuckle and jasmine and the potted hibiscus and oleanders made it through another winter on the veranda.

I am so happy the outdoor season has finally begun!

Happy weekend! Wishing you a great season....filled with the simple pleasures!

All images byV.Zlotkowski


  1. Hello Victoria:
    As we read this post extolling all of the joys of summer so, in fact, we are sipping glasses of Tímea's homemade lemonade on a day when the temperature is over 30C and expected to reach 35C by Tuesday. Truly summer has arrived with the most wonderful blue skies overhead which we know you would so much appreciate. Meanwhile, we think of you now enjoying all the delights of your home and garden.

  2. Dearest Jane and Lance,
    I can imagine the heat and the sheer pleasure of the blue sky above! Just as we have here right now!
    You are bound to enjoy the weeks ahead! Summer time!!!!

  3. How extravagant the simple pleasures seem as I get older... Have a wonderful weekend Victoria... xv

  4. Vicky, I very much agree, it feels more and more like the true essentials in life!

  5. Hello Victoria

    How wonderful that you could watch the baby robbins as they start to grow. I find myself worrying about them, they are so vulnerable and dependent and then whoosh, they are out of the nest and on their own. Summer is also here and we are staying cool and enjoying the gentle breezes.

    Enjoy the remainder of your weekend

    Helen xx

  6. Helen, the robin babies are gone too, they grew up really fast....
    I hope you have the most splendid outdoor time.

  7. Victoria,
    I am enjoying creating lists for summer-time pleasures and past-times.
    Lemonade is of course on the list.....and fresh watermelon.
    How lovely to witness nature and all the seasons....there is something inspiring about summer and not having a schedule.
    Enjoy your Sunday. Look forward to catching up with you!

  8. Dear Patricia, I miss our conversations. The last week before camp, I need to finish packing....
    See you really soon! Happy Father's Day to your husband!

  9. Beautiful photos, Patricia. Happy lemonade days to you!
    xo E + J


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