Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Loving

Ducks sleeping outside my bedroom window;

vintage tractors - and garage workshops;

concerts in the village hall;

visits from the library van;

silverweed, seaweed and sea pinks;

blond curls

Fathers and Grandfathers.

and let's slide into another week!

Summer is such a busy time and so much is going on that I want to hold on to. Each Sunday I will be posting a list of things I have loved in the past week.  Those ordinary but special things that might have gone unnoticed or forgotten  Trying to distill the love and joy from this hectic Summer season to remember with gratitude when the days are short again.

Wishing you all blessings for the coming week. xx


  1. beautiful glimpses of life and love, thanks for sharing

  2. Wonderful memories and pictures...especially the pile of curls


  3. ducks, curls, fathers and grandfathers, tractors and books all make for a lovely week. gorgeous pictures once again.

  4. gorgeous pics!

    i couldn't help but notice...but is that The Snail And the Whale in Gaelic?

    fab book, that one....;)

    thank you for sharing the loveliness


  5. So much loveliness! I can't get over those gorgeous blond curls!

  6. Lovely moments, all. I don't know if I would have been able to bring myself to cut those curls! :)

  7. You are creating wonderful memories with young James, I'm sure he'll look back at his childhood with fondness.


  8. What lovely memories and those curls!! I love these little insights into your life way over there on the other side of the world.

  9. Ahh summer indeed, blessings to you mama. Beautiful photo's as usual :)
    sue xx

  10. What a great summer you are having. Thank you for a look and the photos are just lovely.

  11. Looks like a beautiful start to summer.

  12. I remember going to the library bus every week as a kid. That was a well awaited for treat during the week, and I can still smell a bus full of books... thanks for bringing me a memory from my past:)

  13. What a collection of beautiful moments and simple things to appreciate you've assembled. My daughter studied the Kathleen Fidler book at school (is it the Desperate Journey in English?) and found the accounts of the Clearances quite upsetting. Her godmother, on the other hand, says that in the 1970s they were taught nothing of Scottish history.

  14. Wow, just beautiful. I love those blond curls. Special!
    Much Love and Blessings to you.

  15. So glad you are enjoying our moments.
    mel - it is indeed the Snail and the whale in Gaelic! James is loving it too - as long as his Dad reads it.
    Christine - yes it is The desperate journey. We have read the English version and it is fairly harrowing. And i would agree with your daughter's godmother about the blanking of Scottish history in the 70s.
    I have to say I put off that haircut for as long as I could. I worried that his curls would not come back in - as happened to my step-daughter's ringlets, but it was just getting too mad professor-ish. i think we've got away with it though.
    Thank you all for visiting - it is so nice to share the summer with you all. xx

  16. beautiful. what a story in pictures! i love reading your blog! it's the dead of winter down here in australia ... but we'll be getting some ducks this spring .... i can't wait!

  17. What a terrific bunch of wonderful! I especially like 'blonde curls on tractor'. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  18. Oh those curls! I have a little one with similar locks...Here's my weekend gratitude post:

  19. Stunning and peaceful summer moments!

  20. A treasure trove of special moments. How lovely to see a family of ducks outside the window. A great place to bring up a family and taking pleasure from the world on your doorstep.

  21. That's a great blog post. Ah, those little blonde curls - reminds me of when my James was a toddler, he had curly, blonde hair and I used to cut it myself when it got too long. One year, we collected all the curls up and put them in an old washing net (the kind you get with washing tablets) and hung the net up in the garden. All the blue-tits had blonde curls in their nests that Spring!!

    I love that garage workshop, the kind of place you could sit with a cuppa and always have something interesting to look at or turn over in your hand. I love the smell of proper workshops like that, that kind of oil and wood mixture. The tractor looks like fun to sit on too! xxxxx

  22. Lovely photos - even Grandad looks like he's enjoying himself on that beach....and the Fergie! Have a good, longest day!

  23. Lovely pictures and memories. Joe would love the tractors, a little boy's dream. When we were growing up we had a library van too. Such lovely memories.

  24. Maggie - Hello and welcome! Ducks are so lovely - you will be looking forward to them - and to Spring.
    Hello Debbie - thank you - the tractor workshop was exciting.
    Thank you too Apseed and marilyn - i am enjoying doing these posts - it helps me to be more mindful of everything that we do.
    Pippa - yes we have done that with the curls before. This time, though, he wanted to keep them and they are inside his toy oven in a bowl :)
    Iain - we had a lovely longest day - and i won't tell John you thought he was my Dad! (he is in the cafe picture) I think I worded that bit badly.
    NH - it was indeed a boy - and his Dad's dream, and i had already been sitting outside knitting for several rows before i had to go in a see what was happening. xx

  25. I love the way you have caught him looking at his cut curls :~)

    So many lovely images to treasure ~ thank you for sharing them and bringing happiness Jacqui. xx


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