Saturday, 21 June 2014

Midsummer's Day

Hello everyone - here we are on Midsummer's Day in the UK and the sun is actually shining!

After a long, hard week of illness and struggling into work, it is lovely to have time to just relax and enjoy the little things in life.

Blue skies, washing blowing on the line...

Kitchen window sill plants - much-used herbs (the mint is lovely in a tall glass of lemonade, with ice and slices of lime, just the thing to sooth me after another long bout of coughing...

My little aloe plant...

The promise of summer strawberries...

Hanging basket just starting to come into flower...

Beautiful Calla Lily bought as a get-well-soon present for me from my bestest friend...

These were an absolute bargain from the supermarket, three pots for £2.00....

Their perfume hits you when you arrive at the front door.  Love the perfection of each flower...

And the ghostly day-time, waning moon...

Hope you have a lovely weekend, apparently DH is firing up the BBQ later, looking forward to that!



  1. So pleased you are feeling better. Who can believe that we are half way through another year already, soon the Christmas stuff will start appearing in the shops. lol

  2. Hello Helen I am glad you are well. We got midnight sun, after all, but it´s still very cold...I love your photograph of hanging laundry - very artistic way to take a picture. Flowers look wonderful too. The picture of the moon is breath taking, I must try to take a picture like that too :-))
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog,

    Hugs, minnamarika

  3. Wishing you well, Helen, and so glad that you are enjoying the day! Happy Summer! xx

  4. Sorry you have been ill Helen--that is always hard, especially when it's pretty outside. Love that first photo--it makes me feel as I am right THERE feeling the sun on my skin and hearing the laundry blow in the wind ;)

  5. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Hopefully you are on the mend now and ready for a great new week. Best wishes, Tammy

  6. I think summer in England is the best in almost all of the World :) I even enjoy the cool and cold days... I enjoy Texas summers until July and August when it's so hot that you can barely breath outdoors!! I love your photos and I hope you're having a great start to July!
    Much love,


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