fredag, januar 04, 2013

Dreaming...


Our Christmas decorations, what little we had this year, have been put away today. There really did not seem any point in having a tree, as we were not going to spend Christmas at home.


So the few angels and extra lights that we did put up seem to have lingered on for longer than usual (the norm is to remove them on New Year's day).


But now that the festivities are over and the decorations are gone I am ready to start dreaming...


Even though it is mid winter, I can't help but dream of spring and summer... of flowers in bloom, of the colours and scents, and all the fresh vegetables straight from the garden to the table.


My garden delights me no end. It is not the tidiest nor the most well planned one, but it is mine ;-) And last summer it really did look lovely, at least for a while...


I am all for four seasons, and I am even able to welcome autumn, that comes after my beloved summer. But winter... it's just too long. I guess I could really do without it. Now all I can do is wait and dream...


How about you... do you long for summer (or maybe you are lucky enough to live in warmer climes and are enjoying summer as we speak)?

36 kommentarer:

Bratte Bakka sa...

å ja og å herlihet...sommaren kjem..om eit bel...

klem

Helen sa...

Helt ærlig, er jeg lei av vinteren, jeg liker ikke å fryse, syns det er mas å måke av og ut bilen når man må parkere ute hvor det er snø.

greit med snø til jul, så vender vi snuten mot Italia, hvor mye av vinteren blir for oss, og den er da stort sett snøfri og idag knall sol og +15 grader, me like :)

Nydelig bilder fra din herlige hage, ikke rart du drømmer deg bort :)

Ciao

Anonym sa...

Åh vilka vackra bilder från din trädgård Mia! Jag älskar alla vackra blommor!
Ja snart börjar jag nog att bläddra i trädgårdsböcker och titta lite smått efter fröer på nätet fast det känns lite avlägset med vår/sommar.......och jag gillar vintern också, jag har provat att bo där det är sommar hela året och det var nog inget för mig faktiskt....tur att man är olika! Men visst är det härligt när det väl börjar bli vår! Och så roligt att få drömma och planera för trädgården. Jag gillar alla årstider:)
Hoppas du drömmer vidare och att du får en fin helg!
Kram/Nettan

♥ Brigitte ♥ sa...

Beautiful summer pics! Love them!

Greetings
Brigitte

thriftwood sa...

Your pictures fill me with longing Mia ... maybe this year England will be blessed with a summer of long forgotten childhod.

Happy New Year, my dear

Love Claire xxx

Betsy sa...

Beautiful pictures and they make me long for summer too. I like the four seasons, but like you, I could do without winter. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

Anneke sa...

i like the winter very much... each season has its charm, but I love autumn and winter most...

Dronninghuset sa...

HERLIGE BILDER.
ER HELT PÅ NETT MED DEG. LENGTER ETTER VÅR OG SOMMER....
PLUTSELIG ER VI DER.
JUHU .-)
TOVE

Winkel's Crazy Ideas sa...

Vakre bilder av hagen din :-)! Jeg er nok et høst- og vintermenneske og liker disse årstidene best. En tid for varmt tøy, levende lys og hvile for naturen. Er veldig glad i de skiftende årstidene og planlegger litt hage når vinterferien er over. Det er så vakkert når naturen våkner etter en lang søvn. God helg fra Pam

Jannibele sa...

Praktfulle blomster i de nydeligste farger! Du bringer sommeren nærmere:)

Lorrie sa...

One month of winter would be enough for me. Although it doesn't get very cold where I live, the grey skies, the rain, the chilly temperatures still make winter seem very long. And summer very short.
How lovely to anticipate the pleasure of your garden. Such beauty.

Geli sa...

Hello Mia! I' m like you. The winter is soooo long here in Bavaria and sometimes we have snow in April. Summer is so so short here. I love gardening - it' s my life and often I think Madeira or so would be a paradis for me because it' s always warm and humid and perfect for plants. But we are here and so I have to dream a lot.... Have a wonderful weekend! With love,Geli

Alexandra sa...

I love the photos of your garden - always so beautiful! I live in a warm climate with spring/summer weather all year, and I miss having different seasons - even winter!! When things are the same year round I think you miss the time of rest not having to care for plants so much, the planning, anticipation, and then the joy of seasonal changes... but then again, maybe that's just me.

Lotta sa...

Hej Mia,
i love autum at first and than comes Winter! In February we spend our Holidays in Sweden, because there is a right winter :)!
Your garden looks beautiful!
Kram
Manuela

Vintage Sheet Addict sa...

Mee too, I'm yearning for spring and we still have a way to go! LOVE your beautiful garden! :) x

Anonym sa...

Your garden looks beautiful, it's summer here, yesterday was a scorching 41 celsius, well over 100 in farienheit. We don't get snow and I can't imagine how hard you work to have your garden looking so beautiful after such a harsh winter. It is however, all worth it, your garden is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. XxBrenda

Lilian sa...

'My garden delights me no end. It is not the tidiest nor the most well planned one, but it is mine ;-)'

I would give anything to have a garden like yours! It's always so beautiful.

Melissa sa...

Beautiful as always Mia!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Mrs H sa...

Lovely lovely pictures- I like you have turned to planning and thinking about my garden- the flowers and the vegetables- all we need this year is better weather - that would be such a bonus for us here in the uk!

MarJE sa...

Åååå ja no er det tid til å drøyme om ein ny vår.
Fine bilder av herlig blomstring du viser.

God helg.
Klem MarJE.

Hen sa...

I like the seasons but I am really a Spring and Summer person. Your garden looks very pretty.
Hen x

Anonym sa...

Mia, what do you like to plant? I think I see leeks and basil, but I'm not sure. Do you have list of favorites to plant each year?

Happy New Year!
~Tracy

Meggie sa...

Hello Mia....I enjoy the colder weather because our summers are so hot and very long. January is a month to start dreaming about new gardens...a time I really enjoy! Your flower gardens are spectacular !!

Bonnie K sa...

I wouldn't mind winter, but here it goes from November to the end of May. It is just too long. Your flowers are so beautiful.

Anonym sa...

I am dreaming of a garden, too, Mia. Perhaps this will be the year to make my dreams come true as my hubby and I embark on the venture to find and make our home. Your gardens amaze and inspire me, and during our past years of many moves, I've lived my dream in my little heart via your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy New Years to you and yours --
Tracey

Needle little Balance sa...

I´m longing for spring, too. When I grow up :) I want to have a garden just like yours!

Anonym sa...

to me, your garden looks wonderfully tidy and planned, Mia :)

But I have to say that I enjoy every season. If we always had summer we wouldn`t appreciate it as much, don`t you think?
Your wonderful, cosy home can make one love being inside, too.
But: happy summer-dreaming anyways!!
Love, Heide (from Germany)

Maria sa...

Hi Mia, your garden looks beautiful! Here in Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), winter is warm, never below 0, and unfortunately I'm not used to see the snow. That's why I like your blog and your photos, they look great!

HWIT BLOGG sa...

Underbara bilder...snart är vi där!
Kram,
Titti

plugimdecolors sa...

Hola Mia: Feliz 2013, vivo en Catalunya y aquí aun hay alguna flor, estamos a 18 grados al sol, que permitió comer en el jardín pero no tenemos nieve y no disfrutamos de su pureza.

Un abrazo

~ ♥ LISBETH ♥~ sa...

Hei Mia!

Gjett om, her lengtes det og sukkes det! Det paradoksale er at når våren endelig kommer, så er det såpass travelt at da er det iaff ikke tid til å sitte seg ned for å planlegge nye blomster og bed, dermed er dette den perfekte tiden til å legge en slagplan.
Fantastisk flotte foto, hagen din er perfekt!
God nyttår, og fin ny uke til deg.
Klem

Mia sa...

Hi Tracy!

Thank you for your lovely comment!

Some of the veggies and herbs I grow (many of which can be seen in the photos) are; French and broad beans, onions (spring, red & white), various lettuce, radish, carrots, parsnip, beets, zucchini, parsley, dill, sugar snaps and peas, potatoes.

suz sa...

Love the photos of your garden. It's one of my favorite places to "visit"! It's very chilly here in New Hampshire and I'm bundled up. I just started some herbs in pots that I will hopefully be able to keep going until spring and put out on the porch. I have one small Impatient plant that I recently cut back because it was getting "leggy", so that's pretty much my garden. Your afghan is coming along beautifully as is your retro quilt. Happy New Year Mia!

Kristina Unhjem sa...

Lovely blog and love your beautiful garden. Pretty colors! I dream of spring and summer too. This winter is not so white for us either. I'm also living in Norway and I am from a very hot climate so it has been hard getting use to this weather. Thanks for sharing your blog. Kristina

Helena sa...

Moc krásné.Hlavně ty deky ze čtrverečků.Krásný den přeji.

Anonym sa...

Oh my God, i can not believe your garden is real!! Congratulations for everything you are doing!! Alina (Romania)