Slow summer days

On a cloudy and windy day we started the summer holidays with a trip to the seaside. I prefer these kind of days at the sea as it’s calm and not crowded at all so I can enjoy the vastness of the sea and an almost empty beach.

I’ve collected some of these pretty coloured shells to take with me home. And in our clothes we secretly carried some sand with us as the strong wind has been blowing it all around!

A lovely and typical view at the beach with the dunes in the background.

A walk in the dunes with view on the sea. Isn’t it amazing how all these colours perfectly match together?

“To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceness as a beach- waiting for a gift from the sea.” Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

What a true and beautiful quote, but oh so hard to put into practice! I love how nature shows us again and again the most valuable lessons we need for our lives.

In the garden it’s time to harvest all the summer fruit; cherries, raspberries, blackcurrants, red and white currants, jostaberries and gooseberries.

All these berries provide us with a daily portion of vitamins and joy! I use them in our daily smoothie, in yoghurt with homemade granola and in pies and cakes. I must admit brownies with raspberries is one of my favourites!

Time to spend some hours in the kitchen to preserve all these wonderful gifts from the garden.

Do you have some favourite recipes with summer fruit?

Slowly our storage is getting full with all these homemade jars and bottles filled with the sweetness of summer.

I’ve made some labels with paper dipped in the blackcurrant syrup. It was a fun thing to do and I like the result!

What would a slow summer day be without walks in nature and collecting flowers for a bouquet to cheer up the house?

Wild carrots are one of my favourite wildflowers with their lacy flower heads! Do you love them too?

I’m on my way home with arms full of these lovely flowers and a happy heart!

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