Summer is the time of year that always seems to be the most going on with us. My husband comes from a farming family, and he inherited the same passion, which often means that we are constantly on the road back and forth between home and work, waiting for the crops to be ripe and the weather to be fine... all at the same time. Time on the road does not allow for much posting... so what does one do in the country other than relaxing and taking it slow?
My mother-in-law is quite the gardener. I like to garden, but do not seem to find the time to take care of all those pesky weeds that haunt me each time I look out the window. This past weekend was spent mostly outside, lounging on a blanket with the little one while Omama (our affectionate name for grandma) worked in the garden, stopping in the afternoon to sip iced coffee and nibble on tasty cake while enjoying the shade under the willow trees... not really much time to sew or create and work was left on the back burner... it seems as if it is always a little bit of a "forced vacation" (at least for me anyways)
After I could lounge no longer, I just had to try to capture a little bit of summer's spectacular blossoms. Afterwards I shared the photos with my mother-in-law and she was quite amazed with the small and fine beauty that one often misses.. but isn't that is why it is good to take the time to "stop and smell the roses"?