Signs of Summer..


I think summer is finally here.


The delphiniums are up and there is a rumour of ripe raspberries. 
Apparently spotted by someone while passing by on the tractor.  

 

Hello Hydrangeas.  Seems to be a blue week in the garden. 
In my mind, I was listing the treats I could make with the raspberries.  A pie, or some tarts..maybe a fresh batch of jam.


I made lemonade from scratch - adding things like pavlova with fresh raspberries to my list. 


The ladder is in place as the cherries are ripening.  Oh, I could make raspberry turnovers!

Just a handful this time (these are my wee girls hands).  Give it a few more days, and we will fill a bucket..or two.
It doesn't matter, there are raspberries!


Ok, you're just really pretty - but I must go, there are raspberries, did you hear?

 

Ah Nuts.  Rumours - I should know better. 
This was the only berry on the bush. 
And, I'm shooting with a macro.

26 comments:

Melissa said...

Ooh, fresh lemonade! How perfectly summery.

mimi charmante said...

I was sneaking raspberries out of the garden two days ago - before the boys caught me...
this time of year is true heaven! hopefully tomorrow will be as gorgeous~
xx

Roxanne said...

One rasberry means more to follow! Those hydrangeas are gorgeous.

Tom Stephenson said...

My God - are they cherries in your hand??? They are the size of plums!

hatjunkie said...

Total Paradise! I think I'm coming to your house for desert if you don't mind.

The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

Know what you mean....we have a very small raspberry patch and feel the same way. Picking time can't come soon enough! I have to say, your photography is amazing! Enjoy your blog very much!

XO,
Valerie

Missing Goat said...

Those are cherries - but not my hands Tom - those are Lily's - wee two year old hands.

mise said...

I'd like to place an advance order for seven punnets of raspberries, please.

Vintage Simple said...

Ahhhh...! Your summer seems so much more civilized than ours. It's been HOT here; unberably so. And the mosquitoes? Yes, the size of plane carriers.

These photos are perfect to remind me of what summer should really look and feel like. Thank you, dear.

xoox,
-maria

ps: oh and your bench? and those teeny tiny toes? LOVE.

flwrjane said...

I am looking and looking at your pictures. To be able to go out and enjoy the day makes me envious. It was 92 by 10:00 am here.

But, we did have a garden cucumber and 2 sungold cherry tomatoes with our lunch today. And there is the world cup to watch, but I would so love to be in my garden.

myletterstoemily said...

one gorgeous raspberry is more than i have!
what treasures to see on your sweet farm.

Queenplinker said...

Hi, Just recently started following your blog..it's wonderful! From someone who is unable to grow raspberries..if you don't make something with them that includes hazelnuts and chocolate, I will be forced to un*follow. I know, I know, you would be heartbroken.lol

Enjoy those forth coming berries!!!
Nice to meet you, Lynea

Robin said...

Beautiful photos. I just love this time of year when garden begin to produce for us. My girls picked their first handful of been this morning and where so excited about it.

Happy Picking!

koralee said...

I feel the same way about raspberries...please tell me that they are ready...I see signs up...local raspberries!! I am off to Krause Farms to investigate first hand...will go Tues. so they have one more day to get red!!!!! Strawberries are fine but really Raspberries are my PASSION FRUIT!!!!
Love your images today...but then again I always love your images...thanks for the smile.

Liz said...

Summer is my favorite season for so many reasons! Many of them listed here :) Thanks for sharing!

ALLY said...

Your photos are great! I always enjoy them!

Bela said...

LOVE the pics!!! Have a wonderful week!!! Kisses, Bela.

Ana Degenaar said...

Yay for Summer! We are loving it!

Madelief said...

Homemade lemonade, raspberries....they are still green in Holland and will probably be eaten by the birds when we get back from our holiday :-(. Hope you will enjoy them extra from me!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

pollydove said...

Seriously beautiful photos today ... and raspberry lemonade is sounding mighty good right about now!

Pinecone Camp said...

Well, that was a nice summer. One day! Where did it go? Cute post H!
Hope you had a lovely weekend!

jan said...

i too was wondering what that fruit was in "your" hands - they looked like cherries, but so large, like crab apples....

: )

and that first picture of lily's leg with that foam stuck on it is hilarious! so exciting for you - raspberries!

and yeah - that was a nice summer.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Surely raspberries are Autumn fruits? they are here, but the roses they are in full heady scented bloom, bliss!

Sarah x

sarah elizabeth joy said...

sweet summer time :O) just lovely photos!

Lady Grey said...

Enchanting photos!!

Colleen said...

...ahhh you always have the best pictures....can't wait to buy some garlic...sooon!..July 9th...here we come!