August 2, 2012

OH, SUMMER!

August 2, 2012
It is the beginning of August! Time passes so fast. I was off-line for a month and it went like a blink of an eye.

Everyone has been complaining about the weather. It is unpredictable. I don’t mind rain or cloudy skies. My concern is: dearest Summer, please, don’t leave us yet!
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You are so beautiful and vital! And abundant with fragrant herbs, vegetables, fruits and berries.
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Your rapeseed fields have the softest hue of yellow.
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A little is needed for a tasty soup: freshly picked kale, mixed herbs, green lentils, olive oil, salt and simple spices. Edible flowers and weeds add flavour and character.
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Daisies, bluebells and clovers, among other natural gems, make the most valuable jewellery.
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Oh, Summer, you are a leisurely treasury.
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Around sunrise you cover lakes, rivers and valleys with mist. Your silence is broken by the awakening of birds.
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My favourite time to greet you is before 5 am. You push the sun to remove ignorance, and to illuminate.
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The play of light performs and paints.
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You make all colours and patterns look compatible.
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Your warm wind perfumes.
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Tarts and cakes embody you.
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Forest blueberries and garden currants are hidden inside a home-milled, wholegrain crust and covered with organic cream.
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Please, stay a little longer! Let us breathe your greenness until you wilt away.
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Thank you.

38 comments :

  1. Fabulous clicks! Yes, time passes so fast... I'm also afraid that summer leaves us soon. The trees are already turning and that's too early!!!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Ode to summer.. Stunning pictures as usual.. Hope you had a great time off.. Hope to see more updates here..

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  3. we are already past summer in india. but the indian summers are not like the european summers :-)

    beautiful pics laxmi. i really liked the cups on top of the other with the red soup or drink... whatever is inside the cups.. i was wondering how you managed to keep the cups on top of each other.

    i am so scared to do all these things... just so... so that i don't create a big mess and then i have only myself to clean everything :-)

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  4. Wonderful blog, lovely pics, delicious recipes...

    My blog is very different but, 'Oh Summer' indeed... please see:http://hotcoffeebestintown.blogspot.com/

    Thank you.

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  5. Oh Lakshmi, you are such an inspiration. :) Breathtaking pictures over and over again.

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  6. I am at loss of words. as usual. But I will stay here a while and drink it all in.

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  7. Thank you!

    Dassana, you are right about the mess! It happens often that something goes wrong and requires cleaning. This time though, the cups behaved :-).

    Ann - thank you. Finland is a pretty mysterious place, especially in the summer. Very beautiful. I hope you are having a great summer, too.

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  8. Beautiful pictures! I was taken aback by the flowers in the hair picture. Awesome. And that tart! It looks amazingly whole grain. People have been complaining about the weather here non-stop. It rains almost every day and when it does get hot, like it's supposed to in summer, people then complain that it's too hot. I don't care. I'm just happy we have fruit. :)

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  9. Delicioso como siempre, todo el post emana paz y elegancia!!
    Besoss

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  10. That is Pure Summer! Stunning!

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  11. This post is littered with everything beautiful about summer :)

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  12. Beautiful pictures and beautiful words!

    Maneet
    www.maneetgupta.blogspot.com

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  13. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for inspiring me to try new combinations of our sweet summer harvest.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much.

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  15. Love your styling and photography; so clean and bright!

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  16. Wow absolutely beautiful pictures, and love the writing. In fact I'm sad too that its already August. Photo with wooden boat is my favorite.

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  17. oh. this is such a beautiful ode to the summer with your lovely pictures and delicious food :)
    photo from a very early morning is...climatic :)
    and I think coffee taste the best from caffettiera - I got exactly the same one.
    warm, sunny greetings! :)

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  18. that's one summery ode ! and such brilliant clicks

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  19. Beautiful post! It made me want to get out of the city and enjoy the rest of summer!

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  20. Beautiful is the word for this post :)

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  21. Ihana Suomen kesa! Mika sen parempaa :-)

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  22. I could not have said it any better...

    Summer is a marvelous, ephemeral thing here too. A puff of breeze will blow her away with the last of the Linden blossoms...

    Gorgeous photographs ~ thank you.

    Heidi

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  23. I find great peace and elegance in your ways for the summer season and I love it, it ends too soon....thank you

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  24. Hi Laksmi,

    Your receipes and wonderful photos are always a joy to look forward to. So I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award - just saying: I like what you are doing! Keep it up :)

    Suze

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  25. Outstanding!
    Every photograph is a masterpiece and every word a pearl.. Pure..

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  26. I just cannot take this much beauty at once.

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  27. Thank you!

    Diane, sorry for the inconvenience :-)

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  28. please share the recipe of the salad in the glass with us! thanks and om...

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  29. Floweriness - On the bottom of the glass there is yogurt, black pepper, hing, salt and olive oil. On the top there is lettuce, herbs and flowers. It is the kind of thing you just put together and add anything edible found in the garden :-) The flowers seem to be oregano (pinkish), cilantro (white), rosemary (violet) and wild rose petals.

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  30. Your photograph are wonderfull!!!

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  31. Oh, Lakshmi... ah....

    What can I say...as i have no words left to describe the joy i find in your virtual home! All i want to say is thank u!!!

    Much love
    Sia

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  32. Lakshmi, stunning pictures! this summer i was away from Finland, felt like being there thro' your picture! My heart was sold out for those Mumii cups and fresh salads gorgeous :))

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  33. Wow!!! Your pix are simply mesmerising.. I wish I could take a lesson from u someday

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  34. Nice pictures. Feel like taking a ride in that boat. But sad to say there are no lakes near my house. So, I have to be content with what I have. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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