Time flies when I'm busy like a bee. Well the hot weather came in time when I was going back to work, but it's ok to when everybody else are off. I can focus on my projects and get things done.
Outside the hedge to the right is a field and between the hedge and the field is a strip of meadow grass. I cut the grass with a scythe, wich is unbeliavable heavy. The grass is put in a neat row at our lawn to dry to hay. This will be one of the bunnies staples this winter.
Oskar curiosly decided to go to confirmation camp this summer. Well I do think he was looking forward to some expensive gifts afterwards. I'm glad he did it though, because when you don't want to talk with your parents about serious things this group of kids and adults answer your questions.
I decided to go colourful to this event and combined my Fluevogs with paisly patterned tights that matched my newly bought dress from Gudrun Sjöden and a vintage bangle to match the shoes.
One of the first working days, me and a friend from work went to explore a local jungle not far from my home. It's barely visible, you can't imagine what lies under the green mass. A small gully were a little stream runs through. The water is so shallow that you can walk in rubber boots without problem.
One of the nice plants you can find there is the climbing potato relative; Bittersweet, when I google searched bittersweet they showed pictures from another bush but this is a poisonous climber.
An old birch covered in birch tickings. I found one on the ground huge as a frying pan.
Next expedition will be at a swamp nearby.
My favourit beverage this time is mojito, alcohol free. I tried one with rum but I missed the distinct taste of lime and mint. Just follow the ordinary recipe but skip the rum.
My snapdragons are in bloom in a vibrant burgundy red colour (looks a little pink here).
I have three old rose bushes and this beauty is a moss rose called Henri Martin.
Today was a perfect day to pick leaves for my garden tea. Black currant, raspberries, red clover and roses is the blend of this summer. I will dry these for winter teas but fresh brewed leaves are the best.
Another photo of Mme Hardy, it has so many flowers this year. It has been a good winter.