Summer is my favorite season

I haven’t been blogging much lately, and I’d like to (at least partly) blame the Swedish Summer for that…

I love that Sweden has four glorious and specific seasons. I love all these different seasons, because they signify change and movement. But I must say I think that Swedish Summer is my favorite season. And it’s hard to get anything done, when the sun shines for me. I just want to go outside, sit in the shade and journal, or read a book, or…

Summer is my favorite season

Lay in the grass and gaze at the ever changing and beautiful sky over Sweden. I can’t say I have done that very much this summer (yet), although I did get to have a wonderful BBQ dinner in my parents garden this month, and that’s when I snapped a few flowery photos to document this glorious season – and share it with you guys.

Pink is my favorite color Photo by Hanna Andersson @ihanna #swedishsummer

Gatherings of flowers Photo by Hanna Andersson @ihanna #swedishsummer

Berries starting to ripen Photo by Hanna Andersson @ihanna #swedishsummer

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Albert von Szent-Gyorgy

Lilium martagon | Krollilja Photo by Hanna Andersson @ihanna #swedishsummer Photo by Hanna Andersson @ihanna #swedishsummer

Single Rose Photo by Hanna Andersson @ihanna #swedishsummer

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

The Swedish Summer Joy of the Photo by Hanna Andersson @ihanna #swedishsummer

Two of my favorites

I love walking here and looking at all the colors, not only flowers but the shades of green. Feeling grass under my feet. And the smells, mmmm. Someone else who is also enjoying summer to the fullest is this beautiful cat lady, called Smilla. She enjoys other things than I do, but we both love to walk around in this lush garden, and to occasionally play catch-the-twig on the grass.

Smilla is my favorite cat - Photo by Hanna Andersson @ihanna #swedishsummer

Another favorite, and that is since way back, is the small pond dad build about 25 years ago. I think she loves me back…

The pond is my favorite thing in the garden Photo by Hanna Andersson @ihanna #swedishsummer

How is your summer so far? I hope it is lush, yummy and glorious, in some way or other.

You might also want to check out my previous posts:
Autumn is my favorite season
Winter is my favorite season

Spring is up and coming, maybe next year.

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4 Responses to Summer is my favorite season

  1. Iryna Barysava says:

    Summers are great. Inspiration everywhere, slow living and – short sleeves! :-)

  2. Debi says:

    Hanna, I totally LOVE “all” of your pics … thanks so much for sharing them with us!

    You have an absolutely beautiful cat. I have one too and she rules the house [she’s the baby! lol]

    Can you tell me what berries those are in the 4th picture down? To me they remind me of currents [when I was growing up, we had a current bush in our yard and it the berries remind me so much of our currents when they were growing!]

    I’ve got to tell you – I’ve seen MANY pics from places outside the US that were far off as you are but do believe this is the first one of just a sky that I’ve seen. Now I can officially say that I’ve seen the sky in Sweden. : )

    Have a good day, friend!

  3. Sophie says:

    Hi Hanna,

    I haven’t commented in a long time but here I am!
    I always love reading your blog. To this day, it is in my top 5 of favourite blogs!
    I love summer too. But this year, we’re getting a lot of rainy days with a few hot sunny days in between. At least it’s good for the gardens!
    I love seeing Smilla exploring outside. My cats go out on the balcony once in a while but otherwise, they’re indoor cats only.
    Your parents have beautiful flowers. You capture their essence so well.
    I hope the rest of your summer will bring more relaxing, cloud watching and nature exploring!
    Sophie

    • iHanna says:

      Aww, it makes me so happy to see you’re still around reading and leaving me sweet little comments. Tell your cats hi from me and Smilla.

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