01 December 2012

hello Summer

Greetings all,
Welcome to Summer in Australia.  It's hot & dry, stormy & humid, where we all hang out for those Southerly changes with a cool breeze blowing off Antarctica.  
The smell of Summer . . . mangoes - when we lived in tropical Darwin, we had mangoes falling in our backgarden.  A local road side fruit stall was stocked full of mangoes, so i loaded up with 4 punnets of strawberries, 9 mangoes ($1 each, bliss) passionfruit (3 for $1) avocado, tomatoes & the world's biggest capsicum (50c each!!) 
 The colour of Summer . . . blooming flowers - incredible & vibrant.  
 The skies of Summer . . . stormy - vast blue skies are swept away with amazing storms & lightening displays, the humidity builds & the rain brings cool relief. 
 The taste of Summer . . . pavlova - i have been making the BEST pavlovas since we've been raising chickens, the egg whites in the meringue are like nothing i've seen or tasted before.  Says a lot about egg whites being FRESH!!  My 3rd daughter (aged 11) decorated this pavlova, she made the meringue, whipped the cream, chopped the strawberries & flicked the passionfruit.  
 The heat of Summer . . . escape - i have no idea how feathered friends stand the heat, there have been a lot of random dirt nests dug up around the garden this week.   
 The benefits of Summer . . . produce - our tomatoes are on their way, 3 different varieties this year, mixed in with chillies, all growing wild with this heat.
I love Summer, the way the washing dries so quickly, the general feeling of light happiness inside, endless days by the pool & soaking up the holidays.  I can't wait until the children finish school, as always, my eldest breaks up first, it's treasured one on one time with my first born.  Love Posie  
PS don't forget the current giveaways - good luck, Duplo Lego ends tomorrow!!

14 comments:

A little bit Country said...

I'm really looking forward to the school holidays to, it's been a busy term and the children seem so tired. That pav looks amazing by the way. And we are hoping to get chooks after Christmas but nervous too! Have a great weekend Posie! xo

Toni - The Aussie Hausfrau said...

When I lived in North QLD Mangoes grew in my back yard - over here in Perth they get up to $7-$10 for ONE SINGLE mango!! It's crazy!!! Thank god at the moment they are really cheap and around $1 each at the local farmers market!

Bron said...

We've just endured a storm this week....our tomatoes are prospering too. I am sure summer will be here with a vengeance.xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Jennie..I can't believe all that warmth around us while we are 19c...Did you know that there was a Braidwood Maker's Market on next Saturday run by their new little Handmade Shop...Little Finch...if you are ever down that way call in and check them out! Enjoy the sumer Jennie...I love it too...lots of love and hugs, Dzintra xoxo

tash @ little bit of thyme said...

Doesn't feel much like summer here yet, but it will all hit on Tuesday apparently! Love all the photos. Those mangos remind me that I have some in the fridge. should use them.

Christina Lowry said...

Gorgeous! Summer means to me - long days, humid nights, holidays, family, ice blocks, swimming, sandles, stone fruit, long drinks, simple food and the occasional nap!

PS. I have 12 days of giveaways on my blog, celebrating Australian crafters. Come and join in if you wish! xx

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Megan said...

Roadside fruit stalls are the best I think. They are few and far between here in Perth though. I need to hunt some down I think!

I love the smell of freshly dried sunshine smelling sheets, thrown straight back onto the bed off the line. The best!!

Yana said...

Summer is great! I've been living in Australia for almost 10 years now and I love the summer more with each passing year! That fruit and veggie box looks good!! :)

Sindy said...

summer - I will be enjoying it soon on holiday, however here in London it is 5 degrees, blue skies and FRESH - ice cream headaches when I step out the door...

Leanne Barnett said...

I love summer too & particularly love mangoes i picked up a tray the other day- so delicious!

Michelle said...

Love our Aussie summers! The mangoes and stone fruit are so tasty this time of year :)

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

You sooo had me at the box of fruit. I LIVE for summer fruits and I actually get really upset when I cant get mangoes and nectarines and cherries anymore lol x