Friday, 26 August 2011

prettiness in the park


Yesterday hubby took the kids shopping for new school bags and when they came home happy and excited it suddenly dawned on me that soon the leaves will start falling – it's almost the end of summer! Of course it's still warm and everything is in bloom but there is always a shift when school bags with small bodies attached to them start appearing all over the city. I've been holding on to summer but I'm slowly giving in to autumn, the cause is probably all the beautiful outfits in the September issues.

Today it was our plan to leave the city and maybe go to Amsterdam or find a nice seaside somewhere in the Netherlands, but the weather is crazy. We've had thunderstorms and now it's pouring rain. Maybe we'll simply stay home, read and make a chocolate tray bake.

I'm leaving you with prettiness in the Nightingale Park, shot during one of our many picnics this summer in the flower garden section. Have a fabulous Friday!

photo credit: Lisa Hjalt

13 comments:

  1. gorgeous blooms. we're still in the throes of a hot hot Summer. heard from in-laws that it was raining and 11C in UK. so close and yet a world away.
    have a great weekend Lisa!

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  2. Sounds wonderful. i love make plans with the family. hope you have enjoyed amsterdam. I do not still know it but I'd like it. Must be a cosmopolitan and beautiful city.

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  3. My goodness - these are beautiful!! Love the red and purple. And, what are those purple blooms?!?! I've never seen anything like that here in the States.

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  4. happy weekend! ( i still want summer :(

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  5. Oh, how beautiful! I love purple flowers, and honeybees are so sweet when they are at work.
    Leaves are starting to change here, too. I'm ready to embrace early fall, but terrified of the winter that always comes too quickly afterwards...

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  6. wow, beautiful photos. love love love the second one!

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  7. Those first two photos, soooo beautiful, Lisa. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

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  8. lovely flower photos! so sorry the rain messed up our picnic plans, but wh knows, Indian summer in September?

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  9. So pretty, love the reds and purples together :)
    Happy august weekend, crappy weather or not!

    Hugs,
    Signe

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  10. Oh it does! Books and hot chocolate is the whole meaning of autumn!

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  11. Your photo's are beautiful!!! Those purple flowers are divine. I should go to the park as often as you;) And it feels like a wet Fall right??! Horrible. Hope you still get to go to Amsterdam.

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  12. These photos you've taken really caught my attention - what beauty you've captured! So excited to have stumbled across your blog from Blue LaReve, you have a lovely space here.
    Ronnie xo

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