Summer already ?



Is it summer already ? How is the weather where you live ?

With temperatures rising up towards 22 degrees, this last weekend was pure bliss here in the south east of Norway. We did nothing else than lazing around all day, sipping cold drinks while sitting in our comfy chairs listening to the soft breeze rustle the leaves in the old apple trees. It is great when all the stress is gone and you hear nothing else than summing bumble bees and a windy breeze tickles your skin.

Photos © Aina - Modern Country

The tomato plants are coming along nicely! Last year half of the seeds did not develop properly, so I think I went a bit overboard this year. Tomatoes are far the most used ingredients in our household, but having more than 40 plants to take care of, I am having a bit of a problem knowing what to do with them. So I started giving away a few. Anyone ?  Also, It`s about time to learn how to preserve I would think...

~ Aina ~


Home and Lifestyle said...

Het is hier ook heerlijk weer. Inmiddels ben ik thuis van mijn werk, dus ik ga zo dadelijk lekker de tuin in. Een tomatenplantje opsturen gaat niet echt lukken denk ik, al eten we ze graag. Misschien kun je er in de buurt iemand heel blij mee maken ;-).

Ik wens je een hele fijne week! Liefs, Ingrjd

Sea Angels said...

Oh Aina its lovely here too xxx
I cut my tomatoes in half and put them in rows on a baking tray drizzle them with virgin oil and put them in a warm/cool oven I use the bottom oven of the aga and leave for a few hours(3) to dry then I pack them with a little salt and basil flavoured virgin oil in jars and keep them in the fridge...gorgeous
Your plants look nice and healthy yummy xxx
Lynn xxx

Fågel Blå said...

Hello Sweet Aina!
Lovely photos here in Sweden its raining all day!
But after rain coming the Sun!
Whish you a nice week

Meta said...

Så vackra bilder du visar med verklig sommarkänsla. Tomater ja, det har jag 3 st. det räcker för mig.
Önskar dig en fin vecka
Kram Meta

It's me said...

We have also beatiful spring weather here in Holland....sitting outside with the iPad love from me enjoy...x!

Petra said...

At the moment it is cloudy but warm. Just lovely to sit outside with a good book (or embroidery;-)) Listening to the birds, the bees and everything passes. Enjoying the cat which is sleeping in the sun. Only the wind blows a little hard, but that should not spoil the fun of the summer feeling! See your tomato plants are also good, mine are already in the ground, but that there are only two, and not as much as you :-) It's that it's a little too far otherwise I would get some! :-))

Enjoy the summer days!

Kind regards from Petra

Room Seventeen said...

Wat een mooie sfeerfoto's!
Succes met de tomaatjes :-)

Justine said...

Lovely photos:) Here in Poland last week was very stormy and rather cold. Unfortunately there have also been some serious local floods because of heavy rainfall:( However, the weather has been changing and for the last 3 days the temperature's been about 25degrees:)
Have a wonderful week:)

G:a Affären said...

Här är det högsommarvärme och vi njuter. Fåglarna kvittrar inte lika intensivt och äter inte lika mycket frön längre, det måste vara sommar!
Jag gillar ditt växthus, inte så pretentiöst och det ger mig hopp om att själv kunna bygga mig ett av gamla fönster. Så personliga och charmiga dessa hemmabyggen blir!
Det var många tomatplantor...! Torkade eller chutney kanske vore något?

Önskar dig vackra dagar!

manon 21 said...

Merci pour tes mots Aina,tes visites me font toujours plaisir,ton jardin est ravissant ,ici en Provence j'ai des fraises dans mon jardin....



HWIT BLOGG said...

Vi har haft det sååå blåsigt men nu har vinden vänt och det blev en skön och varm kväll, härligt!
Tomater ja, jag älskar tomater och det går åt mängder här hemma, så gott!
Önskar dig en skön helg...
Kram Titti

Karina Brandt Olesen said...

Hej! Jeg er dansker, så håber du forstår hvad jeg skriver. Jeg forstår godt engelsk og norsk :-) Jeg kom tilfældigt forbi din blog og synes den her super sød. Jeg er fast følger nu!
Du er velkommen til at gå forbi min blog hvis du har lyst, den åbner 5. juni efter en lille blog-pause :-)
Knus Rina

Stina said...

Så mysigt du pysslar med.
Ja, vi får ser hur länge jag orkar den här gången. Mår inte så bra nu heller i hjärtat och är jämt så trött. Men det känns kul ändå att börja blogga lite smått igen.
Kram Stina

Sea Angels said...

Hi Aina
I love summer and the Solstice tomorrow is the longest day..then what ? yes it starts to go darker again....I'm like no no no ..please don't !! it goes tooo quick and I want June to stay all year well just for a bit, like 'Game of Thrones' maybe for 10 years or more lol.
I have painted some more pictures you may like on my new post, makes a very nice change from sewing xx
Have you been sewing or is your lovely garden taking up your time?
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Aina,
I have been so bad and seem to have neglected you ….. I don't know why ….. I must have just missed your posts for some reason. Anyway, how are you ?!! Hope all's well with you and yours.
The weather here in the South East of England has been very nice. Everything is growing like mad in the garden and a lot needs cutting back…..lots of hard work to do !!
Enjoy all of your tomatoes !!!!!
….. and, many thanks for your lovely comment today. XXXX