Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Recollection of Warm Days


There are a lot of things to recollect the summer -18. It was hot, sunny, with rare rains, plentiful in flowers, greenness, fruit. There were days of travel on the Baltic sea and even weeks of Admiral butterfly invasion in my garden.



Lots of impressions of the visits to parks, museums, cities, discovering a something new.





Crab-apple trees, canna, roses, the garden after the rain, rainbow, bee houses, my new greenhouse, a joy of the fine weather in our Northern area. This summer was really nice after the wet, cold, rainy summers of previous years.





The summer's gone, the autumn comes to its end, it's a busy season. What was interesting for you this summer?

39 comments:

  1. Buenos recuerdos te ha dejado el verano amiga, has tenido mucha variación y buenas fotos. Aquí el frío este año nos llegó de golpe y a final de octubre cayó una buena nevada que por suerte desapareció rápido. Ahora es tiempo de setas.
    Buena noche Nadezda.
    Besos.

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    1. Que pasa con esta clima, Laura.Una nevada en Octubre! Me gusta de ir al bosque para recojer las setas, pero las que no conozco nunca recojo.

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  2. Hello Nadezda,

    Your Canna looks so lovely, and the dark foliage is so pretty. The Admiral butterfly is so beautiful, and I love the time when is visit my garden. It looks like it having a great time in your garden.
    I wish you a nice week!
    Hugs!

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    1. Yes, this summer was great after wet and cold last years, Marit.

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  3. You obviously had a wonderful summer, Nadezda, and we did too. The weather was quite pleasant most of the time, and we enjoyed a wonderful trip to Gaspé on the Atlantic coast of Québec.

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    1. David, I've seen the film about Saint Lawrence River and Gaspe peninsula. It's a wonderful place to spend holidays there.

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  4. Wow, Nadezda, your summer was fabulous! :)
    Also here the weather was very good. Both the summer and autumn were so sunny and warm that I feel it happens only once in a lifetime. For many plants it was even too sunny.
    Your carrot cream soup sounds very tasty. It came to my mind now that I don't know what kind of bread is popular in your area. Must google now...
    Your clematis looks divine.

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    1. I agree, the summer like the past one was pretty unusual in good sense:-) Hope it won't be an exception.
      Sara, I think our culinary cultures are very close so the kinds of bread that we eat are similar. Actually I love rye bread with soup and wheat bread for sandwiches with cheese or meat.

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  5. Many beautiful summer memories from your garden, Nadezda! We had a hot and dry summer which I enjoyed but in August, we also had a lot of smoke in the air from forest fires and that was no fun.

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    1. Peter, the forest fires were a great problem in many places of the world this summer. And I can imagine how you felt in August, breathing smoke. Hopefully that fires passed and this fall is beautiful especially on your photos.

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  6. Wouldn’t it be great to have another lovely summer next year?

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    1. Oh, yes, Sue it would!Maybe climate changes and summer in Northern areas would be warmer.

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  7. Hi Nadezda! You had a beautiful and rich garden. Greetings

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  8. Hello Nadezda!

    Beautiful plants in your garden.
    What vegetables grew in the new greenhouse? Tomatoes, lettuces, radishes?
    Have a nice weekend:)
    Lucja

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    1. Lucja, I'm very pleased my greenhouse. It turned out very warm and even hot one that was great for veggies; cucumbers (I've made many jars with marinated cucumbers), lettuce, parsley, celery, basil, coriander. I've grown some flower cuttings there as well.
      Have a nice week!

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  9. Nadezda -- Your cannas were beautiful and I am envious of the Admiral butterfly. Were those cone things made out of straw the bee houses? How many languages do you speak? Russian, English, Spanish ... I tried to learn French. My inability to speak anything but English is why I am currently watching Seyit and Sura with subtitles. It's on Netflix (a subscription TV and movie service). Wonderful story. Just as good, if not better than Downton Abbey.

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    1. I had never seen those straw bee houses -- I learn something new on blogs all the time! Thanks for telling me Seyit and Sura is in Turkish. I'm on episode 22, I think. I watch several episodes everyday. I'm hooked on it! It's not really a movie. More like a soap opera with about 40 episodes.

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    2. These straw bee houses I saw in Scansen museum and want to do the same ones for my garden, because many pollinates are there in summer. I learned English and Spanish. The movie Seyit and Sura is in Turkish, I'd watched it with subtitles as well :-) It's a pity I've not seen this movie.

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  10. What a great summer it has been for you. Your photographic recollections, as well as your words tell the story of lovely days and interesting activities.
    As always, I love your Clematis varieties you have grown this summer(they are my favourites):) Thank you for all of your colourful posts with beautiful photos and descriptions right through the summer. I hope it will be as good next summer.
    Now you will be tidying up and planning for next year's growing season, I guess.
    I wish you happy days whatever the weather.
    Kindest good wishes.
    Betty

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    1. Dear Betty, you're right. November is a month of relaxation, if the snow hasn't yet fallen. If snow fall I have to warmer cover my tender plants, but it's a work for 2 days, no more. I have a dream to enlarge the garden, making plans where and what to plant next spring.
      Till now the weather is too mild, I can spend 2-3 hours in the garden, bathing in low sun rays.
      Happy November, dear!

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  11. You created a paradise.
    All my best and happy days
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Elisabeth!

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  12. Tus flores estaban maravillosa. Por aquí el verano también fue muy caluroso y hasta hace una semana estaba con temperaturas muy buenas, este otoño empezó con las lluvias muy pronto, sale el sol a ratos. Es tiempo maravilloso para las setas. Un abrazo.

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    1. El tiempo se cambia, Teresa, y me alegra que vas a recojer las setas. Espero que las temperaturas son agradable y no se caye la nieve.

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  13. Your recollection of warm days was refreshing Nadezda. For me, I will try to embrace the Winter but Spring will not be far from my mind.

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    1. It's true Alistair, spring won't far from our mind because we'll start planning anew in our gardens during winter time.

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  14. Hello Nadezda ... what a nice ook back at your summer .. those blue bottles ? cobalt blue ? really caught my eye .. so pretty in a garden .. and that lovely picture of the butterfly.
    The summer and Fall just flew by me .. I would have to go back and look at pictures to remember what actually happened ? LOL
    Have a great winter and enjoy all those holidays : )

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    1. Hello Joy! I do love these cobalt blue vases and bottles. They could well decorate the garden.
      Oh, you're right: spring, summer and warm autumn days always fly away very quickly. The cold winter months last a long time but there is a great holiday - Christmas that brings us joy and peace.

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  15. It reads like you had the perfect summer. I like the idea of putting roofing over those nice bee skeps. It would certainly make them last longer. Our summer was hot, dry and mostly annoying. It certainly is making me appreciate the rain and cooler weather of autumn.

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    1. I'm glad there is the fine weather in your place now, Lisa. Here autumn was sunny and dry in October but now the days get darker and shorter, winter is over the corner. Therefore I love the memories of warm sunny days.
      I liked these bee houses as well, Lisa, hopefully they stand well under snow and be good houses for pollinators.

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  16. Lovely photos, Nadezda! Summer seems like a distant memory to me now. This morning it is 18 degrees here (-7C, I think), which is a record low for this day. I wish autumn had lasted longer!

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    1. This cold has come too early, Rose. I suppose the warm days will return to your place. This summer your garden looked really nice.
      Hugs!

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  17. Beautiful memories. I would love to have a Red Admiral invasion.

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    1. This invasion happened suddenly, Jason. Tens of Admirals were everywhere in the garden.

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  18. Beautiful photos, I especially liked the butterfly and the last of the flower, they are spectacular.
    Answering the question you left on my blog, yes I went to St. Petersburg, it's a wonderful city, I have not put photos on my blog since I'm gradually showing in the order I've been visiting, I'm almost there ....
    Have a great week
    Warm regards
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    1. Thank you Maria, am waiting for your post and photos.

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