In summer, the song sings itself

High summer is here. At last!

It’s amazing how a single sunbeam can chase away the shadows

And make the heart sing.

Summer means that it is respectable, almost required, to be lazy

And dazzled water laughs in the sun.

Summer days – stretching out like friendly hands –

Making it easy to see the perfection of a perfect day,

A child’s laughter filtered through the sunlight.

I’ve only just got back from England so haven’t had time to sort through my photos. These are shots of summer in Sweden (that I took just before I left).

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46 responses

  1. beautiful shots…the second one especialy..welcome back…sounds like a summer of fun!

    July 27, 2010 at 01:39

  2. Glad you made it home safe and sound. Love the photos, they are amazing. They definitely say summer.

    Thoughts in Progress

    July 27, 2010 at 02:12

  3. These make me a little sleepy. In a good way!

    July 27, 2010 at 02:26

  4. the girl from cherry blossom street

    There’s something very nostalgic about these photos.
    Reminds me of happy childhood!

    July 27, 2010 at 02:38

  5. Your photos look like paintings. Can’t wait to see your pictures from Sussex.

    July 27, 2010 at 03:35

  6. The photographs are stunning! So glad you’re back home, safe and sound.

    July 27, 2010 at 03:55

  7. Welcome home! You can show last year’s photos over and over as far as I’m concerned. They are beautiful.

    July 27, 2010 at 04:20

  8. respectable to be lazy. i like that. i need summer around the whole year. i’d respectable every day of the week.

    July 27, 2010 at 05:06

  9. Wonderful shots. I agree, it has been very cold here since last 1 week.

    July 27, 2010 at 07:47

  10. lilalia

    The images and your words sing with sunshine and laughter.

    July 27, 2010 at 08:00

  11. sure has a laidback ambiance to the images!

    July 27, 2010 at 08:24

  12. In summer I fly high, lol ! I love spring and summer and I hate autumn and winter. I would love to sleep from October til April ! lol. Your pictures illustrate so well summer !

    July 27, 2010 at 09:07

  13. beautiful photos

    Enjoy your week,


    Seen on My World Tuesday

    July 27, 2010 at 09:07

  14. Delightful photos.

    July 27, 2010 at 09:59

  15. Love your pics:)

    July 27, 2010 at 10:25

  16. Is that Oscar resting in the shade?

    Finally, summer in Sweden – how lovely.

    July 27, 2010 at 10:57

    • Yes, it is Oscar!

      July 29, 2010 at 11:28

  17. like you see pictures from a dream last night!

    July 27, 2010 at 13:13

  18. so gorgeous, love the light on water

    July 27, 2010 at 14:01

  19. Wow, it sure took a while to come, didn´t it. I hope it lasts long for you. Having a lake in your backyard it so special!

    July 27, 2010 at 14:22

  20. terrific photos–i could feel the heat! vibrant summery colors.

    July 27, 2010 at 14:26

  21. “Summer means that it is respectable, almost required, to be lazy”…….perfect attitude and the perfect photo to illustrate the thought.

    July 27, 2010 at 14:58

  22. Ah, summer is the best! Good to see you back! Love your photos as always. Hope you had a good trip and glad you’re back home safely! Enjoy your week! Look forward to seeing pics of your trip!


    July 27, 2010 at 16:32

  23. I love coming to your blog…I always leave with a smile on my face!

    C x

    July 27, 2010 at 16:37

  24. Welcome back, Fi – if I lived on the shores of that lake in the golden sunlight, I might never go on vacation!

    July 27, 2010 at 16:57

  25. LadyFi: Those were beautiful shots at the lake. Summer has come to the North.

    July 27, 2010 at 17:58

  26. Sunshine sure does make us happy! Neat summer photos!

    July 27, 2010 at 18:52

  27. Gorgeous! I’m glad you’re back!

    July 27, 2010 at 20:47

  28. Welcome back! The picnic table looks like it has a very cool spot! Can’t wait to hear all about your trip:)

    July 28, 2010 at 04:50

    • It was such fun having the picnic table in the water. Some party-pooper has now moved it back to dry land!😉

      July 29, 2010 at 11:29

  29. cloudia

    Such a lovely post and blog, Lady.

    I’m joining today!

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

    July 28, 2010 at 06:16

  30. Children love water and it’s fun to watch them play in it. – Dave

    July 28, 2010 at 11:05

  31. What gorgeous photos. I love the way the light plays throughout the scenery. Yes, it makes summer look quite inviting.

    July 28, 2010 at 13:47

  32. fantastic light filters you got there. Gorgeous xx (lisadom from hammiesays)

    July 28, 2010 at 20:13

  33. Fi, you take such wondrous photos. You missed your professional calling I feel

    July 28, 2010 at 20:32

  34. I keep telling Ben we’ll never get around to having kids because we’re so involved with our puppies!

    July 28, 2010 at 21:57

  35. Lovely pics. I adore summer. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

    July 29, 2010 at 02:29

  36. amy ;)

    The last picture should be painted!

    July 29, 2010 at 02:42

  37. The last picture should be painted

    July 29, 2010 at 02:42

  38. Welcome home!

    “…dazzled water laughs in the sun…” That’s just perfect.

    Cheers, jj

    July 29, 2010 at 05:38

  39. It is so true that by paying attention we will suddenly see something to lift our hearts. Thank you for sharing these sights with us.

    July 29, 2010 at 13:42

  40. these are so relaxing to see, love the last one.

    July 29, 2010 at 14:50

  41. I hope you have a splendid summer weekend!

    July 29, 2010 at 19:50

  42. If I were a dog, that’s where I’d want to hang!

    July 29, 2010 at 19:55

  43. Welcome back. Beautiful reflections of summer here.

    July 30, 2010 at 19:15

  44. These look magical … I love how you did the edges!

    August 4, 2010 at 01:49

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