Last week I was shivering in fleecy top, anorak and warm trousers; this week it has been a chance to dig out light trousers and tops. The temperature in the front garden today has been 30C  As you can see, Misty knows how to enjoy herself after her dip in the river.

Life has been busy with forays away in the campervan and visitors to stay. I love the opportunity to show off the beauties of the Highlands;  even our own bluebell walk is very special. I managed to get a shot low down, ie without falling over backwards.

Here I am with my little sister – her small stature emphasises my need to lose weight. Don’t worry it is in hand – slowly…….always slowly.

I have been enjoying a bit of a rest from the news. It’s impossible to ignore everything, but in such glorious weather it is easier to forget about recession, violence and cuts. However, there comes a time when we have to get back to real life. I keep telling myself that ageing goes hand in hand with wisdom. Unfortunately, I end up with a tendency to worry needlessly, especially about the economic position in Europe and the consequent hard times for the poor, the unemployed and those who are sick or disabled..

So what’s the wise thing to do right now?  Chill out and enjoy the summer while it lasts methinks. The rain will come back soon enough.


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8 Responses to Summer

  1. Dianne says:

    Wonderful shot Freda. I am revved up about Weight Watchers. Actually lost some weight since I began. The Doc had less to criticize this year. Even so, he began giving me all kinds of ideas for recipes (he can’t help himself).

    When he saw David he continued his spiel. David laughed and said, “Doc, I can’t eat one more bowl of cabbage soup.” Too bad, because this is for life.

    I worry a bit about hard times in Europe and England. The news is our news these days. The world is a much smaller place. I love your Highlands. Maybe one day I will come see you, but not before I am much thinner. Dianne

    PS Misty is adorable. Dogs certainly know how to live, don’t they?

  2. LC says:

    Your pix are heartwarming. And your determination and success at avoiding toppling over when you took the bluebell shot are encouraging. Balance is still an issue with me.

    I love the photo of you and your sister, you look so happy. As we age I guess we are always dieting for one reason or another. Mine is restricting sodium and working on lowering blood sugar levels. As you said, “It is in hand, slowly, always slowly.” Enjoy the summer. We will probably be cranking up the air conditioning in the next few days. Forecasts say temps in 90sF.

    Glad to see Misty is still as endearing as ever.

  3. Tabor says:

    Beautiful photos. Our spring is now leaving us here and soon Iwill have to turn on the AC..;-(

  4. Lyn says:

    Our weather did the same thing, winter to summer in one fell swoop. There were 2 weeks that I needed the heat just a bit in the morning, then the cooling by afternoon. Crazy! I didn’t know how to dress!

  5. Lyn says:

    BTW, love the pic of you and your sister!

  6. friko says:

    You are even hotter in the North than we are down here in the West. I find it hard to take during the middle of the day.

    What wonderful scenery you have; it’s so much easier to cope with all the misery in the world when one lives in glorious countryside; I feel I don’t need very much anymore in the way of material goods, looking around me compensates nicely.

  7. Anne says:

    A great picture of you and your sister. We have had a few days of summer as well, but now we are back to sweater weather. I seem to have less bloom this year than last. I don’t know why. But it has been cool.

  8. Adela O'Brien says:

    I feel privileged to be Freda’s sister. And its lovely to hear her blog followers think she looks so happy. My husband and I had the most wonderful time in Scotland – beautiful setting (i recommend it to all, espeoically in the sunshine), lovely food and above ll the best company you could ask for. In teh immortal words of Arnie “I’ll be back”.

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