I love this time of year, when I can gather up these gorgeous white lilac panicles and display them in this vintage vase. For my mum whose funeral was this time last year – All Saints Day. To all our loved ones who remind us of the things we love.
We are still travelling to significant family places and are now in Rijeka, Croatia. The city is also known by its Italian name of Fiume. Love these morning markets – why would you ever go to a supermarket!
This wonderful town, only 120kms from Prague is a fairy tale destination.
Why are the streets empty, you may well ask, because it was 37 degrees C!
For all you gardeners and historians – Hluboka nad Vlatovou (Hluboka Chateau on the Vltava River) – grand gardens filled with hostas, roses, peonies and zinnias. So opulent and wonderful.
Some summer inspiration for you. Happy botanics and happy gardening. Love this sunshine.
I can’t say I’m a seasoned traveller because we do seem to go to the same place more than once. I guess it’s a comfort zone for us and of course, there’s family to consider. However, I do love the changes of season no matter where we find ourselves. So, I guess I’m a seasonal traveller.
My cousins live in this beautiful town, Pelhrimov, about 120 kms south of Prague and every couple of years they host us. As you can see we’ve been here in both summer and winter. Still can’t decide whether I prefer the summer or winter experience.
Once our jet-lag has left, our summer here should be green and colourful. Happy gardening no matter where you are. Lots of botanical observations to come.
Sharing time together and the power of ritual, nature and love.