Thursday, 9 July 2015

Light & Shade

It's no secret that i'm fair of skin.  I remember when i was little at school discos i often used to feel like my skin glowed just as much as any white t-shirt anybody was wearing.  No REALLY.  I only have to look at the sun and i go pink.  There was a time when i'd freckle up with the best of them but now it's just the pink.  Which hurts and disappears as quick as it arrives with little trace of any kind of a tan where it once touched.  And so as much as i hear people complain that even when it's sunny up here, that it's 'still cold' or 'hmm but you still need a jacket' or 'it's not summer-dress sunny' or that 'it's a cold wind' i'm usually okay with that.  In fact i'd go as far as to say that that's my kind of weather.  Warm enough to throw on a dress and blind the world with the white of my translucent legs; yet cool enough to roll up a cardigan and tie it through my satchel should i need one.  A day where light and shade is lapped up in equal measure and where even just the peep of a bright blue sky in between the trees is enough for it to feel like SUMMERtime.
 A pretty blissfully quiet morning bike ride with the park almost to myself

Finding joy in the greenest greenery that can be - sometimes it's not all about the blooms!
Cycling in and out of the trees:  Feeling the light warm the top of my head and the shade snatch away the heat as fast as it touches it and the cool breeze TICKLE my goose-pimpled legs.  It's just as pretty to watch the light dance along through the tall grasses and wildflowers that line my route as it is to watch the road ahead.  If you're careful!

A pretty {mostly accidental} little set up:  Flower crown, anklet, buttercup, clover and dandelion-love!
A welcome REST comes from finding a patch of blue sky not hidden by the tallest of sycamore trees and wiggling bare feet on the greenest of grass.  Because that might be one of the best parts of summer!  Now if anyone wants to pop and fetch me an ice cream drizzled in raspberry sauce with a chocolate flake popped in for good measure then that might be rather nice!  
What does your ideal SUMMER day look like?  


  1. Lovely post! I'm not one for real summer heat either. I just don't function well in heat, and much prefer those days when it's, like you say, just warm enough for a dress and a cardigan or a light jacket.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  2. Oh people do moan on about weather stuff don't they! haha. Never satisfied. I'm certainly not a summer person don't deal well in the heat but you just cannot complain about a sunny day. And I totally agree a sunny day, with a bit of a breeze where you can pop a cardy on is just perfect! I just need to pluck up the courage to get my super white legs out too! x

  3. This is such a lovely post! It's grey and miserable out there but this transported me to somewhere sunny and bright, if only just for a few minutes! I'm quite a sun worshiper so my perfect summers day is blazing sunshine and a day on the beach, with the cool water to dip in and out of when it all gets too much!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches



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