Monday, 22 November 2010

The Summer Wind























Yesterday at home whilst enjoying the company of family, the first hint of a summer wind stopped me in my tracks. It's that warm summery wind that reminds me of happy times at the beach or by the pool on holidays with family and friends. I also think of Frank crooning in the moonlight...


The summer wind, came blowin' in from across the sea
It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long, we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts and the summer wind

Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin' by
The world was new, beneath a blue umbrella sky
Then softer than, a piper man, one day it called to you
I lost you, I lost you to the summer wind

The autumn wind, and the winter winds they have come and gone
And still these days, those lonely days they go on and on
And guess who sighs his lullabies through nights that never end
My fickle friend, the summer wind

The summer wind, warm summer wind, the summer wind


I'll leave you to ponder that and some beautiful images to remind us of the beautiful summer days which lay ahead.

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38 comments:

I Dream Of said...

It's been snowing in Seattle today, so these warm sunny images are the perfect hit of summer happiness. Love the Pimm's!

Kasia _ JACOB said...

I love summer, sunny day, water and sun. In a moment I will start to winter. Our winter last year: http://www.cyfrowefoto.net/galeria_zima.php Greetings from Polish. Catherine

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

This post alone was enough to provide some warmth on a very cold and dark autumnal morning here in the UK. Thanks, Anna!

P.S. That umbrella is wonderful!

jlonit said...

Anna - please bring the pink background back. The white one is boring and could be any old blog. The pink background means that you know you are reading Absolutely Beautiful Things.

Emma said...

Mmmmm, jugs of Pimms with lemonade and Ginger ale! Love those images!

Modern Country Lady said...

Love that song ! Fabulous pictures!! Re-tweeted the pictur of your wonderful Xmas tree by that very talented artist lady as I think it's the best EVER !! Lots of positive comments- it;'s so astounding !! XX
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Come and check it out if you have the time :-))) ( Twittername is MdernCntryLady ) XXXX

Virginia Blue - Director Blue Fruit said...

Such a wonderful song, so romantic and so sad! One of my favourites actually. I love your eclectic collection of images that represent the tantalising first days of summer, oh the anticipation! I can't wait - bring it on!

Kelly Polkinghorne said...

Gorgeous post Anna! I love the pic of the girl in the hat - the epitome of casual & happy :-)

Kelly xxx

P.S. Love the new look by the way x

Sarah said...

One of my Frank faves...great song and love the pictures for a Monday morning here in New England, USA! :))

Life of Style said...

wonderful images, thanks for sharing!

Mandi Smith T said...

This post makes my heart yearn for summer! I adore the picture of the house with the hydrangeas in front. As it is just starting to get cool here in Birmingham, Alabama (we had our first fire last week), I am still drawn to my favorite season and your posts! Maybe a winter home in your neck of the woods would do the trick!! www.interiordesignmusings.blogspot.com.

Kate said...

Gorgeous pics, Anna! We had a 36 degree scorcher here . . . what ever happened to Spring?! Not that I'm complaining, so much colour and life in Summer - and long awaited holidays for finishing off little decorating jobs around the house!

p.r.winter said...

I'm so jealous! It's apparently supposed to snow here in the UK this week (which might be fun!) but I'd much rather be looking forward to a season of sun! Love all the images esp the one of our Brit girl Cat Deeley! x

http://inspiredwinter.blogspot.com/

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

I am freezing here in Canada... and these pictures made me feel a little happy as I remember that the sun still shinning somewhere and sad, for not being there. :-)

Have a HAPPY & WARM DAY!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

( -8C here)

Tracey said...

I love that song. We have a wift of winter wind this way and it's cold. Loving your summer pics!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

We are feeling winter winds here, so enjoy those summer breezes! Love the photo of that gorgeous home.

mydesignchic said...

Loving your summer images as we head into winter...so jealous!!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Welcome summer to you! Where is the pink that is so you??? I miss it! Will other color be coming?

Roxanne said...

And here along the Texas Gulf Coast, we are being showered by golden leaves and breezes tinged with the chill that promises winter. Happy Summer on the other side of the globe.

...just beachy in the burbs said...

I love that beach umbrella pic!

* said...

I love a good pimms in Summer. Thanks Anna for reminding me about the exciting possibilities of an Australian Summer! x

Karena said...

Anna wonderful images and lyrics!

Karena
Art by Karena

CALinteriors said...

Lovely collection of photos Anna. Very inspirational:))

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I am so envious, as Calgary (Ab, Canada ) was the second coldest place in the world today. Yikes :) xoxo

Laura said...

I love these images... such a wishful dreamy world. Days like today bundled up with extra socks and a hot chocolate I cant wait for Summer to return and my nautical side to come out again!

Amy said...

I loved the images you've put up. I know that summer wind...and it does make you remember and look forward to good things. Thanks for the post!

Lisa said...

Lovely pictures, lovely blog :)
I'm in Cape Town so we are also enjoying all things beautiful and summery!
xx

Style Maniac said...

one of my all-time favorite songs and singers. over on my side of the world the winter wind shall soon be blowin' in, but oh how i wish it was this one instead.

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

I'm SO jealous! During winter I need to move to Australia and enjoy summertime, I can't stand the cold weather in Europe :)

Charlie Davis said...

love the post. You cheered up my day. It's freezing here and the gorgeous images lifted my spirits. thanks.

Karina Cifuentes said...

I love the idea of having a little station at the doorway entrance for hats, coats, and shoes. It's the perfect lived-in and cozy way to enter a house. I hope to do that one day!

xoxo,
Dreaming of Palm Trees

purple area said...

Great post, lovely images!!

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......From London With Love said...

Love this post! Such great imagery! Thanks!

Alysia

permanent magenta said...

Oh its such a pleasure to get a breath of summer from around the world! Thanks for reminding me that its all relative:)

My Striped Seaside said...

beautiful images and yes they did remind me of summer...lovely..

La Petite Gallery said...

Those days are a long way ahead for me. I am in Maine.I am mad for that beautiful house.

yvonne

Dreamlife/Classic Style said...

Nice to se the pixs, here in sweden its cold and we have snow..