Letters to July (four)

It is the overture of July and England basks in endless sun. It is too hot for this country, we are not built for it, nor are our houses, yet a golden summer has been decreed and nobody dares complain. The garden and the veg patch are a tangle of greens, butter-yellow tomato flowers arrive by the hour, and I have a feeling we’re going to be sick of courgettes by the end of the summer. 

It was a weekend for seeking shade in the cool solace of ancient woodland, for picking wild raspberries, admiring lupins. It was a weekend for pinching out growing tips and straw hats and linen skirts swishing around the ankles. It was a weekend for cheering (it’s coming home! Isn’t it?) and picnicking. It was the height of summer.

  • I am so in love with this series, it’s always so lovely seeing a new post from you pop up. I just love your writing and photos, they really evoke these hazy summer days. xx

    • AMY! Thank you oh so very much. That has made my morning! 🙂 I often wonder who’s reading as blog commenting has gone rather out of fashion, so hearing from you made me smile. Hope all is well with you, friend! xx

  • It’s been super hot lately where I am as well! It has been for the last few weeks T_T But we were blessed with a cool weekend, so my friend and I spent it out in the city, popping by a science museum and a thrift shop ^-^ Alwaaaays seeking shade. That’s how I motivate myself when I’m walking out. I look for the next patch of shade and will myself to walk over. Then I look for the next patch of shade. And eventually I make it to my air conditioned destination. I agree with Amy — love how you share your hazy summer days 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • It’s been a while since I’ve touched base with the blogs I follow but I stumbled across this… And after 6 months of checking out, this has reminded me that blog writing can be SO beautiful and well-conceived. Like @amyeleanor:disqus, I just love your writing Lu! Hope things are well with you x

    Laura | laretour.com

    • Oh, Laura – thank you so much! That means so much because I have noticed a real drop-off in people commenting on blogs and I sometimes wonder about the value of sharing my thoughts with an anonymous audience. It’s so lovely to hear from you, I have wondered about you and hoped all was well. I see you have moved, congratulations and hope it all went smoothly 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by! x