September 12, 2009

The Days Of Indian Summer.

This past week has been warm and sunny, thus signifying the beginning of the Indian Summer days in Scandinavia. This period will stretch about a month forward, into mid October, bringing a few summer like days; the final taste of this beautiful and fleeting season.

Although the air will grow cold with possible first frost in the early mornings and nights, the days spend in sunny, shielded spots can still offer precious few hours of vital sunshine. Those delightful final rays, before we pass the fall equinox and the sun will slowly start to disappear.

I only have a small front and back terrace, that is my own. However, I share an incredibly beautiful backyard with my neighbors. A park-like area, just in front of my windows, which is pleasing to the eye in every season.
Lined by beautiful birch trees, it is covered by bushes and shrubs, the name of which escapes me. During the course of the year, it either displays flowers or berries, adding colour to the green back drop.

I love this spot, as it is very serene and tranquil. In fact, when I stepped there for the first time ever, I decided to buy my house.

8 comments:

Blogaire said...

Your little park looks really beautiful Protege, just the place to enjoy the Indian Summer. It'a amazing, we have it in Ireland too!

MelRoXx said...

those plants look nice!

gaelikaa said...

It's beautiful!

Doreen said...

looks like a great place to hang out with a good book and watch nature, listen to the sounds.

Claus said...

Wonderful nature at the reach of your hand. So lucky! Congratulations. Does it require a lot of maintainance? Do you share the work and costs with your neighbors?

Protege said...

=Blogaire,
thank you. Yes, it is a wonderful place, very secluded and tranquil.;)) Hope your weekend has been great.;)

=MelRoXx,
thank you, I am glad you like them:;)) xo

=gaelikaa,
thank you and thank you so much for stopping by.;)) xo

=Doreen,
yes, you completely got the idea.;))
xo

=Claudia,
the bushes and the trees take care of themsleves. As for the grass, it is being cut (mowed) by the men. So luckily, very little work for me.;))
I hope you are having a great weekend too.;))

Hilary said...

It looks luscious and lovely. It's nice that you have a predictable period of time which you call Indian Summer. Here, it's any day after the first real cold spell, which warms up more than is seasonal. Of course we can't have Indian Summer yet because it's still REAL summer now! ;)

Protege said...

=Hilary,
yes, it is indeed strange when we get these high pressures in September. However much appreciated, it is just not the same as in June.;)
Hilary, you will have to give into the autumn in a week.;)) Enjoy the last days of summer.;)) xo