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The lost summer



Have you seen summer? I missed it.  I completely seemed to have lost it.

Autumn is here already, it's taken me by surprise and I find myself feeling wistful for the warmer days.  Which is not like me I know, but somehow, with a full life of work and parenting, this summer passed by and I didn't have time to stop and notice it.  It didn't drag on like normal, it seemed to be over in the blink of an eye and I don't think I did enough awesome summer stuff.

Not enough swims in the cool water, no Friday night fishing, no garden filled with zucchinis.  I didn't scoff enough cherries or eat enough juicy peaches standing over the sink.  We didn't have enough BBQs, eat dinner outside and certainly not enough late evening walks in the cool night air.  Somehow, somewhere summer just passed me by. How did that happen?





I checked the calendar, yep, December, January and February were certainly there.  So I checked my photos and there I did find summer, well glimpses of it anyway.  Photos from a swim in the legendary Longley water hole, a sail down the river, picking blackcurrants, a picnic in a paddock, a weekend road trip in the country heat.

Seems there was an actual summer, and bits of it were glorious.   And I have proof that it did happen, but still, it went too fast and I'm left feeling nostalgic for summer.

So here's the proof of my lost summer.  But it still feels over too soon. I miss it. The lost summer of 2015.












24 comments:

  1. ...Funny you should write this post... I feel the same way, our first summer in Australia seem to have gone passed un-noticed. I normally love autumn, but this year I am not ready for it....
    Thank you for a lovely blog, my family and I dream about a trip to Tasmania, maybe 2015 is the year.... :) x

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    1. It's a common theme isn't it?! Thanks for your lovely comment - it's nice of you to say so, I hope you get to Tasmania this year. x

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  2. Your photos are sublime.
    And I feel exactly the same way.
    We didn't swim in our dam even once, my arms are hardly scratched up from blackberry bushes, there are only a few loose bits of grass on my fave crochet rugs and we didn't have to put our fire plan into action even once.
    Weird summer indeed.
    xxxx

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    1. I'm about to go looking for blackberries - our usual spot has been "cleaned up" - all bulldozed and disappeared.

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  3. Oh wow, looks gorgeous while it lasted though! It still feels hot like summer over here, but more cloudy!

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    1. It was gorgeous while it lasted - I'm glad you're enjoying a little more warm weather!

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  4. Beautiful! The months have sped by but Summer is still very much here in the north. Would you like me to send you some? That swimming spot looks amazing and I love the look of a meal in the paddock. Love your Summer photos.

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    1. Yes please - send a little more warm weather - if only to help ripen the corn!

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  5. I feel exactly the same way. I am in mourning and have declared to anyone who will listen that I am taking holidays at home next summer - just to get up and go to the beach.

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    1. Your holiday plans for next summer sound perfect!

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  6. I was just talking about the very same thing this morning to some colleagues - don't worry, you're not alone!

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    1. Well I guess I can take some comfort from that!

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  7. The parts of summer you captured on camera look gorgeous Michelle...I cannot believe it is autumn either x

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    1. Thanks Jane, it sure sped by didn't it?! x

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  8. I'm the same, it makes me really sad that we didn't enjoy summer enough.

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    1. Perhaps a lesson next summer to make the most of it! And not work too hard!

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  9. I am so glad the Autumn is here though… I love that chill in the air! At last! x

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  10. I am always glad when we say goodbye to Summer. In perth they are long, dry & stinking damn hot! However this Summer has been ok with maybe only 10 days where the temp was around 43-44, we had a tiny bit of rain & the grass has stayed green. It'll still be another month or so before we fully embrace Autumn so still many a day to enjoy the heat.

    And that swimming hole looks like the most glorious place ever! One day I'll be emailing you to say " Hey Michelle, we are heading to Tassie for a visit. Hit me up with all the places I MUST see!" and this place will be on the list x

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    1. I most certainly will Reannon - and you must come over for tea! xx

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  11. WHAT HAPPENED? I'm not ready to say bye to summer either, but at least your photos remind me of the loveliness. At least there's autumn in Tassie to look forward to :)

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  12. Summer is still in full swing in my beachside town-no sign of cooler weather just yet. I don't cope well in the heat & spend all summer counting down the days to Autumn. I have a beautiful crocheted blanket I recently bought and I can't wait for the cool nights so I can use it-still just sheets on the bed for now.

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  13. The summer here was definitely not the normal super heated type, but honestly I find it hard to miss that! I do love autumn but then autumn here is pretty mild so I guess it's all a matter of location and perspective.

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  14. This is a great blog and Tassie is such a beautiful state and

    lovely place. Our tour started out really well organized. I

    went on the Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula tour with a stop

    at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park.

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