Summertime, and the livin' is easy...

Today is the first day of summer!!!

Oh, I know, not for all of us, for my Australian and NZ friends is the first day of winter! but don't be so sure that here in Italy is a hot summer day,, not at all, it's a grey, cold, rainy, first day of summer (well, at least in Padova, where I live)!!!!!

But I feel the need to celebrate the season of holiday, outdoor dining, walks in the wood, fragant flowers, bycicle rides, village festivals, music festivals, beach and sand, children playing all day long...

And you, what comes into your mind, when you think about summer?

Oh, I have this song in my mind today, it doesn't want to go away! I know it's not a happy song, but probably I can't stop singing it because it's a grey day!

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy

Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high

Oh! Your Daddy's rich and your Ma is good lookin'

So, hush little baby, don't you cry . . ."

18 commenti

  1. Love summer ~ the first thing that comes to my mind is the beach~ we are going to Nantucket in two weeks and didn't go last year so I am really missing it. The beaches are stunning. xo

  2. Buongiorno Mara!Che belle foto: io doro l'estate ma anche qui sembra non voler arrivare.
    Per me estate è lavoro (avendo un B&B) ma anche cene all'aperto e giornate lunghe... e gelato e mare... e.. e...

  3. ahhh Mara che belle immagini assolate ed estive!!! Ce n'è proprio bisogno sai?? Qui a Modena c'è freddo, piove e sembra inverno :-(... non ho parole!
    Un bacione

  4. I have the same song in my head this morning...summer came on soooo fast!
    Have a great first day of summer in spite of the non-summer weather out there in Padova!
    If it's any comfort to you, it's raining here too. :)

  5. My dear friend Mara,
    Well, we are having similar weather to you....I wish it would warm up a little.
    I think that it is going to get better this week.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my giveaway post....and thanks too for putting it on your sidebar. You are so kind and have been a very loyal follower. Thank you so much, its lovely to have you as a blogging friend.
    Have a new week full of sunshine, Mara. XXXX

  6. Cara Mara grazie per queste splendide immagni, ce ne proprio bisogno, qui invece che la prima giornata d'estate, sembra quella di inizio autunno, sigh sigh!!!!
    Tanti baci Annamaria

  7. A me vengono in mente le vacanze estive!!! 3 mesi di vacanza.... bei tempi... Come vanno i tuoi lavori di ristrutturazione?? ps. summertime cantata da Ella Fitzgerald è uno spettacolo di canzone, adesso la sto canticchiando anch'io!!!! Baci xx

  8. Even if it's hot and muggy here in Oklahoma, Summer has to be my fav season! I love seeing all the gardens and flowers at full bloom! :) Have a great afternoon!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  9. Good Morning Mara....!

    HAPPY first day of summer to you EVEN if it's not a warm sunny day....I'm SHIVERING in bed with the heater BLAZING here in Melbourne, Australia.....brrrrrrrr....!!

    Summer to me means LIGHT above all thanks to Daylight Savings....I LOVE how it's SO light in the morning & I ADORE that I have at least 2 hours of daylight when I get home at the end of the day from work....I'm able to get SO many projects done during the summer & I feel so INVIGORATED....!

    Summer is my FAVE season for sure....!

    Have a GREAT week....!

    Cheers from CHILLY Ashwood,
    Tamarah :o)

  10. Lovely, summery images Mara. Although it is winter, here in Brisbane it's nice and sunny today, with a slight breeze - quite lovely, really! But oh, I can't wait for summer again - love it! K xx

  11. That song is absolutely perfect for the holiday that I'm on now in Savannah, Georgia! It's hot, but there is beauty all would have so much fun with your camera, here! Happy summer!
    xx Suzanne

  12. Ciao Mara,
    mi sono persa un po' di post...
    sto preparando la nuova Collezione da presemtare a settembre!!!!

    Che belle queste foto!!!
    Qui a Milano oggi c'è il sole, speriamo che sia arrivata l'estate!!!
    un bacione <3
    daniela Dream Shabby Chic

  13. Cara!
    hai ragione, festeggiamo l'estate ugualmente, anche se l'inizio non è stato dei migliori!
    viva le passeggiate la sera con un bel gelato alla frutta..o alle creme.. quello che fanno in quella gelateria di Montegrotto, hai presente quale.. con tutti quei gusti strani.. ecco, quella è l'estate!!

  14. Non sembra proprio estate neanche a Lucca! Ma domani...forse arriva!!! Mi piace l'estate...magari non con 40°!
    Bellissime foto!
    Buona settimana!

  15. Love that song! Our June is turning out to be quite the horrid scorcher. Eighty-five degrees by 8 in the morning. Oh, it's going to be a long summer.

  16. I think of spending the day by the pool or at the beach. I use to be able to lay there, but now it's a different experience with children, LOL! X and I had a very fun day at the neighborhood pool. A LOT of jumping off the diving board=0)

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog=0)

    Have a great night,

  17. Well it's winter here so it's hard to think of summer! I do love your images though..Rachaelxx

  18. Happy Summer to you too Mara! It's my favorite season. I hate being cold. Brrr. :)

    Also, Thank you for the prayers for me and my family. It means a lot to me. :)


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