Perfect Places Pt. 6: Those were my Summer Days 2013!

Summer DaysAll pics by Franzi.

I know, I know… it’s fall. I can’t deny it any longer. To be honest, I even enjoyed the last two weeks with this special fall light, the crisp air in the mornings and the first yellow leaves. But lets – only one last time – look back. Summer felt incredibly fast this year. I had severe health issues for the main part of it (and am extremely lucky to feel okay now), I started into a completely new professional life and I spent most of the time home. It was not a summer I enjoyed from its first day on and when I started to feel comfortable with the hot season it was already gone. When I looked through my photos of the last three months I was extremely surprised to find nevertheless an enormous amount of perfect places and even more perfect moments. Maybe the summer 2013 was fast, but it was a good one after all. Now the time has arrived where I am totally okay with a golden fall to take over.

I wish you a week full of perfect moments that will stay as perfect memories!

OsnaIn Osnabrück I spend warm summer nights sitting on balconies, drinking wine and having good talks with friends. During the days I tried to stay outside as much as possible. Those sunflowers belong to my running (and this year strolling) route.

IGSThe IGS (International Gardening Show) in Hamburg – Wilhelmsburg. My Hamburg friends and me made a bike-trip to the show, watched flowers and sophisticated gardening ideas, had a picnic, jumped the trampoline and drove with the sightseeing train. All in all a perfect place and a perfect summer day!

HavelbergI made no big holiday trip this summer. But at least I had a one-day vacation in the picturesque city of Havelberg. This single day feels now at least like a full week of fun and sun and ice-cream and culture and interesting people.

AllotmentSummer time means gardening time. Our allotment garden produced tons of berries this year. It was so nice to spend my time in our green oases – often in excellent company with my gardening pals.

BalconyMy balcony was my private paradise. I decided to sow a mixture of wild flower seeds this year and surprised myself with a phenomenal colorful and diverse result.

HamburgLike always, I spent a lot of my summer days in Hamburg. This photo was made during a harbour boat trip – the docks never lose their fascination for me. …Nor does the marine feeling of the city.

BerlinBerlin. My pals and me made a BBQ at the Tempelhofer Feld on one of the last summer days. Sunset, laughs, marshmallows, and peach-halloumi skewers. Perfect. What else?!

Remember? Those were my summer days 2012.

Time is running fast. One year more J. Congrats!

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It’s Gardening Time!

Gardening TimePic by Franzi.

You choose Gardening as the second topic you would like to read as a Special Monday post.- And voilá, here it comes… Like you already may know (because I wrote about it several times), I am the proud co-owner of an allotment garden myself and on top I have the incredible luck to have a wonderful, big balcony as well. So, gardening plays a big role in my life. It is relaxing, thrilling and educating. It gives you the perfect opportunity to meet up with people – whether in your allotment when you attain a community gardening day or at your balcony having a BBQ with friends. Gardening offers you an incredible number of distractions and, yes indeed, also work. It is not easy to maintain an allotment garden (last year we really sucked in mowing, but we learned something out of it and bought a new mowing machine for this season), or to think soon enough about buying seeds and providing your balcony for the new season. You have to learn how to grow vegetables. And tomatoes can be a big challenge. There’s an incredible number of books available with gardening tips, but the best way to learn how to do it is actually just doing it. – You will realize if you have done something wrong and try to do it never again. Gardening is a wide field… and I promise you that I will present you more about this topic during this season. And here come a few convenient gardening tools and accessories that would be beautiful and practical in every little space of green…

GardeningI, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII

Have a wonderful week with a lot of hours outside in the nature!

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