summer : farewell

Oh summer, you’ve been exceptional.

Last year as we wandered into autumn we kind of felt like we’d been cheated. We’d had a wet, cool summer and there just weren’t enough days spent in the sun. But this year made up for it. Regardless of the heatwaves, fires and most recent monsoon-like rains, we been spoilt with memorable beach days, lazy afternoons reading/napping and many an alfresco dinner. Sand has made its way into every crevice of our home and we’ve eaten copious amounts of mangoes, blueberries and peaches (and garden salads, woodfire pizzas, ice-cream).

Now the light is fading from golden to a softer, cooler yellow. Change is upon us…of the seasonal kind.

Thanks so much for following along with this seasonal series. I find it comforting to recognise the season, document  it and then reminisce. For those of you in the North; I know many of you have found photos of frolicking beach babies a little hard to bear but rest assured, spring is on its way. I look forward to scrolling through your abundant summer posts when I’m in the depths of winter. 


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  • Jane@flightplatformliving
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    oh jodi your blog is so beautiful xxx

  • Preeti Dubey
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    These pictures are so beautiful , defining the mood when you clicked them. Last picture is so gorgeous and playful.

  • Sarah
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    I agree…I love visiting here. It's so beautiful. We're awaiting spring…I can hardly wait for warmth and to play in the garden again. Enjoy the change….it brings so many new things. XO

  • Ida/FarWestLogbook
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    I've loved following your summer while in the midst of winter, so comforting and reassuring.

  • Lou Archell
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    bliss….. dreamy x

  • Kate/Katie
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    You're right. When I read, "Now the light is fading from golden to a softer, cooler yellow. Change is upon us…of the seasonal kind," my first thought was spring is on its way. It is very hard to imagine on this cold and rainy day, but I know it's true.

    You have a beautiful space here.

  • A little bit Country
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    I'm ready for the seasonal change. Ready for autumn and winter and the indoor cosiness that is a must when the cooler days set in. I've really enjoyed following your summer series. xo

  • Andrea @ little buckles
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    I think you summed it up pretty well. Can't wait for summer here now! x

  • Ruby Hoppen
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    Yes, I sit here in my darkened bedroom and distinctly feel the seasons changing. I am excited for autumn, there is something so special about it for me, my favourite season. Love that photo of Poet with the mess of light in her hair!

  • Smykolandia
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    Nature suprises us. You have amazing summer, we have winter. Today we had a glimmer of spring sunshine, but we were at home – my son is on the mend. Beatufiul pics. Che loves water.

  • Harri Davison
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    Oh such wonderful photos, making me crave the sunshine!

    Harri
    at-rubik.blogspot.com

  • Kate
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    I thought it was amazing having a taste of summer during our winter! And Jodi, that second photo is by far my most favorite I've ever seen from you. It is perfectly, in an essence, Poet. (Your little ball of sunshine!) I've been trying to document the seasons but found it hard to pick up my camera at all with the seasonal blues – thank you for inspiring me to keep going! xx

  • hammeringnotes.blogspot.com
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    Love the way you write… and your beautiful photos x

  • Pink Ronnie
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    This summer has been wonderful.

    And these images make me smile… (especially that second one!)

    Ronnie xo

  • rebucadoacido
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    beautiful!
    i miss summertime..

  • Iliska Dreams
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    No! For some reason I was in blissful ignorance that summer was about to end until I read this post. I then looked down and saw the date and knew you were correct. I am just not ready for summer to end, we have had way too much rains/flooding in Brisbane, I would like to enjoy summer, umm just one more month?

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

  • Steph @ this brown wren
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    Aussie beach days are hard to beat! Gorgeous captures of what will be a memorable Summer for you and your loves. Hope you day is grand 🙂 x

  • MrsW
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    Just stumbled across your blog this morning, what a lovely little space! Beautiful!!

  • G
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    yes, such a summery summer this year. So lovely. I think there's something innate in us that appreciates the seasons marking the time passing.. or something like that! lovely. x

  • Rebecca Alexis
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    lovely, lovely. xo

  • Mariella
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    Such a beautiful post…I am now looking forward to my summer

  • Blythe
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    Oh no… I don't want summer to end. I don't feel like I've squeezed out enough beach time this year! So much rain and flooding at the end of January until now, it's been devoid of many beach days!

  • Lila Wolff
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    Just gorgeous. I am very much looking forward to Autumn.

  • Angels have Red Hair
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    You have such a great eye for a beautiful shot…definitely a talent. The summer shots have been fantastic…but I can't wait to see what you do with autumn and winter…different light….more beautiful photographs 🙂

  • mel @ loved handmade
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    Ive loved summer so much, I'm really not ready for it to end..x

  • jo
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    this is the first summer that i have liked in years! i will be a little sad to see it go although i am so excited that autumn is nearly here. i love your seasonal series by the way!

  • Nell
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    These beautiful shots, and all the others from the last months, have made me long for summer. I hope we have a better summer than last year too – some sunny days rather than rainy cold ones would be lovely!! x

  • ema
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    Here we are still in the depths of winter and I'm barely letting myself daydream about spring. Now you have me yearning for summer! These are wonderful images. I can feel the sun, hear the wind, taste the air.

  • sthxnth
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    Just discovered your blog – really nice photos! Look forward to reading more.
    It has been a glorious summer, feels like it is fading now.
    ps. I have the same pink towel as you 🙂
    from Claire x

  • Rebecca Alexis
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    how do you capture it all? xo

    • Jodi
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      I don't…I just capture snippets x

  • FLOOR NUMBER FOUR.
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    It looks gorgeous in your photos, I am so longing for the sun in the end of the winter in chilly Ireland, not long until the spring comes our way! Enjoy the rest of your summer /maria 🙂

  • Ella
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    oh my the second shot of Poet!! if you guys lived near i would certainly be calling on visits for squishes. xo

  • Dressing Ivana
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    I love Poet´s second photo!!!

  • Fototosse
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    Sweet pictures. Wao.

  • look see
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    What a lovely ode to summer, Jodi. Beautiful xx

  • Kymmie
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    Beautiful. I have loved this summer too – especially seeing we have bought a beach cottage! We move there this week. Can't wait for the renovations! xx

  • CP and KW
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    such gorgeous summer photos!
    kw ladies in navy

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