Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Summer of Love

Yesterday we enjoyed a family day out under sunbeams. We breathed deep, the heavy fragrances of ageing roses and lavender, served up on barely perceptible waves of crushed grass.

We picnicked under a plane tree, and watched children wearing their warmth lightly as they played.

Later on there was ice-cream. Dripping salted caramel, vanilla, and raspberry sorbet. Crunchy cones and sticky hands.

SW, nicely captured by her sister, Imogen.

SW was looking forward to having a sleepover at her best friend’s house.

There was a little apprehension, that emotional tug we feel when facing time away from the family home, even if it is just one night.

"Love you."

After she’d been picked up, our daughter went into the garden, to find that SW had left this message.

12 comments:

  1. Such a lovely evocation of a perfect day!

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    1. Definitely one for the memory drawer.

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  2. What beautiful words! I particularly like 'wearing their warmth lightly.' I bet there were tears when your daughter found SW's message xx

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    1. I think she might have had something in her eye, Teresa. ;-)

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  3. Lovely words Martin - though my mouth is watering now!

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    1. Ah, another ice-cream fan. The salted caramel is delicious.

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    1. Always extremely grateful for these kinds of days. Little treasures.

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  5. Making memories. Something you can all look back on when they are all grown up.

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