From Norway With Love…
It’s tea time…Today is an absolutely gorgeous day here – the sun is still unseasonably warm and the breezes are very pleasant. There are only a few days left to summer. Sigh.
Officially, fall begins on September 23rd; but before it arrives on the calendar, I must tell you about a very special book – “Sanselig Sommer” by Franciska Munck-Johansen.
My friend Carolyn Aiken, whose home and gardens you toured in these last posts, was featured earlier this year in this beautiful book from Norway by the talented photographer and writer Franciska who writes for a number of international interiors magazines. Ten large pages were devoted to Carolyn’s own verdant gardens.
“Sanselig Sommer” is available through Franciska’s beautiful blog. Although it is not available translated into English, the stunning photos speak a universal language of inspired beauty. I hope you will visit Franciska’s Beautiful World.
Franciska had asked if she could post on her blog my story about my dear neighbour Joanne and her legion of garden faeries who looked after my garden last year from June through September while I was doing other things – like undergoing chemotherapy treatments. I was more than happy to share as it was such a selfless and inspiring thing to do, and it meant so much.
As a thank you, Franciska generously sent me an autographed copy of her gorgeous book! I was overjoyed to receive her gift and when it arrived in the post, it just made my day! It was such a beautiful and thoughtful surprise!
You’ll find tons of ideas and recipes throughout its large pages. I have gleamed some wonderful ideas already that I can’t wait to try! We could all use some more beauty around us, n’est ce pas? Here are some (of my photos of Franciska’s) photos from her exquisite book that I am showing with Franciska’s kind permission. Thank you again, Franciska! And, thanks for dropping by everyone! See you soon…