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  • Alyssa Wieske

Finding Inspiration in Summer




Fleeting. That's the word that comes to mind when thinking about summer. Living in Ontario, the summers are short and sweet. Each year there's only a few warm months where the gardens are growing, the temperature is warm enough for a sun dress, and the weather is hot enough to jump into the lake. Just as you start to get used to it, the leaves begin to change colours and the mornings become crisp. The shortness makes me look for ways to enjoy even the simplest moments. Last summer we finished our vegetable gardens and while making dinners my kids would excitedly go out to pick what I needed that evening. Seeing them run back with the fresh picked herbs was such a joy and something I often thought of throughout winter as I was cooking .


It's those little no fuss moments that I love, and each season brings its own opportunities for them. They are simple but make for such a beautiful memory. Here's a list of a few of my summer favourites:


Cutting fresh stems from my garden

Watching a thunderstorm

Evening walks

A day at the beach

Dinners on the patio

Ice cream for dessert with fresh fruit

Farmers markets

Camp fires

Harvesting from my garden

Homemade lemonade

Spending time at the cottage

Driving down a county road

Summer sunsets



And a few pieces that make the everyday feel more special:


For the garden



For hosting



For the home




-Alyssa

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