We have enjoyed an extended summer during October. However, autumn leaves must fall and it will soon be time to winterize our Summer Place. We also call it the Tree House because it overlooks the forest, three stories high, since our house is built on a hill. It feels like I’m up in the tree top!
Besides having breakfast there every morning, it’s a lovely place to entertain family and friends, whether it’s tea for two or garden parties. There’s a stairway to the lower deck and the garden for more guests.
In German we call it the Gartenzimmer (Garden Room) with a lovely view of the garden. Although most of the flowers are gone, the trees are still green with some turning gold. No need to rake the leaves after they dance to the ground because nature takes care of them in the woods.
I’m wearing an organic cotton top that I bought at Jean’s eco boutique, Drizzle and Shine. It’s made by Synergy, a fair-trade company in Nepal where the employees earn a living wage. I love buying ethical clothing and supporting small businesses and artisans.
A lovely shade of gray with dolman sleeves and beautiful hand-stitching on the neckline and 3/4 length sleeves.
Goes well with so many of my pants, here I’ve paired it with black and gray floral jeans.
Our Summer Place has a roof to shade from the sun and keeps the rain off. We can sit there even when it rains and listen to the sound of raindrops on the roof. Little mini lights that look like tiny stars all around the perimeter, create a beautiful ambience in the evening all through the year.
It is a big screened balcony, so no mosquitoes to bother us, no flies to disturb us and no bees to intrude while we’re enjoying our dinner.
I grew up with this song echoing through our house, it evokes the happy moments of my childhood.
Do you have a special place to relax or read away from the madding crowd?
Let’s make the world a better place with compassion.