Summer colour





1. Capsicums from the garden, coincidentally in Christmas colours
2. Dusk in the creek with the sunset behind me and the moon rising in front of me
3. A red, dusty track behind our house
4. Our first tomatoes for the summer
5. Tasty shades of brown, coffee and homemade fruit mince pies
6. A snowy white star made by my generous and creative friend, Jodie.

Merry Christmas blog friends, stay cool.  I hope you have a restful and happy holiday season.

Jane xx


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    December 20, 2013

    Stunning photos Jane.
    I absolutely cannot believe you are picking your first tomato when ours are just starting to flower.
    I hope your Christmas is wonderful.
    It's been a great year hanging out with you in social media land. xxxxx

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    Becs :: Think Big. Live Simply

    December 20, 2013

    Merry Christmas to you too – enjoy all the beautiful colours out there! See you again in 2014 🙂

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    Sarah Jane

    December 21, 2013

    These pictures are so peaceful and lovely Jane! I love the crocheted star!
    Have a Merry Christmas and wonderful new year!
    Sarah xo

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    December 21, 2013

    Beautiful photos Jane.
    Jodie is lovely isn't she.. and how perfect rosemary is for Christmas decorating.

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    Katie @ Life With The Crew

    December 21, 2013

    This is one of the reasons why I love reading blogs – to see landscapes that are SO different from where I live! Your second picture is stunning! And your little mince pies are so sweet looking!

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    Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things

    December 21, 2013

    Oh Jane, how beautiful! Thank you for sharing your country life and inspired recipes and photographs throughout the year. Happy baking and merry christmas xo

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    Catherine Bedson

    December 21, 2013

    Beautiful photos Jane, love the one of the coffee and mince pies my favourite at Christmas time along with plum pudding). I wanted to pop in to wish you a very merry christmas and happy and safe new year.

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    December 21, 2013

    Gorgeous posts of late, lady. You are inspiring and I think I want to come and live with you so that I can enjoy all of the amazing treats in your kitchen! Merry Christmas to you and yours! xx

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    December 22, 2013

    Your photos make me feel like I'm there with you. Thank you so much for sharing them Jane .. very special

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    Anne Wheaton

    December 22, 2013

    I love the warmth exuding from your photos Jane. You've brightened my day with these. Wishing you a restful and carefree Christmas. Anne x
    PS just pinched your idea – looks a bit different here.

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    December 22, 2013

    Love it! Nobody quite does a red Christmas like us Aussies, even our dirt is red! Have a blessed and joyous Merry One, Jane, and thanks for brightening my days with your gorgeous blog posts! xxx

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    Andrea Mynard

    December 22, 2013

    Love your summery colour, definitely brightened up my evening by the wood-burner. Those mince pies look gorgeous too. Merry Christmas!

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    look see. by naomi fenton

    December 23, 2013

    Just look at those capsicums! 🙂

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    December 23, 2013

    Oh, wow…that photo with the moon in the trees is just mesmerizing!

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    tea with hazel

    December 23, 2013

    your photos are beautiful jane..they capture the essence of an australian christmas with the ripe capsicum and tomatoes and the red dirt of the outback..have a wonderful christmas dear friend..and by the way i went to the library the other day and saw the sweet photo of your annabelle with the precious..x

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    December 24, 2013

    Merry Christmas to you Jane, thank you for your visits, and sharing your kitchen and garden with us. xx

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    e / dig in

    December 24, 2013

    i have supreme tomato and capsicum envy… perfect christmas reds. i am always inspired by your beautiful produce.have a wonderful christmas e XX

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    December 28, 2013

    Your 'summer colour' pictures are simply gorgeous Jane!!! Those home-made mince pies look absolutely delicious and your new little star hanging in that beautiful Xmas tree of Rosemary is ever so sweet (I'm so glad you loved it)… xx

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    December 30, 2013

    Hi Jane, I hope you had a really lovely Christmas, and that the year ahead is good to you and your family. Full of colour and happiness x

    (is that the colander I gave you?)

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    The Desert Echo

    January 10, 2014

    i love these photos together, they paint some a beautiful picture of what's important in life. i especially love the red light on the trees.