Summer colour

We are lucky to have connections to a local stone fruit supplier who occasionally sends a few boxes of perfectly packed fruit our way.   The aroma and taste of these nectarines instantly takes me back to the summers of my childhood.  An easy nectarine and almond tart seemed a good way to use up the slightly softer fruit.

Cool dark walls provide a moody backdrop for pretty flowers and glittering ornaments.  It is always so exciting to see a new shop open in a country town, best wishes to the Botanica team.  This little space is a breath of fresh air in our main shopping strip.

These beautiful, golden Trevatt apricots in my garden are destined for stewed fruit, drying, gifting and perhaps a fruit tart or two.

Red dust and a soft pink sunrise as my husband takes off in his plane for another day of station work.

Sunrise at the horse yards while Sugar takes it all in.  The only way to manage horse riding in our summer is to start early.  Catching the pretty morning light is a bonus.

Feral goats come in an endless assortment of colours but I thought this little mob seemed nicely colour coordinated.

I hope you have some pretty colour in your world!

Happy weekend, friends x

22 Comments

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    Say Little Hen

    December 11, 2015

    Beautiful photos Jane! That little flock of goats is lovely – they look like they are having a meeting of some sort 🙂
    I'd love a piece of that tart. Our peaches are all finished now 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Sarah x

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      Jane S

      December 29, 2015

      I think they were having a meeting Sarah!

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    strawberriesinthedesert.com

    December 12, 2015

    Beautiful pics as always, and I'd love the recipe for that gorgeous tart 🙂

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      Jane S

      December 13, 2015

      I might post the recipe in this space Deb, it is easy and delicious. Thanks for calling in 🙂

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    CountryMouse

    December 12, 2015

    That tart sounds nice and the apricots, yum! I love the pic of your hubby taking off. Stay cool!

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    acoastalplot

    December 12, 2015

    I love the contrast between our worlds Jane. While you're eating nectarines and apricots, keeping cool and out of the sun, we are eating apples and mince pies, cosying up by the stove, dodging the rain and hoping the sun will show its face! Beautiful photos as always. Sam x

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      Jane S

      December 29, 2015

      Thank you Sam, seeing the contrasts is one of the best parts of blogging isn't it? x

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    Kate @ Kate Writes

    December 12, 2015

    I'm very envious of your apricot crop Jane. I have my fingers crossed for next year…beautiful illustrations of summer xx

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    Sarah

    December 13, 2015

    Such lovely photos! Thanks for sharing. My hubby would inhale that tart!

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      Jane S

      December 29, 2015

      The tart didn't last long here Sarah!

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    Zena

    December 13, 2015

    That is a lovely lovely tart. It's looks like almond meal or is just flour. Gosh, how cool is it that your hubby has a plane! You must work very hard with that much land. Also one more question, if you don't mind. Are feral goats bad for the land? Stunning photos as always!

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      Jane S

      December 29, 2015

      Thank you Zena. The tart has mostly almond meal in it. The goats are fairly destructive to the land. They eat the grass and shrubs and drink the water that our sheep and cattle could otherwise be eating/drinking. But, the goats are also worth quite a bit of money (their meat is exported) so we learn to live with them in some sort of balance.

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    Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things

    December 13, 2015

    Jane, a beautiful post, as always… and how delicious does your tart look! Wishing you the compliments of the coming season xx

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    e / dig in hobart

    December 13, 2015

    are the goats gathering beneath the tree to escape the heat? what a sweet group, even if I guess they are pests (being feral?).
    my mouth is now watering for nectarines – still a month or two off yet in Tassie. i'm sure that tart was delicious xx enjoy your week jane.

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      Jane S

      December 29, 2015

      Yes, they were certainly enjoying the shade! I hope you are enjoying your festive season x

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    Anne

    December 14, 2015

    That's a delicious looking tart. Lucky you to grow your own apricots. Whenever I buy (imported) apricots they're disappointingly soft and woolly; I'm sure yours are juicy and good.
    Our colour is grey skies but twinkling lights on the trees and a fire inside bring a little colour.

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      Jane S

      December 29, 2015

      I can only imagine that your twinkling tree is gorgeous Anne! x

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    Robin Follette

    December 14, 2015

    So much beauty in one spot! I'm envious of your apricots. My saplings died a few years ago but I'm going to replace them in the spring. Your tart is artwork. Lovely!

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      Jane S

      December 29, 2015

      Thank you so much Robin!

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