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tropicana


Lychees*, mangoes*, outdoor tub baths... the tropical North Queensland summer is well and truly here - and this is what ours looks like.

What's summer like at your place?

* Straight from Nonno Sam's farm, the sweet juice still slightly warmed from the sun. The only way to eat them.

28 comments :

  1. Gorgeous! Love that last shot! At our place we've been running under sprinklers, making ice-cream and wearing dresses that twirl when we dance xx

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  2. I bet that outdoor tub is your very best friend through summer :) summer at ours is water play - buckets and slip and slide - making fruit juice icypoles and afternoon movies in the aircon when the dry melbourne heat is just too hot! stunning images as always x

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  3. Here it's waiting for when the fan blasts past with a sweet little gust of breeze, wearing as little as possible, and sometimes staying too long at the shopping centre because their air conditioner is better than ours (which is not hard).

    I do suspect that once the tap is connected in our kitchen Eve will spend time splashing in our sink, which looks pretty similar to the trough Lalie is in in your beautiful photos.

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  4. Magic My Bijou declared to all and sundry at the fruit shop the other day that lychees were in season when she spotted them! I couldn't have been prouder. And cooling off in the old concrete tub...just the best. Your photos are magnificent. Wishing you a beautiful (and hopefully cool) Friday :) x

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  5. This is gorgeous, I'd love an outdoor tub bath! Our summer, once school ends next week, will hopefully look like perfect lazy beach days. Our littlest guy is eating mango by the box full, skin and all! x

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  6. Eulalie is looking like she had a blast in that tub!

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  7. Lychees straight from the farm - wow! That last photo is beautiful. Kellie xx

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  8. I'm a Queenslander living in NSW, i have childhood photos of us in those concrete tubs and memories of warm mango's straight from the tree. Great pics.

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  9. Oh Claire - you're making me oh so very homesick. There is nothing like a NQ chrissy!

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  10. Pure joy -- what a lovely summery series of photos.
    Katie

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  11. Beautiful photos, Claire. You are making me hungry for mangoes! Summer is dry and hot here - I'm still coming up with ways to keep Everly happy indoors as she always wants to go 'outh-sidth'.

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  12. Oh my, summer in your neck of the woods is just stunning. I LOVE lychees. Such a treat. And mangoes. Yum.

    The photo of Lalie in the tub is gorgeous.
    x Laura

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  13. Our summer is looking a bit overcast at the moment, but we've got high hopes for some sunshine soon! Love these shots :)

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  14. I just found your site recently - your baby girl & home are adorable! I am expecting my first child & have been sooo inspired by your nursery! I was curious to know if your friend still sells those little camels? Also, where did you get your pillows? (Esp the ladybug one!) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful family & home!

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  15. I just found your site recently - your baby girl & home are adorable! I am expecting my first child & have been sooo inspired by your nursery! I was curious to know if your friend still sells those little camels? Also, where did you get your pillows? (Esp the ladybug one!) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful family & home!

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  16. Incredible photos, Claire. The light at your place is amazing xx

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    1. Beautiful photos!! How wonderful is that fruit... Yum:)

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  18. Lychees. There to be picked?! Jealous lady over here with a mass craving for their sugary goodness. Hope life is treating you magically dear Claire. Xx

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  19. perfect QLD summer even in the not so north :) reminds me of being up the beach at my pa's house for christmas

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  20. Don't understand how I somehow missed this post... this is pure magic! I would love to be able to experience an Australian summer in my lifetime... actually any visit to AU in my lifetime would be a dream. Gorgeous photos, gorgeous girl. xo

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  21. such beautiful images, love them

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  22. These pictures are glorious! I would love to pick fresh lychees like this!~

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  23. Oh please can we swap States?? Summer in Melbourne means carrying your cardigan just in case.

    But we are planning our escape.

    http://wp.me/p2olKc-mG

    Your blog and pictures are truly beautiful. Happy New Year

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  24. Your posts make me crave spring - which is still a ways off. Oh how I dream of those warm sweet summer days~
    x

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