Monday Love: Late summer

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Love that litrtle poem above, since i still feel a bit dreamy and lazy on my first day back to work. Our little trips to Austria and the Netherlands were both amazing - will post about it soon. Meanwhile, i'm celebrating the colors of late summer on my terrasse: with a sweet new Melanin plate with titmouse and flowers i got from an artist friend. Yellow green and pink is one of my favorite combinations! Hope your week starts of on a lovely note, can't wait to meet you for a lil' chat very soon!

Photo: Martina Voigt-Schmid


  1. Dear Martina,

    Love the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson and the colours of late summer you have shared.
    Hope that you had a fabulous holiday away in Austria and the Netherlands.

    Happy week and back to work

  2. Martina,
    I adore the flowers and poem above. So charming and painterly for a Monday morning. I was in your town yesterday; thought of you. Shall send e-mail;-)

  3. you are right-this plate is very sweet!

  4. DEAREST! I am literally leaving out the door, but I see you just posted!!! I START SCHOOL! LOVE TO YOU! Anita

  5. Welcome home my friend.....i have missed you. Happy first day back...I am off like Anita to school today. xoxoxo

  6. Wonderul, love the poem and flowers..everything looks so fresh :) I'm glad you enjoyed your time away, I hope your week back at work is a wonderful one!! Have a great day :) x

  7. Waiting eagerly to see pics from Austria, one of my dream destinations and Netherlands...
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Martina:)

  8. Welcome back !!......happy that little quote

  9. Welcome dear, shall wait eagerly for your post, have a great week ahead:)

  10. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time Martina! I adore your little setting on your terrasse. have a beautiful week!

  11. Dearest MARTINA!

    SOOOOOOOO GOOD to see you on my blog! Oh, I am on break here and I must go, but is it wonderful to know that you had a wonderful vacation! Our weather is great today, but soon the autumn will come and make back to school a reality!


  12. Guten Abend liebe Martina, dein Photo ist wunderbar, sehr Froh und Farbig, ich liebe diese Farbe.
    Scheveningen ist einen tollen Stadt, und guten Kaffee ist immer geniessen!
    Jetzt sind die Sommer Ferien leider wieder vorbei, ich kann es selber kaum glauben. Es gab so wenig Sonne diesem Jahr. Denn ich mag Herbst auch sehr. Also wir werden sehen was geschehen wird die naechsten Wochen. Vielleicht wird es noch heiss und gibt es viele Sonne.
    Ich trinke meine Tasse Tee und denke an dich, trinken wir ein bisschen zusammen ;)
    Alles gute xxx

  13. It's so hard coming back after vacation. I am glad to hear that you had a lovely time. Can't wait to find out more about your travels soon. Have a wonderful week, Martina!

  14. Gorgeous splash of colors. Lively and Fun. Holding on the the last bit of summer I can, since Autumn is peeking already. I still can get enough of the sunshine! Have a lovely day!

  15. Can't wait to hear more about your holiday, nice to have you back though! I hope you're having an awesome week, enjoying your beautiful flowers and lovely plate, xo M

  16. So beautiful and inspiring as always Martina..lovely!!

  17. How lovely!
    I am sad to see summer go...luckily fall is my favorite season:) Will welcome the 70 degree weather when it comes!


    Oh, school IS in full swing now. But this week has just been planning week; tonight I have an open house and planning with my is too crazy already!

    THANK YOU always my friend, for your visit!!!!!


  19. I'm glad to hear your trips were wonderful! I hope it is getting easier to get back into the swing of things. I know how hard that is though!


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