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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Midsummer in pictures 2017

Midsummer feast in Latvia
I can't even express how much I love the Midsummer feast as it's one of my most favorite holidays of the year! The time on these two days went by so fast and I kind of wish that I could have spent at least another week at the countryside. On Friday the weather was absolutely perfect and while we were picking flowers in the meadow, I even managed to slightly sunburn my cheeks and my nose. The evening was quite chilly and sun was quick to hide under those big grey clouds, therefore, I wasn't able to capture the gorgeous Midsummer golden hour like last year. As per usual I spent these holidays with my closest family and boyfriend at my grandparents countryside in Tārgale, near Ventspils. And as per usual we created Midsummer flower crowns, I made mine from bedstraw, rye, jasmine, peony and daisies. The boys had the traditional oak tree leave wreaths. And, of course, Aurelia also had a little flower crown since it was her first Midsummer feast and I cannot even express how happy she was to be at the countryside, with so many people and so much food around 😊 Do you celebrate Midsummer feast / Summer Solstice in your country?

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Nu ko kārtējie Jāņi ir pavadīti un man pilnīgi žēl, ka tie bija tik īsi, jo Jāņi viennozīmīgi ir vieni no maniem mīļākajiem svētkiem un laukos es varētu pavadīt vēl vismaz veselu nedēļu. Piektdiena bija ļoti skaista diena un ideāli piemērota, lai sagaidītu vasaras saulgriežus. Kamēr pļavā plūcām Jāņu zāles man pat izdevās nedaudz apcepināt vaigus un degunu. Vakars gan bija pavēss un saule ātri vien paslēpās mākoņos, tāpēc neizdevās notvert maģiskā Līgo vakara zelta stundu, piemēram, kā pagājušo gad. Svētkus kā ierasti atzīmējām ģimenes lokā, Tārgalē, netālu no Ventspils, kur maniem vecvecākiem ir lauku mājas. Un kā jau ierasts pinām arī Jāņu vainagus; savā vainagā iepinu madaras, margrietas, jasmīnus, rudzus, jasmīnus un skaistās peonijas. Puišiem, savukārt, bija tradicionālie ozollapu vainagi. Un, protams, pie vainadziņa tika arī Aurēlija, jo viņai šie bija pirmie Jāņi un lieki būtu piebilst to, ka viņa bija absolūtā sajūsmā 😊 Kā Tu pavadīji šos svētkus?
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
How adorable are my grandparents? 😍
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
With mum and cousin Anita
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Mum with my niece Elīza
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia
Midsummer feast in Latvia

~With love~
Maddie

3 comments

  1. Beautiful family ❤️. Great pictures

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  2. I have heard a lot about midsummer celebrations. In fact I have a few Swedish clients who are on a vacation will August first week. I am so jealous of them :). Anyway, love love your dress here Maddie. It is so pretty. You look beautiful. Amazing pictures here. And the puppy is so cute!. God bless your family. I am sorry for going absent every once in a while. But I come back and read all your posts.

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