Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer, sweet summer



For the first time in a while, tonight was quiet in our house for several hours. I was all alone, and loving it. No kids, my husband was working, no TV, no barking dogs, no music, . . . just the sound of birds, my own thoughts, a beautiful sky, still air, and the feel of summer. Finally.

What I'm loving ...

Instagram. My husband shot, and texted me, the two beach photos while out on a 45 mile bike ride this past Sunday. The rose and strawberry images are my own.




I love the smell of this candle. Actually everyone in my family loves it. It reminds us all of the beach.
I love colored canning jars. The above Lightening jar is an oldie my husband dug up out of a bottle dump, almost 30 years ago!






I love a pink sunset







And I love fresh summer flowers. These Sweet Peas are perfect, though I must confess I scoffed them up from someone else's garden. Honest to goodness they had hundreds of them so I figured they would never miss four ; )



I love the white christmas lights I turn on every night in our living room on my display table.

Tomorrow (July 1st) is my day and I hope it's a good one. A relaxing one. Maybe a day to walk along the beach.

Thank you all for stopping by. I keep saying I'm going to catch up on everyone's blogs but it's not happening. The days seem to be flying by lately. I swear I don't know where the time goes!



27 comments:

Country Girl said...

Your photos are just so divine, Sharon. And I love those Instagrams. Wow!

Hope your day tomorrow is a wonderful one.

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely summer pictures Sharon. The one of the sunset behind the trees looks like behind our house ;-) I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. It's a holiday weekend for us and I'm looking forward to some fun celebrating Canada Day. Enjoy! Pamela

Susan said...

Nice photos, Sharon. Good job! "Dontcha" just love "at home" summer days? Gotta love 'em. Susan

Robin said...

Sharon, lovely post! I know what you mean about the time flying by! Here we are into the seventh month and it still feels like Christmas was last week!
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy 4th!

Georgianna said...

Your beautiful photos totally create a peaceful, summery mood, Sharon. I hope tomorrow is the best! xo – g

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Stunning photos Sharon. Isn't a quiet house nice every once in awhile.

Eva Gallant said...

Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing!

sheila lynch said...

fabulous post!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

I need a my day so badly! I hope yours is awesome.

Also, I've forgotten all about instagram! ...perhaps I should get back to that :)

Gone Country said...

Beautiful photos! I love anything pink!

Enjoy your day!

Carol Mattingly said...

I love the rose image best. I would give anything to be near the beach this weekend. Have a wonderful and fun 4th! Carol

Judy said...

I love the second sunset photo, with the lone spruce tree! Just perfect!
But I really have to get some strawberries before they are gone...

Snappy Di said...

Hi Sharon... stopped by your blog last night but was too tired to comment.. when it's late my brain just shuts down.

Just wanted to stop by today and wish you and your family a great 4th of July week-end... hope you will be next to the water.

Di

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful photos! Love the idea of the lights. I love instagram too. Another addiction!

Mary Lou said...

What is your instagram name?

Mary said...

I'm loving those Instagram pics! And how sweet that your hubby sent you some from his ride! Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Sharon!
xoxo

Lisa RedWillow said...

Your photos are just stunning Sharon. Each and everyone . I just love your view . The flowers and vase just make me smile. Happy 4th dear lady.
Hope you and your family had a wonderful day and night.

Lisa RedWillow said...

I love the smell of candles.
In the winter when its dry I love to put water on to simmer with Cinnomon Sticks inside the pot. It is wonderful without baking. :)

Elaine said...

Your candlelight photo is so beautiful! I always have trouble capturing the beauty of firelight.

I hope you had a great weekend!

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Very beautiful!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

hi Sharon! glad to discover your lovely blog! and thanks for stopping by mine.

Stacey Dawn said...

Such beautiful images - hope you had a great "my day!"

Snappy Di said...

Come leave a comment on my blog for the Fairy Hobmother! I did and won a $50 Amazon Gift Cert. Seriously.. come comment and leave your wish.

Di

cookinuplife.com said...

How pretty! I love the "Lightening" jar! I bet it was for catching lightening bugs back in the day ;)

Rose West said...

Hurray for summer! It's pretty much summer year-round here, but I still find a little excitement stored up for July and watermelons and sunshine :)

A. Jarrett said...

I hope that you had a good day! I'm loving instagram as well.

Love reading about the things you love, Sharon!

John Huntsman said...

These are beautiful images of summer. This year, I plan on taking a crash course for photography made for beginners. Check out my blog soon for it: sleepaway camp.