Tuesday, July 12, 2011

summer fruit, flowers and treats




My photos today are from the gardens around the home
of my father-in-law, Gerry and his sweet wife, Ann.
They helped organize a huge family picnic
celebrating all the July birthdays!

In summer, the song sings itself. 
~William Carlos Williams 

Wishing you a beautiful song
that lasts all summer long.


It's me said...

xxx...love Ria...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Maria, that FRUIT speaks to me! I can eat nothing BUT all summer long. WATERMELON is good now and my favorite are grapes, but this year, I can't get the good green ones that are so reminiscent of my childhood in California....are you having fun? I CERTAINLY AM!


Anonymous said...

2 little cups
on my desk
my treats for
be happy

Farmgirl Cyn said...

As much as I love the flowers, I think the bouquet of candy speaks to me the most!!!! How cute is that???

Diana said...

I imagine that was one fun family picnic! Lovely photos Maria.
Love Di ♥

Zuly said...

Gracias a la vida que nos da tanto!
Lindas imágenes.
Un saludo desde Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious friend,

Oh how I would love to meet you! Are you Hispanic by any chance? You have a lovely Latina look to you!

Your visit to my home is a delight. Your words are so so kind and I am overwhelmed by the joy that people have given me by commenting so sincerely about our efforts. Yes, LOVE, and JOY, pride in the environment where we make our nest and vision is what makes us TICK! We moved out here due to Ruben's job...we came from Massachusetts. But we knew that we could never live there but we have made a real home in Minneapolis and after 15 years, it has really been a blessing. I LOVE MY JOB at the French immersion school, speaking of which...OH DEAR! At the end of August....school starts again! NOOO! But there is still time...yeah!

Out to Lowe's today dearest? Oh, Home Depot, Lowe's and our local MENARDS, they know us very well!

Much love to you and come anytime for a cup of tea or WATERMELON SORBET!!!

Que notre Seigneur Jésus te bénisse aussi! TOI ET TA FAMILLE, VOUS TOUS! Anita

Julie Harward said...

Ahhh, Summer and all of it's joys..how fun! :D

Martina said...

Watermelon AND hydrangea - 2 of my favorites in one picture! :) Happy dance!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a pretty post. I wish I had that candy jar in front of me right now...not that I need it! The flowers are gorgeous!

Hope all is well at your house:)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur summer fruit is gorgeous, but the treat jar... well, it's no contest. Hand over that treat jar and no one will get hurt!

Red Rose Alley said...

I visited your blog today. I saw you on Castles, Crowns, and Cottages. Isnt' Anita lovely? Your blog is so pretty, charming, and peaceful. I love tea time. It is so soothing on a hectic day. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. We recently did a post in June on "Tea Time." I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a beautiful week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH OF COURSE!!! ITALIAN!!!! What a rich heritage you have!!! How was your trip to Lowe's? And like you, I don't care what the weather is like outside; I will drink my tea at night with the air conditioner on!!! Thank you sweet Maria, for coming by! Oh how I love blogland; it is like running over to your neighbor's house for a quick chat!


Rosie said...

Hello Sweet Girl,
Hoping you are ENJOYING every moment of your summer holiday. Gorgeous snappies...as usual...Our birthday months are April and May, so we're over the hump...PARTY ON GIRLFRIEND...xoxoxo...Rosie

francis said...

in the summer the song sings .....
It's so wonderful to have time for new experiences ....time for familymeetings .... lovely summermemories to remember in fall or winter .......
Thank you for your comment ....it is like you wrote with my little EVA .... such a blessing !

Dianne said...

Oh Maria I love love love this quote about summer--and I saw where you got to go to Texas to visit Jason--how awesome is that and your pictures of the clouds and sky were remarkable. I'm so glad you relaxed and enjoyed it--

Just beautiful, beautiful friend.


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi sweet Maria, I read the first word in Dutch, a funny experience! We use the same word although it is pronounced very very different ;)
I raise my cup of evening tea to us, to a beautiful Summer right now.
lots of love xxxx

Wanda said...

Oh how beautiful...

I thought I had lost my small hygrangea plant with the summer heat, but it fought back, with a lot of love and water, and now is looking wonderful. It has blue blooms and I cannot wait to have a bouquet of them on my table.

The treat idea on the tables for the family picnic is so cute. I think I'll copy this~~next time we have a backyard party.

dcrelief said...

You had me ooing and ahhing... then salivating! Happy summer! xxx

Barb said...

Your photography sets the mood, Maria - looks like a fabulous and fun celebration in a beautiful place.