Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth


Happy Fourth everyone!
What are you doing this weekend?


Me?


I'll be right here in the early am and later in the day.


Hanging out, reading, deadheading some blooms,
 nurturing others, sucking down lots of iced tea...trying to keep it green in daily heat over 100.


It is not always easy.
Important things rarely are.

Life * Liberty * Love


32 comments:

Faded Charm said...

Sorry your weather is so warm, but looks like a lovely place to spend it:-) We're finally getting some of that warmth and it feels good!

Enjoy your iced tea and flowers.

xoxo
Kathleen

Jane said...

Happy 4th to you too!! I'm sitting on my patio right now enjoying the day, watching the golfers go by and catching up on some blogging. A nice relaxing day for me!!
Enjoy your day.
Jane

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love your garden with all of your garden accessories. What a pretty place to relax and dream (when it is a little cooler). Happy 4th!

Danielle

time worn interiors said...

Very, very hot here the last couple of days! Yesterday I went in the house and changed clothes 3 times! I will be working my bootie off tomorrow as well! You know what they say, "not rest for the weary"! Hope you have a great day tomorrow, wish I could come and drink some tea with you!
tot

erin said...

hip, hip, hoo-ray!!

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

I so love the area you have outside to rest and read....I wish I could drop over for a tall glass of ice tea!
We are at our camp/cottage this weekend visiting and relaxing and just glad to be able to be together...have a happy 4th of July!!!

Terra said...

Find the shade, pray for a breeze and stay cool my friend.
Happy Fourth of July.

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I love the outdoor space! Don't guess I've seen it before. I'm gonna be home, out of the traffic and crowds.
Brenda

beth said...

the biggest mistake so far this year....buying to many plants that have to be deadheaded....ugghhh i hate that :(

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy 4th July Suzan
Your garden looks lovely.. somewhere to escape the heat... Love those outdoor curtains

ciao xxx Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy 4th July Suzan
Your garden looks lovely.. somewhere to escape the heat... Love those outdoor curtains

ciao xxx Julie

Razmataz said...

Happy 4th Sweet Pea!

lifespassion said...

Boy, if that is your backyard, I love it! What a great place to read, relax, drink wine and garden. Have a happy 4th!!

Carole said...

It looks pretty cool from here. Who needs plants with all that great stuff!....
but I do love that coleus in that first pic on the left corner.

Happy 4th!
xx
C

Theresa said...

Ohhh that brick path to your garden is so sweet. All of your flowers sure are thriving despite the heat!
We have been taking it easy, it's been pretty warm here too and lucky for us we have the kindest neighbors that let the kids swim in their pool so I have been catching up on some reading while they swim and listening to "mom, watch this"
ahhhhh life is good.
Take Care! Happy 4th! love, t. xoxoxoox

Joycee said...

I love your outdoor space and can picture myself right there in one of those chairs with a big glass of iced tea! Our weekend has been filled with company so I'm kinda looking forward to quiet again!

kluless said...

I love your yard! I am sure it is incredibly hot there right now but you have done a beautiful job of creating an inviting and relaxing space. Just beautiful!

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Fourth to you!

Spent a wonderful relaxing weekend at our campground!

Your yard looks like a great place to relax!

Cindy said...

Happy 4th to you too! Your patio is beautiful! I would be out there all the time!

Gail said...

Your garden is truly an oasis of coolness.

Susanne said...

Looks so tranquil. And greener than I imagined Las Vegas to be. Actually I think the closest I ever got was Loughlin, so what do I know.

I've been MIA in blogland as well, can't really put a finger on what's behind my apathy. Could it be real life has got me preoccupied?! Hummm, what a concept. Ha!

Keep cool,
Susanne.

Seven Gates Farm said...

Yes, i would say bloggers are a busy bunch these days. 4th was great, come and gone. The ribbon store is amazing. I can see why you get excited. I used to craft, but with the horses here, crafting is always on the back burner. Love the pictures of Justice and Libbey. Debi

ImSoVintage said...

Just found your blog while hopping around from some of my other reads. I love your garden and how you have incorporated the found pieces. A lovely oasis. I am looking forward to your future posts.

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Zuzu said...

I LOVE your garden, z! The heat, not so much.
Hope you had a great 4th!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

What a great place to be:) It's either raining for days on end here or in the 90's. My poor potted plants don't know what to do. Yours look so nice and healthy. Enjoy your week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

d. reyné said...

I am sitting here resting up from our weekend extravaganza!
I wish I was there with you...heat or no heat this looks like an amazing place to relax!
Is that tea sweet? I sure could use some right about now!
Hugs from here!
Donna

marcia said...

beautiful cozy comfy surroundings. hope you had a great 4th.
i'm in summer mode and can't seem to keep up with my blog posts. I have alot to say but can't seem make myself write. I guess there's a season for everything.

I am off to a camping trip this week with my daughter and me and many unschoolers. my first time ever camping. should be quite interesting.

happy day! stay cool!
love marcia

Rebecca said...

Hey my Sweet
This looks amazing heat or no heat... say is that dry heat :)
I am trying to get the swelling down in my ankles today... had a storm go through early and it cooled it down a little but made a steam bath later! This old house has no air... only window units in the bedrooms... needless to say we go to bed early when it is this hot :)
Thank you for your friendship, I so appreciate you.
Blessings
R

Jane said...

Hi Z,
I hope you see this comment. I tried to e-mail you but I'm not at home (I'm in Ohio at my MIL's house)and I couldn't get e-mail to work.
Anyway....thanks for your nice comment about my studio. I was thinking of you as I was organizing...I could have used your expertise during the process!! Thanks for stopping by.
Jane

Bead and Needle said...

Hey, Z - hope all is well...working through mounds of pictures and recovering from a second bout of acute bronchitis in the past 4 months. Nice post about Carole, too...have a wonderful week! Tanya

Jill said...

I love this whole space!! I'm picturing it on a cool day :)

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

I have to stop here and comment - you've created a very inviting outdoor space here, I love your flower arrangements, hope you did enjoy July 4th!

I've read above, and enjoy your photos of the work you've accomplished with your home - the whites are very soothing to the eyes - it's a treat to see!

Hope all is going well with your daughter's move to her new apartment - soon you will be visiting I'm sure!
Brenda