August is knocking on the door, but I’m not falling for that old trick of preparing for a new school season just yet. It’s still summer according to my calendar and quite frankly, I’m not done with it yet!
For me, summer provides so much inspiration for my home – from the colors to the casual feel. Guess I know why green is my favorite color. 😉
So here are some photos I’ve taken this summer to visually illustrate what summer means to me (so far!). I’m going to print them out and frame them as a collage over acid-free paper to help me get through the winter.
Adirondack chairs make me smile:
Nothing says summer (or nap) like a hammock!
What dreams might this inspire?
Remember those old drive-in movies?
I love the sound of the water and the colors of the kayaks:
A gathering doesn’t have to be fancy to be fun, just sincere.
Friends and bikes. It’s all good!
A summer tea party for princesses.
The lazy dog days of summer…
Ok, this one is from last summer (didn’t make it to the beach yet this year)
What says “Summer” to you?
Green Valley landscapes says
Wow..!!!, what an incredible! Greenary is always best part any of human in this world specially in summer vacation.!!! worth reading it.. also a very usefull post for garden lovers & Landscaping designers
Oh Rona, I’m there w/ya! What a wonderful sentence!
Listening to the wind while sitting outside under a large tree.
Hi Janmary – hey, maybe we should swap homes for a couple weeks! 🙂
Thanks Angie – I got a new camera for Mother’s Day and have been going nuts ever since! lol
what wonderful pictures
Janmary, N Ireland says
Lovely post – your idea of a great summer is very similar to mine 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
Hi from N Ireland.
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Wonderful photos! The kayaks, in particular, make me want to print them out and hang them on my wall! I love the Adirondack chairs too.
.-= Struggler´s last blog ..Style inspiration for August =-.
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
I am visiting via Hooked on Houses. I want to just scoop up and hug the kids on the trike. 🙂
Please drop by and enter my giveaway.
Have a blessed weekend!
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Jane – well said! I hear ya about the umbrellas, etc. Got drenched dropping kid #1 at camp today. Oh the insanity!
Terry – I may have to live vicariously through you if the weather situation up here doesn’t improve soon! Meanwhile, keep a sweater handy for the theaters and enjoy!
Terry Kearns says
The “school’s out” feeling never goes away. And down here, never feeling even the slighted chill except in the movie theater.
.-= Terry Kearns´s last blog ..Faux Painting the Patio =-.
Jane @ Beach House says
Summer means hot days and long lazy evenings spent outdoors with friends and a bottle of chilled rose; visits to the clam shack for fresh seafood and homemade gelato; running carelessly into the surf and spending hot afternoons lying under shady trees in the park with a novel.
(Well, most summers, that is. This summer means umbrellas and wellington boots and moss everyhere…)
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