Summer hazy days

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When you were young, did summer seem like it went on forever?

Walk with me as I visited some of my favorite gardens this morning…

It was so quiet. The wind decided to take a break and the bugs and the birds were  just waking up.

A perfect spot to get lost in a book.

Didn’t your grandmother’s garden have hollyhocks?

After playing around with this shot a bit, I could almost picture the princess that lives here.

Summer stretches forever in a child’s eye
A delicious haze of play-filled days
and pink tinged evening skies.
Castles at the beach, croquet on the lawn,
flying kites from windy heights, birds twittering at dawn.
Picnics in the meadow, waltzers at the fair,
Sticky ice-cream fingers, and all without a care.
Let me never as an adult, let the pace of life and reason
mask the joy of the simplest pleasures
of lavender-scented season. (author unknown)

~~ ♥ ♥ ~~

Be sure to visit Beverly on Saturday and the Pink kids 🙂

Thanks for joining us on Friday~~Finding Beauty

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Enjoy your lazy hazy dayz

TTFN~~Claudia  ~~ ♥ ♥ ~~

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July 8, 2010 at 8:20 pm | summer | 28 comments


28 responses to “Summer hazy days”

  1. Hi Claudia!  I would love to BE the princess that lives there.
    Your pictures are beautiful.  There is nothing lovelier than a lush garden in full  summer bloom.  Heaven on earth.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and keep finding the beauty.  Best . . . Cass

  2. Claudia,
    Hey there sweetie!!!  I am returning to the blog world on Monday, July 12 and it would mean so much to me if you would stop by and say “Hi!” and check out my new digs…God blessed me with a wonderful, peace-filling, encouraging, re-energizing, blessed discerning time away…I hope you like my new mission…(its not really new its just more focused).
    Have a terrific weekend!!!
    Joyfully in Jesus,
    Mary Joy

  3. Hi Claudia!

    Okay, Cass is going to have to work out some kind of time share with me to live in this beautiful place! Just gorgeous! I hope all is well with you. Have a beautiful weekend~!

  4. Hi Claudia,  The photos of the gardens are beautiful.  Thanks for hosting this Linky party. Enjoy your summer!
    xo, Sherry

  5. Lovely pictures as usual Claudia. This post makes me wish it was summer here in Australia!
    Thanks for having us today.
    Best wishes,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

  6. Claudie says:

    Those two chairs in the garden look like they could use our butts : ) Wouldn’t that be nice?
    Your a morning person aren’t you? I actually have never really witnessed a sunrise, don’t laugh, I’m a sunset kinda girl.
    That pretty blue bridge… now THAT IS CUTE! I thought I saw a shadow too : )
    Happy Friday girlfriend. It sure is summer here. It’s been a great one so far. No complaints what so ever.
    Cool I’m listening to “the pledge”.  Red Skeleton wrote that, or said that???
    Love Claudie

  7. Ebie says:

    Claudia, every photo tells its own story, and I love them.  My favorite is the first, its like looking up the skies through a lace!  What beautiful photos you shared, it is so magical!

  8. Pat says:

    Hi Claudia
    Your photos are gorgeous!
    Summer did seem to last so long when I was a child.  It was filled with happy times. My favorite memory is visiting my grandmother for a week each August in Pennsylvania.  I loved feeding her chickens and picking blackberries from her bushes.
    Your music is beautiful today!
    ♥  PaT

  9. A Garden of Threads says:

    Hi Claudia, Love what you have done to the blue bridge photo, wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Hello Claudia
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane – yes summer was full of fun things like camping and picnics for me and did seem to go on forever.
    Now that we’re older, summer tends to fly by but still enjoyed to the fullest.
    Have a great weekend.

  11. Icy BC says:

    Your pictures are just fantastic, and you’ve found so many beautiful things and scenery too!

  12. Hello Claudia,
    Thank you so much for hosting this lovely blog party and giving us the opportunity to share and to view beauty. 
    I just love your pictures. The garden pictures are beautiful. I used to read “Hollyhock Days” to my children when they were young. I wish mine would have grown – I will try again this fall!
    God Bless,

  13. Molly says:

    I love to walk down a beautiful garden path to a magicial land of make believe. Such beautiful peaceful places we walked this morning. Thank you for the few minutes spent in a dream world.

  14. Kiki says:

    What a gorgeous post Claudia…fabulous photos. I adore Holly hocks…they are so magical and full of memories! beautiful post! Thanks for sharing such beauty!

  15. Eileen says:

    They ar all beautiful photos, Claudia. Lovley shots of the gardens and the flowers are all gorgeous. I do remember the summers being longer, I wish they were that way again. Time seems to go too fast.  Thanks for hosting Friday Finding Beauty.

  16. Brenda Kula says:

    Stunning, phenomenal photos!

  17. sissie says:

    Hi Claudia,
    I just love the walk through the gardens with you.  Everything is so peaceful and lovely.

    Yes, summer was wonderful when we were children.  I never wanted it to end.

    Thanks for such a lovely post.


  18. Karen Cox says:

    Your photographs are so beautiful.  I often remember summers when I was young when an especially hot day will pass, or a familiar garden flower is visible.  I saw a fence the other day that had climbing roses, just like the ones my mother planted along our fence.  I didn’t join your finding beauty today, my last two posts were about selling something, and I thought it would be too cheeky to link up.  Have a lovely evening. Karen

  19. Sherry says:

    Happy Friday Finding Beauty Sweet Claudia…
    Oh how beautiful my stroll with you was today.
    I love the brick paths. Made me think of Follow
    the Yellow Brick Road. I loved it, and when we
    came to the first set of chairs, oh it was so nice to
    sit for awhile and enjoy the beautiful fragrances
    from all of the gardens around us.

    I have to tell you sweetie, that little turquoise bridge
    was my favorite spot of all. I love the red baskets that
    were hanging there. They sure did pop with that color.

    Summers were so wonderful when we were young. I
    can remember many times us kids would sleep outside
    on cots in the yard, like we were camping out. Those
    were safe times, fun times.

    Thank you for the beautiful share today sweetie. Please
    pop over and see my Finding Beauty/Pink Saturday post.
    You are gonna love it.

    My doctor visit today was not good. Sadly they are
    not going to release me until July 19th. I am still under lock
    and key. I cannot speak for 1 week. No voice at all. My vocal
    cords are to strained from all of the coughing. I sat and cried,
    as I really thought I was going to be free to go outside again.
    The doctor said that my lungs and my asthma are not ready for
    the polluted pollen filled air right now. I am still quite wheezy.
    He did promise for sure on July 19th. 10 days sure seems a long
    time away from now.

    I will see you soon sweetie. Thank you for your continued
    prayers. One of these days I will get to actually visit with
    you. Maybe the 19th?

    Love ya girl, Sherry

  20. REGiNA says:

    Hello Claudia  dear.  I adore tthe beautiful house. And fabulous garden.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy weekend.

  21. What delightful BEAUTY you’ve found to share with us … as always 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  22. Shelia says:

    Hi Claudia! Oh, what a beautiful post for Pink Saturday! I love the garden walks and the gorgeous flowers! That does look like a castle! Thank you so much for the invite to your Friday party! We’ll be travel for the next few weeks but I’ll certainly to that when we get back! You do have the most beautiful blog!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  23. Debbie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your walk through this precious garden with us today!!

  24. CailinMarie says:

    really pretty gardens!  where are they?

  25. Amisha says:

    Gorgeous pics as always but I really like the one where the fairy may live.

  26. Glennis says:

    Such beautiful gardens and pathways!!!! That little bridge is so lovely and shimmery I want to walk over it.

  27. Valerie says:

    Oh your pictures are great!  I would love to visit there and have some quiet time.

  28. Julie says:

    WOW! Where do you walk? I wan to walk there! Gorgeous pics and place!
    ~ Julie

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