Sunday, August 7, 2011


It is still HOT
I really do not like to be this hot
you know what ?

I dislike being cold even more!!

So I am going to surround myself with the brightness of August
welcome with open arms
its brightly colored days and soft, still nights
 are filled with sparkly pleasures.

Oh August!
I am so in love
with you
your magical delights.

 summer sundresses
yummy, golden, crunchy, seafood

cute, cute grandchildren

sweet summer wine
golden sunsets
last night's lovely super moon

I want to live every day of my life
 beautifully as I can, even in August!



  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!
    August is looking so beautiful and inviting where you are Dottie...
    Enjoy my special friend xo
    Hugs :)

    Deborah xoxo

  2. If I can't get away to the mountains in Aug I just pretend it is winter somewhere it is very very cold and hibernate with lots of good books...and I have read some great ones in the last couple of weeks....sometimes it is good to do nothing and rest afterward!

  3. I agree ... I love August ... something about it that draws me to it! Oh, maybe because it's my birthday month! No, I love it because it's the last of summer days and it makes me long for more.

  4. At some point, the coolness will come and we will know we are headed into another season. It's good to enjoy this quiet time of summer, the hum of the bee. It will soon be over.

  5. This is such a lovely post, and with such good live everyday to the fullest. Beautiful, pictures. Have a wonderful week.

  6. You are so much more accepting of this awful heat than I am. I just want to run away to the mountains!

  7. Yes, we have so many blessings to be thankful for -- even in August!

  8. Dottie, this is such a beautiful post. You are a poet! And it is hopeful and bright, just as the days in August (except for our wonderful 4 inches of rain last Friday). Seems people complain a lot about the heat in August...but you have put such a positive spin on it all, and your photos, as always, are lovely. Have a good August week!


  9. That's a great attitude. I'll try to embrace August as well.

  10. Such beauty.

    I have family roots in Texas...I have seen how hot Texas has in Pennsylvania we have been hot too, in the 90's or high 80's with's been tough. I am thankful for air conditioning and for a chance to grow veggies in our garden...

    I am looking forward to Autumn, but I work to enjoy each season and what it offers.

    Thank you for you visit to my blog and your nice comment!


  11. Last winter was so cold and so long, I am not going to complain about hot and even hotter August days. I am going to enjoy each moment. And so it is.
    Joyce M

  12. I am with you 100%. I live my life the best I can each day. Your photos reflect you have a very versatile life.

  13. Dottie,
    I love the pictures of summer that you have given us with the lovely poetry that accompanies the pictures.


  14. Great summer pictures...even when it is 102 at 10pm at night...I still enjoy hot better than cold...but I am a Native Texan

  15. I love the colours in your photos, and your deep appreciation of all that is given from God. Thanks for the encouragement. Mave

  16. All such wonderful pleasures indeed. Now pour me a glass of wine! :) Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

  17. Love your post , those summer nights on the deck or porch are a grand way to spend a evening

  18. Hi dear Dottie.....It has been unbearably hot this summer in most of the country. Fall is just around the corner with cool night and cool mornings.

    I love it so when someone loves to live each day at a time relishing whatever it brings......and you, my friend, do just that.



  19. Hey Dottie....beautiful summer pics....from hanging up the swim suit to that night time that yummy plate of too...just love summer!!!!

  20. You've captured the simple pleasures of August perfectly.

  21. hello sweet friend,
    i took the peeps to the beach
    for a long weekend
    i enjoyed the seafood & a brew
    but couldn't wait to come home
    and get the sand out of my clothes
    August is lovely...we've had some rain
    it will be over too soon
    but then it will bring the
    lovely lady fall...i adore her

  22. Dottie, thank you so much for always making me refocus on the beautiful!! I love summer, too... but this one has made me wilt a time or two.

    We just got back from a trip to Italy, of all my blog friends, I thought you would enjoy it most. Dresses, romance, beautiful nights. I LOVED that there were beautiful dresses everywhere and I so enjoyed floating along in my own! ;) Here's to soft, summer sun and moonlit nights! blessings ~ tanna

  23. Hi Dottie,
    I love that whatever the season we can always find something beautiful to enrich our spirit.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  24. I love hot much better than cold......
    Oh and I love your swimsuit....wish I had one like it!