Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Because It's Summer


is my favorite season.

The days are long and bright.
The nights are dark and filled with twinkling stars.

Summer in Texas is also hot!!!!!

So every summer I give myself permission

to slow down

to lazily drift with the day from sunrise until sunset

to just enjoy every minute of it!!!!!

the tomatoes in the garden are ripe
I grew my plants from seeds.

 I have been trying to beat the birds to the fig tree every morning.
The figs are ripe.
Have you ever eaten ripe figs with Mascarpone Fresca and honey?
I do every morning in the garden swing
to the birds chattering to each other .

The water is just perfect in the pool
lazily float from one side to the other

I hope it is good exercise....Heehee!

I want to make
Cuban Style Red Snapper
my kitchen is too hot!!!

I have been watching the DVD over and over again
Andrea Bocelli in Central Park!

I think his voice must be like the voices angels sing with in Heaven.

Every morning when I open my bedroom curtains to say hello to the sun
I always think this must be like waking up in Alice in Wonderland.

The garden fence is covered completely in
Heavenly Blue Morning Glories

Wonderful things happen in the summer
like this morning as I walked to the mail box
stopped to smell a blooming gardenia
a tiny baby mocking bird that was waiting for his mommy to come
feed him
looked up at me.

It's funny but I instantly thought about a book by Doctor Seuss
I  read to my grandbabies.

"Are You My Mother?"

I don't want to miss one second of summer
....even when it is hot....
After all I live in Bluebell Ice Cream country....




  1. What a beautiful post, Dottie. I don't want to miss a moment of summer either...and your pictures are beautiful. xo Diana

  2. I love your view on summer --and on life! Always a positive outlook.

  3. Dottie your blue Morning Glories are just so bright and vibrant and beautiful. Your pool looks amazing and the little baby bird is to cute. the way you describe spending your summer days sound heavenly.

  4. It's my favorite time of the year, too. And we are spending the summer months here in Florida this year...so it will be HOT! But I love it! I just need to remember to slow down and enjoy it...I don't want to miss anything!

  5. Baby birds and flowers... Sounds like a good summer and I love Andrea Bocelli.

  6. A beautiful time of year. Your Morning Glories are just gorgeous. I did grow some years ago. Aren't baby birds adorable?

  7. Wonderful photos of summer! I just love Morning Glories.

  8. This is a lovely post Dotty. Beautiful images, each so perfect.

  9. Lovely flowers in your garden. I love the morning glories and the baby bird.

    Yael from HomeGardenDiggers.com

  10. There is not a prettier flower than that blue morning glory. I love them on a fence or trellis. Happy summer. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  11. Oh Dottie I love summer from your perspective!!! esp. the bluebell part/ha

    I haven't had fresh figs in so long. We had trees when I was a child and I loved picking them and eating them all.......my mouth would get raw!!

  12. Oh, Dottie - I can't agree more! I treasure each moment! I can hear the baby birds chirping behind me - see the flowers before me - summer's best! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  13. I love your photos they take me away..