Thursday, September 3, 2015


Yesterday it was 100 degrees here in Florida and of course it rained again as it seems to have done every day since Time began.  When will we enjoy the cool breeze of Fall?  (Don't tell me that Florida has two more months of humid heat before it feels like Autumn. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT!)

So I decided to call this post The LAST Display of Summer in defiance of reality. Next week I will create my first Fall table display in rich tones of gold and burnt orange.  Scarlet and brown.  I may have to buy fake Fall leaves at Michael's but I'll do it as Fall is my favorite time of year.

But let's not forget all the ripe beauty of Summer--plump, juicy fruit at the Farmer's Market, the exploding pinks, purples, reds and yellows of summer blooms, their sweet fragrance scenting the
garden.I'll miss them.

Fiery sunsets on the beach as the air cools around us.  The swelling red tomatoes climbing up their wire supports making our mouths water as we picture juicy slices in our sandwiches. And frosted glasses of iced tea with the tang of lemon and fresh summer salads on the table.

 And the desserts of summer--to die for! Fresh strawberries from the garden baked in a flaky pie. Homemade ice cream! Ice pops made with fresh fruit juice.

             And let's not forget the most joyous summer pleasure of all: stepping out of the scorching summer heat into a frosty air conditioned room.  Ahh
           and pray for Fall.

This week I'm linking up with Simple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted in Thyme and Shabbilicious Fridays at Shabby Art Boutique.  Their links are on my Blog Roll on the right.


  1. I vote for cooler, drier weather! I love the pictures you take and those you create with words!

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  3. I'd trade you some frosty air for a little summer warmth ~ things are already frosting over here in the morning. I enjoyed seeing your decorations ~ pretty, country decor.

    1. Oh, Lin, I am so glad to hear from you! I would love some cool air and I will gladly give you our heat, although I was able to turn off the AC today. Yours is one of my favorite blogs in the world so I am always happy to read your posts and see your gorgeous photos. You are a uniquely talented woman and I'm so glad we are friends. Please take care. Blessings,