Friday, August 23, 2013

Halcyon Days of Summer!

I am taking it easy this weekend, counting my blessings and getting a little R & R!
A favorite watercolor by Holly Kitaura of Hawaii. Picked up on one of our trips to that state.
This lady represents how I sometimes feel (there is a subliminal message in this painting)

 and it hangs in my kitchen.

We have had one of our strangest summers of our forty-three years in Savannah. We had been in drought conditions for many years but this year we are more than twelve inches over for the year.  My garden started out very thankful for the generous rain showers. The same plants that drooped from lack of rain in years past now have the same symptoms but from being waterlogged.

So I am just going to relax and share garden blessings from the Halcyon Days of  Summers past.

I only had one Limelight Hydrangea blossom this year.

All the flowers in these arrangements came from my garden, just not this year.

Come, relax with me while we wind down another blessed season with family and friends.

In the meantime, join my friends here: 
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Kathy Moreland said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I enjoyed seeing the photos! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

Ginger I think it is a good idea to rest and get some R&R this weekend - enjoy those gorgeous flowers!!!!

NanaDiana said...

We have had a really weird summer, too, Ginger. Love the flowers even though they are from years past. Hope you have a great, restful weekend- xo Diana

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,
This summer makes you think a lot about Noah's Ark!
We had a hell of a week and I had breakfast today at 2:00 PM; finally slept a full and looooooooong night. Much needed after the many 24/7 days of watching the water.
Living in a hilly area is no fun when you get all the water from other areas.
You are smart for showing flowers from 'better' years. This has been very tough on trees, shrubs and plants!
Hugs to you both and relax.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your flowers are stunning and the photo's are so good. You had to much rain and we did not get our share in the winter as it never rains in the summer in So CA.
Rest and relax

Jeanne Baney said...

Browsing though the flower arrangements is like a mini vacation. You just get lost in the moment. All so beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry said...

Enjoy your R and R! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday!
Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! Oh, your flowers are glorious! So thankful you got so much nice rain! Enjoy your R & R and those lovely flowers. Thank you for your sweet visit to see Tilda.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such gorgeous blooms, Ginger! Your garden must be a treat, even with the rains. Enjoy some R&R, and smell the lovely flowers all around!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your flowers are always gorgeous Ginger! Glad you are taking some R&R and taking time to smell those beautiful flowers!

Beverly said...

We have had a similar summer, Ginger. Our hydrangeas began with numerous blooms which were soon soggy, wet and on the ground.

I love your art. Perfect for relaxing, smiling and Pink Saturday.

Sarah said...

The year matters not! Those flowers are each one gorgeous. Halcyon Days of Summer sound better than the Dog Days of Summer here. Ha!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hello, Ginger! How sweet of you to have thought of me when you saw Phyllis's chickadee dishes! Thanks for mentioning it to her, and for letting me know. I just love the friendships that develop over blogland! Your garden is legend, I know, and you've proved it again with these gorgeous flowers! There's nothing like fresh flowers in the house! ~Zuni

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Ginger they are gorgeous no matter what year they bloomed. You are so lucky that you get hydrangeas, it is to humid here in Orlando, I know they can grow just a little north in Jacksonville...How crazy is that!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my dolls, Ginger. Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

~~louise~~ said...

I do hope you are enjoying your R & R, Ginger. It's a necessity sometimes.

It sure has been quite the summer up here too. I had flowers blooming from plants I didn't even know I had! (I guess they were sleeping until just the right conditions:) Ah to the Halcyon Days of Summer. Your flowers are beautiful no matter when they graced their adornments:)

Thank you so much for sharing...

Babs Richman said...

This year or not..your flowers and arrangements are gorgeous. Our garden has done strange things this year, too. Hope you get lots of rest and have a Happy Labor Day!

we three dogs and me said...

You must have a green thumb. They are just beautiful photos. Our weather in the north has been awful first the rain drowned my flowers and then dry spell that took some more .No more gardening for me. I will enjoy other peoples flowers.

bj said...

This has been a strange summer for most areas, I think.
Have a good weekend...:)

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger. I hope you have a nice Labor Day holiday too! I was wondering, have you ever had a Ginger Beer? My daughter lived in England for a couple of years and discovered them. It's not an alcoholic drink, rather like a root beer with lots and lots of ginger and really has a bite! We found some and bought a six pack for her when she came for Christmas. I found one in the back of my fridge, don't ask :), and thought about you! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Thanks so much. I think you presented my favorite flowers. I need to repot my agapanthas, but they say they like to be crowded if they are in pots so I think I need to make a trip to the garden center and get a quick tutorial.

Linda Primmer said...

Hello Ginger, thank you so much for your lovely visit and kind words. I am your newest follower. Your flower photos are beautiful. We never tire of seeing gorgeous colors and varieties. xo

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! Still enjoying this pretty post. Oh, I would love it if you could pop in to have tea with me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! Still enjoying this pretty post. Oh, I would love it if you could pop in to have tea with me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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