Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I Love Summer Party....

click on link to join in or view others....
blooming flowers

relaxing on my glider


Iced tea....



food from the smoker...





windchimes blowing in the breeze...
well we sometimes get a breeze her in Texas...




Road trips...




the motorcycles come out.....









driving Texas highways.....








kids playing in the water.....











living in Texas....
even if it gets 110....





Playing ball with the dogs.....




water features....
wouldn't you love to just dive in....




Baseball games....
pro...minor league...or little league...


Patriotic holidays....




fishing....
even if you don't get a bite....



toads hopping around my gardens......



picnics outside.....



a cool dip....





floating on water....
any water......


I love summer for all these reasons.....
and more.....
being with family and friends....
long days.....
lazy afternoons....
just relaxing and enjoying each other.....
wild flowers...
gardening.....
new sandals....
What do you like about summer?????

18 comments:

Darlene said...

Hi Deb,

I enjoyed meeting you through the summer party! I LOVE your glider swing....it just looks so comfy! I was born and raised in Houston and my parents still live there....so I'm still a Texan at heart!♥

An Accomplished Woman said...

I love summer and your summer loves are great. I think it is the little things that make life so much fun.

Cynthia

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Love all your summer photos! You are my neighbor...I'm in Arkansas.
Thanks for particating in my Summer Party!!

Have a Wonderful Summer!!
Darlene

Maria said...

Deb, your summer party looks so inviting! Wonderful! I'd love to come over and participate :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Any room for me on that cozy glider of yours? I'll be right over! :)
It looks handmade, very rustic and unique. I like that.
I enjoyed reading all of your summer enjoyments.
Your pictures were fun, too.

I like many of the same things, but one of my other favorite things about summer up here in the mountains is being able to leave my windows open all summer long to receive the cool breezes.
Unlike our neighbors in Albuquerque, 5,000 ft below us, we rarely ever have to use our swamp coolers or A/C during the summer.

I do love the fresh scents of the outdoors, especially after a summer rain. Everything is washed clean, moist and cool with the scent of juniper, pinon and cedar.

Happy Summer!
~Lisa

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What great reasons to love summer! And I agree with all of them!
Happy Summer, my friend!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Melissa Miller said...

Deb the photos are so nice and relaxing!
Ahhhh Summer....:)

Carla said...

May I just say Amen Texas Sister?

Tanna said...

YES! Love summer!! I'm in for the glider, tea and food on the smoker! Doesn't get any better than that!

deedee said...

I like PRE - summer. February, March and April, the months when it is only in the 80's and you can still go outside during the daytime! The pictures you posted are true Texas at its best.

Joy said...

Love that glider. That is a serious glider. I think you could nap on that one.

I love summer for the less structured schedule. A little more freedom. Also shorts and tanktops. :)


Joy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ooh, Deb! This got me in the mood for summer! :-) Love the tire intertube/floats. LOL! So darling!

I followed you over from Carol's and thought I would drop by and say...

Happy Tea and Friendship Tuesday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Charli and me said...

I loved reading your post. There are so many fun things to do in the summer.

mbkatc230 said...

I love this post Deb! All of the reasons I love summer too, and I love the windchimes especially. Actually I love the water the best in July lol. Stop by if you get a chance, you've been tagged if you'd like to play along. Kathy

RN and OSHP said...

Oh how I miss our motorcycle this time of year! With three little kiddos $ was better spent somewhere else but it was fun! Thanks for sharing all these fun things about summer!

Kelly B said...

I love this post!! Your pictures are lovely and your ideas are very inspired!! I hope to add catching lightning bugs to that and making kites out of June bugs with the kids!! Have a wonderful summer!!!

Janie said...

Great summer photos! It's such a wonderful time for enjoying the outdoors. I love it because the snow finally melts in the high country and we can go up and see all the wildflowers...

Robin said...

I was pretty excited about summer but your reasons for loving it put me right over the edge! Wooo Hoooo!
Robin
All Things Heart and HOme