Thursday, June 21, 2012

The First Day Of Summer

Why did I think 
was the 
of summer?

It was yesterday!
What do I LOVE about
Pink Lemonade Slushes!
(click on image for recipe)
I love the way the wind
ruffles the waves
out in front of the house.
I love that our
Fairy Garden
is flourishing...
I love driving across
the peninsula 
to Algoma and 
watching the kids play
in the 
BIG WATER of Lake Michigan.
I love the slow roll
of fog that wraps
its hazy arms around
the lighthouse.
But, most of all,
I love our backyard
and the faces you see.
Gotta love a face like that!
your photo name


Mark said...

Yes, Summer started yesterday. So you're kinda slow, I still love you!
Happy Summer + 1!

Anonymous said...

The fairy garden is looking great now. I like the sound of the strawberry lemonade. And SweetCheeks face in the last pic looks like someone forgot to put the sugar in her lemonade!

Kim K. said...

You certainly have all the makings for a perfect summer day! I can't wait to hit the beaches of Lake MI in a few days!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

A perfect day to me would be sitting in your yard sipping a Pink Lemonade slushy, facing the water, and catching that face out of the corner of my eye, Diana! Enjoy it all!

Patty Patterson said...

I thought summer always started on June 21st. What happened? When did it change to June 20th and who changed it? And IS CHRISTMAS STILL GOING TO BE DECEMBER 25th?
I mean, REALLY? Why change things that have been working perfectly for ages?
And the iced lemonade and Sweet Cheeks face look pretty inviting. Summer is sensational! I hope it's not shorter. Did they take a day away or will fall start one day later, too?

Michelle said...

You are so cute. I think that slushy looks yummy! ha

Jettie said...

One wonderful summer day! what a beautiful lighthouse. And the Slushee would be a wonderful refresher after working in those flowers.

ImSoVintage said...

I would have to agree that the face in the backyard is the best. Happy summer my friend.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Summer at your house sure looks like fun. I could move right into that fairy garden if I was just a little bit smaller.. ok , a whole lot smaller. LOL

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

You're in such a great location. I know the grandchildren must love to visit -- especially if you give them pink drinks!

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love how your fairy garden is in a wheelbarrow. Do you actually move it around the yard? My daughter would love this...

Susie said...

Diana, Your fairy garden is looking great. That was one of the things I saw in Shipshewana that I truly liked. You will have sooo many picture of sc, to show her when she's a primping teen:):):) It's going to be smouldering here the next few already was the past few .LOL Smiles, xo, Susie

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm just like you. I had it in my head that summer started on June 21. Finally I realized that date was my late mother in law's birthday. (Maybe I NEVER knew when summer started. hehehe)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I would love it, if it was not 90+ degrees...yuck!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Funny. Gotta love that face!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Yummy, and your fairy garden is looking great!!! :D Happy Summer!!!


pembrokeshire lass said...

I saw your photograph with, obviously, a glass of something ....and I thought 'oh no...what has she been up to now?' but I'm glad that it was alright....! Loved the 'face'!!! Joan

Nellie said...

What lovely summer activities you have mentioned! I'd love to be in the "big water.":) Just be glad that is a face of summer and not of winter, else it might freeze like that!:)
xo Nellie

It's Just Dottie said...

Smiles, Dottie

Blessed Serendipity said...

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. It looks like your's is off to a great start.


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Looks like SweetCheeks lemonade was a little sour, Nana! ;)

Janet said...

I just love your little fairy garden! I love making strawberry lemonade in the summer, too!

The Single Nester said...

Enjoy the start of summer! So hot here in NY!

Zoey said...

One of those icy slushes would have been great yesterday when it was mid 90's. Today it is a lot cooler. . . supposed to get down to 55 tonight. LOVE that!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Lots of loving in this post! The summer time drinks looks divine! Cute photos.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have two of those fish chairs Dianna, ,,,,, one for you and one for me. You have an amazing vista at your home! :)

Lucille said...

I love your description of summer! And, yes, the face in the backyard is absolutely the best!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

You know what I love? That no matter how much time goes between reading your posts, that I am going to smile when I am finished, no matter what!

Enjoy the Summer!

Flora Doora

blossoms vintage chic said...

Happy Summer to you Diana! No need to worry about being a day late!!!
Just love the face in your backyard (she's adorable) and I have to say your front yard is pretty amazing...beautiful post!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I would love to have a pink lemonade slushy with you Diana and yes, gotta love that face!! Have a great weekend!

Holly said...

So, do you have a recipe for that pink slushy? do you have Sonic in Florida? They make a limeade slush and it is my favorite!!!
PS love the fairy garden. =0)

outjunking said...

It all sounds wonderful. said...

Eeek on the fairy garden!!
I LOVE it!
I might have to run out and create one!
I love your blog by the way!
Have a wonderful day,