Saturday, July 2, 2011

North America Celebrates

Thought about posting more, but decided instead to do a bit of Americana as all of North America is in the midst of a long weekend celebration honoring Canada Day and the 4th of July.

It can take some doing to find the Maple Leaf flying around these parts, but here it is flying in New Hampshire at the Eagle Mountain House.

~Eagle Mountain House~

Hope that all Canadians are still celebrating a wonderful holiday weekend! I never think of Canada without my heart growing just a bit larger.

And to my countrymen, I wish a delightful holiday weekend filled with memories, happy times, good food, the joy of companionship and family, and the love of country, which knits us all together no matter what our political leanings may be. God bless us all.

~a patriotic bouquet in my home~

~old-fashioned veranda all decked out for the 4th of July~

~darling sandwich shop in New Hampshire with a sweet 4th of July hanging basket~

~quilt shop~

~former one-room schoolhouse now a home~ 

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!

Love Vee

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Look for Me Another Day

All of you who said that a washed car means rain made me laugh. No, no, a washed car around here means road trip! (We have just arrived home again after three days and two nights away...perfection.)

A Sweet Bouquet

I've gathered so much to share with you, which will keep me busy for some time to come. Just now, there's laundry to do and blogs to visit. Hmmmm, which is more compelling...

A lovely day to you!

Love Vee

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Beautiful Day

He washed the car, which means just one thing! Yippee!

While I was out there documenting the car washing, I noticed that my neighbor has put up her 4th of July bunting. It looks so charming on her sweet cottage. (Her home, my home, and our mutual neighbor's home were all built from the same plans. Hers has evolved quite a little bit and is the more darling of the three.)

Oh, it's a bit hard to see the bunting behind her azalea bushes. Here's a closer peek.

Love those rockers and, yes, she and her husband do sit out there from time to time. Doesn't it make you want to sit there and sip some sweet iced tea and rock a morning away? You could spy on me. ☺ I also notice that we're sharing the same flowers (Calibrachoa~MiniFamous™ Double Lemon) in our hanging pots this year. Must've been popular at the local nursery or our daughters, who are good friends, shopped together for Mother's Day.

The only new news in my own yard, other than car washing, are the new Gerbera daisy plants keeping the everlasting company. I love these the more I see vivid, cheerful, and hardy. Do you like Gerberas? Do you like everlasting? I sure do!

Have a great day...

Love Vee

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Boleros~Mosaic Monday

After so many days of rain, I was delighted to get out into the garden where I found the Bolero Lilies blooming. While they are blooming, it's all about them. Vivid, large, and healthy, they do very well in all the damp and chill and seem impervious to slugs. Wish that I could say that about the rest of the garden as I have been busy rounding up all manner of icky creatures and dispatching them to the great beyond.

The background used is a vintage wallpaper and I failed to mark the source. If you know...

Connecting to Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

Have a blessed week!

Love Vee

Many Books

John's Stack of Books

All for $2.00.

And this one, which he is reading so it wasn't in the stack.


Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
Eccelsiastes 12: 12b

Love Vee