A Haven for Vee

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Yankee Doodle Dandy Shortcake and Posies~Mosaic Monday

Yankee Doodle Dandy Shortcake

Just as I finished my mosaic for this week, the first peal of thunder cracked. The computer was shut down as promptly as possible and I turned my attention to dessert for tomorrow's picnic. You can find out the particulars from Jen at Our Southern Table. I can say this...it's very good.

 My Own Yard


We returned from shopping to find the yard looking great. Our neighbor, bless his heart, had mowed the front lawn for us. It was raining and, for some reason, nothing looked so good to me as my own little home in my own little neighborhood. I am blessed.

Linking to Mary at Little Red House. Thank you, Mary, for all the work you do to host this fun event weekly. If you've never joined us, why not? It's a lot of fun!

31 comments:

  1. Oh, your garden is beautiful, Vee! And how wonderful that your neighbor mowed your lawn -- now that is old-fashioned small town America at it's best! Have a wonderful 4th! xoxo

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  2. Have a wonderful 4th! A picnic with strawberry shortcake sounds like a delicious way to celebrate! Your yard is beautiful! Pretty mosaic!

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  3. HI Vee! Lovely garden and I wish I could hear a clap of thunder followed by rain!! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Hi Vee! Oh it has been so long since I stopped by for a visit! I pray that you and yours are happy and healthy.. I spend most of my time on Facebook now.. Happy fourth Dear Friend!
    xoxo~
    Abbie

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  5. Your yard could be the poster picture for summer. What a nice neighbor! Nancy

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  6. You captured your garden perfectly. It is lovely.

    Love the red checked canning lids!

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  7. I must say I was very curious about what was going to go into the jars - so thankyou for the link to Jen at My Southern Table. I think my grandchildren would love that picnic desert idea!
    Lovely mosaic - happy 4th July and have a wonderful week.

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  8. I just love your mosaics. The photos are so beautiful. Happy 4th.

    Paula

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  9. Happy Independence Day Vee...your yard is lovely and makes a wonderful mosaic!

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  10. How sweet of your neighbor! Love the mosaic and your gorgeous yard!

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  11. We're just back from our 'Canada Day getaway'...and I'm stopping by to wish you a wonderful July 4th! Love the dessert idea...for July 4th or anytime in the ummer.

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  12. We're back from our Canada Day camping trip just in time to wish you a Happy Independence Day!

    What a beautiful yard you have - lush and green. Our lawn is already going brown (it's the "green" thing to do here) due to lack of water. We have green in the winter instead of snow, so I won't complain too much.

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  13. Isn't it great to feel that way about your own back yard!?

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  14. Have a nice 4th of July. Lovely mosaic.

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  15. Thank you for your visit!! How silly I feel as I failed to post my Mosaic!!! I got distracted (16 people for dinner) but still added my name to Mary's post!!! A first for e!!! Just Hope it doesn't happen again! Will look forward to your post on Wednesday!! Happy 4th of July! Caths

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  16. Hi Vee...altho it feels as though summer has been here forever to us, now...your mosaic seems so cool and welcoming...loved it. How bout send us some rain?
    hugs
    Sandi

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  17. Oh Vee..... this is such a gorgeous mosaic!!!!

    No place like home, and you are blessed to have such a thoughtful neighbor.

    Wish you could send us some rain.
    Happy 4th sweet friend!

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  18. What a super neighbor, to mow your lawn while you were away. Very sweet.

    Our *neighbors* mow our lawns too, but they are family. :-)

    Happy 4th of July! Hope your picnic is purrrrrrrrrfect. :-)

    ~♥~

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  19. What a great neighbor! Your garden photos are just beautiful.

    Have a fun 4th of July!

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  20. Just calling by to wish you Happy July 4th Celebrations, hope the weather is kind for you. What kind neighbours :)

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  21. What a cute idea for a strawberry dessert. I must check out your link for the full story.
    Your mosaic is lovely and just perfect for this holiday weekend. How nice of your neighbor to mow the lawn for you.
    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!

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  22. A lovely mosaic by a lovely lady. Hope you have a very wonderful picnic today. Everything looks all nice and spiffy around your place. I need to have my son plant some shasta daisies for me today.

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  23. How very cool! What a quote! Happy Independence Day!!!

    m ^..^
    2chr7:14

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  24. You have wonderful neighbors. The front yard looks beautiful. Love the step and mailbox photo.

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  25. Happy Independence Day!

    Your yard and garden looks very pretty, Vee. There is truth in the saying "Home Sweet Home" :)

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  26. Hope your storm passed and your 4th is sunny. I love desserts in jars. Great invention for a picnic!

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  27. What a lovely neighbour you have!

    Have a wonderful 4th of July!

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  28. What great neighbors you have and your photos of it all intermixed with the flags are wonderful! Hope you have enjoyed a good weekend. Have loved all your quotes.

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  29. Hi, Vee...your yard is just lovely. Everything so pretty.
    What a nice neighbor...but then, I feel safe in saying that YOU are a nice neighbor, too. :)))
    xoxo bj

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  30. Home is really the best place to be. What lovely neighbours you have. V

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