Monday, August 22, 2011

A Summer Afternoon Respite

Hello Everyone,
      We are enjoying some lovely summer weather lately so we might as well enjoy it while we can.
How about taking a little afternoon respite in the shade of the Limelight hydrangea.
Relax and enjoy a few of my favorite books.
I love hydrangeas in all shapes and sizes and colors and it doesn't take many to make a pretty bouquet.







Since it is a hot day how about a cold glass of lemonade?

A Heritage rose I plucked from the garden.

Well, I hope you enjoyed a pleasant respite-I know I did!

Today ,I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her Tea Time Tuesday again. Thank you Sandi for hosting and for the feature!

Take care,

Carolyn

37 comments:

Georgianna said...

Hi Carolyn! Well, I VERY much enjoyed this respite. The hydrangeas are luscious. I must say again that it's really lovely of you to create such a beautiful vignette to share with all of us.

Hope your week is filled with wonderful memories!

– g

La Table De Nana said...

I have been photoing my hydrangeas too:)
I love them..I'me made baskets..and book scenes:)

Yours take the cake:)

Debbie said...

Not only are your hydrangeas beautiful, but your setting and the way you photographed them are both just stunning. This blog is always so lovely to me.

Nancy said...

Thank~you Carolyn for the lovely spot and beautiful choice of books. Your Images are just Breathtaking. I hope you had a lovely afternoon too!

Huggs, Nancy

Millie said...

Carolyn, you have created a lovey, serene setting for tea today. Your hydrangeas are superb. The lemonade would be refreshing too.

Bohemian said...

What an inviting space... and a cold Glass of Lemonade sounds delish... especially since it's 112degrees here today, which even by Arizona Desert standards broke a record for this day.

Dawn... The Bohemian

My Grama's Soul said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful flowers.....can't grow hydrangeas in AZ so thanks for sharing yours.

xo

Jo

June said...

So nice to sit here with you a spell. No more beautiful place to do it than in your garden. I can't believe how huge your Limelights get! Mine don't even get half the large. It would be so nice to see them get that big.
Beautiful photos of such a pretty space.
sending hugs...

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Absolutely Beautiful Carolyn!!

-Kim

Pamela Gordon said...

That was pleasant indeed! Love the pale grays and whites in this post. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! Isn't the weather fantastic? Summer at last. Pamela

Victorian1885 said...

Thank you for the respite... so charming and refreshing. Your hydrangeas are perfect!

Wanda

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
You've created another cozy spot and the hydrangeas look perfect in your vignette.
Judith

Marilyn said...

Love visiting here in your garden, though I don't leave comments usually. Your hydrangeas are amazing, I am falling in love with them this year.

Charlotte said...

Very pretty! I love the flowers, they are a soft romantic color and they go so well with your beautiful setting. I have only pink hydrangeas, but I would like to get some other colors to mix and match.

Lovely pictures!

Have a great day,
Charlotte

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love blur toile and just love your hydrangeas. Absolutely beautiful and such a restful pallette. Thakns for sharing! Refreshing!
Ruth

Anna at the Doll House said...

This looks so inviting.

Anna

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn,
I am always refreshed after visiting your lovely place.
Took it all in and enjoyed a summer afternoon respite.
d

Johanna said...

Hello Carolyn,
you made a beautiful romantic setting. Love the hydrangeas. Your really know how to make a spot comfortable.
Best greetings, Johanna

Angel-Smile said...

Dear Carolyn,
thank you so much vor your visit, we have hearde nothing from eachother for a long time. Sorry, it was my health, but now I`m on the way:-)
You made very beautiful pictures and you have a lot of very beautiful things, too! I enjoyed to walk through your garden with all these lovely flowers and really great pictures.I hope that we write more in future.
huggs
Brigitte

podso said...

Just looking at that beautiful spot brings rest to my soul!

het tuinengeltje said...

Hello, be very glad that the weather is fine. In Amsterdam it's grey, raining & cold. Beautifull pictures. Stunning sunny look!

Bey Sylvia

Elzie said...

Hi! Beautiful pictures as always. I too love hydrangea and have planted three of them this year. There will be more, different kinds of them, lol.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Carolyn,
Your post is gorgeous as always. The setting is dreamy and the hydrangeas are scrumptious. The fluffy blooms make such an exquisite arrangement! Lovely photos. Thanks for joining me for tea and you're very welcome for the feature, by the way! Enjoy this nice day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marianne said...

It's going to be 117 in Phoenix today, so your blue post feels very refreshing. Won't you visit my new blog at http://www.hillandbend.blogspot.com. Cheers!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

so so so pretty.

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my Carolyn!

What fabulous photos. I adore hydrangeas and your vignettes are exceptionally inviting and exquisite as always!.., So pretty!

Happy Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

Please feel most welcome to visit me for my 98th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also for the '69th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.~ YOU ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME TO PARTAKE!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Tina said...

Hello Carolyn!
I come here often, I am delighted with all this beauty.
It is the most beautiful blog I know ... I never tire of looking, I have always admired ... not comment because I have difficulty with English, I need google translator, and is very complicated.
But I want to tell you that I admire.
kisses
Tina (SONHAR E REALIZAR)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a peaceful setting. I love your hydranges and how you have so elegantly arranged everything. I so enjoyed my visit!

Happy tea,
Lorena

Miss Gracie's House said...

Yes, please! Just looking is so relaxing...beautiful...all of it!
Rene

yvettesblogs.com said...

Your hydrangeas are just beautiful and what a lovely place to hide away for the afternoon. I could easily share a glimpse of that stack of reading books on your table and share a glass of lemonade.Beautiful photo's.

Gilda - Sweet sweet home said...

Hello dear, I also love the hydrangeas. Unfortunately I did not grow so vigorously. The guilt is too hot climate. Even though I water all suffer greatly. I wish you a wonderful day Gilda

Kathy said...

There is always a sense of serenity when visiting your garden. You have a lovely touch with gathering just the right things to invite one to come and to relax. I adore hydrangeas and wish ours were still blooming. They've come and gone, now we're looking for Fall blooms. Yours are fantastic in the basket - thank you for inviting us in - quite relaxed now and ready to enjoy the day - Hope yours is blessed!
Kathy

Kathy said...

There is always a sense of serenity when visiting your garden. You have a lovely touch with gathering just the right things to invite one to come and to relax. I adore hydrangeas and wish ours were still blooming. They've come and gone, now we're looking for Fall blooms. Yours are fantastic in the basket - thank you for inviting us in - quite relaxed now and ready to enjoy the day - Hope yours is blessed!
Kathy

Loppisblomman said...

Hi,
Hydrangeas are sooo beautiful...I love them too...I also love your blog!!
Greetings from Sweden / Maria

Roselle said...

Soooo lovely! I would love to spend some time at that respite! Gorgeous photos and blooms!
Visiting from Tea Time Tuesday!
Roselle

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi stranger...wow what a lovely spot to enjoy the last of the summer days...your hydrangeas are to die for,wish I had some to dry!! Take care,Chrissy

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Carolyn I just came over from Marguerite's tour of your gardens and it is just simply so beautiful!
I love your style .. your garden is gorgeous : )
Joy