Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer!

Here on the Island we are having a heat wave. The temperature has been close to 30 degrees with a humidex of 37. Now,for me that is too hot to work in the garden so why not head to the beach.
I packed a quick lunch and grabbed a book my daughter gave me and away we went.
pizza and lemonade
It is a south shore beach we went to, close to home so the tide comes in and out twice a day.
I bought this tent at a thrift shop in Cape Cod for a few dollars . I love having a little shade at the beach.
Peach cream crumble pie never tasted so good!
A beautiful sunset after a day at the beach.
Don't you just love a lazy summer day?

Don't go yet! I also want to show you some photos of clematis in our garden.
This is Rosemoor- I love the rich color.

Jackmani superba growing up a pillar in our Cheslea garden.

Another shot of Jackmani superba's
multi blue
Two clematis intertwined growing on east side of our house
this is a new clematis with a long Japanese name-I need to check my label.
Isn't it pretty on the cottage with a new hydrangea beside it.
I love how this clematis Jackmani greets you as you come through the arbor.
I also love when a clematis grows up to and around a pretty birdhouse
Ville de Lyon is also a beautiful clematis

Elsa Spath
Nelly Noser the clematis and me the gardener!

Duchess of Edinburgh
Another shot of Rose moor.

Now,I hope I haven't kept you too long but it's summer and there are so many pretty things to share. There is a nice breeze blowing now and it lovely out but it is supposed to be hotter then yesterday. What do you think-should we be lazy again and pack up for the beach.
I think I mentioned that most of our tours from Japan cancelled this year because of the swine flu . This has given me more free time but I do miss our visitors from Japan.

On Monday evening there are some garden club ladies coming for a tour so if anyone else from the Island reads this and would like to come along-the more the merrier!

I hope you too will enjoy a lovely summer day,



Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
Your photos make it look like you live in a fairy tale! Everything is so beautiful and your clothes always match the photo. Each time I visit you, I just can't wait to see what beauty me eyes will gaze at when I read your post.
Hugs, Rhondi

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Who would have thought that our summer would be in August? Pretty amazing temperatures for this time of year! The beach is the only place to be these days. We went yesterday after Hubby got home from work. We'd like to go today too but our grandsons are playing soccer this evening. Your pictures are wonderful as usual. Have a lovely day, Carolyn.


Crafty Gardener said...

Oh my what a lovely variety of clematis in bloom in your garden right now. The little tent you found is wonderful, creates the perfect atmosphere for a day at the beach.

Cindy said...

You are so blessed to have such great weather. We have had rain, rain and more rain! Winnipeg is usually in the 30's all of August, but not this year! Your getaway looks so wonderful, wish I could join you. The clematis is also so beautiful, mine got about three feet tall and has had only four blossoms. I am so disappointed, could it be the weather that has affected it? Enjoy the sunshine for me, today. Hugs, Cindy S

food with style said...

thats it... i WANT YOUR LIFE!

sweet bay said...

Such a beautiful sunset. Your Clematis are magnificent. We can only dream of growing Clematis like that here.

Caroline said...

Beautiful photos Carolyn...what amazing scenery. Our country is beautiful that's for sure.

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
Clematis takes a few years quite often to get established but too much rain wouldn't help.Hopefully, next year it will do well.
Thank you for your comments,


Janie's World said...

Your garden, as always, is beautiful. The little tent is so unique and great for the beach. Have fun enjoying the beach!

Debbie said...

How beautiful! How do you get your clematis to bloom so profusely! We too, at Ft. Rob have visitors from Japan. They did get to come our Chinese groups canceled due to the flu. I enjoy your phots - thanks for sharing.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Peach crumble at the beach...sounds like heaven to me!

m ^..^

Bernideen said...

What a bargain netted tent! And all those many clematis! I am overwhelmed at your garden!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,

Lovely, lovely photos of your clematis. I enjoy growing clematis, too. Each cultivar is so gorgeous--I can never decide which is my favorite...

Thanks for sharing,
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

essemia said...

Seems as you had a lovely day at the beach. And the tent looks great. Just enough to get some shadow.
Oh, I just love your clematis. I certainly will get some more in this garden next year.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

La Table De Nana said...

I love the first pic! Great idea!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

When I grow up, I want to be you.

Rosy said...

Hi, Carolyn,
Simply sensational, love all your photos.

Deborah said...

Your little beach haven looks beautiful!!
Ive never been to PEI but would love to go!!
Thank you for your lovely tour and your flowers are gorgeous!!
Im your newest follower (purehunnybee)
Come and visit!

Deborah :)

Deborah said...

Ooops it wont let me follow you, because I already am a follower! lol
Ive added you to my "Places I love to Linger" on my blog list so I can visit you more often :)
Have a great day!

Deborah xo