Thursday, July 22, 2010


                                                         Hello everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your summer as it does speed by doesn't it? I have been busy lately and have not had much time to spare so I was reminiscing on some of my favorite summer pastime posts from last year and I thought I would share them with you.
Isn't this a pretty setting for your lunch?

                                                     How about a picnic by the sea?

                                           Such a beautiful summer day!

What a great place to relax with a book on a sunny summer day!

I love a relaxing day at the beach!
Another great place for a picnic!

How about some time relaxing in our garden hammock?
I enjoyed a romantic tea in the garden.
I love to watch the sun set over the ocean.
Breakfast always tastes better outdoors with a couple of handsome guys-right Alec and Sam? We need to do this again soon. Sleepovers are fun!

Well, I hope you didn't mind me reminiscing with you for awhile. We have a garden tour next Saturday July 31 ( 2 until 4) that is a fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy if any of you would like to come -tickets available at the gate$10 each with homemade cookies and lemonade.
That will be our last tour for awhile and so I hope to be spending my time doing some of the above!
Thank you for visiting,


A Garden of Threads said...

What a wonderful post of past pleasures of summer. Watching the sunset would be my favorite. Stunning pictures.

Sarah said...

Carolyn, love the dreamy images. I think you live in the most beautiful setting. A picnic on the beach, an afternoon reading in that lovely spot, breakfast in your garden ~ each one would be sheer delight for me. ~ Sarah

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn... Each of these is a perfect day! The green picnic basket really jumps out at me... so charming:-) The hammock would be my favorite choice for time well spent!

Unknown said...

Wow I just found your blog through Shabby Cats. What a wonderful dreamy garden you have and the hammock OMG! Loved reminiscing with you. Stop by my giveaway ends tomorrow!

Sandi (Meme) said...

I think you have a wonderful setting, and would be there right beside you taking photos! Have a wonderful week. Sandi

Ingrid de Villiers said...

What beautiful photographs with lovley places to relax! Thanks for sharing all these beautiful, colorful photographs....!

NanaDiana said...

Absolutely beautiful images. Thank you for sharing that piece of peace with us.

Denise@alloverroses said...

Can I come live with you? You live in the most wonderful place ever! I love my visits here...they are so relaxing.
Have a wonderful weekend.

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Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Such ideal scenes, Carolyn! That beautiful hammock looked so inviting!~Hugs, Patti

Victorian1885 said...

Oh I wish I was in PEI beautiful! Enjoy your Garden Tour..

Wildflowerhouse said...

Carolyn I do wish I could travel to your place for the tour. I absolutely love your beautiful gardens and home. I thank you so much for sharing with all of us. Have a blessed summer.

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...Just like out of a magazine! All your photos are great. Susan


Good morning Carolyn,
ok, ok...wowwwwwww!
I just can't say anything else.
Those pictures of your past summer relax days are soooooo beautiful!

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your past summer pleasures are so charming and peaceful! Nothing better than a picnic on the beach! The tour for MD sounds wonderful and I'd love to attend but my son and his family are flying in just a few hours before that. I'm sure it will be a lovely afternoon for all. Have a lovely day.


a quiet life said...

i remember everyone of your pics like the back of my hand, you live in the land of enchantment~

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, Carolyn! I've never seen this photos before; so, what a great, super, wonderful, inspiring post!!! It's been too hot to move here and the bugs have been extra terrible and everything has been torn up and, well, a lot like a disaster zone outside. Then, this week, the weather changed, we moved the puppies to the back, Tom finished the stone wall and we washed off our front porch! THEN, - plunk - here is your inspiring post. I am READY to eat outdoors!!!!!!!! Hooray!

Can you just tell? I mean it!

Love, Katy Noelle

Pamela said...

Hi Carolyn!

Everytime i visit your blog i feel like i am opening an old issue of Victoria magazine!
Your photos are just stunning. You lead such a romantic life.
Have you ever thought of putting all your photos together to create a book? I would buy it!!
Pamela xo

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Such a beautiful post! All those pastel colours....You really have an eye for it!

I enjoyed seeing you in one of the photo's. You look so young to be a grandmother!

Wish you a happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madeilef

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,I love your pictures!! The picture of your hammock is so beautiful.Everyone is beautiful...Kathy

Nancy's Notes said...

I have enjoyed your reminiscing and your photographs are absolutely stunning! I could go on and on! I am so happy I found your beautiful blog.

Good luck on your fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy, it's a great cause.

Nancy's Notes

Linz said...

WOW, how beautiful!!! these photos also made me think of Mrs. Dalloway.

ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Carolyn cara, come sai farmi sognare tu non sa farlo nessun altro...grazie!

Complimenti x l'iniziativa a favore della raccolta fondi per la distrofia muscolare, è lodevole!

Un abbraccio,buon fine settimana ♥


Brenda Pruitt said...

Your blog posts always look like magazine layouts. You have the eye for beauty!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Oh so many wonderful photos! Makes me wanna jump on a plane and come visit! I would love some lemonade by the beach thank you ;)

Have a good day,

Erin | Bygone Living said...

Once again, you've left me absolutely breathless. I cannot believe how beautiful you design things!! ♥

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Look at my blog and you will se some spectacular ROSES :)
Hugs from Sweden

maría cecilia said...

I would see these so wonderful settings over and over, they are totally wonderful!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Carolyn,
Those photos are enchanting as always. Nothing is better than to eat in the garden surrounded by fragrant flowers, listening to the singing birds... it is refreshing and so relaxing. No need to have a large garden to enjoy it. A little sunny spot, a balcony will do.

I wish you a successful tour.

Georgianna said...

Each of these looks like a dream summer day, Carolyn! Such grace and beauty in everything you put together. I will now have to get a hammock, too, as yours looks irresistible! Would you like to come and style some shots for me? – g