Sunday, August 28, 2011

Al Fresco

Hello Darlings,

The best thing about summer is the warm weather that beckons us outdoors to spend time al fresco...

                                   (Click photos to enlarge)
Herb Garden

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
~ Celia Thaxter

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Love is to the heart what the summer is to farmer's year ~ it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.
~ Author Unknown

A life without love is like a year without summer.
Swedish Proverb

"Always remember the beauty of the Garden,
for there is peace."
~ Author Unknown

"The serene philosophy of the pink rose is
steadying.  Its fragrant, delicate petals
open fully and are ready to fall, without
regret or disillusion, after only a day in the
sun.  It is so every summer.
One can almost hear the pink, fragrant murmur
as they settle down upon the grass:
'Summer, summer, it will always be summer."
~Rachael Peden

I hope you are enjoying the warmest
period of the year al fresco!

With lots of love,

I'm joining...

Cindy for Show and Tell

Thank you for hosting!


  1. Such a charming and tranquil post!!
    I LOVE the chair!!

    But I am so looking forward to Fall...
    I am no lover of the heat....


  2. Wendy - such a lovely farewell to summer! Every aspect of your post - visual and audio (love the music!) and quoted poetry. I did a similar post to welcome summer for Kathy's A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life. Only 23 days left til fall? The seasons fly - and we have hope in their return - and our growth through them all!
    Miss Kathy

  3. Oh Wendy - I love love love your garden! So charming and romantic looking...I could picture myself in that beautiful chair. Happy Monday!

  4. Beautiful photos and great quotes!
    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Simply stunning. Your green chair is *to die for*


  6. Great post. Hard to pick a favorite photo, but I really like that basket of flowers.

  7. How romantic and lovely. I could spend the afternoon relaxing here.

  8. Lovely garden! Beautiful chair and place to take it all in! Hope you have a marvelous day,

  9. Oh what a lovely garden you have. Love the color of your patio set. Everything looks so peaceful and romantic. Hugs...Lu

  10. Your garden and pictures are so lovely & the color of your patio set is perfect.

    I would be delighted if you would link up to Potpourri Friday! Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

  11. Oh thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you and hope you will link up again next week! I'll be looking forward to seeing you!

  12. Oh, the lovelies of summer. And the garden poem is so special. I want to remember that.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  13. We are definitely kindred spirits, beautiful post.

  14. Wow! are there really just 17 days of summer left? Your post and photos are so beautiful... your herb garden vignette looks so romantic! :) p.s. many thanks for visiting me and for your kind words.

  15. your romatic and victorian are your posting. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becomming a follower. Elaine

  16. I love summer and refuse to think about it being nearly over. What a lovely vignette for the photos in this post.
    I am returning the compliment and popping over here to follow you back as I like to get to know my followers. :)

  17. What a lovely post and beautiful blog. I love your blog header also. I am your newest follower. I am linking up from 2805.

  18. Hello, What a beautiful post! each photo reveals the beauty of your surroundings. So happy to see every detail inspiring. Summer is certainly special, and enjoy the outdoors more. When the flowers abound and are a complement to our relief. greetings. Rose Marie

  19. Hi Wendy!

    This is my first visit to your BEAUTIFUL & soothing blog...just gorgeous! I love that Roma Downey song & have the CD with it. So special!
    You have a lovely home, too & I'm going to take the entire tour right after I hit 'submit'.
    I'm also your newest follower! I'm happy to have found you.

  20. Hi Wendy,
    your rose bouquet looks everywhere just romantic. I love the sage iron chair. It is a wonderful artist work.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  21. Such beautiful pictures, God makes some beautiful flowers doesn't he? Love your chair too.



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