Thursday, September 6, 2012

This or That Thursday: eDition 29 Summer In Review

From the top:

 
A first blossom on the heirloom Baldwin apple tree, part of the fruit and nut trees planted this summer. The apple and pear trees are close to the pond and that's a good thing. They require watering every three to four days when there is a lack of rain and we all know there wasn't much of that going around this summer.
 
Summer lavender, of which I can simply not get enough of. Sometimes I imagine covering every square inch around the old farmhouse with these plants. Who needs to eat when you have lavender to smell? Living in a lavender paradise.
 
Ever bearing strawberries planted last year. It's been a struggle to keep them weed free this year but the chickens seem to appreciate our efforts.
 
The pond...on a summer afternoon as we celebrated the twins turning thirteen. Oh my.
 
Summer dawning...a random moment, beautifully captured by the Artist.
 
 
~Be well friends~
 
Happy today to join:
  
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22 comments:

Tanya said...

gorgeous pictures! happy birthday to your twins! i have 10 year old id boys :)

Dina Lettre said...

So beautiful...especially the last.

Hope it's a wonderful birthday!

deb duty said...

What a beautiful review of your summer. I'd love to spend some time on the banks of that pond. Such a lovely scene! So now you have two teenagers! Fun!

V.L. Locey said...

Beautiful images!

Buttons said...

Oh your summer was and will remain beautiful through these photos. Great shots. B

Buttons said...

Oops Happy Birthday to the twins. I like cake. :) B

Laurel's Quill said...

love the sunlight on the road pic!!!

Red Gate Farm said...

What a fabulous summer you had!

~Chris

tiarastantrums said...

love your summer dawn photo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the lavender. I used to have it growing here, but accidentally killed it when I trimmed it back :-(

mail4rosey said...

They're all gorgeous. The sun in the last pic really offers great perspective.

Renae said...

I just stumbled upon you. Well being at the This and That but didn't see you on the Rural Thurs. Your blog is GREAT!!! Why haven't I seen it til now? Loved your voice your ways and your talent.

have a fabulous day.

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Lovely photos in your look back. The one of the sunlight through the trees is lovely. Hope that you have a good weekend.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

ann said...

The pond reminds me of my home place where I grew up. Yours is beautiful. I am sure that you enjoy it. A perfect place for birthday celebrations. The apples look wonderful and delicious, unlike ours--rather the lack of since our tree succumbed to an early frost. Love your photos.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful glimpses of summer. I love lavender too!

Emille said...

Love your 3rd capture - so refreshing! Happy b'day to your twins!

Ellie said...

Lovely shots - I particularly love the last two and your last one if just amazing :))

Linda Makiej said...

~wonderful!!!!

Lynne said...

Beautiful photos Andrea!

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful..did I say beautiful? I meant gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

vintage grey said...

Simply beautiful! I love lavender! Happy Birthday to you sweet kids! xo Heather

Nancy Claeys said...

I have two clumps of lavender growing in old tree stumps -- they need to be moved but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Lovely photos of your summer. :)