Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Music, Books and Flowers


In the summertime, when all the leaves and trees are green and the redbirds sing.... ♫ 

Do you have a favorite summertime song?  I love music and there are many I love listening to that make me think of fun summer days.  Anything by the Beach Boys and Nat King Cole's Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer is on my list, also the instrumental Theme from A Summer Place.  There are a lot of great summer songs and I don't know that I can choose a favorite.  How about you?



My poor hubby had to work quite a bit over the weekend.  He was "on call" and was called out several times including Sunday night.  He missed supper.  I fixed myself a chef salad and ate that and then settled down with a good book.  I'm still reading a Gladys Taber book about her cat, Amber, and it is very entertaining.  I finished The Book of Stillmeadow by her and I think it may be my favorite of all her books.

 
We had another inch of rain Sunday night and the flowers are loving it.  My zinnias are now blooming, the few I have.  The sunflowers are growing, but I think the pesky deer are beginning to invade the garden.  I noticed a few had been munched on.  I have some Deer Off I need to use and see if that will deter them.  A couple of my knockout roses appear to be dying and I can't figure out what has happened to them.  If there were a dog still in the neighborhood, I'd think that might be the cause.

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it.....!!   I was driving down the street yesterday evening and saw something that made me do a double take and pull the car over to the curb and whip out my camera.  I really couldn't believe my eyes!  Later, I talked to my son and told him about my find and he thought I was joking.  I told him that I would email him the proof that it wasn't a joke.  He was as astonished as I was.  My daughter was with me and saw it, too.  I'm trying to save this for a Saturday meme, but I don't know that I can wait that long.  So, I'm going to keep you guessing just a few more days, okay?  Sorry.  I have to do it.

Happy Tuesday to you!
xo  Cheryl  

27 comments:

  1. HI Cheryl well that is exciting news but you did not even give us a hint. Now if you are saving it to Saturday, then it is critter. Right? By the way, I love the butterfly on the flower. MUSIC. now those songs you mentioned i also love and I would find is difficult to choose anymore.

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  2. Can't wait to hear what you saw. Just love that butterfly and flower picture.

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  3. Meanie! (And I don't usually call names. ☺) I think you saw a mama deer and fawns...maybe triplets?

    What is happening to your knock-out roses? Is there a leaf blight? Munched leaves? Chewed buds? I'd try to put some insecticidal soap on them or something just in case a bug is eating them.

    Have a good day!

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  4. I wonder if your roses are receiving too much rain . . . and they are sitting in water?
    You have me "hooked in suspense!"

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  5. gorgeous wings. i love music. i think it depends on the music thought... usually what music is popular or what i am loving at that moment. definitely the Beach Boys ... music that has that kind of feel or vibe. i tend to be one who loves to change up my music ... depending on my mood. my mood changes daily. have a great week. ( :

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  6. oh nooooo I can't stand cliffhangers.... i can't wait... i want to know now....love that butterfly.. sorrry hubby had to work but that did give you time to read.. waiting impatiently

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  7. Saturday?!! But that's days away! ;)
    Beautiful photos...love the butterfly on the flower!

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  8. i love the song summertime by kenny chesney! and you are just mean!

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  9. Well, don't keep us in suspense!! I love all of those summertime songs too...lovely photos!

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  10. Kid Rock's All Summer Long.
    Is it Saturday yet? Rare animal sighting, celebrity, or triple rainbow. Hurry.

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  11. Oh, oh....a Roger Miller Song....love it!! [now that you have ME humming along and I will be most of the day...let me reciprocate...how 'bout another of his....I hear tell you're doin' well,
    Good thing have come to you.
    I wish I had your happiness
    And you had a do-wacka, do-wacka, do-wacka, do-wacka, do-wacka-do. --- I couldn't help myself.

    Also, the butterfly atop the pink blossom is fantastic!!

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  12. I love your Picasso petunia! Aren't they pretty? And the butterfly on the flower is so pretty too. I just love summer and all it's blooms. I can't wait to hear and see what you took a photo of. I love the older summer songs as they always remind me of a place in time and idyllic summer days. Enjoy the week. Pam

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  13. Now you really have me wondering, Cheryl!
    I can't think you could possibly have a bear down where you are,
    so I wonder if it isn't some sort of a cat. Bobcat maybe?

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  14. What a tease!! I'll be back Saturday!! :)

    An early dinner and curling up with a book sounds so good to me.

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  15. Oh my gosh, I can't wait! Your butterfly on the cone flower is a beautiful capture, really beautiful. And the petunias are charming and a beautiful color..gosh, that is such a good question! But I cannot think of a single summer song that I really love! But I DO have a winter fav, so that will have to do. the Steve Miller Band winter song.

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  16. Sounds like you had a VERY special sighting.Will be watching to see what it is.

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  17. Cheryl, I love your photos. Can't wait to see what you took a snapshot of. I love the Theme From A Summer Place , so much. xoxo,Susie

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  18. Looks like an easy and tasty summers night dinner.
    Salads are always a big hit around here...esp. in the heat of summer.

    I just received my first Gladys Taber book... haven't even started reading it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

    One of the old songs that always reminds me of summer is Ella Fitzgerald's " A tisket, a tasket" . Love it!

    Looking forward to seeing and reading about your sighting!

    K.

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  19. Great photos! I too love all those songs...🎶 I also love Gladys Tabors books. Of course I too like The Book of Stillmeadows best..but Country Cronicles and Stillmeadows Road are very good too. Sorry your hubby had to work so hard this weekend😞 Hope Saturday gets here soon..I'm excited to find out what you spotted!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  20. Girl.......I read and re-read this post, thinking that I missed what it was that you saw! I missed it alright, because you are keeping it a secret. I suppose I'll have to wait until Saturday!! My mind is clicking right now...."What is it that she could have seen??" I'll be checking in to see!!

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  21. Love reading your blog and seeing your fantastic photos, can't wait to see what you've captured on your camera.

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  22. Hello Cheryl, your flowers are pretty! I will have to check out that book! I love all kinds of music..Love the beautiful butterfly. I can wait to see your surprise! Enjoy your day!

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  23. Aww- it's a long wait til Saturday! Love the pretty flower. When I hear the Beach Boys, I think of my youth and all the fun times I had . Now I don't have a summer song per se, but listen to many when I walk every day. Right now loving Press on, Happy and Good Morning.

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  24. Well, you've got me wondering what you saw!

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  25. Fascinating pictures. The petunias are gorgeous. I have some of those growing here this year. I think Pam said they were Picasso petunias? The butterfly on the cone flower (?) is delightful. I think I have an idea about your surprise....could it start with a B? Very nice post. Thank you.

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