Monday, 1 June 2009

Summer Sun

The last few days have been wall to wall sun here...and haven't I just loved it!! The warmth and brightness really lifts me and makes me want to be everywhere, do everything all at once!! I'm not a sunbather...not for me basting myself in the sun for hours, so I'm still pale and pasty looking....or as I prefer to describe me....pale and interesting!!

I have photographed my garden almost to death, if it had colour or blooms, I got it! The grass is mown, the new plants in and the weeds got the nimby (not in my backyard) treatment. Things are looking good, wish I could say the same for my back. The garden, like me, seemed to feel the sun and bounced into action. I could almost see those little shoots growing. There are so many beautiful flowers to capture that I'm like a kid in a candy store..not knowing which one to admire first.


Mind you, it wasn't good news for Charlie, he spent the last few days chasing reflections and lights like a demented soul. It's an obsessive behaviour he had when he came to me and it is so hard to get rid of. He spent Saturday boiling himself by rushing around in the sun and bouncing of walls and plants in his efforts to catch those elusive rays of light. In the end, he got banished indoors for his own health....but I'm working on the problem, just an other "work in progress" to add to his list.

At the moment, we are thinking of buying a motorhome to use on our travels, especially for the summer in Europe. It started small...but you know me...I have this tiny, weensy tendency to get carried away, so the idea kept growing. In my mind at least!! First it was DH's height (he's needs a lot of leg room),  then it was the thought of making beds up every time I went to bed and from there.... I just got totally and utterly carried away!! Visions filled my head of one with all the conveniences of home with a large touch of luxury thrown in for good measure. The fantasy definitely took over on this one!!

To cut a very long story short, I drifted from ideas of something compact..... to aspirations of a Winnibago with a trailer!!! It was only visions of trying to drive it around the small country roads in France that brought me back to reality with a bump. That and DH talking of how many miles to the gallon it would be and the fact that my "little trips" would require several mortgages to pay for them ,that made me get a grip on the real world again. So, after some realignment, my thoughts are back on track and compact is the buzz word of the day!!

But I have to admit, it was such fun just getting lost in the fantasy and imagining what it would be like to go HUGE!! A touch of day dreaming does you no harm and is lots of fun...well, once in a while that is. Reality can be so boring!!!

To reflect my outdoor mood and my love of gardens, I've done a Quick page for anyone who'd like to share it. I hope that someone can find a use for it.


You can download it here on 4shared

Have a great evening/day and see you soon, it's due to get colder, so perhaps I might get more work done!! I have a tutorial for you next post so check back for a handy tip or two.


Anonymous said...

Superbe QP, merci beaucoup

Ann said...

Beautiful flowers. We had some nice sunny weather but it's been cold and rainy the last few days. I can certainly relate to the daydreaming, I have a bit of a problem with that. My mind is always wandering off to wonderful places, unfortunately it leaves my body right here to do the boreing Beautiful quick page. Makes me want to go to the garden.

Tammy Dunlap said...

THANKS!!!! Gorgeous photo!

Susie2shoes said...

Lovely QP June, thank you. So pleased you are having fun in the garden. I tried to create a cardboard hood for my laptop so that I could use it outside, when the light gets on the screen I can't see a thing. I must have looked like a right numpty!


Anonymous said...

I love the scabious - one of my favourite flowers. Your dreaming of a huge campervan reminds me of the time my oh & I went touring in Canada - he booked everything & I (naively) assumed he had booked something the size of a large transit van, maybe a little bigger after all it was Canada. I turned up at the rental place to be presented with a brand new 31 footer!!!!! My OH doesn't drive & we had to start our journey by driving throught the suburbs & then on an 8 lane (in each direction) motorway!!!! Dream on..


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Quick Page(s) post on Jun. 01, 2009. Thanks again.

tajicat said...

Sounds like you have taken advantage of the nice weather. The flower in the photo is beautiful. Traveling in style would be nice! I can't imagine driving something that large though. Just read your previous post, I hope you didn't get hurt. I don't have many photos of myself either, at least the in-laws took some when they came to town. Thanks so much for the lovely QP! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 02 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

suruha said...

I'm so envious of your flowers. The weather has dealt my poor garden a nasty blow. All my azaleas died back too soon because of drought. Now, there is water everywhere! LOL

Have you looked in to the possibiltiy of renting a motorhome? They do that here, but, I have no idea of the cost. It might be worth a look.

There is a tv show over here, "The Dog Whisperer", in which the guy deals with problem dogs. He had a dog on there once that sounds like Charlie. It was constantly chasing something. He started exercising the dog often, a good steady pace. It seemed to calm the dog somewhat. Good luck!

This is such a pretty qp. Thank you. Til next time,


Sylvia from Alabama said...

Thank you so much. This is so eye-catching!

B Boys Mom said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Enjoy your garden.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your life, I have DL gifts from you as well as from other blogs, I have even purchased a few kits well to the breaking point of my computer. So I decided to get them on DVD and free up space so my computer could breathe. Well it worked the problem was I went and did it again (just couldn't pass up those blog trains) So again my blog hopping filled my little computer. This time I decide to delete the bookmarks (lees temptation) and I AM NOT going to DL till I have them all organized and copied as well as much needed scrap booking done (that's why I DL all that in the first place)but when it came to your blog I couldn't delete, I enjoy reading your blog and has brought many a smile to me. Keep up the good work and hope there will be more sunshine for you and careful around those birdbaths they are dangerous lol


Ramie :-) said...

Thank you!

Glynis said...

I love the flowers and thanks for a great QP June! Not long before I bring you a little more sunshine to the UK LOL

Shanners said...

lovely QP - thanks!

Michele said...

What beautiful flowers! I hope you enjoyed your sunshine at at the begining of the month...our June over here started out pretty rainy and wet.