I had to show one of the flowerheads from our hydrangea. I told Nana Diana I would. :):) I cut some of the faded ones off and brought them in to dry. More are growing.
This lily is in my daughter Liz's yard. I am going to ask for a start from them.
Also this beautiful yellow one. It was very tall.
My potato vine is still growing. I wonder if there will be potatoes in the container come fall when this dies out. Hope I remember to look for them. :)
Layla and cousin Max playing in the sprinkler. In their undies(I think Max is in a diaper) Shh.
First they were swinging, so my pictures are out of order. Ha.
Look who is always nearby the children...sweet Madison . This dog is the best ever . Funny thing, when Luke and Max are eating Madison is always near their chairs...no wasted crumbs on the floors. Just makes me laugh.
The fun continues., with a few walking laps around the Sunbrella base.
Max is using the water to wash the seats and Layla got the watering can . Oh to be a kid again...well one fun day in summer would be great. The children didn't get to stay out much longer as it was warm and mostly sunny.
Ted and I got on the golf cart and rode down to the new neighbor's house. They were on their porch as we drove by returning home from the grocery. We wanted to introduce ourselves. I know as we drove up their drive they probably thought ,"oh great who are these old people?" So I yelled, "I know you may not remember me, but I know you kids. "
My daughter went to school with both of them. This is Lizzy, David's wife. She used to come to our house in town and play with my daughters. Many years ago. She is still thin, blonde and cute. :):)
We told them if they ever need our help or some extra hands doing anything, we would gladly help. We also told them ,we all kind of watch out for each other out there in the country.
We had some rain this week, well on Monday. Then three days of nicer weather...not so hot. That will be gone for a few days , starting tonight. More rain, possibly bad storms even. But the rain is helping our lawn and the crops. Stay cool everyone. XO
Beautiful pictures Susie! The kids look like they're having so much fun! Enjoy these beautiful Summer days!ReplyDelete
Thank you Pilar. I laugh every time I see those kids and all that energy...I could never keep up. I am loving the lilies this year, as I have seen so many different colors. Hope you are having some fun there in the south, and cooler days too. We are getting rain this weekend. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
That hydrangea looks like a pretty shade of lavender...you know I love it! And I hope you dig your potatoes in the Fall! heehee! What a healthy vine. And how nice of you to go and meet your new neighbors. Wish you were MY neighbor! Hugs!ReplyDelete
LOL oh me too Diane. It would be wonderful fun. I know you love that color of the hydrangea. :):) I am loving the lilies this year. My daughter's are so pretty...I need some of those yellow and pink ones. :) I did find potatoes in the mailbox container one year. We no long have that old whiskey barrel mailbox. Got a new plastic one zzzz. LOL. Blessings, stay cool on your hikes, xoxo, SusieDelete
Ah, I so loved my visit here this morning! There’s just something about those two sweet children enjoying a summer day that touched my heart. Sweet innocence. You captured the day beautifully!ReplyDelete
That’s cool that you know your neighbor from her childhood! That’s a cute pic of the two of you together.
We are about to get busy and prepare to leave this afternoon to go back to the ranch for the weekend. It’s brown and crunchy there. The Sahara Desert dust has reached North Texas. We will not be outside much for the next few weeks.
Love you, Susie Q!
Linda, I love the sweetness of our little ones. They sure can break your hearts at times. I love seeing them all happy and playing...it helps them sleep well at night too. Plus the memories of childhood should be happy ones. My beautiful childhood memories is of church camp and my guardian angel, Mrs. Russell. Her love saved me.Delete
Since you and LD are going to the desert, take plenty of tea. LOL He can make music and you can paint . That would be relaxing cool fun. Bless you and LD, love you guys so much, xoxo, Susie
Such sweet pictures of your little ones playing. I remember our swing set and playing in the water. Ah... they were good days.ReplyDelete
Your flowers are beautiful. I hope you find some potatoes in the fall. What fun that would be!
Kathy, I will have to get photos if there are potatoes in the container. LOL. I get tickled every time I see the little kids playing...to see them thinking and talking...and there's always plenty of giggling. Warms my heart. Blessings, stay cool, xoxo, SusieDelete
beautiful blooms and sweet summer fun!! i love seeing pictures of the little ones having fun!!!ReplyDelete
Debbie, We laugh ourselves when we hear them giggling and squealing in the water. It makes me smile thinking of them playing. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh I just love those kids playing! Makes me think of when my fellas would play like that.ReplyDelete
Carla, Everyone of my grands had those little plastic pools to play in but loved running in the sprinklers. Once my own daughter could ride their bikes across town, they went to the city pool. I miss those pool days and the library ones too. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
P.S. LOVE your flowers. :-)ReplyDelete
thank you, xoxo, SusieDelete
The tots playing in the sprinkler in their undies brings back memories of when I myself used to play that way. Cant beat a hose pipe water fight in a diaper! HahaReplyDelete
Lisa, Hearing the kids squealing can just make us laugh during their water fun. Never have to worry about a suit when you are a child. :):) Turn on the hose and let the fun begin. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
You are so right Susie. Oh to be a kid again if only for awhile !!! Those two little ones are adorable. Oh what a .great neighbor you two are. 😊 Love all your flowers!! Blessings, GertReplyDelete
Thank you Gert. I want those young neighbors to know we are here if they need us. We have helped our neighbors out here a few times. Seeing our grands enjoying their childhood lifts my heart. You have to watch them all the time, well you know that from when our own children were small. LOL Blessings to you, xoxo,love, SusieDelete
Wow, y'all really live out in the country...it's so pretty! Whats in the field--is that corn or what? The kids are having a blast with the water, sure brings back memories. They are adorable and mercy where does all that energy go when we get OLD!!?? LOL Our sweet "tater" vines are doing great too! They are one of my favorites, every summer.ReplyDelete
Debbi, I told my husband , next year I may put a vine in every pot. LOL Speaking of energy...when Max and Layla get to playing, I love one tiny smidge of their energy. Their laughing is catching too, you find yourself laughing along with them. Yes that is corn behind my granddaughter's house and my daughters live by corn fields too. One daughter is a true city girl and live in a busy town. Stay cool. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
The flowers are so colorful and the kids look like they are having a great time! It's nice that you have caring neighbors there. Hope Indiana doesn't get the severe weather that is predicted today.ReplyDelete
Karen, You are in my thoughts and prayers as the bad weather is here today. We have been skirted around today. We need rain in our state , but no bad storms . I am hoping for a start from my daughter yellow and pink lilies. So pretty. Blessings stay safe, xoxo, SusieDelete
Great pictures Susie. I love your hydrangea's. We need to really enjoy this short season of summer we have here in the midwest. So happy to see you and your sweet family enjoying these glorious summer days. Have a great Friday today and wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kris. I do not want our summer to fly by so quickly...school starting next month early than ever and these super hot days , amking us stay inside is ruining our wonderful summer...but I intend to squeeze every bit of joy I can from it. LOL. I know you will also. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Your Hydrangeas are lovely..Pretty country..love your pictures..I'm sure there will be potatoes in that pot!! Enjoy your weekend..ReplyDelete
Missy, I sure hope I dig in that container, come fall. LOLDelete
We have storms in our state now south of us. Hope we do not get tornadoes like in Iowa...so scary and sad. I have most of my containers huddled up near the porch wall. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie
Your Hydrangea is gorgeous! And that sweet potato vine is huge. I'm sure you'll have potatoes. I've gotten them a few times. My pots are suffering in this heat. You would be a great neighbor!ReplyDelete
Jann, The heat this year has been unbelievable. Rain and storms in our state today, praying no really bad stuff. We sure do need rain though. Hope you get rain also. Summer seem to be picking up speed. Waaa, I want to enjoy everyday of it. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Thanks for stopping by earlier today. I love your stunning flowers. Looks like Summer fun is in full force!ReplyDelete
Thank you Daniela. Watching little ones play is fun . Blessings t you and yours, xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh my goodness, how the pictures of the children playing in the sprinkler in their underwear took me back to childhood with my three little sisters! Was there ever so much fun as that! And we too always had a dog near while we played, ours always a dachshund.ReplyDelete
I've never seen a lavender hydrangea! So beautiful! And it was a beautiful thing to do, introducing yourself to your new neighbors and reminding them that you knew them. I bet they were very happy you stopped!
Dewena, the young neighbor ady...so sweet, and I remembered her paly at our house when she was so young. She a good girl and her husband is a nice fellow too. They had both been married and lost their mates to cancer...then they met up again and now they are together. I love my hydrangea, and was surprised it was blooming so well. :):) Oh don't you wish you could paly in the sprinklers again as you and your sisters did as children. Oh those happy days. Blessings to you sweet friend, xoxo, SusieDelete
Looks like summer fun! My favorite season for all of the reasons your pictures portray. Beautiful, colorful flowers, playing outdoors, and outside visiting neighbors!ReplyDelete
Hi Cindy, Hope all is going well for you. Girl it was terrible hot during the French Market...so maybe the fall one will be more fun. Hope to see you there. Cindy, I will be looking thru my summer photos to lift my spirits when the snows are flying once again. LOL. Blessings to you honey, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi Susie, what a fun summer post. Your hydrangea is beautiful, but I'm afraid that your grandchild out shine them :) I would love to be a kid again, just for one day each summer. It would be so much fun having that much energy and playing with my grandchildren.ReplyDelete
How much fun being able to drive your golf cart to the grocery store.
I always enjoy my visits, have a wonderful day.
Thank you Connie. I would love to play in the sprinklers like kids do. Yes, that amazing energy !! I laugh out loud when I hear them giggling and squealing with such joy. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Looks like loads of fun. And that rain was welcome here, too. I love your pink hydrangeas. I can only seem to grow white ones here.ReplyDelete