Saturday, July 11, 2009

More Summer Loving...



(Art Journal page - spring 2008 - Sonia & Kim Go to Camp)

So the sun shone here yesterday.

And it just may be here for the whole weekend.

We have still been stuck under the rain clouds for most of the month so when these days of summer happen, people flock outside and soak it up.

My friend Sonia and I thought about going to the beach. We thought about going somewhere by a lake or something.

But in the end, we chose the perfect setting to spend our Summer Afternoon together...

My Back Deck !

(back deck pre-summer of rain - May 2009)

(It was a lot sunnier yesterday ! ;) )

We had Blackberry Mojitos with sweet mint from my waterlogged garden. Ole !!!

We had a delicious lunch of greek salad, warm pita bread, stuffed vine leaves, salty greek olives and luscious tzatziki sauce.

We sat in the sun for a bit - it felt soooo good.

We chatted about life and how sweet it is, family and how complex it is and taking better care of ourselves, as challenging as it is...

Then we did a little beading project , which of course required a quick and chatty trip to the local craft store to find the perfect beads !

Shaded from the mid-summer sun by the umbrella, cool glasses of lemonade (after the mojitos) to refresh us, and with a gentle breeze that blew in just when you needed it, my friend and I had the perfect afternoon!

Ah, summer !

Ah, life !

Hope you get to take advantage of both today !

Hugs, beautiful Ones !

11 comments:

Snap said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Blackberry mojito ... WOW!

Janet said...

Great way to spend the day....a friend, art, and a blackberry mojito! Yum!!

jgr said...

Oh! What a blast! I am glad you got to hang out on your deck, I would like to taste a blackberry mojito-sounds wonderful.

beth said...

what a perfect perfect day....
perfect sun, friend, food, drinks and project....

sigh...my kind of day !

Kate said...

Sounds like a great day. Your patio looks so inviting.... The bead project looks fun too! A blackberry mojito sounds good right now.

Kate

Julie said...

I love not going anywhere...sounds like the perfect time to me!

sherry lee said...

When the weather is "perfect" like that it's the only thing to do -- find a like minded soul to spend it with. And you did!!! xxoxox

lynne h said...

hee, kim! beading projects ALWAYS require a quick, chatty (if you're with a friend, otherwise this part can be left off) trip to the bead store, don't they?!

this sounds like it was a perfect day... i'm happy you got sun...

xo

kikipotamus said...

Mmm, your description makes me feel as if I had been there, feet propped up and enjoying a relaxing day with a friend.

Alberta and Ava said...

Thank you for sharing the ingredients for your idyllic afternoon. I'm so jealous that I wasn't sharing the day with the two of you! It's pouring here, but that's a good thing in Georgia, since we've been BAKING in the 95 degree heat. I just want to go dance around in the rainl; in fact, maybe I will!

Jennifer said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! The blackberry mojitos sound like a must try :)