Monday, July 27, 2009

Mosaic Monday

I'm just catching up with everyone. Sharing a mosaic of the garden in July for Mary's Mosaic Monday:>)
One of the girls admonished me that I haven't posted in a while. Chalk it up to the lazy days of summer. I have actually been reading, doing a little gardening and weeding, trying to get into the swing of sewing and failing. There may be too many projects swirling around in my head and it sometimes completely stops up the works of actually getting anything done. I STILL have not finished the last two dining room chairs, bad me. I see the back to school sales begin (shudder) and the countdown to going back to work begins in my head and I realize how quickly the last month has flown by and how quickly the next month will fly and I don't quite know how to catch up on all the things I wanted to do. I need to take one day at a time and savor each one. So many projects so little time. Earl put up another section of picket fence beside the chicken coop to define our little garden area. It is a work in progress but we have a vision for it that makes me happy. Raised beds, paths and flowers. An area for our little outdoor fire pit. I have been spending some time just daydreaming and that is ok. I think we all need daydream time. It recharges out creative batteries. My posts may be a bit fewer and farther between for the next month while I make the most of summer. I think that is normal. August is booked solid already! Family reunions, a weekend away (hallelujia!) and some time I will be spending with my BFF in Florida. It's all good. I will be catching up with everyone as I can. You aren't forgotten, but I have noticed you are all posting a bit less and enjoying summer a bit more too:>) Good. Summer is flying by and it would be a shame to spend it all staring at a computer screen! How will you make the most of the rest of summer?

36 comments:

  1. Adorable, my sweet chick! Gardens are always a favorite of mine.......
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  2. Such a beautiful Mosaic! love your blog too!! so stinkin cute.

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  3. My philosopy is blog only when you want to, and when you don't want to, don't. As far as I am concerned every post you do is worth the wait. This mosaic is so outstanding in it's creation and in it's photography. Sounds like you have fun things to look forward to in August.

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  4. Kathy girl, I'm with Judy -- blog when you want to -- it's called blogging without obligation...that's the way it's meant to be!! You have so little "free" time from work and summer is meant to be the lazy, hazy, crazy days...enjoy them to the max with family and yourself -- relax and enjoy...and all your projects? They'll wait...doing what feels good in the moment of "this" day is what life is all about!!! Love your garden photos by the way!!! :)

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  5. I can sympathise that the summer does indeed seem to be moving too quickly, and I too suffer from the "too many ideas, too little" time affliction! We shouldn't really stress about it, enjoying the summer and spending time with family is what it's all about, mull over those ides and they will "hatch" come fall and winter when we have to spend more time indoors. Thanks for your lovely posts!!!

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  6. Your mosaics are always so pretty. I agree, we need more day dreaming time. As a child, I never seemed to stop day dreaming. :o) Thank you for the sweet reminder to let some of that time back into my life. :o)
    Happy Monday!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
    Ps. Your white picket fence is precious!

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  7. Your mosaic is great! Love the sunflower. Mine didn't grow this year. I think I must have had old seeds.

    Summer is indeed flying by. I am spending this part of my summer house hunting, and thinking about what to bring to a new home and what to sell in a yard sale. Then I am going to have to pack.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  8. Oh Kathy, you are so wise, taking daydreaming time re-inspires (if there is such a word)...but I know that there is such a need to dance in the IN-BETWEEN a bit. Summer is such a great time to sip lemonade in that gorgeous garden of yours. Your August sounds delightful, enjoy the summer.

    I love your mosaic too!

    Happy Mosaic Monday and Happy Lemonade sipping Daydreaming.

    Karen

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  9. I love your mosaic, I need to learn how to do that....add that to my list of stuff to do....
    Love ur blog....grin.!

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  10. Here's how you do it - take a deep breath and then do whatever is the next thing that you need to do! So simple, yes. Easy to do, no. I read that recently when browsing on a women's inspiration site. Haven't figured out what the next thing is when there are a million 'next' things in my head. Have a great summer and time away. It's always a treat when you check in and say hi.
    ~Adrienne~

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  11. What a cute mosaic! You take some darling photos! :)

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  12. First of all, your mosaic is great. It is the essence of summer.

    I'm glad you are enjoying your summer. Revel in all of your projects and adventures.

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  13. Beautiful mosaic Kathy! I love the white picket fence:-) Hope you enjoy your day dream time, I must confess that I have been enjoying a bit of down time as well.

    Rhonda

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  14. I so love your garden!! Kathy, like you, it is so difficult for me to actually sit down and blog. I would love nothing more than to sit for half a day and just read about what everyone is doing...but then my house would be in shambles and nobody would eat. I say we do what we can do and when we can do it.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer....

    love ya lots,
    becky

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  15. it's so darn hard to balance summer and blogging ...I'm out to change that today!!!!

    very charmed by your pictures!

    missn ya

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  16. just found you blog via the little red house...boy am i glad i did. i love etsy so i will have to check out your stuff. love the photos on your header. we are working on our farm which is definitely "a work in progress."
    happy summer days to you.

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  17. Love that garden and mosaic

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  18. A beautiful July garden mosaic! No pressures for blogging or commenting from me...summer is way to short and we should all be out enjoying it more!

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  19. You are absolutely entitled to take some time off from blogging - if it were a chore or a job it would be a lot less fun to create beautiful images and meaningful posts.

    Love the colors and simplicity in your mosaic. A peaceful, happy place.

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  20. Lovely garden you have there! It sounds like you have a busy summer going on. Enjoy that upcoming trip!

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  21. I'm with you.....sometimes it is just too hard to sit down and blog about something....so much to do and too little time! We are planning a new spot for a firepit area too...I want to use flagstone over a spot we took a tree down and the grass won't grow. Our minds want to do it but our bodies are holding back!
    ~Patti

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  22. Your mosaic is cute, especially the picket fence. Sunflowers always make me smile. Enjoy your summer. I've read the post below, the painting is a beauty.

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  23. Hey Kathy. I know what you mean,,, there is so much to do in the summer and it is flying by so fast this year... But we are spending our summer trying to get all moved from Indiana to North Carolina, which is not going too fast.. we are here, but our things are back home still, so that is our summer,,,, hoping labor day will be going back to get more of our things.....

    love the fence,,,, it all sounds so pretty.... enjoy your summer..

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  24. Totally love the mosaic... I have one too! Glad you posted!

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  25. School starts August 10th for us! How crazy is that! So we're trying to get things done for that. Fortunately my daughter wants/needs no new school clothes (what a great kid)! So I don't have to bother with all that. But we do need to get supplies and try to squeeze in some more family fun.
    Summer has just flown by!

    Love the mosaic!

    Manuela

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  26. Beautiful mosaic! I can totally relate to your views of summer! It's slipping by way too fast. But I must admit I'm a cold weather person. I'm really looking forward to fall weather! Yes, I said the 'FALL' word!
    Enjoy you summer and soon your ideas will come forth!

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  27. Oh yes, I have felt the need to take a few big steps back and just LIVE. "Gather ye rosebuds (or sunflowers) while ye may." :) thanks so much for sharing your beautiful images at Mosaic Monday, Kathy. And enjoy your summer!!! :)

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  28. The rest of my summer? Well, bushhogging (new skill of mine!), getting my mother-in-law settled, and blogging! Thaks for your post. I enjoyed it and will be checking back with you! C

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  29. What a lovely summer you are having - minus failing at sewing:-)
    Your gardens are beautiful and understand the love of summer reading:-)

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  30. Keep enjoying that summer while we have a cool winter here in Australia
    Alison

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  31. Could somebody please stop the calendar? It's about this time in summer when I start to worry that it is going too fast. I hope you get more days of dreaming mixed in with your schedule. Your garden looks beautiful and you have some nice things lined up to enjoy. Let's try to live the next month as if there is no calendar.....just the present moment. I'm going to try!
    Hugs,
    Lallee

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  32. Love your mosaic, Kathy girl...just beautiful.
    Yes, I may be posting as much..prescheduled, mostly..but haven't been visiting as much. Too many things to enjoy this summer..don;t want to miss any of it.
    I'll be going on vacation in a few weeks and my blog will be down for a week...not even doing preschedules nor am I taking my laptop on vacation with me.
    nosiree!!
    I am enjoying this summer so much and I also need to weed and work in my tiny flower garden...
    hugs, bj

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  33. ooooooooooooooh, I love your new blog header!

    Karen

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  34. Just stopping by to say GOOD MORNING! Have a blessed day.

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  35. Your garden is lovely. With the kids no longer at home we don't have the deadlines like we used to. No school shopping, no better go do this or that before school starts... Something to look forward to for you! Yes fudge stripe cookie jello. Sounds weird. Tastes great. I'll post the recipe soon. Mimi

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