July 20, 2012

A New Post...Finally


Hello? Hello? Is anybody out there?

I've been away from my blog for so long that I'm starting to wonder. I stayed up until the wee hours last night uploading photos for this post because every single day, for about two weeks now, I've been telling myself that I need to give my blog some love.

But then you know what happens? I start playing with the kids or eating a cucumber sandwich or doing laundry or making no bake cookies or eating no bake cookies or painting the bathroom and, before I know it, another day has passed. Sigh.

Anyway, I finally managed to pull a few things together and take some photos.


Lucky for me, the temperature was a wee bit cooler yesterday when I was shooting this group of pictures. Holy cow, has it been hot and humid!  It was so wonderful to be outside enjoying the weather. There was a little bit of a breeze too...that's always nice. I enjoyed every minute of it, except for when I almost stepped on a snake. Yeah, that part wasn't so good.


I stopped by my favorite garden center this week and purchased a few pots of English Lavender and after looking at how pretty they were, thought I'd pair one with a few other things for a simple tablesetting. I got out a bottle of lemonade that had been stashed in the cupboard...something that I'd forgotten all about until just the other day. And, of course, I added one of my favorite things to the mix, other than the flowers...fruit.

I could just imagine us sitting here in the dappled sun, chatting about the day's happenings and having something to drink and nibble on. Wouldn't that be nice?


The weather calls for lots of sunshine today and I'm looking forward to fun and time spent visiting with my family. Anyway, I'm hoping that's how it works out...my little girl isn't feeling so well. This is birthday week around here. My mom, dad, father-in-law and brother-in-law all have their b-days, so tonight we're supposed to be having our festivities. Lot's to do, so I'll bid you farewell for now.

Hope you have a great weekend!

xo

88 comments:

  1. Tricia, your photos are worth the wait! It sounds like you are having a wonderful Summer! Enjoy!

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  2. Your photos are sweet and very nice...Happy birthday to all...with love Janice

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  3. Tricia, those photos are gorgeous! Life has a way of getting so busy doesn't it! In the summer I don't get to post on my blog as much as I usually do. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. That's what summer is for: playing with your kids, baking cookies, and all that other stuff. Before you know it the summer is gone and the kids are going back to school again.

    Your photos are lovely, as usual. Your little table vignette is just darling!

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  5. Hello Tricia, when you do post, you make it such a feast for the senses..the way you write sounds like you are speaking to each one of us personally! truly sweet...Happy summer days❤

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  6. Catching up on some blogs this morning and was happy to come across your photos. Makes me want to head outdoors for a picnic. The temps this summer have been brutal, but rain is in the forecast for today and tomorrow so maybe we'll fit that picnic in next week. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  7. Beautiful as always. Love your table and chairs. Have fun celebrating. That's a lot of birthdays.

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  8. Sounds to me like you are doing the important things in life! You'll never regret playing with your kids. Your posts are always worth waiting for. Oh.my.gosh.....these photos are so, so, gorgeous!! I am pinning for sure so I can stare at them again and again!

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  9. So much gorgeousness! :)
    It sounds like you are having a wonderful Summer. :)

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  10. beautiful images....makes me want to make strawberry shortcake NOW. :)

    sounds like you're having a great summer, Tricia!

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  11. Such a romantic and beautiful pictures!!!
    Wonderful!!!
    Elvira
    ❤❤❤

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  12. just realized I commented on the post with blueberries about that post you did before this one on strawberries. :)

    I like your blueberry shots, too. :)

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  13. How beautiful and what a lovely place to dwell.

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  14. Lovely and serene. Love wispy lavender, but never thought to enjoy it in a pot!

    Have wonderful celebrations!

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  15. Really nice photos, but nevertheless: take your time with your children and your family, time runs so quickly, enjoy it! There will come days when you have time to post (and I am looking forward to it :-)).
    Have a nice weekend,
    Barbara

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  16. Gorgeous photos Tricia, not quite sure about being worth stepping on a snake though, I hate snakes :)
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  17. Your photo are very nice!!
    Elisa from Italy

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  18. Beautiful place and pictures:))
    Love it!!

    Hug from Vibeke

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  19. These are ALL, Simply Gorgeous!!
    Hope you have a sweet weekend!
    hughugs

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  20. I love your photos! This is my first visit to your blog and I can through Pinterest.

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  21. These are exquisite photos, Tricia! They make me feel so happy. I love summer above all seasons, and you have captured its very essence.

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  22. Oh Tricia, my heart just sings when I visit your sweet blog. The photos just make me happy. Hopefully your little one feels better and all will be able to enjoy the birthday celebrations!!

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  23. We've missed you but always glad when you stop in to show us some gorgeous pictures! I'd be glad to come over and sip lemonade with you but I've heard there may be snakes nearby ;) Enjoy your festivities tonight, that's a lot of birthdays close together! Hugs ~ Mary

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  24. it’s so divine to visit you over here. I’dloev to sit there for a drink and a chat, the photos are bursting with sunshine and happiness... i might want to stay a bit longer :)
    hope you are well Tricia, x sandra

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  25. Hey, don't worry about it..life is for living, not just for blogging...Wish we had that kinda weather right here in the UK- so enjoy!

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  26. I'm so glad you found time to share your wonderful photos with us...they are simply dreamy:-) And I know how the days just fly by when time is spent with the kids, or eating cookies...hahaha!

    Enjoy your weekend,
    Kathleen

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  27. It was worth the wait, Tricia!
    Beautiful and inspiring as always!

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  28. Beautiful pics! :-)

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  29. How absolutely beautiful, Tricia...and I am glad to hear you are spending your summer with your kids, enjoying the moments you can't get back...

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  30. Tricia -- Welcome back to blogland! These photos are absolutely transporting! Thanks.

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  31. I did the same...a break is good now and then. I know it got my creative juices flowing again. Plus we all have lives that need to be lived off line. Nonetheless I love seeing you post again! Gorgeous shots!

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  32. Pinning all your lovely photos to my photography board. I'd love to know more about your camera and preferred lenses.

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  33. Did a search and found a post you did on your camera and lens. :)

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  34. Tricia, your pictures are simply gorgeous as always!
    Have a great weekend.
    XO
    Lucia

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  35. Hi Tricia
    Welcome back......and as usual youre photos are outstanding.....
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  36. The light is magical!
    I just want to be in these photos!...:)

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  37. Beautiful atmosphere
    Have a nice weekend
    Mari

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  38. Hi Tricia, I'm here :)) Nice to see you again.
    Your shots are beautiful - what a lovely setting. I hope your wee girl feels soon.

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  39. So pretty.. I agree, the atmosphere is beautiful and magical! And how dainty are those little purple petals. xo

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  40. I would love to sit at that table and read for hours! Gorgeous!

    http://eviestearoom.blogspot.com/

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  41. oh so pretty - can I come over for tea?

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  42. What a delightful setting! Absolutely love your photos, staging and editing!! Just beautiful!

    I just love that you take the time to share such loveliness with all of us out here in blog land!! Thank you!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Becky

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  43. So glad to see you post! Love the photos--always so light and airy and perfect. Hope the birthday festivities are full of fun!

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  44. O.k so your photos are STUNNING....as if they would not be....thank goodness you posted I was going through withdrawal here..no more long breaks....thats it!!!! Enjoy your weekend...xx0x

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  45. simply beautiful! how I wish i could be sitting there :)
    Happy weekend!

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  46. I want to sit in one of those chairs!!!

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  47. so soft, so magical...nice space. Thanks for posting, Tricia.

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  48. Good to hear you are enjoying your summer. I love the sweetness you captured with this lovely peaceful setting.

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  49. Dearest sweet tricia, i missed you so much! So happy to see a new post and photos! These photos make me smile! So happy to know you are enjoying summer. Have a lovely merry happy weekend. Love to you!

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  50. Bellissime foto e che bella atmosfera!
    Complimenti, ciao e buona giornata! Cri : )

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  51. So very pretty Tricia! Glad you found some time to share! Life has a way of getting in the way of our best intentions! Always enjoy my visits here so uplifting!

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  52. Hi Tricia! Oh, my, these are among your most beautiful photos ever – I'm very glad you took the time to take them and post them. Beautiful styling and setting and gorgeous light – so magazine-worthy!!! Enjoy the summer – it's always gone to fast. Plenty of blogging time in the winter. Meanwhile, have a fabulous celebration and thank you so much for stopping by. xoxo

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  53. Hi Tricia,
    what a beautiful and romantic place is your garden, and always an overwhelming styling - wishing your and your familiy lovely festivities and a lot of fun!
    Warm greetings, Bine

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  54. I would love to sit and sip on a cup of tea there in your garden it is so beautiful. Your photos always looks so dreamy and wonderful. I just love them. I do hope your daughter feels better.

    Hugs~

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  55. Stunning photos. It makes me want to go outside and enjoy the sun. Such beauty captured by the lens. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Tricia, what stunning photography you have! I wish I could sit here with you and sip lemonade. Gorgeous!

    ~Shanon

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  57. Tus fotos son peciosas!! Hermosa ambientación , detalles y luminosidad, me encantan!!.Saludos desde Argentina!

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  58. Simple beautiful,so magic and romantic place:)
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  59. Beautiful...and I love the backgrounds too!

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  60. I agree with Clara, Tricia! Your photos are always worth the wait. They're dreamy and ethereal and oh so beautiful. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  61. isn't it fantastic that our weather finally gave us a break? i'm not too far from you so i know you've had what we've had and frankly, i'm ready for at least a week of 80.

    these photos are wonderful !

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  62. See...we're here...just waiting patiently for you to reappear! Beautiful photos, Tricia....fantastic bokeh, too. Your scene is so serene.

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  63. Darling Tricia I was dazed by so much beauty!
    Your photos have something... magic. It's not only beauty... is light, color, air, breath...
    Thank you so much for share, I'll save them all
    Silvia

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  64. As always your post is filled with lovely images which capture the beauty of a summer day.

    My philosophy is life comes first, blog last. :@

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  65. Just gorgeous, Tricia. I wish I could pop over to your beautiful talble and have some lemonade with you.

    You have probably already said this, but would you mind sharing what lens you use? The bokeh in the lavender picture is awesome. I use a 1.8 50mm for my close ups but it creates a completely different bokeh.

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  66. Summer definitely has a way of allowing us to lose track of time, and I love that!
    Each of these photographs is just beautiful Tricia.
    You truly have a talent when it comes to styling and photography, and it is always such a pleasure to visit you here.
    Have a wonderful week ahead!
    xo.

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  67. Wow...you sure know how to come back strong...these are gorgeous!

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  68. I've been MIA in the blogging world too with school and everything in life! lol But I have to say, even when you are busy - you always take the most beautiful photos!!! LOVE these - very summery and inspiring!! Have a great day, my friend.


    Best,
    Jessie

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  69. Tricia,
    It has been a while...
    Summer days fly by, you get so busy, right? Lovely table.

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  70. I would be delighted to sit and sip lemonade with you at the beautiful parlor table and chairs! Such lovely, summer-y pictures!

    I do not tend to my blog as much in the summer either...life is meant to be spent with the ones we love, so don't appologize for living a fulfilled life and taking care of your sweet family! But I do enjoy your posts when you do get around to it!!
    xo
    Cindy

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  71. Flowers and fruit - always a gorgeous pairing. I bought some blueberries to put in my vintage fruit containers last week and my husband went off and ate them before I had a chance to take photos. I had to explain that food isn't always food around here and then he just looked at me like I had three heads. Hope you had fun at the birthday festivities and got to eat lots of cake!

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  72. What a heavenly series...the epitome of warm summer days. Aaaahhh!

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  73. Very summery feel.

    Kelly

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  74. Hope your festivities
    have been fantastic,
    despite the heat wave!

    Love how you styled this
    shoot. You truly have a
    gift, my friend....

    xo Suzanne

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  75. Hi Tricia,
    I didn't know you had posted or I would have been here 'like that'!
    These photos are just so beautiful I feel like I could sit right now and have a cucumber sandwich with you : )
    I knew exactly what you meant when you said you tried to get to the blog but another day would pass and then another, and another. That is exactly what happens to me.
    Enjoy you day!
    hugs...

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  76. I have you on my reader, so I don't miss a post - I might not be able to leave a comment immediately, but I always know when you have a new post - the wait between posts just whets my appetite for your next post!

    Your photography is beautiful, as always!

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  77. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Table for Two! I had such fun setting it up and photographing it.

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  78. Oh yes! We are all still here waiting on your beautiful posts to help us day dream! :)

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  79. Beautiful photos!

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  80. Hi Tricia
    I love your beautiiful blog. It's a long time that I read it...
    Tanks for this photos
    un saluto dall'Italia
    simonetta

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  81. Beautiful Blog..♥
    Hugs Gaby..♥

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  82. Hi Tricia, glad you are having some cooler weather. It's been hot and quite buggy outside lately around here. I love summer but a little less bugs would be nice ;) Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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  83. Indeed I would love to pull up that summer chair and sit a spell with you, Tricia. Absolutely lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing and I look forward to following you on more outings!

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  84. Beautiful picturesque photograph. I am greeting

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  85. wow...summer at its' finest Tricia. I LOVE those glasses! I almost picked a few up just yesterday! I want to live in Anthropologie!

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  86. Girl, I would love to sit at that beautiful table with you and chat. Such gorgeousness!

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