Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dreaming of summer!

It's been cool here in Florida but we have a lot of bright sunny

days that feel warm enough to sit by the pool in the SUN!

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I actually put my swimsuit on one day last week

and sat by the pool to read! It felt glorious!

I finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett and

now my hubby is reading it!  Visit her website HERE !

Have you read it yet? I would HIGHLY recommend it!

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I can go out my back door,

and walk along the golf course to the pool.....

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Want to join me today?

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Hope your week is wonderful!

And even if it's COLD where you are,

I hope the sun SUN SHINES sun to brighten your day!

I'm linking with Mary at the dear little red house 

for Mosaic Monday! 

BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY  HERE !!!

51 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Your photos have me longing for summer. It would be great to sit in the sun by the pool right now. Wonderful mosaic!

viel said...

thanks for the visit and compliment. i wish we have that kind of weather too. spendid photos.

Pondside said...

That pool looks so inviting! I'd join you in a minute!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Diane, just rub it in. We are in the midst of a huge winter storm. I will think of you by the pool!

GrandmaK said...

My but it looks grand!!! Sorta gray and gloomy here today! Wishing you a wonderful week! Cathy

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Ohhhh so this is what the world looks like where snow isnt everywhere :)

Enjoy the sun -- me im heading to make some hot cocoa!

Valerie@IntelligentExpressions said...

So refreshing to see green and blue - I am in a world of white skies and white ground and grey and brown trees - It makes the winter longer when we don't see much color!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loved The Help...can't wait to see the movie...

We are expecting ALOT of snow overnight here...enjoy your sun.
Hugs,
Penny

Mary said...

Poolside reading sounds heavenly! They're forecasting snow or ice for us tomorrow.

I listened to the audio version of The Help & it was excellent :-)

Debbie said...

You can't beat poolside reading! Thank you for stopping by to see my cardinals in the snow ;o) I'll be popping back from time to time for some more sunshine!

podso said...

Nice mosaics. Glad you had some warm days as I hear it's been really cold in the very south. Plan to read that book soon for our bookclub. Sounds so good!

Freckled Hen said...

Thanks for letting a girl dream by the pool, sounds like a perfect day! I read The Help and loved it, it was one of those books that will never leave me.

Vee said...

So restful... Yes, I'd love to join you for a walk along the golf course.

Mary said...

Oh how lovely to see the green grass and sunshine! It was a beautiful sunny day here in NJ, but it was about 27 degrees... :)

Shelley said...

What beauty surrounds your home....thanks for sharing...blessings to you Diane on this Snowy East Texas Lord's day.... :) Shelley

Ebie said...

Beautiful! Swimming by the poolside reminds me of summer!

Your photos are clear and crisp!

Lavender Cottage said...

How I would like to join you at the pool. Yes, definitely cold here with lots of snow and although we have a hot tub, just not the same as swimming on a warm day. :-)
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

What a beautiful place to escape the snow and cold. I hope you have a great week.

Snap said...

What a lovely place to call home! Stay warm! :D :D

Sall's Country Life said...

Thanks for stopping by to see my amaryllis! I can't imagine them growing out in the flower beds, I'm totally living in the wrong part of the country. To have flowers all year long would be a dream come true. Your warm world looks heavenly right now. Have a cold drink by the pool for me would you please?

Mary Lou said...

Oh you lucky lucky person! My husband left today for a week long trip the the Dominican Republic to play golf. (long story). I'd rather be in FL!
Enjoy your sun and thanks for your visit today.
I'm going to check out the book.

ginger@bearbits said...

I have a feeling you might be thinking about your other residence where it is COLD! and they are expecting a huge amount of snow tonight and tomorrow. I guess even a little bit cold in Florida is much better than a lot of cold in NC. Enjoy! (PS I hope to read The Help soon.)

~ginger

Cyndi said...

Oh Diane, sitting by the pool in your bathing suit in January sounds wonderful! It was 2 degrees when I got up this morning and it's not supposed to get out of the 20's all week. In fact, we are supposed to get 5 more inches of snow on Tuesday. Can I come live with you for the winter? LOL!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The pool looks so inviting. Beautiful mosaic.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Diane,

I have not heard a peep out of you in so long but I've seen your comments here and there on mutual friends.

Still going strong in Gnomeland. I hope all is well (looks like you are a happy and carefree as can be!)and your new year is blessed and full of passion and peace.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks so nice and warm where you are Diane! We are expecting more snow this week so I will be staying inside and tackling soem projects that I have been meaning to get to.

I loved "The Help"! Excellent book!

koralee said...

Oh how I would love some of that florida sunshine on my face right now...we got our snow and it looks like it will be with us all week long.

I will look into that book...looks lovely...

Happy new week to you my friend. xoxoxo

Love of the Sea said...

I see the book all over the place. So you recommend it? I may have to pick it up for my next trip later this month. I always like to read a book when I travel...Have a great Monday!!!

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely mosaics! It seems that the weather is a bit unpredictable in many place here on our earth at the moment. I have saved 'The help' for our vacation...

Custom Comforts said...

Wish I was there. Oh how I wish I was there to soak up some of your sun.
Cindy

bj said...

Omygoodness...that pool is so pretty.

We don't have snow but it's pretty chilly here this morning. :)

Diane said...

A real haven--it must make you wish for winter every year!

Foxglove said...

Sounds so delightful, here it is summer and we also have enjoyed some days by the pool the cool breezes in the evenings and the joy of summer.

Hope your week is full of warmth and sunshine. xxx

g.suzie said...

Poolside reading, oh wonderful image. . .I would love to be taking in some warm rays!
I read 'The Help' a few months ago and really liked it! It has been on the best seller list forever!
Sue

Carol said...

I've heard that book was very good! Lovely walk you have where you are! Still have to bundle up here. Too cold.

Suzy said...

Oh how I would love to sit by the pool in the warm sun and read!Thanks for the invite!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Thanks for the WarmUp! Wow...beautiful weather, photos and mosiac. It's hard to believe the weather can be so extreme around the USA! Enjoy your January Summertime! I'd love to join you for a swim and a round of golf!

Zuzu said...

Amazing! Sitting by the pool! I am just about to put on all my cold weather clothes and go out and shovel snow. :)
Thank you for popping by to visit!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Tracy said...

Oh, I'd love to come join you for a round of golf. When is our tee time? Did you want to walk or ride?
I prefer to walk but you choose :)When do I need to be there?

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I'd love to join you! We're surrounded by about six inches of snow right now. Atlanta doesn't handle snow well (since we're not used to it)!

Manuela

Mama Zen said...

I am so jealous of your weather!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just gorgeous. The pictures are so cheery!

Happy Monday!
Barb ♥

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

Ohhh my goodness...how I could use a little break in sunny Florida, my friend! It's just so funny to even think about wearing a swimsuit and sitting out by the pool...how wonderful! If I could, I would be one of your little winter snowbirds...that fly south for the winter...and then back to Colorado for the summer! Hehe!

I'm so glad that you stopped by yesterday...it was great hearing from you, sweet friend! I hope that my note finds you and honey both doing well!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

JG said...

I enjoyed my walk! Your mosaic is very pretty. Our snowblower is ready to work again & it's definitely oatmeal weather in MA. :)
~Judy

Cathy said...

I bet your enjoying some of the best weather in the nation!!! I sure enjoyed seeing your pictures from sunny Florida! My kids are in NC and SC and they are iced in. We here in OHIO are just now getting a winter snow storm! Enjoy for all of us! :)

Into Vintage said...

Sadly it's both cold and cloudy here but at least I can enjoy some blue skies in your photos. :-)

Ruth Welter said...

Hi LD, what beautiful, happy photos...I so wish I were in FL right now, enjoy your time there.

Ruth

Brenda Kula said...

I want to be where there's no sludgy snow on the ground! Haven't read that book. Heard a lot about it though.
Brenda

Brenda Kula said...

I want to be where there's no sludgy snow on the ground! Haven't read that book. Heard a lot about it though.
Brenda

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my! I could use some of that sunshine and warm temps about now. I'm snowed in {again}...Good thing I've got a big home to ramble around in or else I'd have cabin fever.

I love, love that photo of the sky...those clouds look like cotton candy floating.

Thanks so much for visiting with me..I sooooo appreciate that! I'll be posting another page of the pinafore aprons tonight.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Was blog hopping this morning and happened upon your marvelous blog. I'm so jealous of your pool and warmth...we're on the cool Washington coast.

Have a beachy day & hope to see you sometime at our Coastal Lifestyle Blog: http://NauticalCottageBlog.com