Monday, August 31, 2015

August Flew By!

The summer months have flown by. It’s my MOST favorite season and we’ve managed to have pretty decent weather this year. Just enough rain to keep things nice and green (hot and humid!).

I wanted to take photos from my posts for an ‘end of the month review’.

AugMos 

What fun I’ve had making doll clothes for the sewing challenge. Thanks JoAnn! I’ve read some good books and spent a few Sundays at the Park enjoying nature. We’ve driven out to the Gulf Coast a couple of times, too.

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It’s been a fantastic summer to be in Florida!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday

Have you had a good summer?

49 comments:

Arlene said...

I have had a good summer but I am ready for fall. I have to admit that I put out a few fall things on Saturday. I just could not wait.

Happy@Home said...

It looks like you've enjoyed a wonderful summer. Great idea to capture it in a mosaic.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

A nice wrap up and many of us have enjoyed your doll clothes as well! :)

Stacey said...

And such a pretty picture of you. :)

Diane said...

Summer is way too short for me!

Donna said...

LOL, summer is my least favorite season. Yep, it even ranks behind winter! Too much heat and humidity. I'm looking forward to fall! Glad you've had a nice and busy season with various activities.

Nancy's Notes said...

Your pictures of your summer look wonderful! My summer was okay, just had some health issues taken care of! I'm ready for a change, fall, hurry up!
Happy Day, Diane~
Nancy

Susan said...

It was a hot summer here and I'm so looking forward to cooler weather and the beauty of Fall. XOXO

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The mosaic for the end of the month is a great idea! You have had fun! And it is lovely that you shared it with us. I love being here in the beautiful Oregon in the summer and fall, but I kind of always want to be in two places at once, because I'd love to see what Florida is like in August and September!

Snap said...

You've filled your summer with your favorite things -- good for you! I'm looking forward to Autumn ... when I come out of hibernation! Ha! Happy Monday!

Lorrie said...

Great mosaic to sum up your summer. I do love summer, but now that the calendar will turn tomorrow, and we've had rain, I'm getting excited about autumn. We had a great summer - lovely weather, some wonderful times on the water and hiking, and family times, too. Have a great day, Diane.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, I have to have you talk to my hubby. Maybe you can convince him Florida is a great place to live. I love you images from this summer and a great photo of you in the park. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Gayle said...

Very nice memory wall.

Stephanie said...

This summer has indeed been good albeit too short! I can't believe tomorrow is the first day of September :)

Love and hugs to you, my friend!

Kathy said...

I agree that this summer has just flown by. I love summer too and have had so much fun this year that I hate to see it end. But I like fall too so I will look forward to that in a few weeks. Meanwhile I'll enjoy what's left of the summer. Glad you had such a good time. I'd love to see the gulf coast someday.

Susie said...

Diane, You had a great summer and some bad times for a bit...but you look very good and survived. Can't keep a good woman down, no way. I can tell by your collage of photos you did many different and exciting things. You sure never get bored. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, cannot believe August is over, sweet memory.Blessings Francine.

BeachGypsy said...

I enjoyed reading all about your summer...all the fun and pretty. and interesting things! Learn so much about people and places thru blogging don't we? So glad to have you as a friend!

Dewena said...

Isn't it nice that you love summer, living there in FL. We lived in central FL for 3 years and I never got used to it. January was nice!

Dewena

Joy H said...

Love the pretty mosaic! Great photo of you and I love that shade of blue on you.
Joy @ Books and Life

Linda Kay said...

You look fabulous in your photo, kind of like you are really enjoying Florida!

Donna said...

Such a wonderful summer there my friend...it seems you were quite busy. Summer has been wonderful here too!

Pamela Gordon said...

Yes, I've had a great summer, especially the month of August when our weather has been wonderfully summery with lots of sun and heat. I'm not looking forward to the fall months as we all know that winter follows and winter here is not like winter in Florida. :) Glad you had a great summer too Diane. Happy September to you! Hugs. Pam

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Diane, to tell you the truth, I'm not a fan of summer. I love spring and autumn!

Sheila said...

Glad you have had a good summer! i enjoyed seeing your photos of Wood Storks!

BeachGypsy said...

Diane have you been to that blog "doll in the looking glass"? I think you would enjoy it...I am!😀😀

BeachGypsy said...

And I have to tell you about "dolly dorm diaries"!! Oh my gosh I could spend hours on there!! The dolls like we have..you and I and Sheila...they dance and move around...it is fascinating! And so fun!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You always look so cute Diane - Happy Sept!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love your end of the month collage - you did indeed have a great summer.

We had fun too - lots of family (even some from West Virginia) - lots of picnics - lots of sewing and lots of pretty flowers - plus lots of fresh berries, fruit and vegetables. Our summer was much warmer than normal - which we thoroughly enjoyed.

doodles n daydreams said...

This sounds like the ideal for summer. Summer is still to come in my part of the world, spring has just sprung.
Have a great day.

Diana

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

It's been a wonderful summer for me. I was just feeling a tad sad that it was already time to turn the calendar and begin a new month. I love, love autumn but the summer zipped so fast I hardly feel I got my 'money's worth' of hot summer days. :)

I'm glad you had a wonderful summer. I see you were enjoying Gift from the Sea -- one of my favourites. She shares such insightful things that I found so helpful years ago when I first read it. I read of a couple of Maeve Binchey novels over the holidays. Just finished Evening Class and loved it.

Wishing you a beautiful day...
Brenda
xox

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Here comes September!

Mary Cromer said...

Love the photo of you and Summer is my favorite and it has been lovely, mild weather here. I am not looking forward to Winter but shall enjoy Autumn when it arrives. I shall clutch Summer as long as I can in the meantime~

Boopnut said...

Summer has gone by too fast. We had a cookout last Sunday. Next weekend is Kitefest. You are sure to read about it on my blog next week.
Deb

Art @ Home said...

LOVE your summertime mosaic….I can't believe it's September already. We're looking forward to a great Labor Day weekend (long weekend) spent at the lake. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Love the new header lavender sis, and yes we've had a great summer too with enough rain to keep everything healthy.
I've managed to read more since I decided not to be a slave to my computer reading and commenting on posts and this is working well.
I hope September brings you happiness and new adventures.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Diane.

Connie said...

Good Morning Diane, your park looks like the perfect place to take a nice walk. Our summer has been so hot that it has actually been a chore keeping things green. Our hottest day was 112 degrees. That is the hottest day of my seventy years. Last weekend we finally got rain, our first since May . . . it cooled the air and now I think we are in for a lovely September. Have a lovely day and thank you for your sweet blogging friendship. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Marianne said...

Sounds like your summer was what summers should be, Diane - relaxing and fun, and creative. You certainly look like you've enjoyed it.

Blessings for a wonderful fall!

Marianne <3

Debby Ray said...

You are right, Diane...the summer was just a vapor...and now it's nearly gone! I love your neat mosaic you made of yours...and your lovely new header too. It's about time I change mine now :) Enjoy your Tuesday!

Elizabeth said...

You have had a lovely summer, me too but I am glad it is almost over and looking forward to a wonderful fall !

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Yes, your summer has been a fun one and you have shared some lovely adventures with us (dealmaking, bargain finds, hikes, ...) Now I can't wait to see what you are going to come up with for autumn. I'm sure it is going to be good.
Take care,
Arlette

Betsy Adams said...

You are so fortunate to have two homes... IF I could, I would have one home in the mountains and one on the beach in North Carolina (Ocean Isle)... BUT--we are fortunate to enjoy ONE home here in TN...

Glad you have had a good summer... Summer is my least favorite season because I don't like heat and humidity.. I also don't enjoy traveling in Summer due to the crowds... SO----we are Spring and Fall lovers, but I even like winter as long as we don't get the Ice Storms we got last winter. Yipes....

Hugs,
Betsy

cynthia lee designs said...

Summer was good here, but I'm so ready for Fall.!! It is my favorite time of the year.
~Cindy

Susanne Tyree said...

I can always tell by reading your blog that you enjoy your warmer months. It is hot and muggy around here this week. Definitely NOT my kind of weather. I like it in the 70's.
Susanne :)

Linda Walker said...

Hello Diane,
What a busy but productive month you have had! I did not have a productive month at all but was very busy nonetheless! I would like to sit down with a good book over the next few weeks. It's been a while! Hope all is well! Miss you my friend!
xo
Linda

Lady Linda said...

You are a summer gal! I am not and this has been such a long hot summer here in OR! It's been cool and cloudy for a few days and I have just loved it.
Sounds like you had fun with your dolly clothes. How fun. You look so happy in your photo.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Hi Diane!
You have a great attitude and I suspect that you could be happy in most places. Attitude is everything and girl you have an outstanding one.
I am proud to call you my friend:)
Warm Texas Hugs,
Jemma

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoy the climate. You look good!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, Diane...you really do look as if you enjoyed the beautiful summertime...that big smile says it all! Aww, so happy you had a delightful August...so did we...Spring is making itself known is sunny South Africa...but my! We have had the biggest storm over the past few days...flooding and plenty chilly weather! But...the garden is growing and the birds are singing! Happy days! Do enjoy your Fall days...I look forward to seeing all the other sweet things you make in the coming cooler months...
Hugs and love...always!
Kelly-Anne