Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Solstice and the Old Chair.......

...........What better way to spend part of the first day of summer than down by the mossy bench with the old white chair........

.........and nothing goes better with the old chair than this lacy umbrella. The umbrella brings to mind great memories of a visit to San Francisco. I got it in China town there. Although I would not want to live there I loved touring that city and staying at the Ritz on Nob Hill.

Near the chair is hanging this Live, Laugh, and Love can.  I put a few cut flowers in it for this first summer morning.

And what better motto than these three words for this occasion.

A book on old roses, my old copy of "Christy", a pair of vintage gloves and a frosty glass of lime water.

It is such a peaceful spot in my early morning garden.

With all our rain lately the wooden slats of the bench are just covered with moss and even some resurrection fern. I left the pine cone just where it had landed.

I chose Christy to be a part of the chair scene this time because my daughter and son-in-law are in the Great Smoky mountains this week and visited Cades Cove the setting of Christy - one of my all time favorite books. My mother came from near this area and would have been thirteen when the story takes place. Mom had a Cherokee Indian grandma a little way back in her lineage.  

Another thing that made up this vignette is this vintage looking, ribbon embroidered, bag. Another gift from my niece who gave me the garden welcome sign which was shown in the last post. She really spoiled me while she was here.

I love this little scene so much that I ended up taking 89 photos! Which is foolish because I only deleted ten and do you know how hard it is to pick just a few out of that many!!! I needed the drink of good lime water.

I hope you are enjoying your first day of summer living, laughing and loving. Now, I'm going to get started on re-reading Christy.


  1. I can just imagine you lounging in a chair under the umbrella, but only if you could keep yourself from pulling weeds! Very serene.

    1. Yes, unfortunately, It seems like I can never sit still out there for long. Or, anywhere else, lately.


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