Thursday, July 29, 2021

Almost August ♥

As I say every year, summer is flying by. We've been busy, so I have no complaints.  In the photo below, my neighbor moved and asked me if I would take her orchids. So it's nice to see them blooming. I was reluctant to take them as I've never had orchids before. I must finally have a grandmotherly touch for plants since the African violet my sister gave me is also blooming.  

French tabouleh made with couscous (thanks Monique!)  We loved it, and it lasts five days in the refrigerator. Pretty darn tasty for my lunch for work.


 
As we know, there is no flower that speaks summer more than a sunflower. I picked up the gals (minus one that could not make it), and away we went to the sunflower field. Oh look, there is a "Scoots" sunflower. These women are not only my dear friends, they are my sistas. Truly, forever and ever. We are definitely growing old together. I can feel it in my bones :-)
I hosted a 60th birthday celebration for my brother at our camp in the woods A perfect place to spread out, and the little and big kids always have fun swimming, fishing, blowing bubbles, roasting marshmallows, and some also did some mountain biking. We love getting together, and I wish we could do this every weekend in the summer. But work schedules, etc. get in the way. We do have one more family event planned for the last week in August through Labor Day. 
One evening, I decided to make a pair of earrings to wear on my birthday. Paper earrings are popular these days, and I prefer lightweight earrings. I'll share a birthday photo soon :-)



Thanks for stopping by to see what's going on in my world. I hope you're having a nice summer.  
Deb
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

12 comments:

  1. Your life is very full and rich, Debbie! Happy almost birth month! Your earrings are pretty.

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  2. Your shrimp cocktail and your couscous look delish! How sweet of your neighbor to gift you her orchids. It must’ve been such fun at camp to celebrate your brother’s 60th birthday with your whole family. Love your earrings! ❤️

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  3. You have been busy..fun busy! What a gang you are.I love those pics of you at the sunflower farm!

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  4. The sunflower field is amazing! I've never heard of paper earrings, cute! What a great family celebration you had, yes summer is flying by this year!
    Jenna

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  5. You are such a busy gal and it looks wonderful on you! Beautiful post of food, flowers and lovely family. Happy weekend sweet friend........

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  6. Wait no one looks 60 in that photo! And I love your top by the way; tre chic

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  7. Summer certainly is flying by - cute earrings, I used to make paper earrings, too - did you give them a coat of mod podge to keep them from curling?

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  8. Fields of sunflowers is one of my very favorite scenes....so lovely! I look forward to seeing your birthday photos, and will you please post more day lily pics? I love them, too!

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  9. Debbie, you and joe have such a busy fun filled life. Loved the photos, especially the sunflower farm. Looks like a lovely birthday celebration. Very cute earrings.

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  10. I'll bet you'll be able to get your newly acquired orchid to rebloom, Debbie. I use liquid orchid food, you only need a tiny bit and keep them in a east window when they are dormant. I do the same with my African violets and get many reblooms. So glad to see you're having a fun summer and I love the sunflower pic too!

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