Monday, June 23, 2014

Course correction

Hi Everyone,

Yard game answers from yesterday's post: 
   1.) yard sale
   2.) yard-o-led (from Fahrney's)
   3.) yard stick
   4.) yard arm
   5.) yard bird

Thanks for your replies and for being such good sports. It goes to show you that not every day is a good blog day! From now on though, I'll be sticking to my usual fare: gardens, tea, and those people and things that mean the most to me! 

Exactly three months ago today we were shivering up here in New England, wondering if spring would ever arrive. Icicles drizzled from our water feature....hard to believe, isn't it?

From this (March 22, 2014):
To this:

What are you doing to enjoy your first week of summer (or whichever season it is where you live)?

REMEMBER: The drawing to win a copy of my memoir ends on Thursday, 26 June. 
Details are in Saturday's post: "Win a hard cover version of my memoir!"


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That little chipmunk is so cute. When it gets really hot here in Florida...I sew! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Lavender Dreams, Thanks for visiting - glad you liked Chippy. He's driving our mini-Dachshund crazy.

I'm looking forward to being held hostage in my sewing room by the heat too. ;-) Hugs to you too, Vickie

Anonymous said...

I am picking cherries, cherries, and more cherries this first week of summer.

It really IS hard to believe that while just a few months ago, my trees were barren, they are now filled to overflowing with delicious fruit. The magic of spring/summer gets me every year. By March, I'm absolutely convinced that the trees will be barren forever, that spring won't happen this year. Then it does, and I stand in wonder.

I wanted to let you know that I featured your blog in a blog tour. Visit my most recent post for more information. I do hope you'll be able to participate.


Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Patti, Love all those photos fo your fresh-picked cherries! I'm heading over to your post right now! Thanks, Vickie

Victoria said...

Just popped in from Patti's blog to say hello! I read some of your previous posts and wow, your garden is...spectacular!!! You definitely have a green thumb. You've created your own little paradise:)

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Thanks, Victoria! Delighted with your visit. We have such a short outdoor season that one has to make the most of it! Look forward to getting to know you better. Vickie

Elephant's Child said...

Love your chipmunk. Winter has arrived here - and I am dashing outside to finish (ha!) work in the garden, and spending more time reading. And hissing and spitting at blogger.
I enjoyed your yard puzzles, but have to ask yard-o-led? Explanation please.

A Quiet Corner said...

I was just thinking about that the other we all were snowed in this winter and now we are outside, free to enjoy the beauty hidden beneath the snow! And to think we owe it all to Mother Nature!!!....:)JP

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi EC, Chipmunks make me smile, but there are way too many of them filling their cheeks with sunflower seed from the bird feeder.

I can relate to your frustration with's so fickle.

Take it easy with your garden work!

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

To Quiet Corner (JP): Thanks for visiting...does it seem like the first half of this year flew by or is it just me?! -Vickie

Jasper's Cottage said...

Hi Vickie, Thank you for visiting my blog as part of Patti's blog tour. I'm so glad to have found yours! Your garden is beautiful, you will definitely be an inspiration to this newbie gardener. Are you a fellow LMM fan and kindred spirit?
xo jonni xo

Anonymous said...

Happy Summer! We will be visiting Jaemor Farms this week. They grow their own strawberries, blueberries, and peaches!

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Jonni, So pleased you visited! It was great meeting you through your blog today. -Vickie
P.S. I'm heading back to your blog now as I have a couple of things to mention that I don't want you to miss!

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Blackberry Lane! I'll be sure to catch your blog(s) about Jaemor Farms. Sounds delicious. -Vickie

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

EC - I sent you an email explanation. Also just ran into another blogger who described the same issues as you and gave her your blog address so she could connect with you. Definitely something wonky going on with Blogger! Vickie

Susan said...

Nice photos, Vickie. The progression of the seasons really IS quite amazing, isn't it?

I'm so happy to be able to look in my backyard and see the trickling fountain instead of the mounds of snow.

Thanks so much for all your visits to my blog. Susan

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Thanks, Susan. So glad to "see" you here. Amen to seeing anything but mounds of snow! Vickie

Valerie said...

Love that little chipmunk photo. It has gotten extremely warm here in good ol' NC. Sometimes the humidity is just dreadful. I love to sit at my living room window and crochet, while I watch the birds at our feeders when it gets too hot to enjoy the outdoors. Thank goodness for air conditioning.
Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Valerie,

Any time I spot one, I fondly recall my "pet" chipmunk when I was a kid...gee, I should write about that!

I used to crochet, many years ago...and of course bird-watching is so relaxing...we have more in common than I realized! Stay cool. Blessings and Sunshine to you too, Vickie