Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Solstice 2018

Welcoming in Summer 2018


Today is Summer Solstice.





The longest day of the year.



























We have been watching the field across the road, 
just waiting to see them mow the hay. 


Then Tuesday we took off for 
a kayaking adventure and picnic.
When we got home the hay was down . . .
we missed watching them cut it :(

Hopefully we'll be home
to watch them when they bale it :)



Look at the flowers growing out
of the side of the rocks.
 

 I went around the yard and took 
these close up photos of my roses.


Can you see the earwig . . .
they are a pest around here.



Well, that's my post . . .
here's to a happy and safe summer
for all of you and your families.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)



30 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures!! Your roses glow!!

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  2. I was going to say enjoy your summer but it looks like you already are. Kayaking looks very refreshing. Enjoy!
    xx Beca

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  3. Beautiful! Enjoy the Solstice!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  4. Happy longest day to you! I hope you get to see the hay baled.

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  5. You have such a lovely place, I love your photo's. Take pictures of the baling of the hay!

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  6. Wish I was with you. It has rained so much, so much heat and cannot work outside. Everything is overgrown now and needs to be cut and trim. Hopefully this weekend will be able to do it. Love those beautiful flowers.

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  7. Connie, I love all your photos. On the longest day of the year, I always want to enjoy every moment of daylight. Toady for us , after many hot steaming days, we are all cloudy with rain. Isn't that the way it goes? Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Such beautiful photos of the flowers and birds, Connie! And that one of you kayaking...just breathtaking. I can only imagine how peaceful that is to be out on the quiet waters. Happy summer!

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  9. Happy first day of Summer!
    Sorry you missed the hay being cut but I think you must have had a fun day kayaking.
    Your photos are the best.

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  10. Looks like summer is off to a beautiful start there. Your photos are wonderful.

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  11. I've been making hay bales and forgotton to see how my roses are doing, will do it tonight:) Tomorrow we are celebrating the Midsummer in Finland.

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  12. Beautiful photos and beautiful flowers! Sad that this is the longest day of they year. It is a rainy day here after some hot ones. The one bird looks like a gold finch but I don't recognize the other one. Glad that you take time to enjoy life! Hugs, Nancy

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  13. Beautiful pictures for this first day of summer.
    I hope to be kayaking one day soon.

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  14. I hope you get to see them bale the hay but oh you had a fun day while they worked. I love your roses and sweet birds. Your photos look so pretty with soft edges! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs!

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  15. You have a beautiful place to kayak at. Gorgeous. Love your photos today too.

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  16. Happy summer. Your photos are rays of sunshine.

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  17. Beautiful Photos. Happy Summer!
    Lisa

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  18. I hate you missed seeing them mow the hay. At least you were off doing something fun. Your pictures are so pretty and I love the yellow rose.

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  19. Such wonderful photos. Wow on the Kayak one! I hope you don't miss the hay baling...such fun! Ha Ha!

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  20. Isn't the light beautiful just now? Your photos are gorgeous. Welcome summer!

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  21. I enjoyed each and every photo today, especially the flowers growing from the rock. We live in such a beautiful part of the world. I hope you get to see the baling and sorry you missed the cutting but it sure looks as though the kayaking was worth it.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  22. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  23. You captured the first day of summer beautifully! How fun to kayak and have a picnic! I love the smell of the newly mown fresh hay around here. This is a haying paradise! Some farms are doing their second cuttings already! Your roses are gorgeous. I will never tire of taking pictures of flowers... and especially roses.... and smelling them too. Have a fun week! xoxoxoxo Marilyn

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  24. Love love love your pictures did you make that colander windchime super cool!! Have fun!

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  25. Happy Summer Solstice!!! :) What a lovely kayaking trip! Our summer weather isn't quite here yet. It's still too cold at night, but I see the beginnings of a heat wave starting Monday and I'm jumping up and down for joy! :) Too bad you missed the hay cutting!

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  26. I love the colors of summer in your neck of the woods.

    Steve and I have never taken a picnic when we are out kayaking. With our pedal kayaks, we aren't very good at ocean launching or returns. I'm afraid we would tip over and lose our whole picnic.

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  27. Connie, what gorgeous images of summer! I love the hay field. Don't feel bad missing them cutting it. We missed the baby birds first flight out of their nest. Mom, dad, and babies just gone one day. :) Kayaking sounds fun! Love the flowers coming out of the rocks.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  28. These pictures are so lovely, I enjoyed looking through all of them. I love birds of all kinds and enjoy watching them around our yard as well. Of course flowers are another favorite ;-) That is interesting squirrels haven't been in your new yard... I wish I could keep them away from my garden and blueberries and strawberries etc! They are cute but destructive, lol. Hope you have a wonderful afternoon!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  29. Your solstice photos are beautiful Connie. What a haven you share with us. (And the kraut looks good, too!)

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