Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Heart of Summer

We're in the heart
of summer here
in California,

and here's a
few pictures to see
what it looks like.

This little guy is
feeding on the bugs
from the sky.

Is that a raindrop I see?'s raining!

But only for a
few minutes.
The sun is coming
through again.

We have three July
birthdays in my

I see a lot of these
around here.

There's something
about red flowers that
gets me every time.

What do you think
about the new quotes
on the Starbucks
cups lately?



From The Heart said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Stephanie said...

As always, a lovely post, my friend :) And what a blessing to have three birthdays this month.

Have a beautiful day, sweetest! Hugs!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest friend! I am not a coffee drinker, so I never go to the Starbucks, but I think that putting great quotes or poetry on the coffee cups is a STELLAR idea. While enjoying a simple pleasure of life, people can read a little tidbit that can help lift them for the day. I just finished reading some essays on the "Relevance of Poetry" and it is. On an every day, ubiquitous object such as a coffee cup, poetry has made its mark. We need language to communicate something we can identify with. LOVELY! Anita

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

I love your pictures and I love California! ;)

Keep enjoying July!

Marijana said...

Lovely photos Sheri!


Happy Birthday to all those celebrating in july. I haven't been to starbucks in a while to get my chai. The new cups with quotes look inviting.

Mary Timmers said...

Your summer looks great! Our summer here is spectacular! Not too hot, not too humid, plenty of rain. Now I just wish someone would come weed my garden for me.

Enjoy your days,

louise said...

My house is full of slumbering Californians straight off the plane today. It's as hot here as it is back there. xx

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds like a busy and fun month!! Enjoyed the photos.

tinttarus said...

So much beauty here!
Blessing and a lot of happiness to your summer.
Happy birthday to you three♥

It's me said...

Lovely ....!!!...enjoy summer Darling....thanks for visiting my birthday Ria...x...X...!

Susie said...

Sheri, Great summer pictures. We had a storm this morning, not too long ...we did get 1/3 inch of rain...need a bit more. But it is cloudy and so the rain we got isn't drying up too fast. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Sheri,
Happy Birthday to all this month!
I think we got about 3 minutes of rain a few weeks ago.. LOL About like yours.. Today it's 105 in the shade.
I enjoyed all the images you shared. Thank you so much.
Yes, quote on a coffee cup.. Grand idea!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing your summer time photos! Hope everyone has a Happy Birthday too! We have a lot coming up, too! Sweet hugs, Diane

Patricia said...

Gorgeous and clever Summer pics, Sheri. That bird eating bugs in the sky is amazing - well done! Enjoy the warm weather! xx

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh how I love the summertime! Your pictures are great and really capture the feelings of summer!

Bety said...

Great summer photos!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hi Sheri, It sounds like you are enjoying your summer...lots of good times with family in July! The bird catching bugs is tooo's the little things in life that amaze and fulfill! Blessings~~~Roxie

Teresa said...

I always wonder - when looking at mine - how's the sky where you are. I know how much you love to watch and marvel in that beauty far far away.

We're pretty much having the same weather. And this is my favorite Summer weather. If it is too hot and for too long it gets to me and takes all my strength away. This way it depletes me but soon will fill again. Love it!

I love flowers - any flower - after the rain. Your bush is glorious but is suffering from so many roses it has been giving. I read in a newspaper it's time to feed it so guess what I'll do when I get home? Right, feed Sheri's Roses ahahahaha

We have a Starbucks in the mall close to our home but I'm not a regular... in fact, I enter it to see the mugs and enjoy the atmosphere much more than to enjoy coffee or something. But if I was a regular I'd be delighted with the quotes. But you knew that, right?

Hugging you close,


Tinka B. said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog!!! I love your pictures. I am looking forward to my journey, not to california, but USA, to florida!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My sweet friend and sister. Thank you for coming to visit me, always, with your imagination. Sometimes, the places we conjure up in our minds are the best places. But when we go there TOGETHER, that makes for an unforgettable experience. LUCKY PENNY! I wish her many lovely hours of tea sipping from the set.

Come back when you can, and have a cuppa hug....

kleine blaue Welt said...

Hello Sheri,
thank you for your comment to my Mallorca-Post!
I like your blog too and your very nice pictures,you make!
Greetings from Germany

Deserae said... was fun seeing what summer looks like in your neck of the woods :o) Have a great weekend!!

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ Hello my dear friend! What a beautiful place and photos! Have a happy day! xxx Riitta

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your photo's Sheri - they are great. Sure is hot down here in So CA. and more to come.
Happy July Birthdays to all. I'm a July one too it's Saturday the 26th.
Have a great weekend.

Shell said...

Hi Sheri

Your pics look lovely and sunny and warm. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting . I am liking my background now, have had a few changes to it but am sticking for now with my little vignette of pretty treasures. Bon Weekend wishes Shell - A Darlings nest

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

I can see by your lovely photos you are enjoying summer.
Love the sweet bird feeding on the bugs.
Wishing all the July birthdays in your family, the very happiest!
thanks for your visit and wishing you a great weekend

Imogen said...

You always capture the perfect moments. I miss summer, can't wait for it again.

Antee Gurung said...

hi dear!!! ur post alway brighten up my day... such a delight to read it.

stay in touch

Soniya Gauchan said...

i always love sunny days
I feel it brings so much freshness and enthusiasm in life
and I loved that rainbow colour gift wrapper

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

You always capture the best of nature Sheri. Hope you are enjoying the rest of summer. I can't wait for spring to come down under.

Hope you have. Wonderful week my dear friend.

Take care and God bless


Anonymous said...

Fun pictures, Sheri. AJ and I were just talking about the Starbucks quotes a couple of days ago when we stopped for a frapp. You know me, I simply LOVE inspirational quotes, so I say it's a great idea.
Enjoy the rest of your California summer.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Sheri, I only visit Starbucks now and again, so I have not seen the quotes, but I like the quote on the Starbucks cup which you shared with us.
I loved that you took a photograph of the rain on your window pane as when I lived in Cyprus, we used to go outside and stand in the first rains after a long hot summer. It was so refreshing. Nowadays, I experience a lot of rain here in England, so I take sunny photographs.
I love how you have captured a moment in time with the photograph of the bird feeding on the bugs... it is a wonderful photograph.
Have a lovely day today.
Best Wishes

CraveCute said...

Glad you are having a nice summer! Nice to see the rain but you could use so much more! We are finally drying out here in soggy Minnesota. Enjoy the summer!

Heidi said...

Hi Sheri,
Beautiful pics, as always. I hope you are enjoying your summer!

miss b said...

We are enjoying some Californian sunshine and blue skies over here. We don't very often have such warm summers like this one. Such a treat to be able to eat outdoors and stay outside in the evening. Your photos are as usual stunning and I like the quotes on the Starbucks cups too. I shall have to see if we have them over here.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Sherry, those raindrops are precious while they last.
The sunshine is beautiful and makes for a wonderful summer in California.
Adding the quotes to the Starbucks coffee is a grand idea. I never go often but when I do it is enjoyable.

Have a lovely week my friend.
Love and Blessings

abrianna said...

I like the tie dye wrapping paper.

Today we had a temp of 100 and 80% humidity. It was *fabulous* :).

pinks said...

Aww I love the two birdy pictures! You're so good at capturing nature on camera! I find it quite difficult, all your photos are lovely! That wrapping paper is very cool too! Sometimes its nice to have birthdays all at once (but sometimes a little stressful! lol). Again congrats to your daughters wonderful news. And enjoy the rest of this gorgeous summer! :)Big hugs from your friend :)