Summer pleasures

Daisies on the front porch

My cottage garden

Livingstone daisies ~ new for us this year & one of our successes starting from seed

Strawberry yogurt popsicles ~ another idea from Faye at The Blessed Hearth!

Dried lavender ready for sachets

Lavender shortbread cookies

A riverside park was a lovely place for a picnic lunch

Enjoying the beautiful setting for a Farmer’s Market and an evening concert in the park ~ a day trip and time out for Bill and I

Back home at our own local Farmer’s Market there is much to enjoy.   Aren’t these lovely rag rugs?  We have a rag rug in our bedroom that Bill bought at an auction a number of years ago and I love it!  Have any of you tried making one?

An abundance of market flowers

And I especially love all the bouquets for $5 ~ so pretty!

My cutting garden has been a little trial and error this year with some successes and quite a few failures but it does bring me joy to see some things finally blooming!  Both Abbie and I planted calendula and bachelor’s buttons from seed and they are a couple of the successes.  Oh, and the sweet peas too ~ a first for me!

Where I only have a small amount of blossoms on my bachelor’s buttons ~ Abbie’s have been flourishing in the little ladder garden Bill made for her.  This is her first garden and it has done so well!

Such blessings we have in the simple things the Lord gives us.  I hope you have had a lovely Sunday and may the week ahead be filled with joy and peace in Him!


6 thoughts on “Summer pleasures

  1. Hi Sharon! What lovely photos of summer! I have not been to a farmers market all summer. I should go before I am sucked back into the school routine. Your cutting garden looks like a huge success. Shortbread is my favorite (dangerous!) and your pretty batch would be hard to resist! Have a happy week, dear friend!

  2. Dear Sharon…such absolutely lovely photos! Such sweet and simple pleasures that you have enjoyed! The lavender shortbread cookies look wonderful! I would love for you to share the recipe. They would be perfect with our evening cup of coffee! I love each photo…I especially love the daisies in the watering can on your front porch…but I love all of the others…as well! Hugs ♥ Teri

  3. Hello, Sharon, your flowers are beautiful! So are the flowers at the market. My Madison has tried to make a rag rug all on her own, and it turned out more of a bowl 🙂 I bet your lavender smells wonderful! i would have never thought to put it in cookies. They are very pretty!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!


  4. The flowers are beautiful. I really live the daisies. I have not tried to make a rag rug. I do like how they look.

    Have a great day.


  5. Beautiful pictures! I love the bachelor buttons. A dear friend of mine had an entire hillside of them. I haven’t seen her in years. I have not made a rag rug but I do think they are so lovely. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  6. Thank you ladies for your sweet comments ~ you are all so encouraging and it is always such a joy to visit with you!

    Teri ~ I’ll send the recipe to you!


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