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Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer's Joy....

Hello my dears.. 
So glad you dropped by..

It has been a very busy week here in St. Martins..

Several dear friends were camping down here this week and we have enjoyed visiting together  so much.. 

It is so great to get with friends who know what you mean just by looking at your expression.. They have seen it enough in the past to know exactly what you are not saying.. grin... 

We shared such sweet fellowship and I will cherish the memories .. 

Just sharing a few little pics of Summer with you tonight..










I don't like to admit it but I do think that Fall is beginning  to hang around a bit..

At night especially when the breeze blows the curtains over the top of my head I am sure I can feel it... smile..

I don't want it to hurry at all.. I love Summer... 

So, Fall can just take a back seat and wait for it's turn.. grin.. 

Anyway... 
We have decided to stay at the cottage a few more weeks than earlier planned.. 
I didn't realize until the other night just how close Labour Day Weekend is this year.. 
Much too early to close the shop and go home.. 
So... 
We will not have the closing until later in the month.. 

Terry is bringing down another fifty pounds or more of cucumbers tomorrow plus two bags of tomatoes.. 

I will once again smell like a garlic clove.. grin.. 

I hope I don't but sometimes I find myself explaining.. 
"If you smell garlic then it is just that I made some dill pickles this morning"... grin.. 

It is not really that bad but you get the drift, eh? 


Fall is not the only thing that hangs around this old cottage and jumping all over us.. smile..



Dear old Sam... 
He's a good dog...
I always think that when he has gone home with Terry .. smile..

Thank you dear friends for stopping by and I look forward to reading the little notes you leave so that I know you were here.. 

Oh... and to my old friends who read my blog every day.. 
THANK YOU.. 
grin... 
You know who I mean... smile..

God Bless...

36 comments:

  1. Hello, my friend I am agreement fall is right around the corner for us! I am okay with it though I like summer but I love Fall the crisp mornings and Apple pie, yum! Your photos are lovely.Looking over your other posts you are one busy lady. Blessings to you, Anna

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    1. Hi Anna.. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your sweet comment.. I don't mind Fall ... It is just that I like Summer much more.. smile..
      Take care..

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  2. Fall is right around the corner but I am relishing these wonderful end of summer days with less humidity but still warm. Wonderful sleeping at night though. Great photos, and I do believe Sammi is grinning at us! xo

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    1. We have had such a great Summer as far as weather goes, Barbara that I want it to keep going.. smile..
      All good things must come to an end, though.. Remember that old poem?
      Blessings..

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  3. Hello Faye, My, you do keep busy! I wish I could be there to help you with your pickles tomorrow. You have so many pickles that you must eat them every day or do you send some home with the grandsons? Glad to hear you are staying at the sea for a few more weeks. Enjoy.....the snow will be blowing before you know it!

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    1. Hello dear Sue.. It is a busy time of year but I love pickling so it is fine.. I sell most of my pickles and jams and try to keep a few for us and my gift pantry.. Our kids make their own mostly...
      Have a good weekend, my friend..

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  4. Hi Faye, ya, where did the summer go, a hint of Fall in the air for sure. Enjoyed the summer pictures, nice to be at the cottage and have friends all summer long. Love the dear old Sam shot, what a face. Blessings Francine.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Francine.. Loved hearing from you.. Yes, Sammi is one one of a kind.. smile..
      God bless you, dear..

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  5. Lovely photos Faye ! The nights and early mornings are cooler now and even have had some dew but the mid days are still hot and humid ! We have had hardly any rain this season and has been tough on our gardens and for all the poor farmers crops ! Sam is a cutie ! WOW ! I take it your going to be in a pickle haha for the next day or so with all those cucumbers ! Have a good night !

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    1. Hello dear friend.. I am glad you liked my photos.. After I was done loading up the pics I spilled a half of a cup of tea on my camera and I think I cooked it.. It is in a bag of rice now drying out.. Here's praying it will be ok but I wonder..
      Blessings..

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  6. Dear Faye, I have noticed that the last couple of nights I have be waking up cold. I'm afraid that fall is trying to creep in. Like I had said before I don't like the cold. So it can wait awhile longer before it sets in. The other day the Kids, Mom and I went blueberry pickin'. We got nine quarts all together. Blueberry pie made already thanks to Mom. Miss Ya. Love Ya. Hope You are taking some time to relax out of your busy schedule?
    Char

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    1. Blueberry pie sounds wonderful, Char especially if you dear Mom baked it, eh? I love her cooking and yours, too..
      God bless..

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  7. Such a relaxing visit with you dear Faye. I'm all for enjoying summer as long as possible!
    God bless
    Christine

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    1. Thanks dear Christine for dropping by.. Is it still Summer in Northern Ireland?
      Take care...

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  8. I've noticed the feeling of fall in the air too. I love reading about your summer! :-)

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    1. Thanks my dear Terri.. Loved having you..
      Blessings..

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  9. Fall is in the air here also. Many foggy mornings with 50 degree temperature. However, I love fall so I am ready for it. I love the teacup in the picture. So pretty. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Donna and being so faithful with your little notes.. Love them..
      God bless.

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  10. Oh Faye;

    We didn't get to Saint Martins last week as we had a last minute change of plans. My current plan is to travel there either this week, or next weekend. I will be sure to let you know.

    By the way, in Sussex, we too are feeling fall drifting closely beside.

    Laurie

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    1. Oh, I am so glad that I didn't miss you Laurie.. Make sure you call...
      I will email you my number.. Or did I already? smile..
      Blessings..

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  11. I am here- LOL... I've been checking your blog but haven't commented lately b/c it has been our vacation week---home now thoughand there's no place like it :)
    -L-

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    1. Hello my dear Lindsay.. I was wondering where you took to.. The woods or the seashore, no doubt.. smile..
      Glad you are home..

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  12. school has started here in Iowa...so fall is here! went to my oldest g'son's 9th grade football game Friday night...it was 95 degrees and we had to face into the setting sun... ;( i'm ready for fall and cooler temps! your posts are always entertaining! i love the new header! enjoy the rest of your summer weather up there!!
    ^)^ linda

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    1. Thank you, Linda.. I hope you get your cooler weather soon..
      Our nights are already turning cool..
      Take care, my dear..

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  13. Hi Faye - sorry we didn't get a chance for a cup of tea before we left. Hope you have a good end-of-season with the shop.
    Love from all, Sara

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    1. Thanks my dear cousin... So glad you arrived safe and sound.. Tell Dan we said hi and are thinking of you every time we drive by your house.. xoxo

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  14. It has been getting cooler in the evenings here in Oregon. Cool this a.m. when I went out to check for the newspaper. Oh dear,...but warm enough to wear the light blouse I wanted to wear for church today. I saw some sunflowers this week. Ones in a field coming back from my brother's where I picked up my sister to take her back home to WA. It was along the interstate, by the fence but you could see it. It's a favorite field to see many times of the year. Other sunflower was in WA after dinner with sis and her fiance later that evening, by the harbor...so beautiful there! Have a nice week. Am enjoying your blog's music. Enjoyed Fernando Ortega's song. I have a few of his CDs.

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    1. Thank you Becky.. So glad to have you visiting.. The sunflowers sound lovely.. Glad you like the music and I hope to add more soon..
      Blessings..

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  15. I'm just catching up with your beautiful posts. It is so gorgeous where you live, all those pickles and preserves and flowers and ducks and your sweet words to go with them of peace. Very much appreciated!

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    1. Thank you sweet Peggy.. So nice to hear from you..
      Blessings...

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  16. I love Summer too! It is still getting very hot here, it will be in the 30's tomorrow, so I am still enjoying it. Fall is so beautiful and warm here, but I don't want to rush it. I'm glad you have had such a wonderful summer, enjoying your little shop. Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Cindy

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    1. Thank you dear... Fall is lovely but then comes Winter.. smile..
      Blessings..

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  17. Hello dear friend,
    So enjoyed our visit this weekend,just felt like old times to hear your sweet laughter.Loved sitting in your shop and enjoying that cup of my favorite Earl Grey.Thank the Lord for blessing me with such wonderful friends and all the great memories and laughter.My God continue to bless you Faye as you bless us.Blessings,Dawn



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    1. Oh Dawn.. I am so proud of you.. grin.. Thank you so much for commenting.. I appreciate our friendship so much.. We all have so much fun when we get together.. God is so good..
      God bless my friend..

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  18. Good morning Faye..
    What pretty pictures.
    You have been so busy enjoying summer. I too hope it hangs on just a bit longer.
    I need the pumpkins to grow just a bit more.

    Thank you for the lovely post.
    I always enjoy my visits here.

    Smiles :)
    K.

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    1. So nice to hear from you Kerin.. Our pumpkins are not large enough yet, either.. smile..
      God bless..

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