Monday, August 4, 2008

How I Spent My Sunday Afternoon



We had the most beautiful weather yesterday, so I thought I would show you a few pictures of how we spent our afternoon.  First, sitting on the deck.  The weather was just the sort that you remember when the wind is howling in January.  




Picking some wildflowers.  Goldenrod and Queen Anne's Lace are really beginning to deck the fields with yellow and white.  I picked these to put on our table at dinner.




And here is dinner.  My husband grilled the most terrific steaks, and I made bruschetta, cucumber salad and corn from a nearby farm.




Finally, a walk in the park as the sun dipped below the trees.  We had a wonderful Sunday.  I hope you did too.  :)

28 comments:

  1. Thank you, Mary. We did have a wonderful Sunday; it is my favorite day of the week.

    How wonderful a day it seems you had. Cooler temperatures, quiet breezes, lovely home, companionship and a delicious meal - perfection.

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  2. Hi Mary,
    I had to go back and look to see where you were from...no where near me! LOL

    We have not had any cooler temperatures here....and it will be awhile before the goldenrod blooms!

    Your pictures are great,
    Diane

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  3. Awww, wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. If it ever stops raining, I hope that we get to spend a few like that, too. We've not spent any time on the deck this summer and I miss it.

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  4. How wonderful & relaxing & beautiful!

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  5. sounds like a wonderful, peaceful Sunday afternoon. I love days like that. Unfortunately we ran hard all weekend and didn't really take time to enjoy it. A shame.

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  6. Ours was very good but your's looks perfect. WOW that steak looks great.

    - Suzanne,

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  7. It was a beautiful day here on the right coast...I guess you lost my phone number, so I'll be there for dinner another another day;)

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  8. Oh Mary, what a beautiful day you had. Isn't it good to savor these days knowing the cold winter days will be here before we know it. I love your bouquet!

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  9. Sorry, I forgot to switch my sign in name. That was me ...... rosie .....baby vagabond ;-0

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  10. That looks like the most perfect dinner. Love fresh corn on the cob. Our Sunday was about 100+ degrees, so not much fun being outside this weekend.

    Rhoda

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  11. Looks like a lovely day; we had a storm just when the charcoal was almost ready...great timing. I must remember to take pictures of dinner, but my deck looks as ratty as my garden about now. Who am I kidding, it hasn't looked good all summer, lol. As much as your garden and mine are suffering from the impending "Dog Days", check out my pix of Seattle where the gardens are so lush it almost hurts your eyes.

    Janet

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  12. Your blog is always an inspiration and I look forward to every update!♥

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  13. What a yummy Sunday you had........our field is also adorned with goldenrod and queen anne's lace!

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  14. Oh for a cool breeze in the afternoon...stepping outside in the afternoon here in Tucson is like stepping into the charcoal grill WITH the steak LOL!...Your deck with umbrella looks so inviting...must be a great place for morning coffee, too. :)

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  15. Looks wonderful - I am glad you got to spend a beautiful afternoon!

    It's still way too hot for us to be outside here in the South, but we did have a nice Sunday nonetheless.

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  16. your day was ideal. gorgeous photos and food, and i can smell the grass and feel a little cooling as the sun starts to go down. my sunday was filled with 12 adults, two small boys and 4 generations of family, all playing different ball related sports in the same back yard, at the same time. NO INJURIES! so fun! both your and my day are perfect summer sundays! jkj

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  17. What a beautiful backyard and a beautiful weekend! Thanks for sharing Mary. Have a great week.
    Kelly

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  18. AHHH, what more could a girl want?
    It every bit looks just devine and, as usual, your photos are amazing and so enjoyable to look at.
    love, bj

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  19. It all looks wonderful. I had a great evening at my in-laws house. Yes it is possible for me to enjoy my in-laws. I'm very lucky that way.

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  20. Sounds lovely. We had a good weekend too, although it is still to hot here. We won't see the "cool" until late October

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  21. Oh, we had that same gorgeous weather here in PA, about an hour or 2 away from you. Lovely post, Mary. Thanks for sharing your day with us. And I love your deck and the view.

    And the dinner.

    And the romantic walk in the park.

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  22. A perfect, wonderful Sunday. Beautiful Wildflowers, lovely warm weather, delicious food and good company. I can relate to that!

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  23. Sounds like a perfect day to me Mary!! I am trying to find some blackberries around here to pick for a cobbler. Looking...looking....looking. ~ Lynn

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  24. I'm in the middle of winter over here, but after a week of miserable cold weather, we had a gorgeous weekend of sunshine and blue, blue, blue skys. Check out my Sunday on my new blog that I started this weekend. http://pineconeprim.blogspot.com/
    You've inspired me.)

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  25. Hi Mary...sounds like a wonderful afternoon!
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  26. Oh, that sounds and looks like a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing the wonderful fotos! I love the flower and sun shot! Beautiful deck you have there.....would be a great idea for our backyard which is not done yet.....so let's see.....smiles, Anke ;)

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