Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Beautiful day...Pretty pictures

Today was a beautiful day. On the verge of being too hot but still bearable. Tomorrow is going to be a different story---expected highs of 97 degrees---way too warm for Oregon!

I have taken some pictures lately that I think are pretty so I thought I would share.
I love the wildflowers that grow in our yard. They make the house look so pretty.

Then there is of course my roses, and I just adore them.


To me so much prettier than a store bought rose. I bought this particular rose bush at a garage sale several years ago for $5. The roses are such a beautiful color and shape.


I love a single rose in a silver vase. Simple pleasures.
My Mother gave me a vintage apron she found at a garage sale and I think it looks beautiful hanging in my kitchen.


Then there are my pretty kitties...

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 Phoebe and Fez have seemed to take over this pillow in the window seat. They so rule this house.

My beautiful girl Sophia has the most captivating eyes.

She is such a sweet girl. I just adore her. It has been almost a year since we adopted her.

I took this photo of my Daisy girl sitting on a chair I recently painted.


Awe...isn't she cute?!

Janae took this photo of her doggies when she was over visiting.


Janae is the Queen of pet photography!  I like to think she took the talents she inherited from me and improved upon them :) Her dogs are so good about posing for her.

Tonight the kids and I took the dogs for a walk at 9:30 pm...thinking it would be cool enough but we were still so hot. When we are all together we are walking 7 dogs--I think some people think we are a dog walking service or something. So many of our neighbors had sprinklers going at that time of night...many of them soaking the sidewalk. It was such a hot night I decided to just let the sprinklers get Gage and I wet as I pushed his wheelchair through the falling water. He was laughing and wanted to do it again and again. It was a great way to cool off! Such good memories--I wish I had pictures of how much he was enjoying it.

I have the feeling tomorrow night Gage and I may just go out and sit in the sprinkler for awhile! I am busy freezing water bottles to put in with the Guinea pigs tomorrow--our house is 80 degrees inside today--tomorrow will be worse. With no air conditioning, I am preparing for the heat!


I hope this finds you keeping cool! Thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

Grandma Carolee said...

Enjoyed all of your pretty pictures and hearing about the fun walk you had with the sprinklers. You were writing this at the time I woke up this morning. I open windows in the early morning hours to cool the house off.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

How lovely your flowers are Sandy. I really feel for you in that heat with no aircon. I don't like the heat either. I'll send you some of our Winter. It's cold and blustery,but we did get a little sun this afternoon. I got all my Winter vegs planted. Hope that little sentence cooled you. Happy sprinkler walking tonight. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy love all your pictures today. The pet pictures are so adorable as always. Janae needs to start a pet photography business with how she gets these precious furries to smile and pose!!! Hope you find some coolness for the coming week.
Kris

Art and Sand said...

love the wildflowers . . . and the roses . . .

Oregon isn't usually that hot . . . I remember many summers spent at my grandmother's home in Portland and at my cousins' beach houses in Cannon Beach and Rockaway. It was wonderful.

Stay cool today!

Benita said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures Sandy ! Nothing better than flowers & pets :)
You might want to get a window a/c unit for those really hot days ! Enjoy the sprinklers in the meantime :)
LUVS~N~HUGS,
Benita

June said...

Oh I love it when I come here!!!!
I always leave so inspired.
hugs...

Lady of the Woods said...

so pretty Sandy, and how lovely getting wet in the sprinklers and enjoying it, very sweet! :D and Janae should start a pet photo business, her pics always amaze me...no AC ? don't know how you do it, but its not as bad as south Florida which is just torture...we cannot grow alot here though I still try. lovely post.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

No air conditioning ...Oh my! I know when I lived in Minnesota, myself and many others did not have air conditioning as it was seldom needed. Love all of the pet pictures, yes you daughter has quite a talent for animal pics

Carol

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That rose is just beautiful, Sandy! How cute are those pups?! I just love that picture of them. I'll bet Janae could do a whole calendar with the pictures she's taken of her pets.

P.S. Did you get my email?

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Such beautiful flowers! It's always nicer when they come from your own garden, don't you think? I have that white porcelain bird statue, too! Here's to hoping that your week turns out to be not as hot as they forecasted.
xo Kathleen

Ana said...

Beautiful flowers Sandy...And you guys have to have the cutest kitties and doggies ever. Love, love, love all the pet pictures your daughter takes...it takes a lot of patience and talent to take pictures of pets like hers. Stay cool my friend.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

lynn said...

beautiful flowers and i love your vintage apron, sandy:) you've had sophia for a year already? time flies! she a beauty:) the pups in the basket are adorable and so well behaved! plant yourselves under the sprinklers--97 is way hot!

Karen said...

Hi Sandy,
Your pics are gorgeous! Love the single pink rose in the silver vase. Sweet doggies too! Yesterday I could have sat in a sprinkler too - it was so very warm. I can picture Gage enjoying such fun! You are a wonderful mother! Thank you for visiting me and leaving such kind words! Hope today is a little cooler for you! Happy Summer! Karen

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh the basket of babies is so cute and your little dog all pretty on the chair is wonderful.
My grown children live around Portland Oregon and when they first moved out there when in high school(with their dad) it was never this hot. My kids both have air conditioner now however like I said for years it never was hot in the summer always cool at night .

You might as well get an air conditioner at least a window air for the babies in your bedroom .
my son has a new house but my daughter and husband put in a window air since their house is much smaller like a beach cottage

Amy Jo said...

Hi Sandy,

It sounds really hot... it is almost as hot as Florida. We have air but boy is it expensive in the summer. Thinking of Gage in the sprinkler brought a smile to my face. Your pictures were lovely.

Blessings,
Amy jo

Tommy Hopkins said...

Tomorrow's temperature will be 97 degrees? Oh my! That's too bad. Indeed, summer is really here. The best you can hope for is a proper cooling to beat back the heat. I hope your air conditioning is ready to keep up with the rising temperature. All the best!

Tommy Hopkins @ AccuTemp

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Very pretty flowers especially your garage sale rose :) I have enjoyed stopping by and scrolling through some of your posts that I have missed.

Precious post about the tragedy in your town and the love rocks.

Hope you are having a great summer!
Kindly, Lorraine