Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I know that summer is truly here. Today I sat outside at my picnic table sipping ice tea. As most of you know here in the south we love our sweet ice tea. I grow mint in my yard and I like to add that and a lemon slice to mine and serve it in a chilled mug over cracked ice. Oh is it so good!!!!

As I sat there I was entertained by three squirrels. They were jumping from tree limb to tree limb. They were having a blast as was I watching them. Next along came two cardinals and they tried to eat me out of house and home.

All was blissful in my world. I sat thinking how blessed we are to have a God who gives us the gifts of the seasons and all the creations he made.

Then my Granddaughter came and we went to a surprise end of the school year party of one of her friends. There was lots of laughter and children running about and playing. Our friend Phyllis at was able to attend for a short while. Again I was reminded of how good our Lord is. Sweet children playing and our Phyllis with her beautiful smile. Once again my world was filled with bliss.


KarenHarveyCox said...

I love days when everything feels right with the world. Nature and God's little creatures always remind me how great his creations are, and there is nothing sweeter than the sound of little children laughing and playing. Have a lovely day. Karn

bluemuf said...

Mary, Sounds like a perfectly lovely day. One to be treasured.

Hugs Karen

PEA said...

I so wish I could be sitting there having tea with you:-) There's nothing I love better than to sit outside while watching and listening to the sounds of nature. Glad you were able to go to that party and have a fun time:-) xox

Tea Time and Roses said...

Sounds lovely Mary...a lovely day indeed.



Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

We are so happy it's summer!

a portland granny said...

How wonderful to take the time and just bask in His creation! I haven't been outside yet, but I do watch the squirrels from my family room window. Two were cavorting in the tree and one of them fell out of the tree!! He sat up and rubbed his head a little, and then his playmate joined him on the ground and they scampered away.

Spring is my favorite time of year, I think. As the flowers begin to unfurl, and the blooming begins, it like God's promise to us of what's to come.

Thanks for sharing your afternoon outside. It was a "delicious" description!!


Jackie said...

I have always found that the simple things in life are usually the best. Sounds as if you had the perfect day.

God bless.

Jan said...

Oh, that tea sounds delicious! Yummo! We had summer for a couple of days, now we're back to 60 degree weather! I'm lovin' it!


justabeachkat said...

Our God is so good...all the time!

Your day sounds perfect. I, too, love sweet ice tea prepared just the way you do.


She'sSewPretty said...

That really does sound like a wonderful day! I'm so glad you got to see Phyllis and she was smiling! Next time, give her a hug from me!

a portland granny said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

Mary said...


I'm sure you enjoyed sitting out and sipping your sweet iced tea while watching the birds and squirrels and the party sounds like so much fun.

Take care and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Sounds like such a perfect day, Mary! I love to slow down enough to enjoy just such a day as that.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I want to be like the squirrels jumping from limb to limb LOL!!!
That was the sweetest pictures are just precious.

Counting Your Blessings said...

I would LOVE to have a warm afternoon! It's been so cool this Spring. I can't remember it ever being like this. Hurry along warm weather - I wanna sit on the back porch with Miss Mary =) Blessings... Polly

Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

I love sitting on my front porch enjoying nature too when I get a chance. Glad to know you drink sweet tea, is there any other kind? Thanks for stopping by an entering the drawing, Good luck!


Sandi McBride said...

Today I worked in the flower gardens watering and miracle growing, pulling weeds and marveled at how blessed I was to be able to do this! What a beautiful day we had today, too...low humidity and it hit 90 at 5 pm...could do with a bit less of the 90's lol

Miss Sandy said...

Your post reminds of being thank for the simple everyday things. I too enjoy my sweet tea with mint and lemon and often it is sipped outside in God's garden as I marvel at His creation. I bet the children's laughter was just icing on the cake! Have a great weekend!

Something to say said...

Sweet Tea = Wine of the South

Dolly said...

Oh Mary what a beautiful day you had!
We are so very blessed with Gods many creations!

We had a few days of summer and now its back to being cold! We had frost freeze warnings last night!
I can't wait til summer comes and stays!

Have a blessed day dear friend!
Hugz, Dolly