Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday Snapshot - Sunny August

It's that time of year! Sunflower August ... all the windows are opened to a cool breeze that heralds fall days to come! The perennial gardens are starting to look tired, but the marigolds and sunflowers pick up the slack.

The neighbor's honeybees are busy flitting over the flowers and my husband has started hauling the seasoned wood toward the wood boxes in the shed behind the kitchen and out behind the wood shop.

Meanwhile, I can the tomatoes that come from the garden and bake pies with all the berries and stone fruits that are so plentiful right now ... and I take photos.


These shots made their way into posts on my food blog and over to my Facebook page. The colors are just so cheerful and vivid and I have been trying to counteract all the political grumbling and off-color jokes that make their way onto the Facebook Wall of Notifications ... what can I say? I'm a Pollyanna.

Yup ... we're busy little bees here in the grey cottage on the hill. It's late summer and we're getting ready to button things up for autumn's arrival.  But we're not too busy to enjoy the blue skies and the cool breezes in our little place on Earth!

Here's hoping you're enjoying your little spot too!

This happy little post is being shared with others via Saturday Snapshot over at Melinda's blog West Metro Mommy Reads ... hop over and see what others are sharing!


  1. Thanks for your happy post...I love the artistic way you shot the sunflowers, marigolds, and the fruit! That canned fruit, and the fruit in preparation, are beautiful!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your weekend.

  2. First time here!
    One word - WOW! I'd like to move in there please :)
    ~Black Thumb Gardener

  3. What wonderful photos! They are beautiful... and look so delicious too. Amazing garden you have there.

  4. Lovely pictures. Your pie looks so delicious I am starting to drool.

  5. Fantastic sunflowers - I am hoping to grow some next year. Apparently they are good for attracting insexts and birds, and that's what I'm after. My snapshot is at

  6. I love sunflowers, but have not had much luck growing them, but maybe next year.

  7. What a delightful post. I love your sunflower photos. We're in the grip of a rather cold winter in Australia, so it's lovely to see your warmth, even if I can't feel it.

  8. Your sunflowers area so beautful, and the tart/pie is yummy looking.

  9. There is beauty if you just look, and you found some great color. Isn't it great to be able to use the food that is grown!