Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Saturday Musings-Part 2

Saturday evening we gathered at a friend's home for the end of the year choir party. This family lives on another of the beautiful private island communities nearby.
The homes and yards are to be kept as natural as possible. We were greeted by flowers and trees.
An iron settee provides a shady spot to sit and enjoy nature's splendor.

The house is nestled among various flowering shrubs.
Flowers graced the indoors as well.
The screened porch overlooked the woodsy backyard. I felt like I was camping (in the lap of luxury of course:).
Even the bowl of fruit was natural:).
Sunflowers brought sunny bliss to the living room.
Keys hang awaiting someone to unlock the view.
Shadows dance across the stone hearth.
Outside, sun rays dance through flowers.
A slight hint of pink dapples this cottony white hydrangea bouquet.
A rocker waits patiently for someone to sit a spell.
This rustic settee provides a relaxing spot on the porch.
Blue skies are the perfect backdrop for soft white blooms.
Remnants of a tree make for great natural yard art.
Fruit ripens on the end of a branch.
Rustic shudders.
Perhaps a quiet moment rocking away in the sun's evening rays.
A lantern waits to illuminate the dusk to come.
The dinner was complete with good food, great friends, and a glorious natural backdrop.
***Don't forget to visit the May 11th post to RSVP for the June 6th Blog Tea Party:)***

15 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there! Thank you for visiting a hoarse throated, sneezy old French teacher! I think I have allergies because the cottonwood fluff, though magical, is everywhere invading my sinuses! Thank you for your blessings, you are a kind lady. Your photos are stunning! Anita

lorhen82 said...

Kim, this is so funny...I just took some pictures of lanterns too and plan to post them tomorrow! Your photos are gorgeous! I love how there is just a touch of pink on the hydrangeas, and the sun rays in the flowers are so pretty! I feel like I got to visit your friend's home too! ~Lori

TattingChic said...

Wow! Those are some lovely photos! Your friends have a beautiful home. It looked so welcoming and so very homey and in such great taste all at the same time.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

What a lovely evening you would have had at that beautiful home.
Looks like a very special place.
Glad that you had a lovely time.

Hugs
Carolyn

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love the pictures and your colorful descriptions. I feel like I've visited with you!

I wish I could attend the tea party. I'll be at a baby shower. One of my former students and his wife are expecting their first child, and his mother is one of my best friends. I'll think of you all having tea together!

Miss Sandra said...

I've enjoyed my first visit to your blog. Needless to say, it is so lovely and I look forward to visiting often.
have a lovely day!
Sandra

The Pink Birdhouse said...

sitting here THOROUGHLY enjoying all your pictures from saturday musings part 1 and 2!! sounds like a lovely visit with dear friends, which also yielded some great photos for us to see! :-) I am just now getting around to visiting all my favorite friends here on the blogs after our busy family-event weekend and my sister's delightful visit! It all went by much too quickly, but there was not one moment that I would have changed, it was that perfect. I have missed being on the blog and seeing what everyone has been up to and has to offer for great posts/photos, it feels good to be back. Seems like ages altho it is only a few days! Absense makes the heart grow fonder!! hugs from here, Debby

crochet lady said...

Your friend has a very peaceful and beautiful home. It's so nice to share our spaces we call home with others.

June said...

Hi Kim,
What a beautiful place to spend an evening. The kind of place that beckons one to stay a little longer. I love your photo of the rocker. That made me want to relax and smell all those lovely blooms you showed us.
Smiles,
June

Fete et Fleur said...

Your friends live in paradise! What a beautiful place to dwell. How lovely that you enjoy singing. I do too.

Hugs!
Nancy

Piney Rose said...

Oh how nice, I feel as if I were there...

Miss Sandra said...

Thank you for stopping by to see me! Lovely how much in common we have. So wonderful to meet so many kindred souls.
Until the next, have a lovely day!
Sandra

Andrea said...

Such a charming place! I know you must have had a wonderful time, as you soaked up the scenery and enjoyed the fellowship of other Christians.

Many blessings to you, Kim!

In Christ's Love,

Andrea

Deanna said...

The pictures you've taken here and are sharing are so neat.

Looks like you had a great week-end and here it is time for another one. I am so ready for the wk-nd. Hurray.

Looking forward to your June Tea Party!
God Bless,
~Deanna~

lady m's lavender cottage said...

Oh the pictures are so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing them with us :)

blessings,

lady m