Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wisps of Summer....

a blissfully bright summer day

photo: ANZ

lush and sparkling

photo: ANZ


photo: ANZ

what a joy to ponder

the miracle of it all

photo: ANZ

Here's to savoring sweet August...


  1. Hello Irina,
    These photos are gorgeous. Oh how I love summer flowers and that yellow finch is as sweet as can be. Thanks for stopping by my friend.

    The weather is much cooler today...yay! 100 degrees is too hot in my opinion. We had a nice day getting together with Rob's family celebrating his birthday from earlier this month.

    I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!!!

  2. Just beautiful! I've just discovered your lovely blog, and am now following!
    So nice to meet you!

  3. Hello Irina:
    You are so right to ponder and savour the wonderful months of summer which these lovely images so much reflect. The light filtering through the trees, which you have captured so well, serves to remind us of walking through woods in the dappled shade, so welcoming in a hot sun.

    But, as we are sure that you agree, all days are to be valued, each one more precious than the one before.

  4. Oooo.....I know who the photographer is....and a talented one at that! LOOK AT OUR LITTLE GOLD FINCH! We have one that comes to our yard...we call him, "ATTICUS" as in Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird! We are nuts, I know....

    Oh dear one, hasn't our August just been fabulous????? LOVE TO YOU and I am so tickled at the prospects ahead of US!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dear Irina~
    Such a beautiful post.
    It's actually cool this morning, which is a lovely, most welsome change from the hot, humid days of June & July. Perhaps August will be our "cool month"?? :)
    Whenever I see a comment from you, a smile instantly appears.
    You are such a wonderful person and I am so honored to call you my friend, Irina. You, Anita, and a handful of others, are the reason behind my newest post.
    I am sooo looking forward to the day we finally DO meet.
    Sending you hugs and much love on this beautiful, cool, summer day.
    ~Lisa xo

  6. Oh, I love to see kindred spirits on the same page! HI LISA!

    Have a fantastic day my dear heart. We are staying buckled down to HOME today! I have a harp lesson tonight from my neighbor who is going to help me read the music for THE LITTLE FOUNTAIN! And I am going to go NOW to you! Anita

  7. Hello Irina,

    Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes to my Mom! I DO feel SO blessed to have her in my life along with my incredible father and Maximus & my husband too. There is so much to be thankful for.

    What have you been up to? I hope your weather has been cooler as well. It's so nice to be out of the scorching temps here.

    I updated my post with a different photo of my Mom and actually it's the two of us. I was telling Anita that I realized last night when I was doing the post that I didn't have that many recent photos of my Mom as well as the two of us together...So, I made sure to get some today. :)

    Have a beautiful week, my friend!

  8. Hello dear and Anita have both talked about Summer's last days and I am so looking forward to Summer arriving here...I am counting down the days...Savour the last of them and know that Autumn is on her 2nd favourite season...after summer of course....Wishing you many sweet days ahead...Much love, Dzintra xo

  9. Lovely photos Irina! I especially like the flowers and the butterfly. Because of our wet summer we've seen very few butterflies,until now,when some appear to have been coaxed out by warmer weather.

    I'm glad you like Phoebe's paintings,they are really quite special.

    Have a lovely week!

  10. such beautiful pictures, I never tire of seeing nature captured in pictures!
    It is the food for my soul. Thank you!

  11. HELLO IRINA!!!!!
    If I lived in a place with milder summers I could for sure enjoy AUGUST more.....we are hoping to buy a SUMMER cabin up in the COOL PINES soon...As I age ...I cannot take this LONG heat for much longer.I did LOVE your beautiful flowers and God's masterpieces!!!
    I so appreciate you stopping in and saying brightens my day!!

  12. Irina, as usual your presentation is unbelievably fascinating!
    In other words, there is a magical touch in the posted pics.
    Keep up the good work dear.

  13. Irina~
    I had to come by and tell you how much I LOVED your last comment and laughed out loud (group hugs!!).
    It makes me long for the day the three of us finally DO meet.
    Will we be able to contain ourselves?
    Will we stay up all night and giggle like teenagers until the sun comes up??
    Will we be able to say goodbye??
    Anita & I have discussed many times how wonderful it would be for you two to make plans to come out here--even if it's only for a few days.
    Those few days would be MAGICAL....
    (Who's in?? Anybody?? :) :) :)
    I think it's time to start making plans...hint, hint...
    (my fingers are crossed)
    Huge hugs and much love to you, dear Irina~ Lisa xo

  14. Dearest Irina...beautiful photos here...I am waiting now to savour our Summer which is on its way to us...We are having glorious Spring weather at the moment in the Land Down Under...Enjoy the rest of your August and savour it all xoxo

  15. Dear Irina,
    Such a beautiful post. I must say I am looking forword to the cool days ahead of us...
    Thank you so much for wandering over for a visit.. Your words are always so encouraging. You made my day dear friend!

  16. Every season has its own beauty and I cannot believe how they seem to be more rushed by society with each passing year. Although I am head-over-heels in love with autumn, I would not dare rush summer for then I will simply find myself rushing autumn too. In the stores and across blogland you can already see the changes. I keep telling myself not to give in. ;) That's why I purposely chose to celebrate the rest of summer with a French theme. It will keep me focused. ;)

    Always a delight stopping by, my friend.
    Love and blessings to you.

  17. Dear Irina,
    You words are music to my heart today.. THANK YOU so much for visiting and your most encouraging words.. I am so happy you enjoyed the window.
    Love and blessings,

  18. Oh, August is fast coming to an end :( I have enjoyed it, though. Now we will have a glorious autumn. Hope you are doing well, Irina. I will visit your other blogs.
    Cheers from DC,

  19. Light and shadow, flowers and lush green, critters, .... there’s no more bliss than this. Thank you for sharing.


  20. My dear friend,
    What a treat is was to see you at my door... Bebe sends her thanks for your visit also.. I am so happy she gave you a smile.. Yes, Bink is very tiny.. About the size of the tip of my baby finger..
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
    Love and blessings,

  21. My dear sister, I have been missing for a while from the blogosphere and visiting you and sweet Anita reminds me how much I missed it. I love your pictures and I hope you had an unforgettable summer ! Mine , definitely , was such
    Love to you!

  22. Darling Irina,
    How did I miss this. August has now gone, a distant memory. We are entering my favourite time of year. What's your favourite?
    Much love to you dear friend.


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