July 25, 2011

Back From Stay~cation with a Sneak Peak

Rather than go away for a vacation this year, hubby and I decided to stay home and enjoy the backyard . . .

So, I tended the flowers . . .

Hydrangeas are my favorite . . .

So pretty and plump . . .

Spent lots of time in the screen room . . .

And on the deck . . .

Enjoying the view . . .

Did lots of swimming . . .

Baby is always the first one in . . .

Summer goes so fast, I'm gonna' stop and smell the roses . . .

Before they fade . . . And I'll be startin' up the auctions in another week . . .

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

14 comments:

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

just perfect Madalynne! I see those zinnias! Love your giant hydrangeas and roses.Beautiful homestead. Your skeleton looks amazing!
patti

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Madalynne
I would not leave home either~ Your home is BEAUTIFUL~ so well tended to~ so picture perfect~ love the patio~the hydrangea's are beauty's~Looks like a wonderful place to relax & enjoy some summerdays!

looking forward to seeing you new creations~
smiles
Teresa

Angela said...

Wow, girl, with a home and a great pool like that why would you leave?Wishing I had a pool in our back yard. This heat is awful. Love your flowers, so pretty. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Angela

lilraggedyangie said...

Madalynne, looks like a great time , such a beautiful home ! I LOVE your hydrageas so pretty ! enjoy your week! hugs lil raggedy angie

jennifer768 said...

I would have not left either!Your home is beautiful! Wonderful hydrangeas and zinnas.The skeleton is
beyond amazing!Have a great week.Jen

Robyn~Primlish said...

You have a gorgeous home..front, back and inside! WOW! Can I come stay at your beautiful bed and breakfast? ;) Enjoy!

NancyD said...

Seriously...why would you WANT to leave?? LOL What a gorgeous home you have, picture perfect! And your own bed?? Looks like heaven to me! :) Love all your flowers too....

WoolenSails said...

Your home is a perfect place for a vacation, wonderful gardens, a pool and quiet, much better than traffic and crowds;)

Debbie

Christine said...

Yours is the perfect vacation home, Madalynne! The pool is so inviting and everywhere is 'blooming' gorgeous!!lol!
We all need to stop and take time to appreciate the blessings we have - good for you.
Enjoy every minute of it!
Christine

Green Creek Primitives said...

Love your zinna's, been really hot here, my flowers are suffering. Would love to sit on your porch, so inviting, no porch here, haven't been able to sit on my benches this summer, just to hot. Pool looks refreshing, enjoy, your yard looks great. Vicky

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh my HECK Madalynne!! Your home is GORGEOUS!! Just like something out of one of those "Better Homes" magazines! I wouldn't be going anywhere either if I had that waiting for me!! When can I move in?? ;o) Your yard and lawn are so beautifully manicured - and the blooms heavenly....Hydrangeas are one of my favorites too, but don't seem to like it here for some reason...Your bushes are just loaded....And how you tempt and tease......I can't WAIT to see whose body that used to be!! Have a wonderful week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

cottageprims said...

Nothing beats some lazy time to enjoy being home.Your flowers are beautiful.Ahhh.The pool looks so inviting.Glad you got a rest.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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The Moonlit Stitch said...

LOL Madalynne! I love the transition from your breathtaking home & gardens to the skeleton bones! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics! ~*~Lisa