Welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by today! If you're inspired by what you see, I invite you to follow along via one (or more) of the options on the side bar below.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Inspired by... images of summer


I've been thinking about what "speaks" summer to me...




I'd been sighing over all the gorgeous "peony posts" I've been seeing out there in blogland... wishing I had my very own... well, look what appeared in the local flower shop?


Heavenly scented peonies for my very own desk top! Textured with Kim's peony texture, of course!  Do you like the brush I used? Check back on Thursday for a surprise!

Hmmm' what do we have here?





Of course, summer means lizards! Aslan and Tracker were intensely focused on their prey playmate. Disclaimer: no actual lizards were dismembered or killed during this episode


I may not have fresh peonies blooming in my front yard, but I am blessed with an abundance of another one of my favorite summer blooms.





The crepe myrtle are stunning this year! {yes, I say that every year!}

Another key summer "speak" is produce!  Texas peaches are in abundance right now!




Peachy Goodness Peach Cobbler

Source: allrecipes.com

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 (16 ounce) can sliced peaches or 2 cups fresh peaches, sliced
  • 1  cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (or to taste) brown sugar
  1. Pour butter into a shallow 2-qt. baking dish; set aside. Drain peaches, reserving 1/4 cup juice. In a saucepan, bring the peaches and juice just to a boil. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, flour, milk, baking powder and salt; mix well. Pour over butter in baking dish. Spoon hot peaches over batter. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Serve warm.




Scoop up some peachy goodness! Yum!

So. . . how does summer speak to you?


Have a wonder-filled day,





Sharing inspiration here:

kimklassencafe Chef In Training Nap-Time Creations and<br /> then, she {snapped} photosbyleanne Photobucket Sweet Shot Day Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley


  1. I like the brush and texture and also the font. Very pretty.

  2. How lovely texture work of art :)


  3. What a GREAT recipe! I hope you will come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!
    ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

  4. Gorgeous peonies for your desk. Last week I paid $5.00 for one stem, so hope you got a better bargain! also I have been enjoying the Texas peaches, and made a great peach pie just last weekend for fathers day. so yummy!

  5. Oh, I do love me some peach cobbler! Your peonies are just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing them with Flower Art Friday. :)

  6. I am calling by today from Flower Art Friday as a first time participant in this great meme, your contribution is very artistic, gorgeous peonies.

  7. those peonies are so beautiful! i need to learn brushes in pse!

    thanks so much for sharing with foto friday,

  8. There aren't too many flowers as full of petals as peonies! I don't have them in my yard either, but love the look and smell of them. I laughed at your kitty shot! :-)

  9. You got your peony post and it is gorgeous!

  10. The first flower image is just ♥ Can't find the word for it ;)Beautiful just isn't enough....


If you read something here that inspired you, I’d love to hear about it. Please know I appreciate every comment! Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings, June