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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Inspired by... images of summer

 

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

 

Peonies_Inspire

 

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?

{sigh}

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?

 

 

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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.

 

Crepe_Myrtle

 

 

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!

 

Peach_Cobbler

 

Peachy Goodness Peach Cobbler

Source: allrecipes.com

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  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.

 

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Scoop up some peachy goodness! Yum!

So. . . how does summer speak to you?

 

Have a wonder-filled day,

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23 comments:

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

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  2. How lovely texture work of art :)

    -Merike-

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  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---
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=30803

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

    thanks so much for sharing with foto friday,
    Lori

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  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! :-)

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

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

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