Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sunday morning, bird haven, legacy and perfect afternoon

- The neighbor to the left of my sister's house on the Hiwassee river in North Carolina has this beautiful rock right in front of her back porch.  I see her grandchildren sunning themselves on it sometimes or playing gladiator.  It was so beautiful on Sunday morning - cool with a light breeze blowing.  No grandchildren around, and the neighbor was at church, so I took this glorious photo.

- This bird haven (as I think of it), is halfway between my sister's house and this neighbor.  If you click to enlarge, you'll see signs that there is a nest in it.  I often see birds flying in and out - usually blue birds.  No action this weekend though - there must be fledglings about.

- Not to be outdone in the beauty department, my sister's Daylilies, madly blooming, on the other side of her house (taken on Saturday afternoon).  Her late mother-in-law, Grace, planted them long ago.  I love how they keep coming back year after year.

- I looked up from my book one afternoon and thought how peaceful that back porch looks from my cushy vantage point inside the house.  A perfect afternoon.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful, blissful captures. Thank you.

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  2. It does look peaceful. The bird house is quite elaborate.

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  3. It is all so very beautiful and serene....! And how wonderful that those Lilies keep blooming, year after year....!

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  4. Your sister's place is a beautiful retreat. I love the glimpse of water beyond the lilies.

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  5. How beautiful...dreamy and romantic in the most perfect way.

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  6. As long as you have the internet too, it looks like the perfect setting!

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  7. This post makes me jealous. It looks so inviting, I wanted to climb into your photos.

    BTW Everyone should enlarge your photos. They are so lovely and you get so much detail...like the pine straw sticking of bird box. I bet it was a blue bird nest:~)

    Thank you for these moments of peaceful tranquility:~)

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  8. Hi Lynn - stunning post and I love your descriptions and I too, like Sara, could climb into your photos for a few days! What a great place to have as 'home' ... wonderful babbling brook, and I love the bird house and those lilies .. and the porch - as I sit here on a wet morning (but we need the rain, so I'm quite grateful - could have done it overnight though, as they thought it would!) ...

    Cheers I shall be thinking of these pics during the day .. Hilary

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  9. All such great photos, good eye, Lynn, that last one was worth capturing, should be in a magazine. The greens are amazingly vibrant!

    And did you find yourself sunning on that rock too? :)
    xoxoxo

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  10. It all appears very restful. I hope you returned ready to take on your day-to-day once again.

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  11. I would totally love to visit that spot, and I'm not even a bird!

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  12. Beautiful places here, as usual!
    Cool rock to play on. Those look like out Tiger lilies, which tend to spread. That looks like a magazine spot in the "Great Escapes" show...

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