Yes I Know It's Hot Outside

But if you don't come outside with me you'll miss the view!


Just look at that wisteria reaching for the sunshine.

Puffy clouds on a summer day.

Do you think it will rain?


Spotted this butterfly from inside the house.

I came outside to look at her and she didn't seem to mind.


The pennywort is filling in very nicely in the path.

Little baby frogs or toads jump all around here when you walk by.


Do you remember studying about Pavlov's dogs?

These are Paul's fish.

Same thing.




I just love a summer day!

Linking to Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.

Please visit Cindy's beautiful blog to find a list of other participants.

32 comments

Julie Harward said...

I do too...good thing there are butterflies to call us outside! Love your little pond too! :D

Carol said...

You're summer pics are great! According to the weatherman it's going to get hotter. I'm thankful for AC! : )

Smiles,
Carol

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your pond with the waterfall is just beautiful. Lots of pretty gold fish. Ours use to come up like that, but too many critters have scared them down deeper.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A very pretty view of your pond and goldfish! I take SO many photos of the clouds...I should have a photo album just for clouds! lol ♥

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I am so happy that I braved the heat to visit all of this beauty;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Dawn said...

Fish, frogs and butterflies. You've got such a cool wildlife habitat right in your own yard! Does your kitten go out by the pond?

I think you should take a vacation to California to beat the heat, it's been beautiful and unusually cool the last few days(70's-80's instead of 90's plus)! And we're having a blogger's gathering in October. Oklahoma's not far. ;)
Hugs,
Dawn

D said...

Happy post, Stacey. Nice, summery pictures and great music to look at them by. :)
D

Amelia said...

Said it once and I will say it again...Love that water feature! I am still dreaming that someday I will have one.

Yes, we need some rain...I understand we are headed for even higher temps in the next few days.ugh-ugh!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your outside is very pretty! I love the pond with the fish....
Hugs,
Penny

Barb~Bella Vista said...

So pretty....I just adore the butterfly.

Stacey, thanks so much for contacting Andrea. I finally thought to check your blog list....duh!! Ha.

Barb ♥

Nancy said...

Thanks for the beautiful tour...the heat didn't bother me a bit! ;) Nancy

Robyn said...

LOVELY LOVELY photos! We also have a garden pond and it brings us so much joy! Thanks for sharing at show and tell!

Jemm said...

What a beautiful garden you have. Terrific photos too.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, very pretty. I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog...so do drop by!!

Beverly said...

Loved taking a summer walk with you in your garden. The heat didn't bother me a bit. You truly have a beautiful garden.

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I do love summer too!! It is always too short for me! I saw the most beautiful butterfly this morning- by the time I ran in to fetch the camera she had fluttered off-

love your pond!

bee blessed
mary

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very nice photo! reminds me of summer! birds, ponds, frogs, blue skies!

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful photos. I love summer happenings as well.

I am ready for fall, though. 100 degree weather is getting a little rough.

Partying wtih you tonight.

Jeannette said...

Morning Stacey! Refreshing pictures!!lol I noticed several of these pretty butterflies the other day around our butterfly tree (go figure!lol) although we never had this color before? I must find some "pennywort" I just love that ground cover but didn't know that's what it was called (thank you!) and as always I adore your pond!!!! Stay cool - have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful pictures, Stacey. I envy Paul his fish. We can't have any, because raccoons were eating them for midnight snacks. :(

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the sound of running water and I have always wanted a water feature in the garden. Your pond is so pretty and the garden looks lush! It has at least temporarily cooled off here in MIchigan a bit. I just got up and it is 58 outside and I think the high is supposed to be 80 today:>) Yay!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You and your camera certainly did a great job in drawing me outside this morning to see your beauty. Outstanding pictures of well cared for grounds. I like the one of the summer sky and clouds. Beautiful post!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Your pond is absolutely stunning!! I wish I had a big enough yard to have one in my yard!!

Debbie

Ramona said...

Good Morning Stacey ~

This is such a lovely post...I can almost hear the clinking of ice cubes in our virtual glasses of lemonade. My favorite part is the wisteria reaching for the sun...simply lovely.

Stay cool my friend and have a wonderful weekend.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Always Nesting said...

Beautiful summer photos.

Melissa Miller said...

It is hot Stacey! It's looking really beautiful at your home. Love the pretty butterfly and the fish.

Have a great weekend.
~Melissa :)

Kelli said...

Ahhhh, the water garden is perfection. :) I want a water feature so badly and can't seem to convince the Hubster.

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey,

It has been so hot!! Everything is growing like a weed though...our grass has slowed down some so my hubbie doesn't have to mow as often. Your pond is so beautiful..I would love to have one but I'm deathly afraid of frogs...so I'll just admire yours! LOL Have a great weekend!!

Lisa said...

Stacey,
Your beautiful garden never ceases to amaze me.:) Thanks for the armchair tour. It's so much cooler in here!

It's Just Dottie said...

Thank you for the kind comments you left on my blog. I love to garden also and all the bright colors on your's make me happy.
Smiles. Dottie

JG said...

Oh, such pretty photos! On hot days I also need to get outdoors for a daily walk and also to check out our flowers.

Enjoy!
~Judy

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Beautiful photos! My favorite time of year is when the wisteria is in bloom...wish it lasted longer.