Dreaming of Summer

Forgive me for recycling last summer's pictures.

I'm really missing the warmth and longer days.

Don't misunderstand...I'm grateful for today.

But I really want to work in my yard.


  1. Hi Stacey! Oh, your yard is gorgeous! I know you're longing for the spring. We actually had a nice day here - almost 70' and beautiful sunshine!
    Thanks for popping in to see me. I'll give you some cake if you'll give me a couple of cookies!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Where have you been?? Well, I'm happy you are back. I feel the same way you do. Looking at pictures from summer gives my spirit a big lift. The pictures of your yard are gorgeous! I love the dragonfly and the little brook.

    Stay warm and happy!! :-)


  3. Loved seeing the summer shots once more...I have lots of my flower pictures set up as my screen saver...I look at them as they float by - and think about how nice it will be to work in the yard again.

  4. Yeah...you're back!!! I missed you...how was your trip? Details...please!!!

    We have been having beautiful weather and it makes me want to get outside and play in the dirt too. I may head to the nursery tomorrow to see what I can find to mess with!!!

    Have a great night!!!

  5. Hey friend, glad to see you again......and your yard is spectacular. Ours is in pitiful shape after the hard winter and the dogs messing it up! Oh goodness,it's going to be a challenge!

    I am inspired by yours however!

  6. Hi Stacey, it is so good to have you back! You have surely been missed.

    When we had our two weeks of really cold weather, I believe I got a tiny taste of what it is like to not be able to get outside. I missed it terribly!

    Hope you have some warm weather soon. Love your pics!

    Barb ♥
    You are so kind to post my button xoxo

  7. I can't wait to dig in the soil too! I love spring and summer with my flower and vegeatable garden. Yours is beautiful!

  8. It was 70 ish here today...no, not Michigan, I am in Florida now! They are saying 81 for Sunday!!! It's either Disney or the beach come Sunday.

    BTW...love your pics.

  9. I know what you mean. I can't wait to dig into the mess I have waiting for me. Your summer pictures are very inspiring. What a beautiful yard. We have had rain and wind for 4 straight days...very unusual for my part of the world. We need the rain though.
    Glad you are back. You've been missed.

  10. I don't blame you for longing for spring, Stacey. Your yard should be featured in Southern Living -- it's so beautiful.

    I can't wait to see pictures of it this spring and summer.

  11. Oh I am so with you on that. Our weather was pretty nice yesterday and I was outside working in the yard a bit. Finally, taking down some of our outside lights (hubby has to do the ones on the roof). I also raked some leaves...THAT is a huge mess right now. Hope you have a great weekend.♥

  12. We are finally having nice weather after all the cold and rain! I don't garden, but it makes ME even want to get out and play in the yard. Thanks for the lovely photos. It gives us all hope. :)

  13. Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures. Gives me hope for spring to come soon.

  14. If I had a yard like that I would be longing for warm days too! I can't stand our hot, humid, southern summers but that yard could change my life! :)

  15. Oh me too... I love your yard. It is a beautiful reflection of you and your family.


  16. Hi Stacey! This is not fair! It's rainy/icey here and I would love to be in that back corner with a mag & coffee!!!I want my husband to redo his pond like this one!!! Hope your phone answering is going well! Sincerely, Jeannette

  17. That sounds so nice! The photos are gorgeous. :)

  18. Hi Stacey,
    Missed you while you were gone!
    Hope you had a nice trip...I know exactly what you mean ...a little sunshine is calling me outdoors..but still to early to do much of anything! Your pictures are so pretty...I've been going back through mine and re-living garden days and fun trips..I'm having a baby shower tomorrow for my best friend..so must stop blogging and finish getting everything "girly". Have a great weekend!!

    P.S. come check out my new little blog button...I just got it last week! (It's so me)LOL

  19. I hear you! Got spring fever myself! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  20. Your yard is spectacular. Just bundle up, grab a cup of something hot, and go sit by that beautiful pond!

  21. OMGoodness Stacey! Your backyard is beautiful! I would miss gardening too if this was my view :-)

  22. Hi Stacey,
    You are certainly not alone. I really want warm weather again too and can't wait until I can get outside again in the sunshine. Loved your summer pics. Amy :)

  23. If my yard was as lovely as yours, I would want to get out in it, too.
    We are so so short on water here in West Texas that we can't water the way we should with flowers. Sooo, the last few years, I have tried to stick with container gardening to conserve water. We even stopped fertilizing our lawns so we wouldn't need to water..Either way, tho, the grass sure looks sad by the middle of the summer.
    Maybe this is why I want to hang on to my precious wintertime a little longer!! :)

  24. I miss summer!
    have a wonderful weekend...oh...and don't forget to stop by this week...starting right now to enter and learn about the great give away that is being held on my blog this week!

  25. Good Morning Stacey ~

    This is a wonderful post. I LOVE, LOVE your yard. It is soooo hard to wait for the warmer, dryer months to come.

    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

  26. Stacey,

    Your pond in your back yard is fabulous! I'm so jealous. I know how much work it takes to have it look like that unless you have your own landscaper. Mine is me.

    Hugs, Gretchen

  27. Oh, how gorgeous! I, too, am more than ready for Spring to arrive! Gotta get design plans in place before then for the garden at our new house!
    Many blessings,

  28. Hi Stacey
    I can see why you would like to be working inthe yard. It's beautiful!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  29. Oh to feel the warm sun on my face! I am with you Stacey. I'm sick of winter and cold, but January is almost over, February is a short month and March brings spring. I keep repeating that to myself over and over...

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  31. Stacey,
    Oh, Stacey I love your pond! I have two small fish ponds. My friend called me up last week to tell me her pekingese fell in her pond. She didn't realized he had fallen in, the water was so cold. The poor little fellow is OK but it scared her enough to say she is getting rid of the pond!

    I sure hope all went well with your trip. I kept you and your son in my prayers.

    Thanks for all your sweet comments!


  32. Stacey, I am so with you on that one. It won't be long :)

  33. Me too! We had one really nice day last week and I went out and pulled some weeds! I don't think I've ever been that happy to pull weed LOL! It was so good to get out of the house.


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  36. Welcome back! Sure did miss you! You say you can't wait to work in the garden, well, we can't wait to see the work you do. Your gardens are so beautiful!

  37. You have inspired me. I am going to find some summer photos and post them TODAY! It's 7 below with the wind chill today. Maybe they will make me warmer....

  38. Just beautiful.!!!


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