Wednesday, August 4, 2010

By The Beautiful Sea


We broke another record yesterday with a temperature of
109 degrees!

Our lawn is turning yellow in places
and it's hard to even go out to check for eggs.

So
I'm turning my thoughts to far away places where cool ocean breezes blow and the beach is just right out   my door.

Oh ya.



Can't you just see yourself laying here reading a book and sipping a margarita
 I can hear Jimmy Buffet playing softly in the background.
Sigh.


And of course if you're staying at the beach
you need a little
Beach Cottage Decor








Don't you just love these colorful old pails.



Well I don't know about you but I
feel a bit cooler.

If you could go anywhere you wanted when the weather is hot...where would it be?

I hope you're enjoying your day.

Maura :)

(Photo's from Country Living and the Internet)

23 comments:

Rural Revival said...

Oh any of the places in those photos would do just nicely, please and thanks! : )

Wildflower Cabin said...

Oh, thank you for the little mini vacation via your blog! :o) Beautiful beachy photos. I remember having little metal beach pails when I was a child (guess that dates me a bit...lol). Such fun to play with, so much better than bright colored plastic pails. Anyway, thanks! I can almost feel the marine breeze and smell the salt air.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maura,

Ah, by the sea...

We thought it was hot here, but 109 degrees....yikes.

Please be careful, that is a dangerous temperature. How long until fall?

We hope all the pets are okay. Boy, by the time you collect up the eggs they could be "cooked" all ready. (Not even a giggle funny). )o:

Hugs, and be safe
Prudence & Sissy
Mom too, of course

Finding Pam said...

Thanks for the tour of the beach houses. I feel cooler already. I am suprrised that your chickens are even laying eggs in this heat.

I would go anywhere that is cool right now. Maybe Canada or the North Pole.

Do you have a misting system? I put one on my umbrella on my deck and it lowers the temp by 20 degrees. Our deck faces the hot west sun.

Here is hoping that we don't both melt. That would be a hard way to loose some much needed weight.

Have a great day.

Pondside said...

I just head down to the beach - but then it never gets really hot up here and a jacket is still required every evening. That's summer on the Island.

Beatnheart said...

If I had a choice, one of those beautiful Beachfront cottages would suit me just fine. I live at “the beach” but not waters edge. Big difference. Also big city beach isn’t like Florida beach or Santa Barabra beach...But I did get to Laguna yesterday to shop my favorite thrift store and even though it took a long time to even find a place to park it was worth it to put my toes in the water.. luv ya, stay cool somehow sweet one.

Julie said...

Your going to melt! Our high is only 91 today and that feels pretty good.

Quilting is so fun and I have a easy pattern for a table runner that I made when I first started. Its just squares and then you add these cute pumpkins on each end. Email me with your address and I will mail you a copy of the pattern.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

There's nothing like the beach to forget the woes of the weather! Any day at the beach and spent at a place like this is better than being at home!! Stay cool--We're trying to in Virginia too!

Bearly Sane said...

Love the post Maura ... I could really do with a little of your heat right now ... much prefer summer to winter ... the cold gets into my bones!

Those little sand pails took me back a few years to when I was just a youngster ... I had one just like them.

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I don't know quite where I'd go. Some place by the ocean, I suppose. You're so right. The sight of these beachy themes just somehow make you feel cooler and more serene.
Brenda

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Really cool pics Maura!
I would love to be there right now, no cares in the world.
Fun to dream.
Cindy

Shirley said...

Maura, I haven't been to visit you lately to leave a comment. I had a problem with blogger to where it wouldn't let me leave a comment, up load a picture, to where I finally gave up and went to bed. Maybe it was giving me a message. I liked your pictures today. I wouldn't have minded a little of the snow. Our weather has been like yours terribly hot. I know going in and out of the air conditioning doesn't make you few very good. Take care and try to stay cool.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, how horrible~ heat waves just zap everyones and everytings energy! I love the pretty fresh and light images. They are cool in more ways than one!
Yvonne

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I couldn't find your email address to tell you that you've been featured on this week's Welcome Wagon.
Brenda

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

Your blog post today is cool and refreshing! Just what I needed in this heatwave we are having!

Donna said...

Oh, I'm cooler already. What a nice little vacation. Love those little sand pails!

Susan S. said...

Great blog and great post! Wow, it sure is hot there. It's pretty hot in Texas too! Maybe I need to stay inside and update my blog. :)

sophie said...

Much cooler for sure...my favourite cool spot is a mossy area near a small waterfall quite aways from here. I must go!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

sending you some cool welsh rain!!!
xxx

Ann said...

I found your blog by reading comments on some of my followers. I am always looking for fellow Kansas Bloggers. We live in Kansas too and I adore the midwest. However, we just returned from visiting my Son and his family in Colorado where the high was 80 and the low at night in the 50's so I am with you with finding cool breeezes. Today we actually had cooler temps of 91. WOW. Happy to get to know ya.
Ann

Dena said...

Maura, I'm so excited. I came across your blog when visiting Cozy Little House. I do not have a blog but I live in Kansas, I didn't think anyone in KS blogged. I'm looking forward to following your farm house dream. Your post was very refreshing, hot it is.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Maura just found you tonight from Brendas site Cozy Little House. She is a dear for introducing us to such great sites.
I am looking forward to being your newest follower
Thanks
Maggie

Da Momma said...

Finally a minute to catch up again. I LOVE these pictures...now you've done it though...I may have to convince the hubby that I want to re-decorate. How good do you think my chances are?!? LOL LOL That's okay though, I love our place, too. Wishing you some cooler temps and quieter times...relax and enjoy your weekend...love and miss you.... Scufty

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