LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, June 27, 2014

We Love Lucy


Our contractor built primitive tables, chairs, and benches from the trees felled to build our house.  Placed near the creek, they provide a nice resting spot for relaxing and thinking.  I don't think she does a lot of deep thinking, but Lucy loves to visit the area as well.  She rarely climbs on top of any of them like Ellie did, but seems to enjoy resting with her front paws on them.

Lucy smiling in the sunshine




 She seems quite proud of herself as if this has been an accomplishment.


Another month has almost gone and July is closing in, bringing the second half of 2014.  We have had quite warm weather here in the mountains; more like August than June with afternoon thunderstorms almost every day.  The strawberries are gone but the blueberries are ripe and delicious.  The SC peaches are sweet and luscious and we have fresh corn and wonderful local tomatoes.  The camps are filled with children of all ages and we see the camp buses shuttling them here and there.  Life is indeed better in the mountains.  Summertime...bring it on.

Today's quote is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow again:

"Then followed that beautiful season...Summer
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light.
And the landscape lay as if newly created in all the freshness of childhood."


HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!


 

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful quote....so true.
Dear Lucy does indeed look proud of herself.

It sounds a wonderful life......enjoy.

The Bug said...

Love Lucy's grin in that second picture :)

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Sri Gita Govinda
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Govinda Lilamrta
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troutbirder said...

Cold and wet here with all the creeks and rivers overflowing. Fortunately our subdivision is called "Oak Hill." :)

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Oh your Lucy is so precious. I love that you have a table and chairs to relax in.
I can't believe how quickly the summer is passing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

robin andrea said...

We are having a drizzly summer day here on the north coast. High temps here next week will by almost 70. In our old hometown, it's going to be 100 degrees. That's HOT!

Arkansas Patti said...

That really is quite a regal pose. She knows she is cool.
We are getting a lot of rain but it has a cooling effect so I am delighted--even if I have to mow twice a week.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lucy is quite the cute poser!
Have you shared photos of the creek? I don't recall...but having a creek in my backyard is a goal of mine.
Enjoy your weekend!

Sam said...

Lucy does look proud of herself!

Monty and Harlow

KB Bear said...

Lucy sure does look happy with herself! It sounds wonderful to have a gurgling creek in your yard. Wonderful.

Ginnie said...

Lucy may be a much deeper thinker than you know ...she certainly looks like it in those pictures !
I'll bet she was remembering happy time.

Vicki Lane said...

As long as we continue to have adequate rain, I'll welcome the summer. And the summer fruits...

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, We are home from a trip to the gorgeous West VA mountains –where we celebrated our anniversary… I’ll be blogging about this time for awhile –since it was so special.

I know it hasn't been too long since you lost Ellie --but I do have a question. Are you going to get another Golden as a 'friend' for Lucy????? I know that those decisions have to come at the right time... It took me awhile after Duchess's death to even think about another dog..

Hugs,
Betsy

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Troutbirder - I've been reading about your horrible weather. HOpe it improves soon.

Suz - I'll have to take a few pictures of our creek.

Betsy - Yes, it's too soon. My husband would like to get another dog now, but I'm just not ready. Glad you had a good time.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Lucy is a beautiful dog. I can hardly believe July is already here. The summer is passing quickly and school will start before we know it.
I hope you have a great Fourth of July.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Just stopping by to say "Happy 4th of July".... Hope you have an incredible weekend whether you are traveling, with family or friends --or like us, just enjoying being home! We hope to grill a couple of steaks tomorrow. Our weather here is awesome right now...God Bless American --and God Bless YOU.

I thought it might be too soon for another dog. You will know when the timing is right.

Hugs,
Betsy