Friday, September 2, 2011

STILL PINK

We're linking with Beverly at PINK SATURDAY today!!




The weather has been lusciously lovely for the past month or so, and then a spike up yesterday and today into the 100+.   We've been out on the patio all morning---a lazy breakfast counting the cereal flakes and little chocolate bits (guess whose bowl was the Total and whose the Brownie crunch?).  And then the carry-out of all the tea dishes---probably fifty pieces in all, ranging from a tiny pot, cream and sugar, to actual wee cooking pots and some of my Melmac---note the little ladle and 'getti-grabber we're using for teaspoons---whatever she could cram into a big old shopping bag.   She looked like a puppy dragging a blanket as she emerged from the back door with her rattly haul.

The cup on the right is mine---she's a BLUE girl, and any shade will do for her, dressed in her bedraggled, many-washed Snow White dress.   Mine is Watermellinlemonilla, poured to order from the pot, while hers is always strawberry (which used to be pronounced "Strahhh-bry"---too much Angelina Ballerina, I expect).   



And perhaps, with the lovely breeze and the sun not quite so grim as predicted, we'll have a little ride off down the street, while the shade is still green and the destinations waiting.    I love seeing all the bikes and toys parked around the back yard.  




We'll go back out in a moment, making the most of this Summer-to-beat-all, before the leaves fly and the cold days come.    I can feel the deepening-down already, the lengthening of the shadows, the quickening of the dark as it settles during supper, rather than long after.  


Some of the maples are golding, one of the hostas sports two huge bright-yellow leaves almost overnight, and the Fall will be welcome.    But right now, we're still enjoying all the Pink, like my new double-double Rose of Sharon, dressed her lovely prom dress:

21 comments:

LV said...

I enjoyed visiting and seeing all the different pinks. Great way to spend time.

Southern Lady said...

Precious-memories-in-the-making for both of you ... I can't think of a better way to spend a day.

Patsy said...

What a lovely day you are having, it is to hot here today. I am sure looking for fall.

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the pink tea pot and those darling pink bikes!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

DearHelenHartman said...

The tea pot and bikes are the perfect pink for the last weekend of summer.

Moogie said...

I love Pink Saturday!!! It's such fun seeing everyone's post. The bikes are sweet.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Nothing sweeter than memories made in the summertime.
(())

Chesapeake said...

And the pink nails just match the teapot and the bike! Serendipitous or planned?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So very sweet! Happy Pink Saturday :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Pat said...

A holiday tea party - what a great way to celebrate the end of summer!

Birgit said...

Such sweet pinks! :)

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

PS: See my pink post here! :)

Kate said...

You are such a lovely writer! I'm going to go back and waddle through your writings for a while.

(Visiting from your comment at Derfwad Manor -- "You had me at Dirty Dog Whore." I really think that should be a t-shirt. :-)

--kate in Mi

Kate said...

Ah, cripes. I left an unclosed parenthesis! I hate it when I do that.
-kate in MI

racheld said...

Thank you, Thank you to all the visitors dropping in for Pink Saturday, and for just because.

I seldom get my stuff together to post for PS on time, or what I've just posted has not a pink smidge in sight save for a wrinkled napkin out of focus off yonder under a chair.

Anyway---just wanted to say Thanks and Welcome and DO drop in anytime.

And for Kate---thank you for the lovely words (and the not-so-ladylike ones I quoted). That was from a post in support of Mrs. G. at DERFWAD MANOR from WAY back when---she's a fabulous writer and a truly what's-right-is-right person. It had to do with a heartbreaking time with her college boyfriend, her Best Friend, and a smug flouting of the GIRL'S CODE which totally capsized both.

As my Mammaw would have said about their behavior, "That's just TRASHY," and it would have led even me to break my G-for Grandma rating.

Thanks, Everybody!!

pinkkandy said...

Happy...Happy Pink Saturday..I pray that God will bless you all through out the coming week...
your dishes are so pretty...
God Bless You...
Kandy

Maggie McArthur said...

Oh, well, all these other smart ladies have said it all. Gorgeous writing, Rachel.

Bev said...

Love it all..Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you and your sweet little one. I can't think of a tea party I would rather attend more that this one. Everything is perfect.

Your Rose of Sharon is looking very pretty. I love all of the ruffly petals.

It is supposed to be a bit cooler here this week, too.

Kouign Aman said...

I hope you are all enjoying the pink of health.
Another lovely post.
We're overdue a tea-party here.

Jeanne said...

Rachel, I am so sorry I missed your Pink Sat. post.I am glad you joined in. Love the tea party. How adorable and the tea set is so colorful and sweet. I'll have strahhh bry too, thank you very mush.

Your Rose of Sharon is so pretty. My huge tree is done. It is sort of lavender and so pretty as well.
The shorter days of Fall IS closing in on us. I am ready.
XO, Jeanne

Kim Shook said...

Another beautiful day with Rachel & Sweetpea! And PINK!!!! Be still my heart!