Monday, June 13, 2016

The Rituals of Summer

These roses were hidden in the bramble of bittersweet.
 Since my dearest was born in June, we tend to celebrate in the same way each year.  We love to start the summer with a visit to Ravinia., a 100 +year old Music Festival on the beautiful North Shore. We have been going to Ravinia since our honeymoon, 40 years in August!  It was crazy hot the day we went, but being near the Lake and the fact that you sit in the shade made the day enjoyable.
 Also that we were not rained out as we had been the last two years for the same show was extra nice.  It was Garrison Keillor's last visit to Ravinia and his fourth to the last show of A Prairie Home Companion. before he retires.  It's was great show, but seemed a little somber this time.  Mr. Keillor has had some recent health issues  We so enjoy the people watching, from tiny babies to the very old.
 Folks that attend this typpeof show are easy going and laid back.  Friendly too.
 It's such a lovely place.
 Sharing it with my sweetheart was extra special.   We celebrated his birthday for 4 days, and each ate  too many slices of cheesecake I made to mark the occasion.  (Some with Penny and Kris, some at Ravinia, some with Jon and Charlotte, Elizabeth and Greg.) Thank goodness it's now gone;-)
 We stayed for another performance and left just as the stars were coming out.
 It;s roses, roses, roses at the house.This bush has never bloomed before!

 This one had just a few blooms last year.
 I had to cut some for the table.
 My SIL Elizabeth found this beautiful quilt at a local flea market.  It went through a wash and came out perfect.  It's actually a king sized quilt, but fits my queen sized bed like a spread.
 The colors are teal and blue and pink, roses, roses and more roses!
The blocks are hearts.

Washed and on my bed.  Thanks so much Elizabeth for thinking of me when you saw this.  You win the best buy of the summer, and it's only June!  Elizabeth paid $3.00 for this beauty!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kindness always.  Enjoy this beautiful day.


Lynne said...

Quite the buy for that quilt . . .
And the roses! Wow . . .
Happy Birthday to your guy!

Elizabeth Czarkowski said...

Your so welcome penny ๐Ÿ’• When I saw it I knew I had to buy it for you ๐Ÿ˜„ I knew you'd LOVE it ๐ŸŒบ

Elizabeth Czarkowski said...

It looks great on your bed ๐Ÿ˜„