Saturday, February 5, 2011

Summer and Winter

Last week, we had 2 days with the temperature up in the 70's so it made me dream of summer. By the time this is published, I would already be in Florida spending some time with my grandchildren. The youngest one will turn a year old on Saturday.

So, I thought of posting these pictures that were taken when they came for a visit last summer.

I would like to link with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays at
Susan's Metamorphosis Monday at

Kim's Better to Boring party at
It looks like Kim just changed the meme to Wow Us Wednesdays. I will change the button next week. I am a little behind in the news. Sorry!

Susan's Outdoor Wednesday at

And last but not least, Watery Wednesday at

B really enjoyed playing on the wet deck.

The baby was too small to join B but this summer, I think he will be able to.

There's their mama just relaxing on the sun ledge.

Oh how I have missed these boys and I am just so happy to be with them again even just for a week. And I miss swimming in the pool too.

I hope you enjoyed those photos because we have to go back to reality now. This is how it looked in the backyard the day before I flew to Florida. All the trees were full of ice.

Even the moving water on the slide froze.

The crepe myrtle branches were wrapped in ice.

The pine leaves were sparkling.

The holly berries were frozen.

The pool diving board had icicles around it.

There were ice on the evergreens. Aren't the leaves pretty? They were shaped like snowflakes.

A table clothed in ice.

I took these out of the garage last week because the temperature went up to the 70's and I forgot to bring them back in when it got cold. I hope they'll still be alright. They're back in the garage now.

The gingkho was pretty with the icicles.

I hope you enjoyed my summer and winter post. It makes me long for spring. Thank you so much for visiting and thank you ever so much to our hostesses. I hope you get a chance to visit them all because they offer lots of beauty and inspiration.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Nice to dream about summer. I cannot believe the ice storm you had. It is always beautiful to look at but is so damaging. I just love your picture of the pine needles. That is an awesome shot!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, what a beautiful view of summer and little B is so cute! Can't believe that tiny grand will be a year old! :) Time truly flies!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nicole ~ said...

Your grandson is so cute, and he is having such a great time in these pics, how sweet! I love all of your ice pics, we never see much of that in South Texas.

I hope you are having a great weekend, Nicole

Denise Marie said...

love your new header and love all the pics for this post. I got some leafy shots too. lol
Spring will come!! DeniseMarie

Lynn said...

Neat pics of the ice Christine! Have a great visit in Florida:@)

Dredd said...

ohhh your grandchildren are sooo adorable and beautiful too. We still have lots of snow but days are getting brighter and longer in this side of the globe... i'm really looking forward to spring.

Have a great time in Florida.

Marlis said...

Christine, you are blessed with the most beautiful family. Your grands are delightful. I hear you on the ice. we had a dose of it ourselves. Have fun in Florida!

The Tablescaper said...

What a neat comparison. I can't believe how hard you were hit with the ice storm. Maybe all of the coldness is to make us look back upon those fond days. Thanks for bringing your wonderful home to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

I like summer! Keep those icicles away!
The gkids are darling!!
Have fun!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

The ice is so gorgeous!!! Your pool photos are wonderful & make me long for summer!

Allison Shops said...

I'm tired of the cold too, and ready for spring. I love your sprinklers coming up from the concrete. What is that called? I've seen in Aspen and a few other places. Never seen one at a home before. Great idea! I bet the kids love it!
Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see DD2's dining room redo.


Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Xinex - Your back yard is gorgeous - with and without the ice! I hope you have a wonderful and safe trip - Happy Birthday to the little one! Have a fabulous week - visiting from BNOTP - Stephanie Lynn

Anonymous said...

Christine the ice is really something! I loved seeing your pool area again. Gorgeous!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

The ice makes awesome photos...but that's about all I like about it!!! Kiddos are gorgeous as is your daughter and have a great visit!!!

bj said...

You have such a beautiful pool area. Just hang on...summertime will be here before you know it.:)

Carol at Serendipity said...


Your pool area is just absolutely gorgeous. Love the wet deck. I don't think I have ever seen that before.

The ice pictures are beautiful.

The weather is just starting to be lovely in Florida so I hope you have a wonderful week.


Christie Hines said...

That was such a fun post Christine...beautiful pictures of both winter and summer...each season has it's special gifts to offer :)
It was great to hear from you...I'd been on a blogging break at end of last year, and part of this year... but I'm up and at it again now and havin' fun. Loved those aquarium pics that you shared...the waterfall features are gorgeous too...

I'll be looking forward to visiting you again soon :)
Big Hugs,

Debbiedoos said...

Ahhh...what a fabulous retreat in your backyard. YOur grandson is too cute for words...great pictures of the ice on the holly berries...XO

SmilingSally said...

It must be frustrating to not be able to use that gorgeous pool.

When did you get the in-ground water spray? I know children love this kind of thing.

Have a good week and stay warm!

Traci said...

I'm soooo ready for the pool to be warm enough to swim!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

christine, the ice. wow. so relieved you will be with your kids in fl. we're pretty mild here right now.

big hugs for v-lentine's d-y. see you when i return from the computer being fixed. sigh. might be some time.



The Charm of Home said...

Oh, I adore your pool area it is like WDW. But, the contrast with the ice is something. I am so ready for those beautiful warm days! Cute pics of the grand kids!

Marie said...

Pretty photos of frost Christine! Your grandbabies are sure the cutest babies!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

It's been a real roller coaster ride, hasn't it, Christine? Same here! Love the summer pics! Your grandbabies are so cute! Mine has his first birthday on the 16th! And...have I told you there will be another in April? :-) Fun! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The summer photos look so beautiful, Christine! We are buried under so much snow here! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments on my blog today...I am a new follower!

Savannah Granny said...

Enjoy your trip to FL. I am sure it will be so much better that the ice and snow. Thanks for reminding of what's to come. Hugs, Ginger

Debbie said...

Oh WOW!! I loved the summer pictures. I can't believe you have such wonderful things in your own backyard! When you started posting the frozen pictures, I just scrolled and stared. You caught such unbelievable beauty! I think the one where the leaves were frozen to look like snowflakes was my very favorite, but it's hard to say since there was just one beautiful picture after another.

And all just days after "teaser" summer weather too. This is the most odd duck year, isn't it?

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

What a contrast! The boys are super cute. The baby must have changed so much since the summer pics were taken. I hope that you have a wonderful trip.


Bill said...

Hi Christine,

Hope you're having a wonderful time in Florida! I loved seeing the photos of your adorable grandkids playing in your beautiful backyard water park. It has a different beauty in winter -- your photos captured the cold (almost eerie) iciness perfectly.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a difference! Your summer photos are great memories!

eileeninmd said...

Christine, your backyard looks wonderful except for the ice of course. The pool and sprinklers are a lot fun for the children.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing these wonderful images. i love the first image the best.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a wonderful series of shots starting out with my favorite "wish I were a kid" shot. Thanks for sharing these. :-)

Honey at 2805 said...

Fun post, Christine! The wet deck looks like fun!

Olive said...

You have a darling family. I saw your polish pottery last week. My best friend also collects it and I am going to show her your collection. She is going to love it. ♥O

middle child said...

OMG! The pictures with the ice,......absolutely gorgeous! I hope you blow them up and frame them. You are truly gifted.

Sonia said...

What adorable pictures of your family!! Cute grandkids...can't believe the ice covered landscape in Florida! We get alot of that here in fact we are getting another 8-12 inches tonight. Oh to be in a warmer climate right now. Stay warm...enjoyed your pictures!

Miss Bloomers

Donnie said...

I prefer the summer ones so I went and read it all again photos.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous shots Christine!

Watery Wednesday

Candy said...

Waiting for the meltdown so that fun times will splash again. Enjoy your visit with family.
Blessings ;-)

Stephani Cochran said...

What fun Summer pictures! Kinda hard for me to think about right now with several inches of snow on the ground!

My Dream Canvas said...

This is so lovely. I am hosting a Valentine Giveaway. I would love for you to stop by!

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