Monday Escape: Dreaming of Summer

Summer sky & trees along the Lincoln Highway. Photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved, though pinning to this page is okay.

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~ Russel Baker

This photo is an oldie, but as a quick glance at weather maps reveals another deep freeze (here in central Ohio, we’re expecting temps to plummet near 40 below), I cannot help but long for summer’s warmth and humidity. Anybody else? At any rate, sharing a glimpse of a summer long gone (2007, to be exact—and I shot this from a speeding car to boot!) seemed like the kindest thing to do.

Happily, our little furnace issue has been corrected, so I’m no longer swaddling myself in sweaters and throws. Still, a very chill Friday inspired me to create a kaleidoscopic collection of flower-themed goodies, vintage and new, glam and snuggly to remind everyone that spring is on the way, followed by its still warmer sibling. Enjoy the springy beauty after the cut—perhaps you’ll find something to brighten your own home or wardrobe!

Have a great Monday!

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4 thoughts on “Monday Escape: Dreaming of Summer

  1. Winter has a way of wiping clear any memory of being too hot. Stay toasty! Nice photo too Jen, reminds me of this show I really loved called “Pushing Daisy’s”. Did you ever see it? You would have loved the fashions.

    • You are the second person to mention that show to me of late—I really do need to check it out. As cold as it is, I’ve plenty of opportunity. 😉

      BTW, what is the weather like up in Canada?

      • I think after a week of mild weather it’s gotten cold again at home. We’re still in Maui till Saturday so it’s bound to be freezing on Sunday, LOL that’s how it goes.

        If you can find the whole series of ‘Pushing Daisies’, do check it out. It’s very whimsical and lovely. More like a fairytale or Dr Seuss mixed with a detective drama. Kristen Chenoweth is in it too, she’s adorable. Ned, the main character has a really cute pie shop and can bring people back to life by simply touching them, but then he can never touch you again. He uses this un-natural ability to solve cases by questioning murder victims who’ve expired in a crime. Ugh, it’s impossible to explain but it was the best thing on television and then they cancelled it 😦

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