Thursday, August 7, 2014



We got some much needed rain overnight.

It is very humid this morning

but everything seems so fresh and renewed now!

I am strong to stand alone


Stunning bougainvillea for a Spanish or Mediterranean style home.  They struggle to survive in the rain and cold though, so wait until Summer to plant!


French garden with stone wall, fountain & gravel.  When done well, crushed gravel can have a elegant yet relaxed cottage atmosphere.


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Hang in there, it’s almost Friday!!!!!!

Have a great day my friends!



Stacey said...

Isn't that the best feeling? The world is happier with a little rain. :)

Cynthia said...

Great pictures Des, that squirrel gave me my morning chuckle!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Enjoy your day Des!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful images...pinned away...and love the smell of the air after a summer rain...Have a great day!

Mari said...

Rain renew the earth and freshen the air, I love rainy days.....have a great day Des.....


Kelly said...

That first pic is the cutest!! Glad that you received some rain. We have had a pretty dry hot week so far. I haven't even looked at the weather forecast yet for the weekend. Now I'm curious.

Junkchiccottage said...

Glad you got some rain Des. I love the smell of rain. Have a wonderful evening.

Red Rose Alley said...

That first picture is so funny, Deserae. And the picture with the purple flowers is gorgeous. I LOVE PURPLE!

It's nice when it rains, isn't it? It cleans everything out.


LL from KS said...

That was quite the rainstorm wasn't it? We got a little over an inch in Olathe. How much did Topeka get? We needed some rain. I always feel like the trees and plants are saying, " ahhhhhh"

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

So glad you got some rain! We've actually had a sprinkle or two here as well. Love these pics!