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Written by Sue, Tuesday, June 30, 2015           sunny, warm and humid, temps. 90's

Monday was an absolutely beautiful Blue day for me,...


Blueberry picking time is here again, I do enjoy this season so much!



The blueberries are so plentiful this year!!



Picking is always so much more fun under a big blue sky,

Did someone say Luscious? Blueberry jam is on the agenda for this week!


~There were more Blues in my day~

A blue checkered tablecloth set with roses, and violets, and my favorite everyday dishes!


A big blue clock, purchased at Hobby Lobby with 66% off! Couldn't resist, "Carolina Blue" don't cha' know!!


Blueberry hand pies for dessert, yummy, I would like to soon show you  how I make these pies and freeze them for a dessert that is quick, easy and so delicious, especially with unexpected company coming , and when the cold winds blow in winter!  These pies are baked not fried! ~smile~Now where's the ice cream?


A new blue door mat


To wipe these dirty blue clogs on! We don't wear shoes inside our home, this has always been a practice from the beginning of our marriage! Love my clogs!!!


I also worked on hanging the sheers for the porch, I still need to add a few touches, like those patriotic pillows, ~grin~ I know July 4th is this weekend, but I will keep the patriotic porch until the first week in August.

 While at Hobby Lobby yesterday I noticed the Fall and Christmas decorations were out! WOW!, it seems merchants are rushing the seasons, no wonder we are always rushing around, we are trying to keep up with them! What a shame!

I am trying to learn to  "Savor" the days that the lord provides for me! though it is easy to get caught up in the everyday rush, God is so gracious to us in so many ways

                               
Psalm 118~ 24 ~  This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.



Last, but not least, though he is not blue, I will share one of God's beautiful creatures, the tree frog, he reside here on my porch,along with many others in his family. I don't like the mess they make,but  since they eat a lot of insects, I've decided they can stay! Here he is climbing a wall, so amazing!


 I am linking with Stephanie at Roses of Inspiration, thank you for hosting Stephanie, as usual I am late for the party, but better late than not at all, so they say.~smile~To all who visited last week and especially those who took the time to comment, "thank you so much".

Thats about all from the farmhouse for today, I hope you are having a most blessed day.
Love, 
Sue

23 comments:

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa June 30, 2015 at 4:45 PM  

Love all your blues....what a great post! Can't wait for blueberry picking time here....not for another month or so. The porch is gorgeous and I am sure the little frog loves it there with all the foliage! We don't wear shoes in our house either....makes for a messy front hall!

Patsy June 30, 2015 at 5:39 PM  

Lovely , lovely and the porch looks so cool and inviting.
We have shoes at the front and back doors for out side ware.
But the house still gets grime and needs dusting.

Happyone June 30, 2015 at 7:12 PM  

Lovely blues. I know I've said this before but I LOVE your porch. It is the nicest one I have ever seen!!!
I'd love some of those blueberries on my cereal. : )

NanaNor's June 30, 2015 at 8:08 PM  

Hi Sue, I love your Blue themed day! I have to tell you when we were in Ireland, my youngest texted me and said you've got Blueberry bushes(mind you are entire family is crazy 'bout blueberries. I asked where and she said we had two trees; also proceeded to tell me that she researched it and blueberries do come in trees. So we came home and although the berries do look like blueberries, they have small seeds, so I'm not convinced. Got to take a cutting down to the nursery to check it out. It would be so cool if we did, but I don't remember blueberries from last summer. Hope you have a great week.
Lots of love,
Noreen

Vee June 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM  

He can stay? Wow! You are a nice lady. He'd get the boot so fast here. LOL

I do want to learn about the baked blueberry handpies. Bluebery pie is my favorite dessert in all the world.

Debbie June 30, 2015 at 11:50 PM  

My oldest son Joe is a farmer in his heart I think, lol. He has a very small garden and two blueberry bushes that he gets a pretty good crop from. He is always soo excited when they ripen, lol. He'd love your! How I LOVE your porch....I am sure I must have mentioned it a few dozen times or so over the years, but it's just soo perfect. Just the place you'd want to sit and cherish those moments in life that can't be bought. It's funny whenever I am telling someone about you for one reason or another, I ALWAYS mention that "she has the beautiful porch you've ever seen" And you do....Enjoy these summer days Sue, and have a wonderful 4th!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas July 1, 2015 at 7:31 AM  

BEAUTIFUL post, filled with so much eye candy!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your encouraging words !! I go Part Time on July 26th!! Whoa!!

Hugs,
Deb

Stephanie July 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM  

My dear Sue, how I love having you at the party! Thank you so much for joining....your posts are always a delight!

I love your sweet blues and your blueberries look very tasty! What a delicious treat :) May you have a beautiful 4th of July, dear one. Hugs!

Mrs.Rabe July 1, 2015 at 11:11 AM  

Beautiful blues!

I love blueberries! So yummy!

Your porch is beautiful! So delightful.

Deanna

Farm Girl July 1, 2015 at 11:19 AM  

Hi Sue, what beautiful blueberries! Everything looks so pretty. I am so glad you are having sunshine. I love your porch.
I hope you have a lovely July.

Christine July 1, 2015 at 11:53 AM  

Your porch is picture perfect!
And that little guy, he is a keeper, for sure!

Happy 4th of July Sue!

Paula Fraker July 2, 2015 at 9:24 AM  

Oh, Sue~ I wished I could have helped you pick some of those wonderful blueberries! They look delicious. And your porch is gorgeous... so glad you left little "Kermit" alone! *hahaha*

Cheryl @ TFD July 2, 2015 at 11:48 AM  

You have such beautiful flowers and I love the color in the header photo! I know you must really enjoy your deck with the birds frolicking in the water surrounded by lovely flowers!

Lea July 2, 2015 at 9:38 PM  

Your posts are just the BEST!!! I love Blueberries and can't wait for you to share your recipe for friend Blueberry Pies. I love your front porch, so cozy and welcoming looking. And, the blue checkered table cloth, so cute! Happy 4th Sue!

living from glory to glory July 4, 2015 at 1:55 PM  

Good Morning and Happy 4th of July to you! You would not believe who I was thinking about this morning... YOU...
Where do the days go? I am still laughing over the post about PJ Gardening ;o)
Blessings to you and I always love to see your post and your lovely home!
Love, Roxy

Linda July 4, 2015 at 6:27 PM  

Love love love your porch!

Melissa Gill July 5, 2015 at 7:18 PM  

I am in love with your front porch! It looks so inviting and comfortable and like a place i would love to just hang out at! :)

And those blueberries look delicious!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart July 6, 2015 at 7:57 PM  

Those blueberries look so perfect! They are one of my favorite fruits! And, I have always so admired your porch. It was what inspired me to begin hanging sheer curtains on my patio. This year our 25 year old patio is undergoing renovations. All new posts, lattice and trim. And, we are considering adding a ceiling fan. So, no sheers are hung yet.

A joy visiting with you!

Nora @ Teacup Tales July 7, 2015 at 12:45 AM  

I could spend all day reading on your front porch...just amazing! So fun to see all of the blueberries you picked and the delicious dessert you made. Thank you for visiting me a couple of weeks ago and your nice comment. Sorry it has taken me so long to visit you. Busy summer!
Take care,
Nora

Barb July 7, 2015 at 6:16 PM  

Hi Sue!

What a fun post! I love Blueberries, and everything that can be made with them. I will look forward to that, hand pie recipe!

They are building a new, Ho**y Lobby where I live, and I can hardly wait. The closest one is over 200 miles away! They really do have great deals - I love your blue clock!

I think I have told you before how much I adore your porch! I would love to sit and sip a cold drink with you on it...it's just gorgeous, no wonder the little tree frog lives there!

Have a great week!

Hugs,
Barb

kristeen July 8, 2015 at 7:46 PM  

I am crazy over your door mat and wow what a beautiful post card porch. I want to spend time sitting and enjoying your porch...
Eye catching beautiful everything you place is.... and can't wait for you to see the pie post.... wink!

Hugs

Cheryl July 9, 2015 at 12:01 AM  

Sue, I feel as if I am behind in everything...including visiting my blog friends! Life has been busy (you know all about that though, don't you?), but with good things. To everything there is a season.

What beautiful blues you are sharing with us! Those luscious looking berries have my mouth watering...as does that blueberry hand pie. Yum! And I love imagining my friend Sue slipping on her blue clogs and going to work in her beloved garden! Hugs...

Janette Wright July 10, 2015 at 9:53 AM  

I love everything about this from the blueberries to the porch to the frog! I didn't get to pick blueberries this year, the farm closed down and the nearest place is four hours away. I pray your summer continues with such abundance. Hugs from Benjamin and I

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Sue~

The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

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Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

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I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever, and I might add a joy, as our lives are always changing.

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