Friday, August 5, 2016

People Joy

 Hi sweet visitors!  We're back from the wedding and my mom has been a delightful guest here at our house.  She'll be here for 4 more days.  Yay!  
The hydrangeas in Washington are so stunning.  I'm so hydrangea deprived.  
My sister and brother in law walked the old neighborhood with me.  I wish I had a pear tree in my front garden, don't you?
 The wedding venue was wonderful.  There were gardens and chickens!
 There was a cozy place for the wedding party to hide.  
 The bride wanted vintage dishes full of flowers as centerpieces and my sister in law's lovely tablecloths added to the beauty.
 The joyful groom 
 The lovely bride
 Glads from my brother's house
 When I returned the cucumber beds were groaning with future pickles.
 I used Kim's (Field of My Dreams) pickle recipe.  She's so nice to answer my texts.  Our refrigerator is full of blue jars!  My mom cut up all the fat cucs.
 Can you see Great Grandma Jo in the picture?
 Here she is!  James had her undivided attention inside the Wendy house!  
 They enjoyed a garden chat.
The weather has cooled and today should be just right.  Yay for coffee and fun conversation!
Things will quiet down next week, but in the meantime I'll revel in people joy.
I wish you a big helping of people joy, too! 


Nancy McCarroll said...

Gorgeous hydrangeas ! Only God could have put those loots together. Now someone needs to dye up some yarn in that blending of hues.

Your other looks like she is having fun in the Wendy house and garden with James. So glad she is with you for a time!

Wood Fairy said...

I like seeing little James, he looks like someone who is always going to find the cup half full and smile a lot! How beautiful the table was for the wedding, I love old fashioned tableware and linen. Betty x

ML Brinkley said...

The wedding looks just lovely! Such a pretty venue. And your garden looks so relaxing and restful.

Laura said...

People Joy is the perfect title for this post.
What wonderful family memories you are creating!

Have a wonderful day!
White Spray Paint

Happyone said...

Oh wow those hydrangeas are something else. Mine only had two blooms on it.
Lots of cucumbers!! I planted too many of them and they are running wild at my place.
The tables look lovely as sounds the whole wedding.
Glad you're having such a nice visit with your mom. : )
Yes, it would be nice to have a pear tree in the front garden!!

elizabeth said...

that picture of the wedding tables! beautiful!! what a lot of lovely things and your Mom visiting too!!! how very fun! :))))

Kit said...

Oh the wedding sounds wonderful! And I am glad you have your Mom there for a visit. May you have lots of time for tea and lovely chats. :) Kit

Melanie said...

Hydrangeas just beautiful! What a special wedding. I'm glad it turned out so well and that your Mom is with you a little longer. Have a great weekend.

Nana Go-Go said...

I keep leaving comments but your email address keeps bouncing them back! Hope you get this one!!!great to 'see' you!!xxx

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The hydrangeas are simply stunning. I sure wish mind looked that. Mine are so burned and the blooms looked terrible.

The wedding looks wonderful and all the amazing decorations.

So glad that you had a great time. Enjoy your visit with you mother.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Elizabethd said...

Very impressed with your cucumbers. My plant had 6 and then got a virus.

Debbie Harris said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time away, lovely looking couple. I must say.
Happy that you are able to share some time with your dear mom, enjoy!

Your pickles look delicious, Karen.

Enjoy your weekend~~

Marcie said...

Everything looks wonderful, from the lovely flowers to the vintage bowls on the table... but ESPECIALLY the happy faces. Thank you for sharing the people joy!

TexWisGirl said...

glad the wedding was fun. love james' photos.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back home with your mama! Sweet. I do have a pear tree but not in a garden. It is in my side yard and I spent quite a while picking pears today. The wedding looked like a fun event. Glad the weather cooled down and you can enjoy some fun conversation.

Granny Marigold said...

So glad you had a lovely time. I think a pear tree of one's own would be wonderful.
My Hydrangea's like Mary's, are so dry and burnt from the sun that they no longer look so good. Oh well, there's always next year.
Enjoy every moment with your sweet mom.

Debi said...

Your garden is bountiful, the wedding looked lovely and you are enjoying your people... what more could a person ask? Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

Hello Pom Pom - how wonderful to have your Mum stay for a few days with you. Gosh that picture of the hydrangeas took my breath away. One of my absolute fave flowers. The wedding looked wonderful also ... great your weather has cooled a little - just wishing ours would warm up a teeny bit. Happy weekend to you x x x

Farm Girl said...

How wonderful to have people all around. I love your pictures. Your pickles are amazing.
The Hydrangeas are lovely.

Maggie said...

Loved catching up with your news today, summer is flying by for us all and you are filling it with wonderful memories.

magsmcc said...

In our back garden we have a hydrangea and a pear tree, both of which are stunningly unproductive. I look at them and love their potential! Hidden potential. Yay for hidden potential! Love your mum. You have her all!

Danette Bartelmay said...

OH I just love it ALL!
So glad you had such a wonderful trip to Washington and that your darling mother is with you! Love the pictures of her with sweet little James :-))))

M.K. said...

I know after that beautiful, fun wedding, and all the family, you are very happy to be home again with your dear mama :) So many cucumbers! We are a bit overrun too with them. I cut some in two longways, froze them, and took them out to my chickens in the heat. They loved them. Enjoy cooler weather, Pom! I do have a pear tree in my front yard! Fancy that!

Lisa Richards said...

Enjoy your mom! :)

Gumbo Lily said...

You've had a cucumber-palooza! Lots of pickles there! I'm hoping for cukes, but mine are slow in coming.

Your Washington trip looked like it was nice and green and flowery!

Have fun with your mama. She looks like a nice lady.

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

Everything looks so lovely and happy. x