Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Solstice

The first day of summer is finally here and for some reason, I'm really excited about it!
To celebrate, I've gathered a few summer inspiration images, beginning with my favorite place to be any season:  Asti, where we enjoy...

Pool parties with friends and family...

Ukelele music in the air...

Hunting lizards and rabbits with the grandchildren...

Tending to the summer garden...


Growing fresh basil for homemade pesto...

And heirloom tomatoes for insalata caprese...


Surf and turf on the barbie...

 Al fresco wine and cheese...

Late night dinners by candlelight...


Campfires for S'mores...

And midnight swims...

Happy first day of summer!
It's going to be fabulous, don't you think?

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17 comments:

Our French Inspired Home said...

Ahh..yes it is finally here. Love all of those things. I try to forget that the days will now get shorter.

Marlis said...

You certainly have nailed every wonderful aspect of summer. I wish you wonderful days filled with warm sun, happy friends, loving family and the time to enjoy it all. xo marlis

Victoria said...

I would love to be dining outdoors at your house this time of year. Everything looks so fresh and luscious.
Enjoy it all, especially time with the family.
XO Victoria

Leslie Harris said...

Your photos captured some of my own favorite things. Why, oh why do I always forget to plant basil?
Happy Days!
Leslie (aka gwen moss blog)

Just Spiff It said...

What a beautiful post - but it is hard to believe that today is the first day of summer.

Designs By Pinky said...

I sure wish I could be there and share some of these activities at your beautiful home! It is broiling hot here right now:98 degrees. YUCK! I NEED a pool right now:) Your images are beautiful. Have a GREAT summer. XO, Pinky

PURA VIDA said...

how wonderful that you celebrate so surely

Sue said...

Looks like heaven on earth I can see why you love it there!
Happy Summer!

kim said...

Oh man! Your post is so cool! :-)

Whimsey Creations said...

Such pretty pictures - the one of the pool and the midnight swim just makes me want to dive right in LOL Have a great summer!

Babs said...

Happy Summer, Delores! It looks like you've got everything for the perfect Summer..family, friends, and great food...oh, and a glass of wine. :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Just one kitchen, Delores....
may I come and live at your pool and on the patio?
Please?

Then the answer to your question will be YES! I will have a spectacular summer.

:)

The enchanted home said...

Doesnt' candlelight make everything look so much prettier? Love your pictures and you captivated the essence of what summer is all about so well. Love it!

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

And I hope you have a great summer. Love your post.
I'm ready for the beach myself. Unfortunately the beach is no where to be found around the cornfields.

vicki archer said...

Oh yes... it will be sensational.... I can tell... Outside eating and enjoying is just the best... xv

Rainey Shafer said...

I just made pesto yesterday with my basil that is bolting! WE just had a pool party last weekend celebrating birthdays... Speaking of summer...
I'm having a Summer Time Giveaway on my blog this week if you get a chance to go over and enter. Its a $50.00 gift certificate for NOVICA.
Thanks... Keep Cool!

http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com/2012/06/its-summer-time-giveaway-from-project.html

Rainey @ The Project Table

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