Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekend Plans

Happy Friday and welcome to the porch. This is our favorite place to be at Acorn Hollow. 
 David has been busy decorating for the fourth of July. He made this flag this week out of old fencing. I Love it and it makes his workshop all ready for the fourth.
 The tree in my header is home to a robin I was going to climb up and get a picture of inside of the nest but she was so upset I couldn't do it.
 The wild blackberries are in bloom. David loves blackberries so I can't wait see them all ripe. If he can beat the chipmunks to them.
 And my rose bush has more buds than I have ever seen. These are the first two to bloom. Their smell is heavenly.
We are off to the ocean this weekend. A dear friend who was one of David's students 24 years ago has given us a cottage by the sea. David wants to put his feet in I think it will be good for the soul he spent many childhood summers at the beach. Have a wonderful weekend my friends!


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such lovely roses and I love the wood flag. Wonderful picture of the nest, too. Have a splendid weekend!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
That porch looks very inviting. A great place to hook I bet!
Have a wonderful time at the beach!!!
Pug hugs :)

Orange Sink said...

Tell David that flag is awesome! I hope you enjoy your stay at the beach! I hope it's warmer there than here! Yikes! Feels like winter's back!
Take care you two!
Cathy G

Ginger said...

I love it! He did a great job on the flag. I saw a picture of your porch in an old post. Please make some new ones and share them. It was a lovely porch. Have a peaceful and happy time at the ocean. Come visit my blog sometime.

Til then...
God bless you and many prayers.

Kim said...

I agree - there is nothing better to ooth the soul than some time near the water. Sitting by the beach anytime of the year is my happy place.

Courtney said...

That flag is super duper! I love it! In fact, I want one! I will have wild blackberries at the new house...I saw them last Saturday when we did the home inspection! Plus the blueberries...doesn't get any better. Your porch looks mighty inviting. Glad to hear you're getting away to the does soothe the soul. What kind of roses are those? They look old. The old ones smell the best!
Have a wonderful time!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Have a wonderful weekend, I hope the weather holds! Sometimes all we need is a change of scenery to recharge our batteries. The wooden flag is just wonderful and looks perfect on your husband's workshop. BTW loved all of your lasted thrifting finds, especially the wooden stools. Don't ya just love spray paint! Great refinishing job!

Julia said...

Hi Cathy, I love the beautiful flag that decorates David's workshop. He did a great job. Great shot of the robin's nest.

I love blackberries and used to pick wild ones when I was a kid.

Your roses are gorgeous. I can almost imagine the fragrance. I planted two small rose bush last fall in memory of my mom and dad. They have little buds on and I can't wait for them to have their first blooms.

Have a great weekend and enjoy yourselves. Hugs. JB

yaya said...

When I saw your porch I took a deep looks so much like my In-Laws porch on their home that was out in the country on the most beautiful piece of land ever...they passed away 10yrs ago, but I'll never forget the great times spent on that porch eating homemade icecream, watching the kiddos swim in the pond, or just goofing around on the farm..good memories, thanks for reminding me! Love the flag..the 4th is one of my fav holiday times. Our little town has a ton of things going on that weekend. Enjoy the beach and don't forget the sunblock!

Joanne said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend away at the beach - your home looks so warm and inviting

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your porch is beautiful! We've just arrived at the sea too! Hope you and David have a lovely weekend!


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your roses are so pretty.. My favorite color too.
I am so in love with your porch.
What a great flag to have for the 4th. Can you send your hubby to me for a few days I would love to have someone make things like this. lol
Have a wonderful weekend

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

There is nothing like the ocean to rejuvenate the spirit. Have a wonderful time. Roses and flag look lovely also.

Balisha said...

Have a great weekend...Balisha

moosecraft said...

The flag is awesome!!! Your porch is very inviting and the flowers are gorgeous! Sounds like a perfect Summer ahead! Enjoy the stay by the water!

Stacy Crawford said...

I love your country flair. Have a great weekend.

Donna said...

You porch looks so invitng, fans and all! your door decoration,green with the purple flowers is so pretty!!
The flag is too neat for all the summer celebrations! How perfect it will be to add ambiance.
Nothing better than a seaside vacation. I think you need it...have a ball!!

Maggie Ann said...

What a lovely post, I've so enjoyed my visit!

Tolentreasures said...

Your porch looks so inviting!


Fishtail Cottage said...

So pretty! I host a garden party on Thursdays & would love to have you link up sometime? Xoxo tracie