Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Lazy, Beautiful Days of Summer

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1. June 23rd is National Pink Day. What's your favorite something pink?

I am not a pink person.  As my coloring is yellow based, I stay away from pink clothes all together.  I have very little of anything pink in my house unless you consider varying shades of red.  So, I will go with Pink Grapefruit as my favorite something pink.

2. What did you enjoy most about gym class when you were in school? How about the least?

In high school I ran track, played basketball and softball.  In college the few required gym classes that I took were archery, sword fighting, tennis and aerobic dance.  I hated aerobic dance!!!

3. What memory is brought to mind by the smell of roses?

I don't have a specific association with that fragrance although I do love the smell.

4. Do you prefer to read or write?

I enjoy both.  I enjoy writing when I have time to spend and a topic that especially interests me.  I probably spend more time reading though.

5. Sam Keen is quoted as saying, 'Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.' Would you agree? Is laziness ever respectable? How will you be lazy this summer?

Yes, in the south the lazy days of summer are a way of life.  Excessive laziness however is not acceptable and a true southern lady knows the difference.  Honestly, my summer days are really no different than my days the rest of the year since retiring.  There is a routine and I find that comforting.

6. The Florida Keys, Disney World, or a resort somewhere on the Gulf Coast...which Florida destination would you choose (and why) if the trip were today?

I would enjoy a trip to the Florida Keys.  I have no desire to visit Disney World, and I'm too old to spend much time in the sun baking my skin.  Plus, I've never been to the Keys.  Today would also be a good time since there is no hurricane lurking in the Gulf.

7. What question do you hate to answer?

The one I have no answer for.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Last weekend we stayed at the beautiful downtown Dallas Rosewood Crescent Hotel.  I shared about the wedding weekend on Monday if you care to read about it.  Orchestrated Steps 

Inside the elegant lobby was this amazing arrangement consisting of Orchids and what I originally thought were Caladiams.  But, I don't think that's what they are.  Do you happen to know what they might be?  Such an interesting and lovely combination.
May the rest of your week be filled with beauty without and within.


  1. #7-teehee : ) I love my routine too and haven't quite figured one out here at my moms. So ready to get south, but trying to embrace the chaos of this in between time now. The flowers are lovely, but I'm no help with the name.

  2. Oooh, I LOVE pink grapefruit! Forgot about that or it might have been my answer :)

  3. I live in the Dallas area and have never been in the Crescent. I don't recognize the flowers, but they are gorgeous. I will have to look back at your wedding pics. We have been on vacation.

  4. Beautiful flowers but no idea what they are. My fingers are more pink than green! Loved your answer to which question do you not like to answer.

  5. Good morning! I finally jumped back on the hodgepodge and I am glad I did...always fun. It did occur to me too that most of my days resemble the lazy days of summers past as I do what strikes me good most of the time, lol. Pretty good huh? Flowers are beautiful, but I've NO idea! Enjoy your day!

  6. The flowers are beautiful, and I've seen them before...but I have no clue what the name of them is!

  7. I never liked dance class, in 11th grade my teacher was so critical i didn't want to take dance again. I did like the aerobics class.
    I do like pink grapefruit color too, actually more a salmon pink. I have a lot of those colored tee's and tank tops.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Have you ever tried pink grapefruit gelato. It is absolutely amazing! The Cresent is beautiful and amazing. Even though I live in Dallas, I have not been to The Cresent. Hopefully one day...

  9. Stunning flowers, and I would have said calladium (sp?) but I'm not an expert, by any stretch. The answer to the the question you hate was excellent! And I like pink grapefruit, too.

  10. I believe that the flowers are birds of paradise. They grow in Hawaii. Look them up on google and see if I am right as I am not 100% sure.

  11. I'm not a pink fan either - at least not on me!
    The flowers look like Bird of Paradise, but I've never seen them in that color before. Beautiful!

  12. Those floral arrangements are lovely! So elegant.

  13. I like pink grapefruit, but ruby reds are my favorite. Those flowers are beautiful, but I am of no help with naming them. There is comfort in routine, I agree :)

  14. Whoa. What a hotel lobby! Beautiful! Flowers have never been something I could grow very well. I stick to vegetables (which are also struggling this season).

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  16. Pink Grapefruit is a great answer. Those flowers at the hotel are lovely.


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