Photos of the Month; July 2022

 I was so thrilled that Lysha gave us all the prompts for July at once.  I still made sure that each week's photos were taken during the actual week's prompts though.  I have given up on using my "real" camera for all the photos though as I've only been taking my cell phone and my really old point and shoot camera on vacations/ trips with me since it's much easier.  I'm still pleased with the photos I took though. 

#79 – July 9th

– shelf-- All my birthday cards lined up on a shelf 



– selfie – at the beach



– drinking-- I'm always drinking iced tea! 



– starts with W-- waterlilies!



– your choice- The views from our friend's beach house rental



#80 – July 16th

– on board-- On board the gondola in Gatlinburg 



– workspace – quarterly-- My workspace this week was the deck of our house rental overlooking the mountains. 



– favorite-- Sunset views from the balcony were my favorite this week.



– summer-- Nothing says summer like an afternoon by the pool



– your choice-- This baby bear (and family!) wandered right by our cars one morning. 



#81 – July 23rd


– heat-- Beating the heat with some ice cream for lunch



– design-- The design of these flowers always reminds me of a snowflake



– starts with K-- Kayaks!



– beside-- Spending my day beside the lake



– your choice



#82 – July 30th
– feature-- One of my favorite garden features is my hydrangea plant; I've been trying for years to get them to grow and this year they are thriving!



– on your plate – quarterly



– forecast-- We finally had some rain in the forecast this week; the cloudy skies were a welcome sight. 



– future-- Not that far into the future I'll have another hydrangea flower to enjoy!



– choose anything (same vantage point) – Monthly


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Comments

  1. Love all of the glimpses of summer perfection and the beauty in the every day- thanks for sharing

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  2. I still can't get over the baby bear!! So precious! And a little scary. Haha. You got some great shots this month!

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    1. They were so cute! And I was so thankful that our entire time in Tennessee we never got closer to the bears than that.

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  3. Wow, that salad with strawberries was a work of art!

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    1. It's my favorite summer treat-- Strawberry poppyseed salad with chicken by Panera Bread.

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  4. Hydrangeas are the flowers of summer, aren't they? Yours are gorgeous!

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    1. They sure are! It's taken me years to find the right species that really blooms in our yard.

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  5. Such a cute bear cub! And I love hydrangeas - we have some growing by my husband's shed. They're huge and blue and just beautiful.

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    1. We actually had a mama bear and 4 cubs go by that day; they were all so cute and playful!

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  6. Nothing says summer more than by the pool WITH A BOOK no less. That's summer in a nutshell.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes! I think so too. My mom used to chuckle because in high school I would take my book with me into the pool and float around while reading!

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  7. Hydrangeas are my favourites too! And the best thing to do on a sunny day is reading a book by the pool!

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  8. What a wonderful collection of photos.
    Some of the views you had were amazing. x

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  9. Pictures don't lie....so I would say you are having a great summer!! (I think I need more ice cream in my life!!)

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    1. We are having a great summer... and I honestly think I need a little less ice cream in my life. LOL

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  10. So many beautiful photos! I can't believe that baby bear walked around a parking lot! And gorgeous sunset view!!

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    1. The mother and cubs were over by our trash cans and cars nearly every day that we were in Tennessee; in fact my mother in law saw the mother bear walk onto the neighbor's porch! Thank goodness she calmly walked away with her cubs whenever she saw or heard us. I like nature and all that but not that up close.

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  11. You’re so cute! Look at that sky! Reading, pool time and ice cream, two of my favorite summer things!

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    1. Thanks! It's been a fun summer for sure.

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  12. Oh I really enjoyed your summer selection. And can imagine the warmth while it is cold here in Australia. And those views from the balcony! I would just want to stay there. So it must have been your birthday, so happy birthday! Enjoy what is left of summer, stay safe, and thankyou for visiiting my blog this week.

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  13. Wonderful sights in my rainy winterland here in New Zealand.

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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  14. Joanne,
    Great posts and the prompts were great...Looks like you had a great July!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Hugs,
    Deb

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  15. What a lovely record of your summer! A nice mix of activities, scenery, food (love the look of that salad), and fun. The little bear is so cute and you were so lucky to snap one. Flowers (stunning waterlily), sunset, selfie all fabulous. CarolG

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  16. So many gorgeous photos! The sunset view over the mountains is my favorite, I think - just breathtaking!

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    1. Thanks! That view never got old; I looked forward to it each night.

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  17. That looks scrumptious! You have so many great pics this month!

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