Friday, August 10, 2012

Five Faves

1.  I wish this was my own picture from our garden.  However I do buy fresh spinach..this is a gratitude topic...Hooray for Spinach.  A favorite vegetable steamed, raw in salad, I even put it into a smoothie...just enough to keep 'm guessing. 
A nutrient dense food.

2.  I did take this picture...this is a gratitude for summer picture.  

My location is not so favorable as to 4 seasons extreme people may join in with the Hooray for Summer..opposite of icy weather.  

Even though I snapped this pic, I kept overlooking it...but add some effects from Picas...and hummm, I like it.

I  love the color of these cone flowers, naturally and with this boost of color they are fun, too. 

The other thing about taking photos of my own:  going to  the places I go.  I enjoy some very favorite spots.   

Stay tuned for more summer treatments and natural. 

3.  This is another of those summer vacation times...I went to lunch with 3 different friends.
Hooray for foods from Vietnam, Mexico and guess Americanized, but still yummy. 

4. Art Day...  this is not me...but she is doing what I like to do...only I did my artwork indoors at an easel this week.

5.  Hooray for Blogging Friends.  This has been another great week, meeting new friends, and keeping in touch with you.  
Thanks for coming to my posts, commenting and making your post so great to visit.  
Hooray for you!

Google Images

Hummm.  Read all about it, hahaaahahhaaa.

Did you go out to lunch for fun?
Do you paint, draw, sketch, scultp?
Blog excessively? (hahahhahhahahaa, is there such a thing?)

Merry, Mary


  1. I need a good spinach smoothie you have one? Haha
    Sounds like you are enjoying your summer, Mary.
    I painted today, but not with an easel. I am working on a cabinet that was white...painting it black, and I am having fun!!!
    Have a great weekend,

  2. I took myself out to breakfast today and practiced playing the cello. That's in the same realm, right? That cartoon is funny because I can totally relate to being that kid! My husband never reads my blog and sometimes I feel frustrated at having to find the right words again to explain what I'm thinking when I've already found the right words and posted them!

  3. Wunderschöne Aufnahmen und ein toller Beitrag zum grünen Tag...

    Lieben Gruß

  4. I stomped around with a flashlight much of the day! Love these photos but spinach smoothie? Really? Hmmmm

    Oh btw, you are nominated for a Liebster Award, stop by and check it out!

  5. I agree with your ideas ! We can do something little , something simple and we can be satisfied !

  6. I'm not a great lover of spinach, just have it in a quiche sometimes. I like the cartoon about blogging.

  7. I love spinach but I would not have thought of using it in a smoothie. Your photos are lovely. The coneflowers and beach shot are my favorite. Have a great weekend.

  8. Hi! Lovely post! ;)
    I love raw spinach in my salad! Your picture of the flowers is great; the colors are so vibrant.
    I don't draw or paint but I always enjoy looking at other people's work.
    Have a nice weekend! ;)

  9. hello dear,
    such a lovely post ..enjoy your weekend.
    big hugs cucki xx

  10. You know I don't think I have ever eaten spinach, maybe I should try it sometime.
    I love your picture of the artist painting by the sea - very lovely!!!

  11. I love that last joke - I think in middle school they might have to do just that! lol. Love to blog. sandie

  12. I love fresh spinach! The photos of your cone flowers and the beach are beautiful. Love the cartoon!

  13. the cartoon made me laugh. like your coneflowers, too!

  14. Ms. Mary, Where is Mom's jewelry box? BL was asking me two days ago because she wanted it. It was under #1's bed for a while but now has left the building. hmmm?
    Love this post. It is very Chatty Cronish. So fun! Congrats on the Liebster Award we get to SHARE. When yours? I'm shooting for Thursday. lol

  15. I'm a fan of spinach too. Nice to like a food that is so good for you too. : )
    Love the cartoon!!
    Yes, I go out to eat often with friends just for fun.
    I don't paint, draw or any of those things but I do knit, make weave-its, counted cross stitch and needlepoint for my art. AND of course spend way too much time blogging!! : )
    Have a great day.

  16. Just popping in, from comments in "Happy One's" blog... Where I saw you *admit* that your exercise gets easily interrupted. :-)))) Just had to come by and say, that I'm one of those easily interrupted exercisers too. -sigh- ,-)

    Gentle hugs,

  17. You always have such a happy tone to your posts. I wish I could paint like the lady by the ocean. Seems so relaxing. The coneflowers are lovely. I had a lot of family drama this week so not much got done! That's the way it goes sometimes. We are dining with friends tonight which will be fun. Have a good weekend!

  18. Olá,
    Que saudade das aulas de pintura em acrílico!!! Linda a foto na praia!!!
    Deus te cubra de bênçãos e e te faça feliz!!!
    Abraços fraterno de paz

  19. I am sad to admit I have only are spinach from a can. Kinda like Popeye LOL. I love blogging and meeting friends just like you!:)

  20. What are you doing still awake at this hour? I just saw your comment to Heidi, while I was writing a second portion. hahahaha. Great minds think alike or at least at the same time. LOL

  21. Good Morning Mary

    I hope that all is well with you.
    I am sorry that I couldn't link up with your EASY post this week but hopefully next week I might get a chance.Greetings from Ireland!!

    Thanks so much for linking up again with Green Day

    I am sorry that I have not been around for the last week or so
    but I have my Mum staying with me at the moment and feel guilty
    if I don't give her my time and so haven't been on the computer much.

    I will have so much catching up to do
    when Mum goes home that it will take me until Christmas
    to get through all the posts I have missed!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    x Fiona

  22. I love summer time as I find there are more things to do and be outdoors. I hibernate in the winter :-)

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for following..

  23. Hi visited me and joined my followers (welcome) and now I'm returning the visit and joining your followers,,,,not because I feel the need to do it in return but because I enjoy those of your blogs that I have read and want to learn more of you I loved those pink flowers...I don't like spinach but my mother makes a mean spinach soup!! As for the photo of the artist...I can't paint but wouldn't mind a figure like that...or being on my own on the sand somewhere!! Joan

  24. Sounds like you had a busy and enjoyable week, Mary. I'm canning tomatoes sometime today. Wishing you a lovely weekend. xo

  25. Mary,
    Funny how your 5 favs are also mine!! Maybe not in the same order --- but i always eat spinch instead of salad and when I retire I want to paint trees and rivers (not a house), I love taking pictures of my summer flowers and I LOVE connecting with my blogging friends,and I lOVE, LOVE, LOVE meeting up with my girlfriends for lunch in the summer!!

  26. This heat just seems to be ruining our veggie garden and flowers. Thanks for the follow and I also a new follower. Have a great weekend!

  27. Mary, I love the picture of the lady painting at the beach. poetic :)

  28. I love your pics especially the cone flowers. They remind me of summer. Spinach is my favorite edible leaf.

  29. Hi Mary! I am so glad to have had you drop by Simplify to say hello!!! I am liking what I see here, and will be back again!!
    XO Kris

  30. Finally getting to stop by and say "hey" and "Thanks for following"! I have managed to find your site a few times on blog hops, will now be keeping up! Nice to join you as your newest follower! I love your coneflowers - I have some and they are among my favorites. I have not done any painting this week at all, indoors or out, but have done plenty of sewing! Have a great day!

  31. Dearest Mary,
    Oh, I love spinach as well. We eat them frequently♡♡♡ And Love to know your faves. I appreciate your 5th and thanks for visiting my blog, my friend.
    PS> I think you are saying "bon dance". I really hope so as it is the season now. I will paste the You-tube page just in case, haha.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  32. Very beautiful photos...
    I wish I could paint...I love this picture and the other one with the cone flowers!!

  33. Hi Mary!From today,i am following you!Glad to meet you,thank you for your visit!Beautiful photos!I love painting!Have a nice week my friend!Greetings from Athens!

  34. Ohhhhhhhhh, that image of the coneflowers you shared....simply stunning.

  35. Too cute! Love your sense of humor. So happy that you found me because now I have found you. Love your Coneflower picture and the comic made me laugh. Now a new follower.


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