Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day marks the end of a season










What are you doing this Labor Day weekend?









  






This summer has flown by
and it has not been a warm one here
in Illinois. I love a hot, breezy summer.
But we have not had that. 


Chicago winters are normally cold, 
but this one was very long and very cold 
and summer did not arrive until late June.

So much for global warming.

Weird weather throughout the country, I know.





Sharing some snapshots of the yard this summer
 with guest appearances by Cada, our black lab.




How was your summer?
Was it weird like ours?






The best kind of "black head"   :D









Hope you are enjoying 
this lovely Labor Day weekend.
Blessings and thanks to those 
who have served our country.

  God bless America!





17 comments:

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your yard is so beautiful and so is your dog. Here at the top of Texas, we have had rain once or twice a week all Summer and it has been wonderful!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Beautiful, Alison! Wishing you a great Labor Day weekend!

Susan Freeman said...

I remember many a summer day at Glencoe, Wilmette, Highland Park and Lake Forest beaches. Seemed like summer was endless and so hot back then. I hope that this upcoming winter is a mild one for you. It has been brutally hot here in south Texas, but we have managed to take a few trips up to the hill country so it's been delightful despite the heat. And yes, God Bless America indeed.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

My Cozy Casita said...

Your back garden is beautiful and I love that black head of Cada she is cute, weather been so hot in Miami Fl I don't have to many flower this year on my garden. we are rest at home make BBQ. Thank to dose who to serves our beautiful Country!!!
God Bless America!!!
Happy Labor Day!!!
Blessing
XOX
Isora

Sarah said...

Alison, your summer yard looks inviting. The geraniums are gorgeous. Mine have long ago faded and look rather sad. Will cut them back soon and hopefully will flush out again.
Thanks for the visits. Good to hear from you!

Calypso In The Country said...

New Jersey wasn't as hot as usual but we have had some beautiful weather. I just can't believe summer is coming to an end! Way too fast! Love your gorgeous yard!
-Shelley

Gail Peterson said...

Yes...we are going to miss summer! Though Autumn is a really fun season to start getting cozy!
Have fun, cheers to the last day of summer!
xo,
Gail

Donna said...

Your home and yard are gorgeous. The summer here in a Florida has been a bit unusual. We have had a lot more rainy days than usual and the temperatures this year feel much hotter. Can't wait for Fall!

Tery H said...

Beautiful yard and love your dog! Our summer here in Annapolis has been great...cooler than usual but still had hot days-which I love!

Lynne said...

Lovely grounds/landscape/flowers . . . and a few Jada peek a boo pics too . . . Happy Last Day to the Labor Day weekend . . .

NanaDiana said...

Hi Alison- It all looks just gorgeous. I am popping in after having been gone most of the summer. I missed your wonderful posts.

It has been a very weird cold, rainy summer here. The only bonus is that the lawn looks GREAT!

Have a wonderful Labor Day. Our kiddos all start school tomorrow...can't believe summer is over- xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Hi Alison- It all looks just gorgeous. I am popping in after having been gone most of the summer. I missed your wonderful posts.

It has been a very weird cold, rainy summer here. The only bonus is that the lawn looks GREAT!

Have a wonderful Labor Day. Our kiddos all start school tomorrow...can't believe summer is over- xo Diana

Babs R said...

Your yard and flowers look gorgeous in spite of the cold winter and summer. We're hot and dry here and my plants are in summer slump. Hope you're having a great Labor Day.

Susan Hawthorne said...

It's funny- Labor Day Weekend and the first warm days of summer are finally here! My tomatoes are just starting to ripen this past week! Your garden looks lovely and inviting- hope you are enjoying it this weekend. Hope to see you soon- Susan @ Romancing the Home

Karen said...

Alison,
Your yard looks like it did very well, cooler weather and all. Love your black lab.
We're in the warmest part of summer for our area. Fall usually shows up sometime in late September. I'm ready as the cooler temps appeal to me. :-)
Karen

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Alison, your summer yard looks so lush! I hope the winter is not as harsh as last year for both of us. This has been the most temperate and lovely summer I can recall! Dry sunny days with gentle rains in between for the grass and flowers. I hope we'll have another summer just like this soon, and I'd love for it to start in April and not June ;o)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Always love seeing your beautiful gardens and the sweet Cada...Happy Fall...I hear we are in for another harsh winter...boo!