After titling this post, I realized it may seam racy to you. I don’t mean “shady” as in “questionable character”. That would be a different kind of post for another day! I mean it as “in the shade”.
No matter which side of the house has sun blazing against a porch, we have another one on the shady side. For hot days like we’re having now, we definitely choose the shady side. The hard part is getting pictures that are bright enough. I lightened them as much as possible, so I hope you can see.
The humidity dropped just enough to be bearable the other night, so I set a table while HH mowed the lawn. I tried to keep him out of the pictures. Let me know if I missed one and you see him somewhere in the background.
Quilts make the most cozy table coverings!
A bunny under foot is natural in the country.
I circled the yard to snip some flowers. The air around the table was delicious – filled with the scent of French tarragon and chocolate mint.
I clipped mostly purple blooms and greenery – Cleome and the chocolate mint, along with a pink hydrangea bloom that’s fading into mostly green with tinges of dusty rose. Yellow blooms were needed, but we had none.
Purple blooms are on the Rose of Sharon beside the table – barely noticeable in the silhouette of the sunshine.
So I snipped a couple for plate decorations.
Like birds sitting on a branch.
I brought yellow to the table with the napkins since we had no yellow flowers.
Green cabbage plates ground the plate stack.
Bird plates from T. J. Maxx are a pretty much a no-name brand. At least they’re dishwasher safe!
Green Dollar Tree stems rest on a hydrangea leaf “coaster”.
After snipping garden clippings, I rested the nippers on the table. It’s a simple decorative (and colorful) garden element – along with the sign you’ve seen before.
There I go again – talking dirty…(Ha!) as in prairie dirt, our farming soil.
Maybe next time, I’ll have some yellow flowers to match the table cloth and chair cushions. The cushion fabric name is Sunflower by Sunbrella. That’s what we need – sunflowers! (Sure wish I’d planted some seeds.)
Just to prove how nothing has changed around here, the porch looks the same as last year about this time of summer!
Except the crops have certainly changed. Look how full and lush (and tall) the soybeans are. The two tiny clouds are very telling. Our rains have come to a screeching halt. Only sunflowers could grow in that heat!
Do you have sunflowers growing in your yard? Could you send some my way? Thanks!
I’m sharing my table at Tablescape Thursday.