Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Summer

the calendar says it is officially here
today we have an ice cream social at our school
to celebrate year end
{one more week to go}
I am making up my summer fun reading list
any suggestions?


It was June, the world smelled like roses.
The sunshine was like powdered gold
over the grassy hillside
{Maud Hart Lovelace.........Betsy-Tracy and Tib. 1941} 


andrea creates said...

looks delicious-i made strawberry ice cream this morning :)
have fun at your ice cream social! :)

kpolhill said...

A delightful summer read is "The Lemon Jelly Cake" by Madeline Babcock Smith. There's quite a bit of sweet baking involved, as the title suggests, and if I recall correctly, even some homemade ice cream. You probably won't find it in your library unless you're in Illinois, as it is not a well-known book and is published by the University of Illinois Press, but I think it's worth the search. :)

i.ikeda said...

Oh yum! I'm having such a hard time staying away from ice cream (due to the gestational diabetes), but as soon as this baby is born... I would love to be able to give suggestions on fun sumer reading, but lately all I read is academic... A blogger friend just suggested 4 fun summer readings though:

gilly said...

That's a delicious pic! Waiting for summer here too :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

A YEAR IN PROVENCE is what I love at this time, and for me, well, I read FRENCH NOVELS all summer. BUT WOMAN, YOU MADE IT. TWO MORE DAYS with the little ones? YIPEEEEEEEE this is a call for TWO CHERRIES ON TOP! I cannot get enough cherries in my system these days. They say they are good for arthritis and if that is true, then I just may never get it!! Oooooo how your photos speak volumes of sweet goodness!

OK, you are almost there my dear. You have done it, you will celebrate and those kids, if they are like ours, are going to be bouncing off the walls. Prepare!

Let us know what you will be reading!

OH....any poetry will do! LOVE! Anita

Dagmar said...

I can just imagine how wonderfully well that was received at your school.....what a lovely way you have of styling your photo...happy sunny week! I will be thinking of a good or two as well for summertime @the lake reading❤

Unknown said...

sunshine was like powdered gold ... wow ... I really like that!

Yay .. summer! Always delightful!

my boy just got out yesterday and he was complaining he was the last of the last .. you have another week up there, eh? I will let him know♥ have a super fun summer!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Today is our official first day of summer vacation at our house. We're in the midst of a heatwave and I told my youngest son that he doesn't have to attend the half day of school today or the hour tomorrow. Our schools don't have air conditioning and it's going to be around 100 degrees and humid. YUCK!! Enjoy your ice cream social!! : )

~ Wendy

Deborah said...

What a great idea for school! love your photo as usual :) hope you are keeping well sweetie

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Rizzi said...


Palomasea said...

Oh my gosh, Koralee...this photo is scrumptious!!!
Happy Summer to you too!
I am so happy for you that school is nearly done..and do you know what's on my reading list??
I hope, I hope, I will be able to purchase YOUR book! :)

(Aren't the Betsy-Tacy books the best?)

A joyful weekend to you, sweet and talented friend,
- Irina

Unknown said...

Forget the book ... I'm coming over for the dessert. *wink*
Have a fabulous day ~

Hoola Tallulah said...

Happy summer to you too :-)

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

YUMMY!!!! I need some of that. It is 96 degrees here.. we are having a heat wave.

Just got back from Vaction in England, you can see the photo's on my blog.


vintage grey said...

Oh my, so yummy! Happy Summer! xo Heather

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my goodness that ice cream looks yummy!! Me wantie! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Sommerhusstil said...

så fint så fint :o)
Klem Betina

Tiedupmemories said...

what a fabulous way to end the year! Yum! I just started reading the Hunger Games... probably one of the lasyt people on earth to have just started but I was so into the 1st one I had to buy the 2nd while on vacation and finished the two in less than a week! Now I'm getting ready to purchase the third!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

That looks delishious! Yay for one more week! {Smiles} xo Holly

It's me said...

Happy summer......summer

Madelief said...

Those words are really lovely Koralee :-)! The ice cream social sounds delicious!

Can't help you out on the fun book list. I am reading 'That woman' at the moment about the life of Walllis Simpson. It is a good read, but not much fun. Sorry :-)!

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Kleinegelukjes said...

sorry no suggestions, but the picture looks delicious!! Have a great summer.

Lisa Graham said...

Your photo is making my mouth water!

Happy Summer to you!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Happy summer to you, too, my dear friend! Looks delicious!

I am currently rereading Jane of Lantern Hill by Lucy Maud Montgomery for the fourth time. It is the perfect early summer read as it chronicles the magical summers of discovery Jane has on Prince Edward Island. A slim volume so a quick read, but filled with Montgomery's trademark imagery and heartfelt storytelling.

June said...

I LOVE this photo Koralee. It sums up everything good about Summer...and am I ever happy that it's here.
sending hugs...

NanaDiana said...

Well, I can't think of any books because right now all I can think about is ice cream! xo Diana

tinajo said...

Love the pic, looks so fresh and delicious!

magie said...

I like the sounds of the ice cream social! I do miss the licorice ice cream I use to get while in British Columbia..the only place I can get it here is in the next county, one ice cream shop by the seaside. I do miss the huge selection of ice creams we would get in Canada though..
Have a lovely weekend..
Magie x

Alessandra said...

Too pretty, had to pin this one ;-).

happy weekend!


The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

As supply the CHERRY on top!!! you rock my friend and may i say YUM!!!

found and sewn said...

Happy summer! I've just finished reading 'Glass Painters Daughter' by Rachel Hore...loved it!

Maria said...

As someone special I know always says:
! ! !
I love your cherry creations...
Ice Cream
Ice cream cake!
bowl of cherries ♥
Lots of Summer to celebrate!
Wishing you a great weekend, Koralee
and lots of peace and quiet next week while you close the books on another school year.
Last week we met our new fifth graders for next year. Oh, I hope I am with the fifth grade again next year... It's a great age!
Blessings to you always dear ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Just a stroll by cherry lane here.....I had mine this morning!!! LOVE TO YOU TODAY MY DEAR! Anita

Monica said...

Happy Summer to you, Koralee. I hope it brings you many joys.

FrenchBlue said...

Smelled like roses and powdered gold on a grassy hillside!?!?!? Just like a dream I had once being in Heaven:)
You always share a glimpse of pure HEAVEN on earch my precious friend!

Jo said...

Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I came over here for a snoop too.... I love your photography and colours. I just want to bite into that cherry on top of that ice-cream!

Have a lovely weekend :)

Helen Philipps said...

I love the cherry and ice cream delicious. And I love the wonderful quotation, one I must write down and keep. I hope you have a wonderful ice cream social, and find lots of fun summer reading :)
Helen x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ooooo there is that cherry and I am going to STEAL IT!!!!! I cannot get enough of them this summer!

KORALEE! YOU DID IT! YOU SENT OFF THE KIDS????? Now it is just you teachers. WELL DONE MY DEAR, WELL DONE. I go back the first week of September as a substitute and I already have a couple of jobs lined up from my colleagues!!!

Well Koralee darlin', you are going to be let loose soon and you are going to sprinkle your magic everywhere, I know it. And you are now working on CHRISTMAS photos! I know what you mean about not having enough light. We had a SPARKLING day yesterday but was not ready to photograph some of my work. Today, CLOUDY! This is one wet summer.

OK, you are ready, set, GO to clean up your classroom and then you are free as a blue bird.........

malia said...

OMG wish I jump into that picture!

Marilyn Miller said...

An ice cream social is the perfect way to greet summer vacation. Oh and the image of sunshine as powdered gold is delightful.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Oh my gracious! cherry vanilla! Did you ever make cherry clafouti? So good, and those big sweet cherries are in right now. Maybe I'll put the recipe on my blog. Hope you had a great weekend! Love, Linda

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Wow! Koralee this looks delicious and I can almost smell those cherries through the computer screen. One of my favorite ice-cream flavours :-)

Hope you are having a sunny week x