July Inspirations

Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. We’ve been having fun with family from out of town visiting us for the Independence Day holiday weekend.

We went to our famous farmers market on Saturday, and I finally found berries in season!

We were amazed at the size of these beautiful stargazer lilies adorning bouquets for sale.

There was an early crop of colorful tomatoes.

We were also surprised to see such a variety of mushrooms available.

Family time and surprises at the market were great inspiration for my art cards this week. (along with a little Ed Emberley doodle, which is the dude carrying a flag, as if marching in a parade!)

My sister-in-law and I gorged on summer fruit all weekend. We also made the tastiest watermelon slushy, a recipe I will definitely share soon.

Three cheers for the fabulous month of July and more beautiful summer flowers and crops!

10 comments

  • That Stargazer flower is beautiful and those strawberries look delicious. I love all your farmers market photos. The one we have here is so far away I don’t get out to it that often.
    The little person on your art card with the flag is cute! 🙂

  • Strawberries–the best ever!! And to think when I was little I never really cared for them that much:( Ayden LOVES his strawberries with daddy:)

    Stargazers are so pretty,hope you took some home;)

  • Hope you had a great Independence Day!! Watermelon slushie sounds divine.

  • Happy 4 th to you and yours. I love all the fresh fruit and veggies that we can get in the summer months. I too had more then my share of fruit this weekend. But it was all so good. We picked up fresh peaches also. Love them. Enjoy, Relax and have fun.
    Love your art cards by the way.

  • It sounds like you had a fantastic weekend!

  • Looks like you had a great weekend and what a great way to stuff yourself! I must have eaten half a watermelon by myself over the weekend too. I’ll be looking out for that watermelon slushie recipe 🙂

  • I always adore the riot of colour that you show from the farmers’ markets. Those strawberries!!!! And that lily! Wow.

    I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day with your family.

    Your art cards are super… can’t wait to try the watermelon slushie and your little man on the farmers market card is so quirky – love him 🙂

  • Looks like the market is in full swing! The tomatoes are so pretty in all of those wonderful colors! I hope your 4th was wonderful!

    Love the postcards, as usual, you did a wonderful job!

  • I love the bounty of summer! Fresh berries were always available in California, year round. Here, you can get them, but they’re not the best. I love freshly picked berries and fruit… nectarines, apricots and peaches are available now, and they’re another favorite! Stone fruits are delicious!!

    Great photos, Terri! Glad you’re enjoying the summer!!

  • i love your little dude carrying the flag on the art card. such a great touch! your strawberries are great, too.

    don’t you just LOVE this time of the year? i know i do!

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