A Return to Loveliness



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A Return to Loveliness

Summer is here, July is one week away and it’s hot here in Georgia! Dearest and I spent  the first few days working in the garden. I’ve had to do some serious pruning – some of the plants are showing heat stress and others damage from the ice storm last winter. Dearest watched me prune my dear La Marne – he said, ‘you’re not afraid to prune are you!’ I took it down by 1/3 to 1/2 – the rose bush really needed it to survive! Also, some friends shared delicious plums from their garden – now I know where the phrase, ‘plum good’ comes from – we may need to find a spot for a plum tree! I so enjoy seeing your posts and do appreciate you all joining in each week!



Here are the Top Three Posts shared last week:

LizLiz at Infuse with Liz shared her sweet Fairy Garden – love the detail! 

toodygooshoesAmy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes shared such a sweet – literally – story about her efforts to give her dear husband the just right Father’s Day gift – loved it!

kathyKathy at The Writer’s Reverie has had a busy time in conferences and how visiting her son and his family – I know she’ll have a very lovely time with her sweet granddaughter! 

I started on Facebook and created a Pinterest board for A Return to Loveliness…I hope this will be very good for you! 

Thank you all for sharing your lovely posts with A Return to Loveliness!

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  1. Good morning Kathy, a beautiful summer day in my area, breezes, birds chatting, grandson busy and chatty, dogs keeping us alert, sunshine. Thank you for a Return To Loveliness.

  2. Hello Kathy,
    This is the first sunny and warm day we have had in a week! It has been very wet and cold and Summer seemed a long way off. But today is a better day and I plan to savour every minute of it. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your day. Hope it’s lovely!


    • It is amazing how different it can be from place to place – I’m sure your island looks amazing now! Hope you have a blessed day!

  3. H pruned our rose bushes WAY back this spring and they have been so pretty since he did! Thanks for having us again this week….it’s always my pleasure to stop by and join the party! Hugs Penny

  4. Hi Kathy, it’s cool and wet here. Not complaining! Heat and humidity is hard on everyone! thanks so much for hosting again. Have a lovely week.

  5. Kathy thank you for hosting, happy summer .. hugs Celia M. (HHL)

  6. Hi Kathy,

    I’m just learning all about pinching my petunias and pruning my geraniums…the right way! Thanks so much for hosting and have a lovely week!


  7. I just pruned my roses the other day, had a lot more die back than I ever had! Very cold winter! Love the feature on the fairy garden! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!
    Blessings, Nancy

  8. Great features this week! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. Thank you for the feature Kathy- I appreciate it!
    Pruning is necessary and sometimes you end up with a better plant because of it. I lost a tree to the hard winter that we replaced on Saturday. My rose had looked to be a total loss. I had finally decided to dig it out and when I went outto remove it I discovered leaves- which seemed to have come out through the night! I did prune it early because it looked so bad. Now I’m waiting to see some roses on it!! Summer is just getting going up here and so far no big heat waves.

  10. Oh! Is that my little grand-girl smiling at me featured this week?? Joy! Thanks so much! I have been so Blogland remiss this past week or so – being otherwise engaged. We just got home yesterday and I’m trying to make sense of the tons of photos I’ve taken. Digital cameras and phone cameras make for a plethora of images to sort through. I do have some loveliness to share, though – and will do so within the next couple of days. Loving your blue and white teatime after gardening . . .

    • I’m glad you had a wonderful visit and tons of pictures to show for it – I’m looking forward to reading of your loveliness 🙂 Have a blessed day,

  11. It has been hot and steamy here! Enjoy the summer. Thanks for hosting!

  12. Oh my gosh, Kathy — I thought I commented on this right away, but a BELATED thank you for featuring my Belgium post!


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