Summer is Here Scavenger Hunt

8 Jun

Summer’s arrived.  I’m done teaching for the year, so I’ve hung up my old denim bag.  I’ll bid it farewell until August.

denim bag collage

I kicked off the summer by lighting a fire Friday evening and sitting outside with a glass of wine.


It was a perfect night to sit there and watch the flames dance.

Fire collage

I have plenty of fuel for the fire with the limbs that fall from my oak trees.  Of course, this one is still across the sidewalk waiting to be cut into more useable lengths.


Snickers is trying to help me change my perspective into a slower more relaxed pace by being a good role model.



I might have to try that napping twenty hours a day thing.  Maybe not.  I have soap to make and my yard needs mowed again.

Sharing with Scavenger Hunt SundayBlue Monday, and Mandarin Orange Monday

36 Responses to “Summer is Here Scavenger Hunt”

  1. TexWisGirl at 12:51 pm #

    hallelujah for end of school year! a nice way to welcome it with a fire in the fire pit, too. i have lots of those lengths of firewood that need to be cut into usable pieces with the chain saw. 🙂

    • Teresa at 3:49 pm #

      I’m lucky. I’ve only lost that limb, and it was broken off three years ago. It’s already cured and ready to burn!

  2. Eileen at 1:03 pm #

    The fire in the pit and a glass of wine is a nice way to celebrate the end of the school year.. We have lots of branches sitting around too, from this past winters ice storms.. Enjoy your summer break and have a happy week!

    • Teresa at 3:50 pm #

      Thanks, Eileen. I do plan on having a great summer!

  3. TheChieftess at 4:09 pm #

    Looks like a nice way to kick off the summer!!!

  4. Alica at 6:07 pm #

    Yay for the end of the school year! Love the bag…and love sitting by a fire!

    • Teresa at 8:00 pm #

      It was the first fire I’d had in quite a long time. It was nice.

  5. pattisj at 6:08 pm #

    Cats do have the art of relaxation purr-fected. Nice fire pit. That’s a good-size limb you have there, glad it didn’t damage anything. I wonder who looks forward to summer vacation more–students or teachers.

    • Teresa at 8:00 pm #

      In my case, I’m sure it’s me. 😉

  6. DrillerAA at 7:38 pm #

    There is never a bad time to sit by the light of a fire. Well done.

    • Teresa at 8:00 pm #

      I have to agree! Maybe I should try it again this evening.

  7. Melissa Hopper at 7:52 pm #

    Its been raining non stop here so mowing will be happening as soon as it dries out, after it kills all my vegetable plants.


  8. Ralph at 7:56 pm #

    Snickers plays the part of a feline quite well. Unless he is not really acting 🙂
    I like the denim bag, with pockets galore for the myriad teaching aids a teacher will carry for many an educational purpose…the flames are a like a ballet, crackiling as if they are in motion. A work of art!l

    • Teresa at 8:02 pm #

      Thanks. There’s nothing like a fire for relaxing.

  9. Yogi at 8:28 pm #

    You know, just follow Snicker’s lead and you’ll be okay. I love your fire. I hope that you have a good rest after a year of teaching. Great post, I love all your pics. Thank you for sharing them.

    • Teresa at 8:32 pm #

      Thanks so much, Yogi. I will work a lot this summer, but it will all be on the farm.

  10. Jeanne at 8:34 pm #

    Love your denim bag! They’re always so handy, and yours is beautifully decorated! Did you make it?? Snickers is such a beautiful kitty. He looks so regal. Your pictures painted a nice story!

    • Teresa at 8:41 pm #

      My mom and sister made the bag for me. I love it!

  11. bettyl - NZ at 11:05 pm #

    Oh, I do love your fire pit! And the orange kitty is too cute.

    • Teresa at 8:53 am #

      Thanks. I love the fire pit too with its moon and stars.

  12. Stewart M at 4:31 am #

    Never underestimate the joy of a teacher when the summer break comes around! Been there ( almost 20 times) and I know the feeling!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

  13. Pat at 10:15 am #

    Wine by firelight. Great way to celebrate the end of the school year!

  14. Sally at 3:07 pm #

    Hi Teresa,

    It seems yards always need mowing!

    Isn’t it fun finding blues to share? Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  15. LaVoice at 5:54 pm #

    After a year of t eaching, you need a break and a nap.

    • Teresa at 6:00 pm #

      Definitely! I’m not much of a napper though.

  16. Hannah at 7:07 pm #

    The blue jeans bag looks really practical. Congratulations on the end of the school year and getting to relax some like your cat, the gardening season is underway for me so I won’t be doing much of that until winter, farmer’s vacation.

    • Teresa at 8:39 pm #

      Sadly I’m not having a garden this year. That will certainly keep you busy.

  17. marthajanecurtis at 1:39 am #

    I have piles of denim waiting to be crafted. I love the purse. I need to make one for the summer activities with the grand kids.The fire looks inviting even though it is warm now.

    • Teresa at 7:25 am #

      We’ve still had cool evenings, so it was nice.

  18. Anne at 8:55 pm #

    Hi! Snickers looks like my cat Tiger a/k/a Mr. Kitty and Mr. Thompkins and an assortment of other silly names. Your kitty is beautifully photogenic and cats have the right idea about enjoying life. Thanks for sharing and I love your bag. Sweet!

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