Foggy Mornings Under the Oaks

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54 thoughts on “Foggy Mornings Under the Oaks

  1. Beautiful effect of the fog, giving your photo an ethereal feel! The pink althea/rose of sharon/hollyhock reminds me of my childhood. It was one of my mother’s favorites, and we have one in our yard now, too!

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    1. Good Afternoon Little Things! I know!!!!! Don’t you just love Rose of Sharon. They have the sweetest blooms and they just keep popping. My GrandDad had them on his farm in Harrisonville, MissouREE and they remind me of my childhood times spent there. Rose of Sharon ARE summer! Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  2. Perfection! A truly beautiful photo! It would make a gorgeous Missouri postcard. I think your technical abilities rival any professional photographer.

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    1. Theresa thank you so much. So kind of you. Once and a great while I snap a shot and after I crop it, it makes my heart happy. This is one of those “once in a great whiles”! I just keep on trying to learn to shoot better. Are we staying cool?

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      1. The bank thermometer up the street indicates that it’s 106 degrees, but we’re trying to stay cool here in KC. Hope it’s a little cooler in your area of Missouri!

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    1. Thank you Carol! I just keep shooting pictures and keep on trying to learn to do them right. Hope you are staying cool! I am praying for a break or even just a tiny cloud in the sky to block that big old sun for just a bit. Thank you for coming by Under the Oaks.

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  3. That stonework on the front of the house suits the fog perfectly. I love that look, with the flag and the rocking chair… it makes me want to park myself and stay a long, long time.

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    1. Good Afternoon Janice! You are very welcome to come and rock with us but you might want to wait until this freakin’ heat and humidity leave. It was a beautiful morning when I went out and took this picture. I was just trying to get those little Rose of Sharon happy faces!

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  4. Good morning Pix! I’m loving this picture. My Grandmother gave me an Althea before she died and I had it planted in the yard at my first house. I wonder if it is still there…makes me want another one. Your house there on the Tiny Ten is so beautiful, especially embraced by the fog. Gorgeous (I’m a freak for the fog)!

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    1. Good Afternoon Deb! I am a freak for the fog too! And I love Rose of Sharon. Good thing because the woman that sold us this house, she is our neighbor and a dear friend now, and she and her husband planted a whole heck of a lot of them! Too bad you couldn’t have taken your Grandmother’s. If you would like some more when you move to the country I will come and deliver it personally. Wouldn’t be the first time we transported plants to blog buddies! Now that would be fun 😉

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    1. Hi Tammy! Is that just not the truth? You CAN cut it with a knife and while the fog makes for a nice picture I would like for the fog’s buddy HUMIDITY to move on along! I can’t even believe the heat and humidity today. Bah! Thanks for visiting Under the Oaks, fun to see you!

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  5. Fog? On the west side of the state (and a little beyond), we call your fog “gravel dust”. Hahaha. I swear, it is SO dry out here, I would have thought my Kansas place had a fire somewhere because of the “smoke” in the air. Nope. Just gravel dust that never settles down.

    Btw-lovely, lovely photo. 🙂 Looks like a nice temperature too. Sigh.

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    1. Maria I don’t even want to talk about gravel dust. When we start seeing almost every car’s backend covered in gravel dust we know it is hot and that we need some rain. We traveled a long gravel road to our house when we lived at the Lake and it got OLD. I do like a clean car, what can I say?

      It was a nice temp that morning and what a beautiful morning it was. A distant memory but I have the photo to remember!

      Have fun at that Land in Kansas, I know you have to be going there today 🙂

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  6. That is one stunning photo, Pix! You and CH have a beautiful place.

    Isn’t this weather the absolute pits? I’m not really ready for fall, my favorite time of year, since time goes by too fast already…..but….I’m ready for FALL!!!

    I’m not back to doing much blogging yet, but just wanted to drop in and say “hi” and thank you for asking about hubby. He is doing really well and feels better than ever.

    Stay cool!! And keep taking those beautiful photos! BTW, how is busy Izzy doing? See ya later!

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    1. Cheryl it is SOOOO good to hear from you and hear that your Hubby is feeling better than ever! I don’t think we realize how that clogged up artery is robbing us of the energy and oxygen we need. I don’t want time to hurry along either but I have a cranky wanting to get going over these temps and humidity and I tend to think about Fall too. We went to CoMo yesterday for my sis-in-law’s birthday lunch and the heat was relentless. We went to Bangkok Gardens, never been there before. Yum! Izzy the Busy has gotten less busy and is appreciating the sunny spots in her life now and napping some. She is still very busy in the morning and into every little and big thing. Thanks for the heads up on the Clorox wipes 😉 Enjoy your Sunday and lets pray for a break in this heat or at the very least some clouds over MissouREE!

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  7. Your blog is gorgeous and the photography is stunning! I am so glad to find you here. Over the past few months I have missed your blog. I’ve thought of you many times as I passed the horses in the pasture near to us. I think we are kindred spirits. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I am anxious to catch up with you.

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    1. Rae Hello!!! You don’t know how worried I was about you but I didn’t know how to find out anything and I didn’t want to intrude. I had an old email for you but I hesitated to use it. Just glad to see you Rae, it is going to be such a sweet treat to read a “Rae” post again. I should take my own dang advice, but just blog when you feel like it. No pressure!

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  8. Gorgeous shot!
    My altheas did really well this year…not sure WHY, since it’s been so dry and horrible all summer.

    I had to laugh at the dust comments. When school starts, I make sure all the windows are closed when the buses go by..the dust is terrible!

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    1. Thanks Sam! I think Rose of Sharon thinks, “bring it on, the hotter the better!”. Yeah you really know you live in the country when you have a dusty butt on your vehicle! It is so funny to go anywhere around here and see all the dusty butt cars. I just smile and think they have one of those real country roads! We are paved here but our drive is big old gravel and it doesn’t get all that dusty! Cracks me up about you and the windows when the bus goes by. I will have that visual of you when school starts 😉

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  9. Reminds me of our weather here in the Seattle area. You’d never know it was summer. But with the temperatures you’re enjoying, or not, I think I’ll accept what Mother Nature’s leaves on our doorstep. Thank you very much… 😉 By the way, am putting out a post referring readers to my “recipe exchange” page since I’ve added a beverage recipe. In my post, I’ve included a link to your blog. 🙂

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  10. That is a beautiful photo. I love Rose of Sharon bushes but my man refuses to have one because they are bee magnets. To me this is strange, because he used to be a bee keeper – but oh well! We have many other beautiful flowers and bushes, so I guess I’ll survive.

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    1. Good Morning Deanna! They came with the house, we think they are pretty, no upkeep so I guess we will keep them! But dang they do have a bunch of bees visiting all the time. I would be worried about that if we had grands but not the case. Stay cool today!

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