Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll

Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll
Southern Romantic Weddings and Receptions at Alda's Magnolia Hill • 5110 Stageoach Road, Little Rock, Arkansas | call: 501-690-2574

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Knee Deep in Summer










I am not sure where the saying "Knee deep in summer" came from
 but here is a favorite Knee-Deep moment for me...seeing Buddy teaching 
Grandson,  Avery how to fish. 

By July, summer is beginning to sizzle. It is too hot for an outdoor wedding  
but there is plenty of work to be done 
and yet celebrate the season's simple splendors.  







The rains are less frequent, and the days are hotter so that means 
watering drifts of hydrangeas and ferns by hand.  



Summer roses are in full bloom



The chickens like to scatter in the morning after they are let out of their coop. 



Early morning is a good time to water before the day gets to hot.
 Ferns are thriving and I am melting. 




After a few days of good dry weather it is hay cutting time, 
and time to gather hay in the summer 
for the winter. 
Tricky aspect to hay cutting is trying to time the weather. 
It’s best to cut hay after a few dry days, 
and preferably with warm temperatures.  
The hay is in neat rows to make it easy to bale.

Today was a great "hay day".  
Five John Deere tractors cutting, rolling, bailing, and stacking 
20 acres of hay in three hours .





  


    


      



Hay is loaded on the trailer and headed to the barn. 
Blue and Delilah will be well fed this winter !


A summer favorite is this century old magnolia tree that 
still thrives and blooms all summer. 




My kitchen smells like summer with  a daily magnolia bloom or two, in the kitchen.







Blue and Delilah enjoy summer green grass for breakfast, 
then it is back to the barn for a midmorning nap. 





Blue still has a bit of work to do with a late afternoon summer photoshoot. 


You can't buy happiness but you can buy a fishing pole...
and that's pretty much the same thing.

Happy summer, ya'll !















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