Tuesday Tidbits #232 Goodbye June

Hello Tuesday Friends!

Can you believe we are saying goodbye to June and are headed for July?


Do you decorate for the Fourth of July? I do not do much. I will add a few flags to the front yard and red, white, and blue pillows to the outdoor chairs.

Patriotic Tablescape

I don’t have much patriotic decor and try to use whatever I have. I did enjoy making a tablescape for the 4th of July.

I added my hand-painted patriotic wine glasses I made a few years ago.

Our dining room is open to the sunroom.
Vintage salt and pepper shakers.

4th of July Dessert

I may be making this delicious dessert again for a 4th of July get together. It was a hit a few years ago when I made it and it sure does look pretty and festive.

July 4th Dessert.

I layered Vanilla Pound cake, vanilla mouse, blueberries and strawberries. I then frosted with cool whip.

The vanilla mousse is made by combining a quart of heavy whipping cream and two small packages of instant vanilla pudding. Whip the mixture until stiff peaks form. Then I just layered the fruit, pound cake, and mousse.

Summer Checklist

You will be happy to know that I went kayaking twice this past week and enjoyed every minute! I ventured into the inlet area of the lake. It’s thick with lily pads and other lake plants. Two huge fish swam by which was exciting! They most likely were carp.


We went boating on our pontoon as well, which is always an adventure. And with that, we saw a loon on the lake. We love seeing loons! It most likely was migrating north and stopped off to get a bite to eat. This lake is a rest area for migrating lake birds, ducks, and geese. The Loon was diving continuously, so I did not get a picture. But here is what a Loon looks like.

Source; John Picken from Chicago, USA

I am slowly checking off my Summer Fun activities. This week I want to go to our local Ice Cream place where we drive up and order. It’s a favorite place from my childhood! I plan on a chocolate-covered ice cream cone. What a treat it will be! I’ll make sure to share a picture with you next week!

What’s Blooming

Our gardens are an abundance of joy with ever changing blooms.

Pink Yarrow
Penstemon digitalis ‘Pocahontas’
Miranda Lambert Rose
Lemon Day Lily
Popcorn Drift Rose before it fully blossoms.
Popcorn Drift Rose fully bloomed.
Spiderwort and Columbine.

Little Red roses my mother planted 55+ years ago.

It’s always good to have you stop by to see what’s new.

Thank You!

As I always try to convey… we certainly appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits.

We wish all of you a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy what this upcoming week brings to you. And whatever you have planned… make every day count and be thankful for your Blessings.

Our flowers this week are for the Sunday Stills photo challenge – The Glowing Life of Plants.

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