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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Morning Walk in the Country - & Give-away Winner Announced

When I'm at our country home ... my morning routine changes a little. After getting dressed I head outside for  a walk around the gardens, and paths - before starting the rest of my day. Coffee in hand, a little mosquito repellent, sunglasses and I'm off to explore what surprises Mother Nature has in-stored for me to discover. 

  


 My first destination .... the small bridge. The gurgling sound of the stream, the birds chirping makes the perfect spot to stop, sip my coffee ... and watch for fish as they swim by.




Then it's a walk along the path to the big bridge that connects to the forest on our property ... here I usually pause to take it all in... the sounds, the view, the morning freshness of the greenery around me, before making my way to the gardens.


The peonies have been the star attraction in the garden ... but their performance is coming to an end and soon the other gardens will be blooming into a symphony of colour throughout July. 




and when you take the time to connect fully with nature ... 
to keep your eyes and ears open for the slightest little movement and sound 
~ you will be delighted with a little darling..,
Comfort and light weight are key to staying cool as the sun shines its hot rays down, even in the early morninf. I accomplished this with: white Capri pants - Counterparts ; grey/white T-shirt - Banana Republic; sneakers - Converse; accessories: sunglasses-Gucci; orange H bangle - Hermes; beaded bracelt - Pandora (Essence collection).

Congratulations Michelle M. M. ~ you are the winner of the Resilientista & High Heeled Life gift pack. Please check your email and respond with your mailing address - and all these goodies will be on there way to you!!

How does your morning routine change throughout the summer 
or are you able to keep it the same?

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38 comments:

  1. What a lovely spot! So green and fresh.

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    1. It truly is ... almost 13 acres of Mother Nature and all she has to offer ... it's the perfect balance to a hectic week in the city.

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  2. If looks like a wonderful spot to walk and relax after a busy day, so pretty.
    Michelle xx
    http://www.thebarefacedchic.co.uk

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  3. Hello, I enjoyed the photos from your walk. I love the beautiful flowers, the daisies are one of my favorites. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  4. This post is the perfect way to start my day - so beautiful! Thanks for sharing, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  5. A stroll around the garden with a cup of something hot (I like tea) is a great way to begin the morning. Peonies don't last long, but they are so lovely while they last.

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    1. Lorrie I do coffee in the morning and tea on my afternoon stroll - and in the evenings have been know to enjoy a glass of bubbly down on the bridge. I wish I could bottle up those peonies - but am blessed to enjoy them each season - the fragrance is truly magnificent. In a world of instant gratification - Mother Nature keeps anticipation alive!! thank you for visiting xo

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  6. A morning walkabout is a good way to keep on top of plant progress and any pests that show up. Finding a baby bunny resting in the shade is sheer bliss!
    Thanks for linking to the final Mosaic Monday Celia.

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    1. Judith ... we have a few families of bunnies living in our gardens ... it's amazing to see them at play. But to discover a little one all snuggled in - hoping to not be seen - a priceless blessing. xo

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  7. How lovely to have this all right in your back yard to enjoy with your morning coffee! So peaceful and relaxing! What a pleasant surprise I received when I checked my email last night and saw that I had won the giveaway! So exciting! Although, I have no idea why I used my personal email instead of my Shelbee on the Edge email, but regardless, I am super excited to be the winner and I am definitely going to write a post about it! Thanks so much!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. That is awesome!! Congratulations again - looking forward to seeing it. It went out in the mail today - enjoy.
      I really enjoy my time at the country house especially when its been a crazy busy week in the city. There is nothing as relaxing and calming as a walk in nature. wishing a great week.. xo

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    2. Thanks for linking up this week, Celia! I hope to see you again next Friday!

      And I just received my box of goodies yesterday! I am so super excited to get to using it! Thanks again. That was such a wonderful surprise!

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    3. So happy it arrived before the weekend ... perfect timing to start setting July intentions and action steps. Enjoy all the goodies ... wishing you a fabulous weekend!!

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  8. i love going on a morning walk whenever i have the time! a great way to start the day!

    cute & little
    kileen

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    1. it really is a great start to the day.

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    2. Dearest Celia,
      For some weird reason my laptop does not show any comment entrance so I place it here as a reply... Sorry for that!
      Your garden in the country is heavenly and especially those peonies! Wish they would ever be that lush here in Georgia.
      And your very sturdy and beautiful bridges are quite something. What a joy to walk across one of those.
      LOVE the little bunny hiding beneath the foliage. We used to see several on our garden walks but since we have a feline population of six, that is kind of over with.
      Congrats to Michelle M. M. for winning

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  9. Enjoyed the walk with you in your lovely surroundings. A good beginning to the day. I'm the same, coffee in the morning and a cup of pick me up tea in the afternoon. It's time to get it now.

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  10. Such a lovely place to walk and reflect. The perfect way to start a day!

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  11. A fine way to start the morning in nature!

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  12. You, lucky woman! This is a beautiful place where you can spend relaxing days in the nature. Wonderful flowers, especially the rose ...

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  13. My goodness, Celia, such a beautiful place you can call yours! Thank you for taking us along with you on your morning walk :)

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  14. During the summer, I definitely use extra sunscreen and for sure, mosquito repellant since I'm allergic. My parents live in the country, so your photos come with lots of memories. I'm taking fresh blooms, cows and livestock. Lots of grass. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/golden-child/

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    1. Candance, thanks for your visit and glad that the photos brought back some memories for you.Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

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  15. Beautiful photos, lovely garden with all the floral. I'm hosting my first ever Wednesday Linkup and hope you can stop by!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    1. Thanks for the invite Sheree I will stop by ..xo

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  16. Nothing can beat a nature's walk!!

    Come join this GIVEAWAY I am hosting for yoga/activewear brand AIRABELLA ACTIVE this week at the blog.

    Happy Wednesday!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Happy Thursday Rebecca ... thanks for letting me know about the give away - athleisure is perfect for walks in the country.. :)

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  17. What a gorgeous location!!! How nice you can take advantage of your backyard like that:)

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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  18. Beautiful photos! This is such a gorgeous garden! I love your white look!

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  19. What a beautiful place to spend time! And I love your flower mosaics! I've had fun looking at your blog and seeing some of the products you like. Happy summer! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Diane .. thank you for your sweet words and for taking the time to visit.. xo

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  20. I would love to sip my coffee on that bridge every morning and your flowers are gorgeous!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  21. It looks like you have a great morning routine, Celia. I love that gorgeous park you have close by. The flowers are gorgeous. Nice everyday monochromatic outfit, too.

    Welcome by and linkup today. Thanks. Happy 4th of July weekend! <3 Ada.


    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/06/thursday-moda-18-in-red-white-and.html

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  22. what a lovely way to start the day. thank you for sharing your post on my Up Down All-Around link-up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  23. What a pretty place to take a walk! Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & happy 4th!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  24. What a beautiful location and a perfect outfit for it!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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