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Monday, July 16, 2012

Craving Cool...

I am craving cool today, cool weather that is. Actually, anything that makes me feel cool, whether it be something to drink, eat, wear, look at, experience, pour on or jump into. Yes, that is what I crave today. Cool, blue, cold, wet, breeze, sea, green shade.... aaahh! Feeling better already. So while our temperatures hover around 100 today and the locals debate global warming, here are some of my favorite images that might help cool you down.


photo by  Jean Allsopp         Source

"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
 —Louisa May Alcott
Photo: Nevis Beach, West Indies


Slice up some fruit and toss into a pitcher of ice water! Looks and tastes divine!

photo: Cool Water
by Phatpuppyart.deviantart.com


Raspberry Lemonade Spritzer Recipe

1 (12-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 pint fresh or frozen raspberries
1 (750-milliliter) bottle sparkling water

Combine lemonade and raspberries in an ice-filled pitcher. Stir in sparkling water.

Note:  Mix this refreshing drink just before serving to keep it bubbly.

The Cat Loves Ice Water

Hope you are feeling a bit more refreshed!


  1. Lots of nice cool photos here during a hot summer.

  2. It is so cold and miserable over here I am craving some warmth! I'll send you some cold weather if you send me some sunshine!

    Thanks for finding these gorgeous pictures and sharing them!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. Exactly what I needed today! It's been hot and dry here, and along with people, the gardens are suffering. I can't imagine what this weather is doing to the farmers. I'd like to sit in the cool ocean water and not come out until it gets cooler.

  4. This ice cream looks mighty yummy. It's been rainy here but the ice cream looks too good to pass.

  5. Such beautiful images - but I wish we had some of your heat! It's been pretty dull weather-wise where I am. That little dog and the fan, just what mine would do.

  6. I just want to dive into that water! The little dog made me laugh, and the iced drink looks very inviting. You’ve found some lovely pics on Pinterest this time. It’s still raining in the UK (mid summer and been raining for weeks) so I might go and look at some warm pictures now. Hot soup and a cup of cocoa come to mind!

  7. Incredible images!! I'm feeling so cool, relaxed and refreshed now - thanks! I desperately want to be that lady in the white gown wading across that cool stream in the shadows :)

  8. You are so lucky to be having such hot weather. I love the photos you have chosen - they are as good as being on holiday myself. Definitely no global warming here! Like Barbara in the UK in Ireland it has rained and rained and rained for weeks!

    1. I would love to exchange weather with you and Barbara for a week!

  9. I feel cooler already, great images. I love the one of the cat!
    It isn't so hot here today but the humidity is very high so it feels muggy. We are hoping for a nice thunderstorm (not a bad one, just a little one) to clear the air.

  10. I do feel very refreshed I guess the swim in the lake helped too.
    thanks for following I will gladly follow you.

  11. Thanks everyone for your comments, we all just have to muddle through our diverse weather conditions and of course we all know that can change in a moment. I need to go and refill my glass with ice cubes...

  12. What COOL images! Yes, I do feel quite refreshed! The little dog in front of the fan reminds me of myself when I was little, and there was no air-conditioning!
    So nice to meet you ~ I'm your newest follower!


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