Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Scene of the Blog Featuring Candace of Beth Fish Reads!


Long-time followers of this feature may be experiencing a bit of déjà vu right now.

"We've already seen where Candace does her blogging for Beth Fish Reads, haven't we?"

Indeed you have! Candace is very generously allowing us to see the summer edition of her blogging space. (Snow was a feature in her original Scene of the Blog. Brrrr!)

One of the common things you see around various blogs are seasonal questions: does the amount of your reading change with the seasons, does what you read change with the seasons.... Well, blogging can change with the seasons, too-- especially if you have the capability of being a mobile blogger.

Candace is a mobile blogger, and her blog is one of my favorites. If you haven 't visited Beth Fish Reads, pleasepleaseplease take the time to go over for a visit. Don't forget to say hello!

Let's take a look at where Candace blogs during the summer months, shall we? Don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it full size.



In the summer I like to blog on the deck, if the temperature is cool enough. My first choice is the wicker love seat, but at some times during the day it's too sunny there, so...



...I move to the table and take advantage of the umbrella's shade. I took these photos before I had all my annuals potted up. The deck rails are usually the home to summer flowers and some herbs.




I also included a photo of the view out to my wildflower meadow. It's been a hot and dry summer, so I don't have the profusion of blooms I normally do. The plants are happy just to be alive.

Mr. BFR and I spend most summer evenings out here reading, talking, or just relaxing.


The Midwesterner in me loves the green, the tall trees, and that deck with the comfy furniture on it. As a child, many a long summer's evening was spent chasing fireflies while adults sat on comfy garden furniture out on decks and porches. I can still hear the quiet murmur of their voices.

Before I ever owned a computer, I would sit outside at a similar umbrella-shaded table and write all sorts of things on yellow legal pads. It's easy for me to picture the deck's rails covered with colorful flowers.

And that wildflower meadow! Me... the person who much prefers wildflowers over cultivated gardens any day! I do have one confession to make: it looks like there is an old clothes line out there. I had to hang laundry out on its clone every week. In the beginning, the crossbars on ours were empty pieces of pipe... until the day the wasps took up residence within and I got stung when I began hanging sheets out on the line. Ouch!

Thanks so very much for this summer edition of your blogging space, Candace. It brought back so many memories for me. (And I would imagine that I'm not the only one!)

Who will be featured next Wednesday on Scene of the Blog? Stop by to find out!

29 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me over again, Cathy. Good eyes! That is indeed an old-fashioned clothes line and it is sometimes homes to wasps; sometimes home to drying laundry.

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  2. I guess that explains why Ms. Fish has such an excellent blog - look at her inspiration! I'm jealous - Florida in the summer is miserable, unless you are in the pool!

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  3. Same thing for Mississippi...absolutely 0 spaces for blogging outside. A blogger would literally melt.

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  4. Wow, what a gorgeous place to blog from!

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  5. See, there are some advantages to being a Yankee! But believe me, there are days when no amount of shade makes it comfortable to be outside.

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  6. Good morning Cathy:
    Thank you for posting Scene of the Blog. I am following quite a few that you showcase. I look forward to this post and your Weekly Round Up.
    CMash

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  7. It's too hot to blog outside in the summer here, too. I could do it in the fall and spring though. I loved seeing Candace's outdoor space!

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  8. We have a nice porch, a patio, and a lovely yard, but we also have lots of bugs and for some reason they love me. I wish I knew where our bats went - we need them so we can enjoy the yard. Beth's blogging spots look so comfortable and relaxing. I remember catching fireflies at night but the background was a baseball game on the radio.

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  9. We have spent a small fortune in citronella candles -- they usually do the trick for the biting bugs. But, yes, sometimes we are forced to retreat indoors.

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  10. What a wonderful place to write! Thanks for showing us all.

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  11. Me and a suitcase full of novels will be there in the AM :P

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  12. Beautiful! I wish I could blog outside for more than 2 days in each year!!

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  13. What a lovely spot!
    We have had a rather cool summer (not pleasantly cool but ghastly cold, mind you), and right now Copenhagen is practically drowning.

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  14. How gorgeous and relaxing. I'm jealous!

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  15. Thanks everyone. And Pam, you're welcome to visit as long as you share your books.

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  16. This is just gorgeous! I love the wicker, and I love the wildflower meadow. I always have wanted an English Garden look - not to easy to do in the desert, however...

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  17. I love it! If I sat outside to blog, my laptop would need windshield wipers. :-)

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  18. Way envious of your outdoor blogging/reading space. It looks great! One question though: is it not 112 degrees where you live like it is here right now? #justcurious #iamroasting

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  19. Oh, that's just wonderful! What a great place to be blogging! I have a much smaller garden but don't really enjoy sitting in it - I should make more of an effort!

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  20. Thanks to all. The wildflower meadow in a year with nice rain is beautiful from the deck. This year it's been a bit hot and dry for many blooms.

    Rebecca: You're right, there have been many, many days when it was too hot this summer in midday, but my deck is fairly shady, so mornings and evenings are usually quite nice.

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  21. What a great summer blogging space Candace or even just a great place to relax and read. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    We haven't been able to do much sitting outside lately due to the mosquitos that have invaded.

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  22. I like the wildflower meadow - I wonder if that would work in our currently weedy and shady tree lined stretch all along the edge of our yard? Hmmmm - something to consider as we plan our gardening spots for next year.

    I blog hop out on our patio on the weekends - even through the sweltering heat it isn't so bad in the shade of the umbrella. Plus, I can better supervise Andy as he does his Albert the Fix-It Man impersonation fixing up our shed. That book caused much incentive Candace! I am forever indebted :0)

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  23. Molly: I would definitely try wildflowers -- there are some really pretty shade-tolerant seed mixes out there.

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  24. CMash-- I'm glad you enjoy these two weekly features of mine. Have a great weekend!

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  25. THREE outdoor seating areas?!? Looks like Candace should host a summer readathon in her backyard ... gorgeous and inviting!

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  26. I like blogging outside in the summer, too :) Always wonderful to visit with Candace!!

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