Monday, 8 July 2013

Hello Monday




Saying hello to week 5 of summer of colours and it's.......candy apple (which I took to be 'bright') red and yellow.  Which immediately made me think of that fast food chain with the golden arches.  Which in turn made me think 'yuk'.  However,  when I started looking around for inspiration I realised I have this colour combination right here in my very kitchen.

Pictured above is my homemade lemonade in progress.  I honestly never realised making lemonade was so easy - it's basically 1/2 cup of lemon juice (or a mix of lemon and lime, even better!), 1/2 cup of agave syrup (ish - adjusted to taste) and a litre of water (fizzy if you want it fizzy).  AND THAT'S IT!

So today we're saying:
Hello to homemade lemonade and strawberries
Hello to a British Wimbledon Champion (well done Andy Murray!)
Hello to gorgeous sunny weather and hot (yes, hot!) weather
Hello to ice creams, paddling pools, sun tan lotion and the smell of honeysuckle in the warm evening air.

It's so lovely.

How about you?  What are you saying hello to?


Also linking to Lisa Leonard.


Image processed using Kim Klassen texture sybil.

33 comments:

  1. So very beautiful!!. You took stunning photos :). I LOVE them!!.

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  2. Lovely photo and post processing.

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  3. happy post ! I would really like to drink this lemonade and eat strawberries with you!
    nice to meet you!

    xxx
    Susi

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  4. Tennis has been the TV show of choice around here for the past two weeks - congrats to Andy Murray! Your lemonade sounds lovely and looks extremely lovely as well. And yeah for the sun - my son and his fiancée absolutely LOVED their time in London, helped along by several sunny, warm days over the weekend.

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  5. Such a pretty photo. Love lemonade. Yum, especially when it's fizzy. Hope you have a lovely week.

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  6. I'll bet this is absolutely scrumptious, Becs!
    Perfect for a day like today. Really hot here too, and humid, but I'm not complaining.
    Summer is far too short here to complain about the heat.

    Happy day to you!

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  7. Great combination for this week's colors. And thanks for the lemonade recipe idea.

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  8. Lovely home-made lemonade for the summer! I love your handheld citrus squeezer!
    I'm saying hello to 8 weeks of summer break and no fixed routine. Hurray!
    Wimbledon was fabulous, wasn't it?!

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  9. Wow, I like your recipe for lemonade, and I love how you used the colors in your kitchen as inspiration for this challenge.

    Speaking of HOT, it's very hot (and dry) here, too. Lots of fires in the wheat fields. That is red and yellow, too (grin).

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  10. Beautiful, fresh and full of summer goodness!

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  11. Gorgeous. I wish I could get more than 1-2 lemons off my sad little tree in the garden to make some lemonade. I'm saying Hello, vacaation starting in 6 days!!! Have a great week. x

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  12. What a great idea...I'll have to get my creative wheels turning for this week...

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  13. I definitely love these two colors together! Your lemonade recipe sounds delicious!

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  14. Beautiful photograph--and the colors perfectly fit the theme.

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  15. Wonderful photo and the recipe sounds good, too!

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  16. I'm saying hello to your beautifully composed photo. Lovely colours, and I never even thought of SOC as I washed the strawberries for lunch. I like the way the lemon squeezer directs attention into the picture. Great.

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  17. I really don't like yellow, so I had a little trouble this week, but I do like lemonade and strawberries =)
    xx

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  18. Love this photo- it looks so summery! Your lemonade sounds delicious

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  19. LOVE LOVE THIS!! How awesome that you make your own and it sounds YUMMY! Awesome things to say Hello to also.

    I love saying hello to July and the birthday celebrations we have this month and a full month of no schedules and being with my kids just soaking up summertime.

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  20. I love the simplicity of your lemonade recipe and your tools for making it. And the photo is a great capture for Candy Apple and Yellow. Hurray for summer!

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  21. Love how your photos are so soft and dreamy. Happy SOC!

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  22. OK now I need some lemonade. ...LOL. Lovely photo.

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  23. Hello, Summer of Color and to fresh strawberry lemonade!! Great idea! I also say hello to painted toes in flip flops, sitting outside reading, blueberries, and long walks...if it's cool enough out, and flowers everywhere! Happy summertime to you, kathy

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  24. beautiful photo and yes so summery

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  25. What a clever photograph! Love it!

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  26. Love your composition and use of color! This just sings "summertime"!

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  27. I love lemonade and strawberries! Your photo is lovely!

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  28. Gorgeous image and fabulous combination. We have been having a lot of lemon and honey drinks this week as we are all suffering with Winter colds, apart from the lack of strawberries this could be my bench!! :)

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  29. The combination of your yummy fruits is such a lovely idea! The photo is beautiful and makes me thirsty ...

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  30. Lemonade is always good, but the addition of a strawberry (or two) is inspired. Wishing you many pitchers of summertime lemonade...

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