Seeking Shelter

Taking every possible opportunity to enjoy these long hot days of summer.

Photo | Lisa Porter

Even if it means being drenched by an occasional rain.

Photo | Lisa Porter

Seems it’s turned my blue bench into a reflecting pool.

Photo | Lisa Porter


Photo | Lisa Porter


Photo | Lisa Porter

Don’t you love the heady aroma of gathered greens ~

Photo | Lisa Porter


This heat though….


Photo | Lisa Porter

has brought with it a bit of tropical flare ~

Photo | Lisa Porter


Photo | Lisa Porter

Mornings are cool and fans move the heavy air.

Photo | Lisa Porter


Photo | Lisa Porter


Photo | Lisa Porter

The sun has arrived, along with the sound of cicadas and the occasional slap of the screen door.

Time to take shelter.

Photo | Lisa Porter

It’s the shelter of each other that the people live.” Irish proverb


Thank you Jamie Shelman for reminding us that Cats need shelter too!

Earth Cave Summer Ink Drawing by Jamie Shelman on Etsy

Earth Cave Summer Ink Drawing by Jamie Shelman


See more of Jamie’s delightful work at her Etsy shop, The Dancing Cat Fine Art and Prints.


Have a wonderful day friends and stay cool ~



The perfect accessory for the girl-on-the-go!

Wood Bead Clutch by Santi at Calypso St. Barth

When only the essentials are needed ~  

Tartu Clutch by Flora Bella at Calypso St. Barth

and just one piece completes your ensemble.

Straw Raffia Embroidered Clutch from Anya Hindmarch at Calypso St. BarthA clutch is the perfect fit!


Stay cool my friends.

Calypso St. Barth

Sometimes in the Bluegrass

Sometimes we just go for a drive.  
Wilmore, Kentucky   photo | Lisa Porter 
Music up, windows down & lot’s of catching up in between.
Wilmore, Kentucky   photo | Lisa Porter   
Sometimes we even stop to enjoy the view.

Wilmore, Kentucky   photo | Lisa Porter

I hope this weekend you spend time doing what you like to do!

Oh Beautiful!


  Sure is ~

Especially on the 4th!






SAINT JAMES BIKINI from COACH                               FERN ESPADRILLE WEDGE from COACH


                                                                                       ST. JAMES COLLECTION for COACH

Hope you have a great big star spangled one!