Monday, February 15, 2010

{ Summer Days Drifting Away }









Summer is almost over here in Australia. Last weekend was spent on the beach at Stradbroke Island soaking up a little sun. Here are some photo's of our wonderful weekend [at my friend Jody's beach house]. It was hard not to relax.
[all photo's taken by me on stradbroke island]
pic # 1 - 6 : jody's beach house
pic # 7: making sandcastles on flinder's beach
pic # 8: beautiful flinders beach
pic # 9: setting up for lunch on the beach

54 comments:

  1. Just so you know... these pics are fantastic... (I'm sure you already know...)

    And coming from a chick from NY where it's still winter...

    SO refreshing!!!!

    REALLY BEAUTIFUL! Mind if I post one or two for my readers to remind them that summer is coming and can be so spectacular??

    -Kelley

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  2. Hi Simone I must give you credit - you sure do get around and see whats on offer in our beautiful part of the world. Jodi's beach house looks divine and such beautiful decor. Have a great day. Sandy x

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  3. How lucky are you to be spending a weekend on Stradbroke!!
    I think there are still quite a few more weeks left to enjoy the sunshine, I hope!
    Sue

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  4. What beautiful photographs you have taken! I would love love love to come to Australia!
    Marcia

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  5. What a great spot to spend the weekend! We go camping at Straddie - love it! :-)

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  6. Wow! I love the happy colours in her Jody's home.

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  7. I just love your pictures of the end of summer. Summer is my favorite time of year...we have had 2 feet of snow in New Jersey...Longing for summer!I live at the Jersey Shore! Ocean City

    I have met a distant cousin online from Australia, Robyn(near Sydny)...forget the town right now...her mum is in Perth.

    i think my friend Gidget is heading to Australia for an event in March Noosa Surfing festival...Kathy Kohner Zuckerman. her dad wrote the story about her life...
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Jennifer aka Gigi

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  8. Oh it looks like you would have had a wonderful time Simone! You take the loveliest photographs!! Love your little princess's sandcastle:) Thank you for sharing:) Have a lovely day ~ Tina x

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  9. This looks like such a beautiful place to holiday in Simone. Lucky you!

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  10. You have got to be kidding me!! This beach house (as you call it) is the most beautiful place...love the decor selections, the colors...oh my...to die for!! Looks like a perfect way to end the summer...the beach looks terrific...fun times for all!!
    xOxO Nerina

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  11. Looks like such a beautiful, tranquil place. Your friend's house is decorated so beautifully - I love those coral pink and white fabric covered chairs! Glad you had such a nice weekend. It's a shame summer is coming to an end x

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  12. Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh!
    How beautiful it all is!
    What an honor to be able to see into your beautiful world so very far away!
    Oh...Jody's home is scrumptious!
    That pink and black...and the floral lamps in that first picture are just delish!
    And the BEACH...
    oh me!
    We just returned from a long walk on the beach...did a bit of beach combing and drawing hearts in the sand...but our beaches don't look like that!!!!
    Oh...those are the kind of beaches you travel half way around the world to walk on!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely world.
    Pop over this week...I think I will post pictures of our walk and playtime on the beach on Wednesday!
    Do pop over!
    xxooxx
    Enjoy the remainder of your summer!!!
    Your girls are just precious.

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  13. i love those black and white pillows in the first pic. sooo cute. :)

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  14. Hello Sweet Friend! What beautiful photos! Your friends beach house is stunning and your daughter is so cute! Enjoy your last days of summer.

    Hugs,
    Karyn

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  15. Oh my, what a lovely time you had!
    We're all dreaming of Spring and Summer here!!
    Wish I were there :)

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  16. hola simone!!!!!!qué belleza!!!!!great weekend!!!!!the house and the photos of your friend house are for a magazine!!they are beautifull!!!!!!playing and lying in that beach!!!!the paradise!!and with family and friends!!!!..double paradise!!lots of kisses!!!!!

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  17. Thanks for stopping in to see our Valentine brunch! Your photos are so clear! Funny to hear your summer is almost over. We're still in winter, well as winter as we get here in Southern California!

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  18. Love the all of beach house, what great taste! Just gorgeous!

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  19. That teal mirror is WAY fab. I love those!

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  20. Wow, I'm not big on a lot of colour but gee those colours in Jodie's beach house are perfect.
    Aren't we lucky to live in this part of the world (says she hugging the air-con,lol)
    Angex

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  21. Oh, so pretty! Love the photos so much - they're amazing. They make me long for summer up here!

    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh Simone, can you call that a beach house, surely it needs something grander maybe beach villa..it is lovely...that fab mirror and those colours...

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  23. An absolutely gorgeous home your friend Jody had. I have to say though, it's not feeling like summer is almost over and I am really looking forward to cooler weather :)
    xx

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  24. dear simone... it is so fun seeing the other side of the world yet when we are in touch it doesnt seem so far away... i love this world we live in... thanks for your sweet comment... it made me feel better... he he
    hope you had a great weekend..xx pam

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  25. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend - on a beautiful island in a beautiful house! Leigh

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  26. My it looks lovely! we didnt get to Straddie this visit, might try next time, it looks divine. And how is that beach house, yummo!
    alicia

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  27. What a lovely beach home.....hope your day was sweet today on this Valentine's day! xoxo

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  28. Beautiful Simone
    But I don't want to think about summer ending just yet!! Hope it has a bit more time with us... dreading winter.. take care and beautiful photos!! xx Julie

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  29. I'd have lots of fun too in that gorgeous home!! xx

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  30. Looks like a gorgeous appartment! How nice it would be to get away right now...thanks for sharing your pics! Tracey xx

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  31. Summer Breeze...makes me feel fine. Blowing through the jasmine in my mind....

    Summer may be coming to an end for you, but it's always in your(my) mind..... Enjoy these last days. Love your photos.
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  32. Hi there Simone..these pictures look lovely.I got lost in them!Its Spring here in Ireland, very very cold still.Cannot wait for Summer.
    my Uncle lives in Brisbane (my aunt in Phillip Island) & he often talks about their trips down to Stradbroke Island. Definitely going to vist him oneday!
    Take care
    Jas
    x

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  33. Hi Simone got to stop by I have missed some of your posts (sorry) get's so crazy here some times!! love jodys beach house, it looks so gorgeous, I am heading to Stradbroke island in October my nephew is getting married there, so looking forward to going as it looks a lovley place, hope you had a good Valentine's Elaine ;)

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  34. absolutely beautiful photos!!!

    congrats ;)

    XX!!

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  35. What a lovely, lovely house! I'd build an entire decorating scheme round that striped chair.

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  36. I love that canvas in one of the photos...and the beach piccys - what a beautiful life you lead! xxx

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  37. Hi Simone
    Just love Jody's house. What a wonderful life your little C has. Every little girl should have such a life. She is truly blessed.
    Glad you had such a wonderful weekend.
    Love Dee

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  38. Your house is EXQUISITE it is so well put together it is my dream house! Oh how much I want to go to Australia it's GORGEOUS I would have so much fun!

    Love, Madison

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  39. Simone,
    I can't believe you took those pictures! Wow! I thought for sure they were out of some magazine!! Amazing!

    Shellagh

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  40. What a gorgeous place to spend a holiday! Fantastic! xxoo :)

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  41. oh i'm jealous! looks like a wonderful relaxing time. i'm already ready for summer here!

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  42. I'm stuck in 2 feet of snow..these pix make me smile :)

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  43. I'm hoping that spring is almost here in our neck of the woods! Grass is always greener, huh?
    Brenda

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  44. Oh wow we just LOVE Straddie and will be back there in April (not soon enough in my opinion). That house is divine and Jody is very lucky. My dream is to have a divine beach house on Straddie! Mel xxx

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  45. Me again! I just clicked on your Stradbroke link to July 09 and thats the house we stayed at early December! its so lovely could have stayed there all summer! Is this a different house though ? Mel xx

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  46. Abosolutely L*O*V*E the color combo in the first pic! I'm sure all the snowbirds will love it too...

    Beautiful shots.
    ThX for sharing...
    :D Lynda

    http://nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com/

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  47. your daughter has a wonderful, creative life! love jodis beach house!

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  48. I had those same lanterns as centerpieces at my wedding so you know I love these pictures! Hopefully the photographer will finish up with the images soon so I can post them! Enjoy your last days of summer sun!

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  49. I am swooning. Your daughter is so lucky to be raised in such glorious surroundings! xx

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  50. beautiful post, lifeted my spirits as I am home sick today. but also got me excited for our summer to come. looks like yours has been wonderful.

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  51. loving the lizzies... such a fab flower - best le

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  52. Gorgeous! The home and the beach. Looks like you had a lovely time!
    xx trina

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