SPT - Feng Shui Summer


From Lelly - "our routines can seem out-of-whack in the summer and it's more important than ever that we funnel our energy into the hearts of our families. not so easy to do when there are more snacks to prepare, more laundry to do, more trips to the store/movies/museums/gas station... we must strike a balance between pool time, library time, travel time and quiet time!! to help channel our personal chi, let's take time this month to focus on the 5 elements of summer: sun, water, shade, grass and ice cream!!

these can be as easy or as challenging as you want them to be...just get out there and take some pictures!!"

  • july 1 - sun
  • july 8 - water
  • july 15 - shade
  • july 22 - grass
  • july 29 - ice cream

I didn't know that with a little planning ahead I could have done this month's SPT with one stop. We took the kids here the other evening.


We had plenty of sun, water and grass-- and even ducks.






Thankfully along the way there were some of these.


The shade was a welcome break from the hot summer evening.


Next time we need to remember to bring the ice cream!


  1. what a great looking park!! i love the pathway that meanders along the pond there.

  2. Ice cream would have been perfect. The last few times I have been to the park the ice cream truck has shown up. You should see the line that forms. That looks like a great park.

  3. What an awesome place to take the kids!

    Wish I had some ice cream right now too!

  4. Ice cream! It would be milk by the time you got to Discovery park... I haven't taken my kids to that park yet, because I'm pretty sure my girls would think it's a place to swim too...

  5. What a pretty park. So much open grassy space. We don't have anything like that here. Love your SHADES!
    We eat at 6:00, so anytime around that would be great!

  6. That is a beautiful park! Ice cream is always good in the summer. Love the ducks

  7. When I was little, we would go to the duck pond and feed the ducks. It's a great memory for me. I bet your kids will look back on these kinds of trips with fondness, too.

  8. Beautiful! Looks like a great time.

  9. We've driven past that park so many times and I've always thought it would be a great place to lounge around...seeing your pics confirms these thoughts and I may just have to make the drive out there!!! What a fun day and some great summer elements...bring on the ice cream.

  10. I want to go next time!
    That is sooo pretty