Longing for Sunshine

3.31.2011

It has been dreary and cold here for days and I long for the warmth of the sun.


I would love to have an outdoor room something like this.


or this

I could even handle this.


Look how bright and sunny this room is.


How about a bath outside?


I love the sun pouring in in this shot.


Old picture of our master bathroom with the afternoon sun pouring in. Haven't seen this in days.


Morning sun streaming in through the shutters.

I hope it is sunny today where you are. I just heard on the weather report that our New England
friends are in for a huge snow storm. I am so sorry to hear that. Hope you stay warm and safe.

How's the weather where you are?

Thanks so much for the participation at the WUW party. You can still join in here.

Have a super day!

KIM

First two pictures Country Living
Other four Coastal Living

51 comments:

  1. I'm ready for the sun, too.. bring it on! Nice inspiration photoa.

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  2. I too am longing for the sun! It's been in the 30's still here and I feel like winter's never going to end :( Love your pics! Now I'm starting the day out smiling!

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  3. Hope it warms up soon for ya Kim! It was only 58 here yesterday which was really odd.

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  4. New Jersey is getting a rain/snow mix today and tomorrow. Lovely. I want spring!...Love your photos - I need a porch!

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  5. Enjoy your blog...very inspirational...know what you mean about the weather...I too, am in the south...the farthest corner of Alabama...20 minutes from the Florida line...so close to the beach...Look forward to your next entry...

    Donna
    Tinglelaneprimitives.blogspot.com

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  6. Love natural sunlight, gives a room a whole different look -

    We're about to get 10 inches of rain over the next few days. My thoughts are, better than snow!

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  7. I'm with ya sista'! All my sports have been rained out this week, so I've been working on my sewing closet and shopping.
    I bought a pair of sandals in a neutral champagne (did you know "neutral" is the new black?). Seeing them on my feet, the salesgirl made a face and asked me if I was planning on tanning my feet. I guess the color was the same pale as my skin, ha. I sure hope to tan them!
    I hear... this weekend the sun is coming our way, bring on the sunshine!

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  8. I'm like you, longing for the sun and some WARMER days! Love all the porch pictures!

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  9. Kim, we are sharing the dreary weather I'm afraid. The sun hasn't shined in a while and it is easy to get into a funk. Can't take a descent picture or get outside the way I would like to. Your images are a nice welcome though, with the sun shining in. Sending you sunny thoughts.

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  10. Kim,
    It is March 31st and we woke to SNOW this morning..the kids asked if they had a delay! Ugh!! I am soooo ready for sunny weather and short sleeves! Your pictures brighted my day!
    Hugs~
    Wendy

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  11. Ah yes the sun.. It snowed here for about an hour and then the sun came out... But it's still cold

    Pattie

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  12. Hi Kim-

    It is dreary and cold here also. Cold damp rainy. It is getting a bit depressing. I can't wait till Spring arrives in the temps and abundant sunshine - so far it only says it on the calendar.
    My best- Diane

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  13. You read my mind. I've been collecting these type of photos too. I guess a photo is the closest thing we can get right now. Cloudy and rainy here in GA.
    Have a nice day!

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  14. Oh, Kim, we had such perfect weather last weekend for the home tour, now it is COLD again! It is supposed to start warming up today a bit, but man I do love me some sunshine!! Hope you have good, warm sunshine soon!!

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  15. Morning girl...I love waking up and seeing the sun streaming thru my windows...we haven't seen hide nor hair of the sun this week...just dark gloomy clouds and rain...ughhhhh...I gotta have sunshine! lol Hope you see some soon on your side of the mountain....Picket

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  16. Love the light shining in the windows. The outdoor rooms look wonderful. We have cold and snow today. Later around 40 which should melt some of it. I am so ready for warmer weather.

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  17. I love all the pictures you chose, Kim....beautiful colors and fabrics. I long to sit on my deck and bask in the sunshine, but we woke up to snow...again!

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  18. No sun here, either, Kim! Very cloudy today with rain on the way. They say some snow, too, but by tomorrow morning it will all be rain again. Maybe 1-3 inches of snow over a wide period of time.

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  19. Kim I'm missing the sun too. Dreary and cold here as well. At least it's not snow (yet). Dreaming of Spring...

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  20. It's really nice to have an outdoor place. I live in the Philippines and most of the time it's a sunny day here. Among your picks, I love the second one. It's painted with simple white but the furniture and pieces made it very alive and colorful!

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  21. I'm with ya. It has been cold and rainy here all week, it even snowed the other day although it didn't stick. I'm ready for Spring to come back and stay! Love the pictures.

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  22. My partner/cohort in this blog thing lives in Syracuse, NY, and they are expecting 12 inches. Lucky for them, they are leaving for a week in Belgium and a week cycling with us in Holland to celebrate their first anniversary.

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  23. Our weather is gorgeous! Heading out for a little bit! Hope you see the sun soon!

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  24. I'm missing the sun in Maryland. It's grey and drizzling, but at least it's not snow!

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  25. We had a beautiful day here yesterday Kim, 60 and sunny!! Not so great today cloudy grey and cold and we might even get snow tomorrow (ugh)!!!

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  26. The last time we had sun was a week ago Friday. I can't believe it's been cloudy for so long. Although it's suppose to be warmer today. The three weeks prior were unusually warm and sunny for this time of year. I love cloudy days but am ready for some sun.

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  27. Great pictures Kim! I would also love to have an outdoor room like some of those! We have had so much rain here in the Pacific NW and have not reach 60 degrees...until yesterday! The next few days we will be sunny and I am so looking forward to the warmth of it! Have a great day! ~ Tammy

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  28. I am SO with you on longing for sunshine. We got faked out with a few gorgeous, warm days, but now we're back to dreary and cold. I have already given the front porch it's annual cleaning in anticipation of getting to use it. If this keeps up, I'll have to do it all again!!!
    Best,
    Susan

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  29. I have been feeling the same way - So ready for sun and Spring and warm weather! Thankfully, we are finally getting a bit of it here- so it's gotta be on it's way to you soon too! Love your inspiration pics- they are gorgeous! :)

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  30. Thanks for the condolences Kim...yes snow is coming tonight! The weatherman said that about ten years ago or so we had snow in MAY!!!! ARGH. Well I can stand ONE more snowfall and then I am putting my foot down.

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  31. Can you beleive that we are supposed to get more snow in the next couple of days? I am so sick and tired of Winter this year. I love sunny days and I don't know how people that live in the Pacific NW where it is cloudy and rains a lot survive it. I need the sun!! I'll take any of those first porches/patios too! xxoo Diana

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  32. Here in SC, it has been raining and dreary since Saturday! This southern girl needs some sun :)
    The claw foot tub is my favorite in the pics from this post - my grandmother had one when I was growing up and I loved it!

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  33. thank you Kim for the pictures of all the SUN its 36 here today and thats getting warm lol .One of these days i hope to see the sun again .I just keep telling myself i could have been in japan :( i pray for those poor people everyday

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  34. I am really ready for some sunshine! The winters here on the Island are very grey. People warned me about the lack of sun. Even though we got a lot of snow back home we had lots of sunny days.
    Today the sun is trying very hard to peek out of the clouds. After hearing about the East getting more snow I am not going to complain about the misty rain today!
    I love these images Kim...I cannot wait for summer!!

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  35. The dining area on the porch is so fun, especially with the mirror.

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  36. Ahhh, sun shining in feels so good. Finally, we have some in So Cal today... in fact it's going to be 90 here today... This has been a long winter!

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  37. Cloudy here today, but I will take it over snow!!! My screen porch is my favorite room here, just need for all this pollen to go away!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  38. I liked the one with the shutters!
    We have been drawing up a new patio!! I can't wait!!
    It's going to be 78 on Saturday here!
    I am gong to be outside all day!!!

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  39. gorgeous... I love all of them! We have sunshine here today and your post just makes spring seem all that much closer! xoxo

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  40. Hi, Kim
    We're having the same kind of weather here in Maryland as you are having there. I think most of us could use some sunshine in our lives right now.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  41. Welcome to my world..Sunless in Seattle, thanks for the bit of sunshine today

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  42. Sorry to have to rub it in but I am in South Florida and it sunny and Beautiful! I will send some good vibes so that you up north lovely ladies could have springs soon!:)

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  43. I'm right there with you ... rain and gloom in Myrtle Beach! However, it's going to clear up this weekend ... sunny and 80 by Monday! It could be worse, right? SNOW(?) ... no thanks !! *Becca*

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  44. Those are wonderful outdoor spaces Kim. I will be happy when the cold and rain stops, so I can enjoy our almost done outdoor space/pergola....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  45. Every photo is lovely, but I'm really drawn to the first outdoor space. I love how you captured the light streaming into your bathroom and sitting room-dappled light makes a space look so inviting. Have a beautiful day!

    Ann-Marie

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  46. Wow those photos are just gorg!! Sadly it is very hot here in AZ its supposed to be in the 90s this weekend. UGH I know some of you would kill for this but this just means that its getting hot very quickly here and isn't going to go away anytime soon :(

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  47. Wow those photos are just gorg!! Sadly it is very hot here in AZ its supposed to be in the 90s this weekend. UGH I know some of you would kill for this but this just means that its getting hot very quickly here and isn't going to go away anytime soon :(

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  48. Oh, that first picture is my DREAM, Kim!!!! Oh to have a porch to dine on! It makes me want to cover our deck!!!! I would love to be able to put furniture, lamps etc. outside for the Spring, Summer and Fall to enjoy and not worry about the weather. It is cool (42) here today and drizzly:( I was out all day in the drizzle. I am longing for sun too but we are supposedly in for DAYS of rain....YUCK! XO, Pinky

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  49. Yes, we had plenty of sunshine. I actually had to turn the air on as the temps are closing in on triple digits. Yay, not!!! I don't know where I was when you had your kitchen reveal, but I must have been snoozin' or somethin'. Just now took a look & it's just beautiful. I'm crazy about beadboard, too. We have some in this house & I hope we can put some in the new house.
    CAS

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  50. I love sun-filled rooms, too. The outdoor rooms are *to die for* :D

    Thanks for a lovely post!

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  51. Here in the Pacific Northwest it's still grey, gloomy and rainy. Bring on the sun!

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