Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fun In The Shade


Headless Jellyfish???

Too sunny to swim in the middle of the day today so our Terrific Trio did some more lateral thinking.
They constructed the roof of our shade gazebo and perched it over one end of the pool to provide the required "shade".













 Snacking on frozen raspberries, they had a wonderful time for hours in their shady "sauna", without being sunburnt!

Sharing at Weekly Top Shot.

26 comments:

Angie said...

Now that's what I call ingenious thinking! Smart jellyfish indeed! :)

Sylvia K said...

Ingenious indeed! How wonderful for all of you and what fun!! Wish I were there to share it! Your photos are the next best thing!

Sylvia

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Good thinking !

Deanne said...

Love the ingenuity of kids!

tinajo said...

Clever - and just the thought of having a pool makes me green of envy, lucky kids! :-)

Joyful said...

Good thinking ;-)

s.c said...

Like the upper two the most. Never thought that shadow in a swimming pool could be necessary. But your weather is so much better then ours. I am a bit jealous.

Pam said...

Ingenuity is the mother of invention, and their mother's homeschooling taught them well.
Your cute jellyfish should patient their unique idea, Karen.

Have a blessed Sunday,
Pam :)

Sivinden said...

Smart thinking:) - nice shots.

Nadege, said...

Clever thinking...look like they had a wonderful time.

geanina said...

ce frumos va distrati voi! sunteti de invidiat:)!

Filip said...

Is it so warm in Australia? Here it rather cold.

Greetings,
Filip

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It's mid-summer here Filip. Last night it "cooled down" to 23c/73F, today's forecast is for 37c/99F, which will be our warmest day this summer. The pool water temperature may become too warm as well as the dangers of sunburn.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love this series of shots! Why don't you come enter it in my Weekly Top Shot meme? We're on Week #11 and I'd love to see you share with me! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=5812

Seeing Each Day said...

Love how you called them the terrific trio - they do always seem very inventive! Your children must get so much use out of your pool. Also glad your younger ones are enjoying their lego, I might just send Tom up for the day, honestly you wouldn't even know he was there if he had that much lego to build with. There is mess - including lego from one end of the house to the other at present, with the two kids room vacated for the painting. And even though I'll be finishing the last touches off today, we're getting carpet hopefully on Thursday (I've requested that day instead of the originally booked following Monday), so it's a bit pointless moving stuff back in, and instead will be moving more stuff out of the other 2 rooms instead. Ahhhh, keep calm, keep calm.... Hope you have a good start to the week.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Now that's thinking outside the box...er...gazebo. So creative!

Angie said...

Come play Scavenger Hunt Sunday with all of us! :) You'd love it. You're so amazing with photography - I would so love to see you there. Just thought I'd mention it, you can find the link for it on my blog, and if you've time, come play! You don't have to do it every week, it's not one of those 52 projects, but it sure is fun participating in.

Angie :)

Helene said...

Necessity...the mother of invention!

Gillian Olson said...

What a great idea, that shady retreat looks very inviting.

Lauri said...

Wow, this looks like an incredibly fun time. Kudos to their ingenuity.

Kala said...

What a clever idea! They look like they're having a great time.

Shanna said...

That looks like a lot of fun to me!

Linda R. said...

That is such a great idea. These photo make me smile!!

Hugs, Linda

J Bar said...

Fun.

Robyn said...

I'd be happy with just a pool - DIY shade or not! Looks like a lot of fun.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Thank you, Karen for sharing this week on 'Weekly Top Shot! I love the beautiful blues you've captured... so lovely! I hope you'll come share with us again

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