Weekend Waterview and Labor Day Forecast


Happy Labor Day Weekend!

We’re enjoying some cooler temperatures this morning (62 degrees!) and lower humidity this weekend, with highs in the 80s instead of 90s and sunny skies after Hermine passed through.


The perfect temperature to enjoy your coffee on the dock or porch or and open the windows.


We’re looking forward to a little boating time today and tomorrow and catch up on a few gardening chores with cooler temperatures. We’re down 7 inches in rainfall for the year and were hoping Hermine was going to bring us rain without any damaging winds or flooding, but she went east of us and we barely saw a half an inch of rain between Thursday and Friday.


 If you’re in the mood for picnicking and your weather cooperates

 join me for a {Less} Labor Day Picnic!

With a Layered Cornbread-and-Turkey Salad, a make-ahead recipe that’s a crowd pleaser, and ideal for a potluck or picnic.

And Peach-and-Blueberry Parfait~ dessert in a jar with very little labor!

Cheeseburger Bloody Mary Skewer

Or maybe a cheeseburger skewer as a garnish for your Bloody Mary?! Assemble your skewer with a mini cheeseburger, and the fixings of your choice: pickle, lettuce, bacon and tomato.


I made a mini buns for cheeseburger skewers from leftover slider buns. I didn’t have a cookie cutter small enough so I used a jigger to cut and punch out a mini bun. If you use a regular size hamburger bun you could get probably two mini buns out of it.


What are your plans for Labor Day?


Thank you for your visit!

  16 comments for “Weekend Waterview and Labor Day Forecast

  1. Ellen
    September 4, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Good Morning and wishing you a restful and Happy Labor Day! Your photos are always such a treat and it is not often that I get to enjoy your post this early. I just want to say Thank-you for your beautiful blog and the your sharing of your daily life. Enjoy the cooler temps, have fun on the boat, and lots of the delicious looking foods! Hope the fur babies have fun too!

  2. September 4, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Good morning, Mary! Wish we could have some of those cooler temps and lower humidity! Oh that blueberry parfait is calling my name this morning! Enjoy your boating and Labor Day! Pam @ Everyday Living

  3. Diane
    September 4, 2016 at 8:59 am

    All I can say is Ahhhhhhhhh…finally some cool weather in Hotlanta. Hope it lasts. Enjoy your Labor Day and hope Chole and Grace have a great time on the boat.

  4. Janet O. Robinson
    September 4, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Thank you for the lovely Labor Day Post! Like you, we are so dry here in Maine , and the high pressure system is keeping the rain from Hermine away from us too.

  5. September 4, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Holy cow! That BM with skewer would be all I’d need for a day like today – perfect! Similar weather here, but I’m acting like I’m still on vacation and ignoring the garden (and I can see a tall, poison ivy vine in one bed). Have a good time on the water!

  6. September 4, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I’m glad you didn’t have any negative impact from Hermine, but I know you were disappointed not to get much rain…your temps sound delightful, and perfect for your picnic concoctions! Love the mini slider idea, and I’m crazy over your cute M mug! Have fun!

  7. September 4, 2016 at 10:44 am

    No plans here for Labor Day, but I’d love to be sitting dock side at your beautiful lake. Looking out to that water, smooth as glass, with the reflection of the clouds is most relaxing.
    Have a wonderful Sunday and Labor Day. Your plans sounds perfect.

  8. Jo
    September 4, 2016 at 10:56 am

    What fun ideas, and gorgeous photos. We are planning a quiet weekend – one daughter’s family is visiting out of town family, the other daughter is in the process of finishing up a move, so we have no family plans – but a nice trip to the beach with a picnic for us, a ride in the country down winding, quiet roads and perhaps a few yard sales – easy and fun – and relaxing.

  9. Karen
    September 4, 2016 at 11:06 am


  10. Mary Michelle
    September 4, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Your pictures are the BEST and I love all your recipes. Happy Labor Day, Mary, your day sounds like it will be perfectly enjoyable on the lake. I just finished decorating our front porch for autumn, even though the temps will still be hot here this week. Later we are going to visit my husband’s step-mother and take her out to dinner to celebrate her 94 th birthday! You would never guess her age as she is still so vivacious.

  11. Jacklyn carney
    September 4, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Mary, Mary Mary,
    You always know how to put a smile on my face!
    We r in Corneius again, looking for some place to spend our remaining days on this
    planet, not that either one of us is ready to cash in yet!
    U have made me fall in love with a place I didn’t even know existed!! 🕊🐶
    I look forward to lazy days on the lake and being thankful for The glory God has given us!
    A very happy and safe holiday weekend to you and yours!!


  12. Ellen Stillabower
    September 4, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Enjoying the cooler tempts…very happy your storms didn’t materialize and you got very little rain!!! I’m sitting on my screened in porch..writing recipes and ignoring the mountain of tomatoes and potatoes that I have to do something with..watching the hummers battling and the finches eating every seed in sight!!! It feels and sounds like a Fall day and don’t we love it!!!❤️No Labor today!!! ❤️🇺🇸🍁

  13. Melodie Strickland
    September 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you Mary for sharing the beautiful photos of the lake. Enjoy your boating outing along with the girls. Our area in the Fredericksburg area didn’t get any rain. At least we got the cooler temperatures.

  14. Kim
    September 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Mary, we were hoping for some good rainfall, too and missed it completely. We are so dry after getting so much rain most of August. After just a few days of no rain our yard is looking rather parched. Have fun boating!

  15. September 4, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I am so happy it is cooling off for you AND that Hermine missed you!! It missed us too, even though we desperately need rain! I am sick of watering:) Our temps sound the same as yours and I am loving it! Hope you had a beautiful cruise!!!

  16. September 5, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Nice pics Mary! Everyone was over yesterday so Labor Day will be a ‘free’ day for me to do whatever I’d like… I’m excited! Happy Boating:@)

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