Sunday, July 12, 2009

Pretty flowers...

It got a little hot here in small town Idaho today. It was 96 degrees, which is hot for the area I live in. I don't know how some of you do it with the heat and humidity that you are having now. Our heat is a dry heat which is easier to take, other than I am wrinkling at a much faster pace than most. My skin is so dry, I can hear myself cracking. Now, I'm not going to complain about this heat, because it took so long to get it here. Out my window tonight is a beautiful lightning show. I'm glad I stayed up to do this post so I could see it. I love lightning and thunder. I've loved it since I was a child. I would climb out my sister's window and sit on the roof and watch it until it was time to come in and go to bed. (Mom, if you're reading this, I know you didn't know I was putting my life at risk, but I'm still here so all is well). I love this time of year. I love this time in the garden. I love the smells, I love the sounds, I love the colors and textures, and I love going out every morning to see what is new in the way of blooms. I thought I would share some
of them with you . I hope you enjoy them.


my day said...

Hello dear June,
we have been away for the weekend and now I am home I can finally visit you.Your flowers look so lovely,they love the temperatures I think.
And what a lovely story about the lightning show,I just could imagine you sitting on the roof.I also read ten things about you I didn't know,it is so great to know you a little bit more.You also tagged me and I will think about it,but I am not sure if I can write so much in good English.
Have a lovely week and enjoy the good weather.
Dear hugs,Ingrid.

Piney Rose said...

Love these flowers- just gorgeous!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Your flowers and photos are just dreamy beautiful!!!! I just love this time of year but I totally understand 96 degrees might be a bit much, I have a very vast "comfortable" tempeture range, 70-72:)
Enjoy! Kelley

The Victorian Parlor said...

Thank you so much for sharing the beauty in your garden:). I was telling my hubby yesterday that I want to use your pictures as inspiration for our garden planning.
I love how natural your gardens look and your flowers are just amazing! Hang in there with the heat and drink lots of sweet tea:).



Connie said...

Over in this part of Idaho we were 92° yesterday and I understand "wrinkling at a very rapid rate" here, sugar! Your garden is outstanding but I think I love the bird cage the best, chickee........

Marilyn said...

Such beautiful flowers!! I love the roses... I got up this a.m. to 46 & today it will be 72. We are about 15 to 20 degrees below normal & have been so far this summer. I guess I shouldn't complain as the gardens are lovin' it & the AC has yet to be turned on & also no watering the gardens!!
No dry skin here!! Come on over but bring your heavy sweater!!
Ain't it wierd?!?!?!?!
Love to You!

Deb said...

Just beautiful June! I love the white birdcage hanging amongst all your pretty flowers.

Bella Dreams said...

What beautiful flowers and wonderful pictures. I know how I do with the heat and humidity.....lousy! It was 104 degrees here yesterday and humid! YUK! Maybe I should move next door to you! You have a gorgeous garden to look at every day! Have a wonderful week.

Paula said...

Dear Sweet June,

Your flowers are gorgeous!!!! You have such an incredible garden! I loved all the photos, but I especially love the pink roses with the lavender! Are those Queen of Sweden? I have a Queen of Sweden that is just beautiful, though it is not blooming right now. Your roses and flowers are all so pretty, and I love the birdcage!

It has been so hot and humid! I don't like the humidity at all, but it is humid here almost year round! It is quite hot for you!!! I do hope your skin feels better soon, and you enjoy the warmth of summer, and being in your bountiful garden!

The lightening storm sounds so amazing! I am glad you enjoyed it from your window instead of the roof! ;)

I enjoyed seeing your beautiful flowers so much! Thank you for sharing!

Love, Paula

P.S. I forgot to tell you that I love reading Emma. I thought the movies were wonderful, but there is nothing like reading Jane Austen! By the way, I read that BBC is filming a new adaption of Emma.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love the pink & raspberry photo. Just delicious. I don't care for the lighting so much Junebug but the thunder keeps me company at times. I do love the rain but I'll enjoy more when our roof goes on our little cottage. Where is your birdcage hanging~very sweet.

Rebecca said...

Good Morning
Your flowers are all so beautiful...I wish I had the time this year, if you noticed there wasn't much color in my pictures :( My roses are done for the year and I didn't plant anything this year...always next year. Everyone is complaining about the heat and here in Chicago rain rain rain. And the nights chilly only 70s in the day. We had one week if that of heat otherwise it has been cool. Perfect weed growing weather ha.
So enjoy your pictures have a wonderful day!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I throughly enjoyed seeing the beautiful photos of your flowers.
I have the same bird cage and many of the same flowers as you do.

take care,

Lori said...

hee hee, the note to your mom...that made me smile
your flowers are so beautiful...the way you have them planted with the mix of color and texture is really a feast for the eye!!!

Rebecca said...

Dear JunieGirl...

I so needed to see the beauty sent to us by God's hope everlasting, mercy for-the-taking, grace-covering, faith abiding, lover never ending hands today...

May your day be blessed with good things...only good things!


debbie said...

Dear June,
what a beautiful garden you have.....gorgeous and I love the angel you have as a header....if it was smaller I would love to put it on the right side of my blog with the link back to your blog.
i read a few of your lovely posts...beautiful grandchildren and your daughter is pretty in that red/white dotted swiss dress.
I am also 54 years old and was a nurse in my career. I have never heard of Angelman Syndrome. I love to learn so if you ever have time, I would love to hear about your precious son. what a beautiful mother you mother's are made of strong stuff when it comes to our family.
You have inspired me today and I enjoyed walking through your garden with you.
I JOINED your blog as a follower and i hope you will drop by and visit me....we will have a cup of tea
angel hugs

With Loving Stitches said...

These are beautiful flowers June.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Hi June,
Thank you for coming by my blog and entering my giveaway. I am so glad you did because it lead me here to your beautiful blog. I have just spent some time looking through your archives and oh my! I love everything...your gorgeous garden and gazebo, your home, the horses, your photography skills are awesome! Just breathtaking!

BTW, in December, I will have been married 37 years to my HS sweetheart and he is a veteran police officer too. I laughed when you mentioned your "wife of a cop brain" in reference to picking up your Craigslist find. I could sooooo relate to your thinking process! :)

I'll be back to visit you regularly.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

What a delightful garden you have, it was a real treat to come and visit.
Thank you. Came across from Kim's blog.
Also loved the shop Rebecca's what beautiful things there.

Enjoy your week

chris said...

What absolutley GORGEOUS photos & what a beautiful blog! :) chris

Paula said...

Hello sweet June,

Thank you so very much for letting me know the name of your roses. I will have to see if I can find those. They are so beautiful... all of your roses and flowers are!

I, too, never tire of adaptations of Jane Austen! I also have read all of her books, and love each one. I am thinking Pride and Prejudice is my favorite. Do you have a favorite? They are all so wonderful!

Thank you for taking time to visit me. I love hearing from you, too! I am so thankful that we 'met' each other!!! You are a blessing and have such a sweet spirit! You truly inspire me!

Love and hugs,
Your friend, Paula

Sandi said...

Gorgeous flowers June! I especially love the pink roses...and that birdcage! Pretty!

Tracey McBride said...

Lovely, lovely photos June...and a great little story to go with it!
P. S. I bet your mom was horrified to hear about your rooftop storm episodes! ;-)

Anonymous said...

wat heb je een mooie bloemen in de tuin staan,
het zijn ook mijn bloemen waar ik van hou.
bedankt voor je komst op mijn blog,
fijne dag ,

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh June, I'm always a day late and a dollar short. Looks like everyone already came and smelled the roses...I hope there is still some fragrance left for me!

And what the heck did he/she say in the comment above me??? I hope it's something nice! haha

Thanks for the flowers!
everything vintage

Deedee said...

June- these are so beautiful! Your blog is always a breath of fresh air- scented by flowers! I always feel refreshed by it.

janet said...

Hi June, I love your blog and I love what it stands for. The flowers are absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping over to visit me and my little minin stool makeover. I hope you are having a wonderful tuesday.

piitis said...

Hi June!!
Everythink you post on here is so gorgeous.
Your roses and flowers are all so beautiful.
Roses are my favourite:)

Have a wonderful week!!!


Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

So enjoyed your photos June! Before my accident I planted 7 David Austen roses and I am so itching to get out and check on them My DH assures me they are all coming out and doing well but I so want to check them for myself! Will be so glad when Friday gets here- hoping Dr will drop the "house arrest"!!

I so love a good lightning show too!


Gayle said...

Hi June,
I just noticed your pretty face on my blog follower thing, (I'm new at it) so I had to stop by, check out your space and thank you
for dropping by.

OH MY, your flowers are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!
Actually, spectacular might be a better
You are a talented lady.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Attic Charm said...

I'm so with you girl, I love this time of year. The garden seems to change every day, doesn't it? And I don't grow vegetables, but am definitely partaking of the amazing produce available for cheap like there's no tomorrow. YUMMY!

Your roses are that third one down (red/cream/yellow) called Double Delight by any chance? It looks like one I used to have at our old house that had an absolutely amazing aroma.

Have a great week!

blushing rose said...

Your gardens are breathtakingly beautiful June & that bird cage is cute as a button. What will you do with it. TTFN ~Marydon

Jeanneoli said...

Your garden is stunning!

Personal loan said...

all of them are pretty! stunning!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I stopped in to be refreshed . . . you did not disappoint. It is simply gorgeous here.

Our heat took its time in arriving, but it is wearing out its welcome (as it always does -- yes, I'm complaining!). Strolling through the gardens with you has brought a smile to my face. Thank you.

Now where did I put that fan?

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