Sunday, May 30, 2010

Out by the pasture fence.

My crabapples are finally in full bloom! Well, the two that are at the rear of the property anyway.  

The crabapple trees in the garden haven't bloomed yet...still waiting...

The scent of this 'Centurian' crabapple is intoxicating. Mine are the ugliest shaped trees,
but when they bloom, they are so beautiful...when they leaf out...not so much.

But their fragrance is reason enough to put up with these ugly trees.

Out by the pasture fence I have three chairs that I painted different colors
and left out to rot age in the elements.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they will look like by the end of the Summer
after sitting in the sun and rain all season.

Here they sit with my pots of white geraniums.

And I think they will look gorgeous with armloads of peonies on them.

They are definitely not study enough for sitting.

But I do like how they prettify the pasture fence. 

I had to share a couple of shots I took of these visitors to my garden a
couple days ago.

I have lots of robins in the garden and they are my constant companions
as I work. I love the birds in my garden, and wonder if they come back year after year
to nest in this same garden...and if they are the same friends I made last year?

I will be taking another break from blogging for awhile as I get ready to go to Farm Chicks (flea market
in Spokane, Wash.) I have a lot of work in the garden to do before I go, and packing and such.
I will be missing White Wednesday, but I will be coming by and saying hi to you all before I go and
after I get back.

Hugs to you all!


Pondside said...

Beautiful shots, June - especially the crabapple blossoms and those three chairs against the fence.
I was hoping to go to the Farmchicks' show this year but don't know yet if it's possible now - it looks like such fun!!

LemonyRenee' said...

Oh, robins! I, too, love the birds and talk to them regularly. I think they like it.

Those three chairs are about the prettiest things I've seen in a long time. Just sweet and beautiful.

Have fun, but hurry back.

Annabelle said...

Your pictures are gorgeous. I LOVE crabapple trees...and your chairs! Have fun at Farm Chicks. :)

Sandi said...

I LOVE those chairs June!!! May have to go chair hunting. What a neat idea!!

Unknown said...

oh have a wonderufl time june! i hope you find lots of treasures! As for your sweet painted fence chairs...simply divine!!!

Laura said...

Your photos are gorgeous and I love the three chairs with their pretty pots of flowers.

Catherine said...

I love the three chairs , the colors are gorgeous!

Seawashed said...

Those chairs are a delightful addition to your garden! The blossoms are incredible and I wish I could smell them. I don't know what a crabapple scent is.

Anne Lorys said...

Those chairs are just perfect, June!

Have a wonderful time at farm Chicks, I know you will. :-)


Rostrose said...

Oh June!!! Your garden looks wonderful - those crabappleblossoms, the chairs with the white flowers - gorgeous!!! - and the pictures of the robins are a rare gift!
Big hugs, traude
PS: I hope your blog-pause is not too long! But I wish you will enjoy it :o)

Unknown said...

Oh how I love your pastel painted chair. They are lovely and whimsical all at the same time

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

They're gorgeous blooms, June. It's so cute how you've got your white geraniums on the chairs and I love to see the little birdies looking so happy. We were just watching the cutest finches in our side yard last night and they were watching us too. Have fun getting ready for your trip, chat with you when you get back. Have fun!

Alaina said...

June, I love the chairs and three colors too. Those crabapples are beautiful.

Have a wonderful time at the Farm Chicks show, I know there a lot of us who would love to be going too. I hope you find lots of wonderful bargains.

Connie said...

Oooooh, June, Miss "A" is finally here. Come see her, sugar!!! She's such a cutie. I am in love with her already...

oldgreymare said...


I miss many things from my PA roots but one of the biggest is robins...I just love them. When I visit the kids, I get so excited about seeing robins and squirrels and they both just roll their eyes..."oh Mom".

I loved watching a big fat Mamma yank on a night crawler, pulling up, up and up, until "pop" out it would come out of the ground....gee, I miss robins.
: {

Have a wonderful trip and come back and tell us all about it.



Lottie said...

I absolutely love the chairs! I love the way you painted them and the flowers in them! What a wonderful garden idea.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I always love how Martha uses the crabapple branches to decorate with, I'm sure you will bring some of your inside as well! The chairs look fab!!!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Dear JunieGirl...

I love coming to your place. I just do. The "ugly trees" look beautiful to ME and the pastel chairs took my breath away. LOVE THEM. LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

You are such a gracious woman and I am profoundly blessed to follow your blog. I so hope that some day I can meet you face to face.

Love, Rebecca

Lori said...

OHMY!!! i just love how those chairs look June...that is SO pretty and sweet...what a lovely addition to your gardens...your trees look so beautiful...our crab has already done it's blooms for about two days, and then it is DONE...i don't think it is all that happy where we planted it...hubby keeps it pruned into a round top, so the tree itself is pretty...i would prefer better bloomage personally...LOL...

My name is Riet said...

OH JUne, your photo's are beautiful as always. I love the chairs with geraniums, and the pink flowers and the birds. All beautiful. Have a nice time.'Riet

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Love the pressed back chairs in the pastel hues with their delightful occupants.(the potted geraniums)
Have fun at The Farm Chicks and take lots of pics to share.
Godspeed on your journey...
Susan x

Lovey said...

Love, love, love these pictures! I always miss you when you're gone! Will have you in my heart...

Julie Marie said...

Hello June... looks like you are about a month behind us as far as the weather has been... my crabapple blossoms are all gone now, so sad, they were so pretty! I LOVE your painted chairs out by your pasture, and your white geraniums look so pretty sitting on them... have a wonderful time at Farm Chicks... wish I was going with you! xoxo Julie Marie

Victorian1885 said...

Good afternoon June
Your chairs are fabulous! I am sure your garden is like no other I have ever seen..
Have a trip to Farm Chicks!


Greatma said...

The crab apple blooms are beautiful!!! Wish I could smell them. :-) Your chair are charming!!!@
Antique Rose

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Girl, June!
I love your blooms and how wonderful it must be to look out the window and see these lovely flowers.
I am in love with your chair idea!
And the pastel colors are amazingly lovely. I would love to try this and I just might.

Have a wonderful trip and we will be here when you get back.


Andrea said...

Just beautiful! Your blog and pictures are always so pretty!

Polly said...

Once again, your photos are beautiful! I love the idea you had for the three chairs!

I bet your garden is simply stunning!!

Have a good Memorial Day June!


Claudia said...

I love those chairs, June! What a wonderful idea - the different pastel colors are perfect. Have a great time at Farm Chicks!


myletterstoemily said...

always so many lovely things here!

my favorites:

gorgeous crabapple blossoms

pastel painted chairs topped
w/white geraniums

and of course, sweet red robin


The Tin Rabbit said...

Love the beautiful chairs! Oh,please do take lots of pictures at Farm Chicks! Have a great time~ Ann

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love the pastel chairs by the fence! My mom always talks about her bird friends in her garden, too! :) Have a fun time at Farm Chicks!!!

Crowing Moon said...

Beautiful pictures. Your blossoms are gorgeous and i love your chairs. What a beautiful setting you live in :)

Crowing Moon said...

Beautiful pictures. Your blossoms are gorgeous and i love your chairs. What a beautiful setting you live in :)

Rosie said...

Oh June, these crabapple trees are so very beautiful. Do you make crabapple jelly out of them?
Your chairs are crazy cute...and will be crazy beautiful very shortly. I shall miss you, but Cinderella must get her chores done, so she can go to the Ball...Sending you a hug right back, Rosie

Debby said...

Hi June, what an amazing post, your trees are gorgeous and the robins, wow..Great photos, thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

I love those chairs June! Can't wait to see the "aging" after summer. (: Farm Chicks Flea Markets!!! What fun and I bet you'll come back with treasures. Have a great week~ Vicki

Deb said...

Love the 3 painted chairs June! And your sweet Robins. We have one nesting in the arbour directly below my studio. I was hoping to be able to see down into the nest but she is tucked in the trumpet vine :-)Have a wonderful time at the Farm Chicks Flea Market!

Unknown said...

G'eve sweet June ~ Oh, my! The crab apple blossoms are so beautiful. Your chairs are on my shopping list! Great idea & such pizazz for the garden decor! As always everything you share with us displays beauty & serenity ... thank you.

Have a fabulous time in Spokane ... it is a great event & you will probably find lots of great things to bring home to share with us more new & clever ideas for decorating, inside & out.

We lost our robin next with 4 babies when the wind storm tore thru here 2 days ago ... how horribly sad ... they had just begun to peek over the nest edge to view the world. I talk to the 'girls & guys' all the time ... I have some that know when I call them for 'lunch' that they are sitting there waiting .....

Hugs of love, Marydon

Lisa said...

Your chairs are so beautiful. Your pictures should be a magazine June, they are amazing. The garden looks wonderful too. Have a Happy Memorial Day Sweetie. Lisa

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Your crabapple tree looks beautiful, June. I wish I could smell it. The chairs turned out very pretty!
Have a lot of fun at the flea market! I'm looking forward to seeing your finds.

Debra@CommonGround said...

June, your photos are gorgeous as always, we had crabapples at one house and they were heavenly, but you're right, UG-LY the rest of the time. Love the chairs and robins. We have a ton of them here, too. Have a great time at Farm Chicks, can't wait to hear all about it!

Laura said...

Oh June-
I love those chairs and the blooms on the tree are wonderful.
Your yard is so pretty.
Keep showing us pictures please.


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
You crab tree blossom is so beautiful.....perhaps a tree has to be a little dowdy when in leaf or bare, for us to appreciate the blossom even more.
Your robins are very different to our's. They look a little bigger and have longer necks !!
.... and, I love your 'weathered' garden chairs. I love the 'ice-cream' colours that you have painted them.
I hope that you will take photographs at the flea market. You have the best flea markets....I am a little envious ! Have a good time. XXXX

Maison Beldecor said...

Hello dear June,
sooo beautiful picture from your tree and blossom, and the cute garden charis are gorgeous.... As Jackie said, apparently the robins in europe are smaller, wonderful pics...
I hope you will have a great flea market time and I'm looking forward to see many photographs of it....
Warm hugs

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love the idea of the pretty chairs!! What a pretty way to decorate outside.
Have a fabulous time at the show!

Muggensteekjes said...

Oh June, did you hear me scream....sorry but I LOVE those chairs. The colors are my favourites, all three are just gorgeous. Now I really have to go look for three lovely chairs and paint them just like you did, love it! Also love the beautiful tree with the lovely flowers and the birds are so pretty, never seen them before.
Have lots of fun at the flea market and hope you will be back soon.
Hugs, Ingrid.

Barbara said...

Your crabapple blossoms are a delight, June! The color is so vivid.
We should ask a bird person about your robins. I would love to know if they return to the same place every year. (or pehaps they spread the word that you are a nice landlady?)

Have a fun trip!

The Victorian Parlor said...


The crabapple trees are beautiful! I love the painted chairs-the pictures look like they should be on greeting cards! They look so cheerful and fresh:). Have a safe trip to Washington-can't wait to hear about it:).



Robyn said...

I ADORE your whimsical chairs in the pasture! HOW creative! Robins are my favorite!

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Oh how beautiful! All of it, every stinking bit of it! I don't see any of that here in my neck of the woods and I just adore it. The picture of the three chairs needs to be in a magazine I am telling you. June I am sooooo happy you are going to Farm Chicks. We all want every juicy detail of your trip so we will forgive your being absent from us for awhile. Have fun packing and gardening. See ya when you get back!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!!! Have fun @ Farm Chics! :)

Miss Gracie's House said...

I *love* the chairs! such a great way to use them...hmm..I'm gonna think about that...I have tons of chairs:)
Do have a great time...I'll be thinking about you there and wishing I was!

LiLi M. said...

Love the blooming crabapple. Are these trees getting those tiny yellow orange mini apples? (Sorry I'm such a city girl). Love the pastel colored chairs too and what nice visitors do they attrack. I seldom see a robin over here, but we do have a lot of birds as we in our block have a lot of trees and bushes, at least for city people.

Wishing you a lot of fun in Spokane, don't forget to bring your camera! I love your photos! I hope you have a wonderful time and some amazing finds, cu! Hugs LiLi

Faded Charm said...

Such beautiful blooms. I hope you are warming up and theings are starting to grow. We've had such unusually cold weather and nothing is really blooming here.

Have a great time at Farm Chicks. Can't wait to hear about your trip.


Caroline said...

June your pics are gorgeous as always. I wish mine would turn out half as nice! Can't wait to see the chairs after they have weathered as well. Although the look pretty just the way they are. Have a great week.

Diane said...

I love to see your new posts, June. I think the robins come back to the same place every year. I believe the ones who were born here come back. They think it's their home and we're the caretakers. Beautiful crabapple trees. Isn't it just gorgeous right now. And your little chairs are so cute! Love them lined up like that. My husband just doesn't get the "leaving outside to bleach and rot thing". I just do it anyway. Have fun at Farm Chicks. Diane

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi June,
I was thinking how gorgeous those crabapple trees were when I came up the photo of your three chairs. Oh, to die for! Such lovely colors and all lined up, it's just a vision. You did a wonderful job with those ornate chairs and flowers. I"m envious you are going to Farm Chicks - have a most wonderful time!
Sharon :-)

cathleen said...

Awww, such a pretty post. Just lovely! My sweet little Robin Mamma built a nest in my rose trellis right next to my dining room window. I think she was getting used to my face checking her all the time. She laid four eggs...then...three days ago, I waited all day to see her...she was gone. Father Robin is still singing for her but I think one of the neighborhood cats got her. I cried all day!!! I get so attached to all the wildlife that visits my yard. Listen to me...such a Debbie Downer!!! Anyway...have a lovely trip, June.

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
Oh goodness those crabapple blooms are so pretty, and they must smell heavenly. I adore those three pastel chairs in your garden. I am so excited for you to get to go to Washington and visit the Farm Chicks, what fun!! Enjoy your stay and come back with lots of news and photos to share. Love and blessings~ Vicki

Alaina said...

Thank you for your lovely comments. I want you to know I think you take great pictures, they could be in magazines. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Memorial Day.

koralee said...

Your chairs make my heart sing sweet friend..I adore the lovely shades...hugs to you!

Margaret said...

June your photos are so lovely to see. I wonder if you get the fruit on the crab apples, they make the most delicious crab-apple jelly. A little tart but one of my favourites.

Margaret said...

Forgot to say, most birds return to the same nest each year so they may very well be the same friends you enjoyed last year.

Monica said...

I'm oohing and aahing over your painted chairs!!!!! With ooooodles of peonies on them... oh, what a vision!
I'm SO glad out paths crossed, June! You inspire me so much. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

oh so beautiful!!! I love those chairs! and the pics of those robins.....great capture! Have a wonderful week!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Beautiful photos, June. Those chairs look so wonderful outside. Hope you have a marvelous time at the Farm Chicks show - I would LOVE to go there someday...

paperbird said...

June I love your chairs in the garden. The images are so beautiful, I will have to do this with some little chairs I have. Your crab apple blossoms are gorgeous, they are a favorite of mine. Have a lovely time in Spokane. I sure wish I could go. Wishing you safe travels.

Fete et Fleur said...

I have always thought you lived in a garden paradise. This post now confirms it.


Passionate for White said...

Simply beautiful pictures. Just came across your blog and I'm enjoying every last detail!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

What a beautiful post and photos you have shared today.
Love everything!... your pretty Crabapple blossom, chairs( the colours are so pretty and the cute visitors to your garden.
Have a wonderful safe trip away and I look forward to seeing you when you return.


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my June, what a great blog! I am so happy I found you via White Spray Paint! Oh my, the crabapple blossoms are wonderful! Love all of your photographs! The chairs...way too cute!


Rosie said...

Just popped over to smell your crabapple I suspected...lovely just like you...
Smile on Rosie

butiksofie said...

Very beautiful images dear Junde!!!I love to visit your blog!!!Hughs Anja

Privet and Holly said...

Gorgeous images, ALL! I often have the same thoughts about the birds that sing in our yard. Do they have a favorite spot to hang out? When some of them come back from warmer climes, is it to the same yard that they left in the autumn? I hope that you have a BLAST at Farm Chicks. I would really love to go next year, as my folks live in Washington State and it wouldn't be too far to go....a few hours. Oh, to be 1400 miles closer : (
Take a lot of your wonderful pictures and enjoy every minute.
xx Suzanne

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your crabapples are beautiful and I love those chairs. Your pics of the robins are wonderful. I hope you have a fabulous time at the Farm Chicks.


mary pernula said...

Very pretty. I may have to get a couple of those trees to. I also love the painted youleave them out in the weather? XO MARY

Moments of Grace said...

Oh, how I have enjoyed this post. Your flowers are so very beautiful and the chairs are simply too cute. I am always inspired by your lovely photos and comments.
I also love the books on white decor. I am a great fan of white and love the pristine look of everything fresh and "snowy white".
I am so glad that Landon is recovering. God is so good to bring His touch to our physical needs.
I look forward to your next post, my dear. Blessings to you today.

In Grace,

mudderbear said...

This is very beautiful. I love the rich color of your tree's blossoms and the pictures of the robins. Saying that your crabapple trees are so ugly, and yet furnish such lovely blossoms makes me think of The Ugly Duckling story. And the chairs are delightful. I am so happy to have discovered your page here. Hope all is well....Rosalie/mudderbear

GwendolynKay said...

You always have the most beautiful and charming posts. I love the blossoms.

wendy said...

Those 3 chairs are awesome!!!
and I love crab apple trees in bloom.

have fun on your little trip!!!!!!!!!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Now, that's some SERIOUS eye candy....I loved the little chairs out by the fence Junie...Soooo beautiful. I want them for my very own.

Have a wonderful time at Farm Chicks... I missed your for White Wednesday...


Rosie said...

are you packed and ready to go?...have a lovely time...take lots of pics,so you can share it with us...miss you...Rosie

Rita said...

Oh June,
I can almost smell the scent of your crabapple trees blooms... and our pics look wonderful.
Love your chairs. they are so romantic and the colors you chose are the perfect choice to brighten up, if any more is at all possible, your garden. guess your geraniums found the right place to sit.

Anne said...

Just checking in. It's been awhile since I stopped by. I love the painted chairs. What a great idea to leave them outdoors to get weathered. Your flowers on your apple trees are such a pretty color. Good luck on your trip!

Ana said...

Oh June,
How gorgeous are your blooming trees! The color is spectacular. I can only imagine the wonderfully, sweet smell. Beautiufl pictures. Oooo, and those chairs look so cute as flower pot stands. Love them. Hope you have a safe and fun trip...Can't wait to see what treasures you'll find at the flea market. Have tons of fun and we will see you when you come back.

Much love to you,


a Bohemian Market said...

Darlin June:
I believe the birds are the same ones that you befriended before and more who they told about how wonderful you are!!!
Hearing a birds twittering/warbling in the break of morn is one of my favorite pleasures : )
Your chairs are delightful!!!
My Ms. M (10 months old now) and I have been having BIG fun for the last 2 days. Today she is toddling about in her tutu; fell asleep in it this morning : ) She likes going out on my balcony and listening to the birds; swallows, pigeons and a the occasional sea gull : )
Have fun at the Farm Chicks flea market; I hear it is a really good one.
When you get back stop by and say hello.
Much love & peace

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

I can tell you one thing.
If I was a smart bird, your garden would be the garden that I would fly back to every time! :)

In the midst of the oil depression down here in Louisiana...these photos of yours are like sunshine.

Thank you~ said...

June - I just wanted to let you know that I finally got your package in the mail today. I insured it and it should get to you by Wednesday. Hope you like it.

Sweet dreams

awal.ny said...

Thank you very much for your comment. It means a lot to me, I think you take great pictures.

Funny thing about the flowers, I almost never bring them in the house because I do not want to disturb the plant. The other day I gave a friend a bunch of flowers and I was amazed at how beautiful it looked with the peonies, cabbage roses and shrub roses. Tonight I cut myself a bunch and tomorrow I am going to cut enough for every room. Almost like, why wait to use the fine china.
Have a great week.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi June

Beautiful, beautiful post! The crabapple tree reminds me of when I used to make crabapple jelly with my Mother. Good memories!

I love those painted chairs.

What unusual birds, we don't see them over here.

Take care
Isabelle x

Charlene said...

Those chairs painted those wonderful colors all lined up by that fence is DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!! Just like a picture post card. LOVE YOUR IDEA! And the buckets of flowers are icing on the cake. And those crab apples... 2die4! And the robin photos... be still my heart. Have fun at the sale & take lots of photos. Charlene

Rosie said...

hello darlin'
when you come up for air...come for a visit...a lonely Rosie...xoxo

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Hope you are having a great time at Farm Chicks June - what an intriguing name for a flea market!

I love the three painted chairs lined up against your fence - they look beautiful, as do your crabapple blooms and your very sweet robins. See you soon!


Vintage Home said... I am inspsired to plant a crab apple...alas we live on a "lot" and so I will have to enjoy it through your pictures!...thank you for the beautiful pictures!

sanjeet said...

It's been awhile since I stopped by. I love the painted chairs. What a great idea to leave them outdoors to get weathered. Your flowers on your apple trees are such a pretty color. Good luck on your trip!
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Monica said...

Dear June,
thank you for your heartfelt note on the post about my hands. Yes, I know. I cannot garden anymore, it was killing me... Take care of your hands!!!!! I am sad because I had to give up many things, but I am sure all happens for a reason...
Big hugs,