Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn is glorious!!!

So, so glorious!!!

Was I sad to put the garden to bed?


But how can I remain unhappy when all of this is before me now???

Aren't we blessed to live in such a gorgeous world?

When I wake in the morning...I have a ritual.

I go to my bedroom window, and draw back the curtains, and say a prayer.

A prayer of thanksgiving.

For everything!

For every bit of it!

The seasons change so beautifully here.

It makes everyday a pleasure.

It makes me want to jump from the bed in the morning just to see the loveliness

that will be gone too soon from view.

These are the last views of the garden I will be showing this year on my blog.

I now hope to get some pretty things made for Christmas to give as gifts this year.

My daughter who lives in Boise came and spent two days with me,
and helped to jump start my creativity.
I have difficulty switching gears from one thing to another sometimes,
and it takes something, or someone to help prod me a little.

I have no idea when Jo Packham will be contacting me about shooting the feature
on the studio, but I think I had better get to making something to show for having
such a fun place to create in.

Nature has certainly been busy (without any prodding at all) creating amazing views

in the garden and around my lovely part of Idaho.

These are some earthworm eye views of the leaves falling all around

the beds and lawn.

I have all the work done in the garden for another year and it feels good to have

accomplished it all before the snow comes.

Of course there is always something that will have been overlooked...

like getting all the hoses rolled up, the lawnmower Winterized,

and the patio furniture stashed undercover...

but those are Dale's chores. 

I'm just sayin'...

Sorry about all the pictures...

but I had so many I wanted  to share and had trouble deciding, since it was the last post on the garden

for 2010.

This crabapple is my favorite in the garden.

Still so much green for this time of year here.

And...can you believe these next few were taken the same day???

Just a couple of days ago!

And this is my last garden bouquet of the year!!!

I will miss you, beautiful roses!

And a few words to live by

Thank you for letting me share my passion for gardening here and
for your encouragement.

So until next year...


oldgreymare said...

Goodnight Garden. Off you go to your long winter's nap....



Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh June
Your garden is always magnificent... and those cabbage roses.. divine!!! My favourite shots here today and the scattered leaves.. they tell such a story...

You know autumn in Sydney is just bleak.. therefore I rarely enjoy that season.. but looking through your eyes and in your country... it looks quite spectacular... Snow is not found in Sydney either.. so I for one will be waiting for your snow posts..

Ok.. have a great day.. and thanks again for your lovely comments.. ciao xxx Julie

Rosie said...

So much beauty. Love those crab apples. I must say there is NOTHING about that tree, that is not to love.
The blossoms, the sweet little apples, even the gnarly nature is just spectacular. We have a wee little court yard that will have a crab tree in the center, come spring...I can't wait...oh dear one I have missed you...May you find respite too, now that your paradise is taking a nap...smile on Rosie

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June, your garden is a dream! You are a lucky one!!!
I wish you a lot of fun with your daughter!!!
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs, Yvonne

Farah said...

Thats beautiful June, very beautiful pictures and I can feel your emotinal attachment to,I know when you work hard for something its so difficult to say good bye.. but sure it will come back and then you have new energy, new plans and ideas.. and we all will be waiting for your garden's lughing angel..

Anonymous said...

You do it to me every time, June... I come to visit and tell myself I'm not going to leave a book for a comment. Then, I see your BEAUTIFUL pictures and just can't help myself! I'll try to keep it simple... STUNNING, GORGEOUS, INSPIRATIONAL!! I think it's because we share the same passion for gardening that your posts manage to grab my attention so. Thanks so much for sharing the beauty that surround you with us!
Gonna miss you 'til next year my friend. Enjoy the holidays! See ya when you get back! :)
Hugs ~ Jo

Regina said...

I should have prepared our tiny little citygarden too. But I cannot: The beans still grow and so do many many other plants and flowers.

Must have been three weeks ago that I bought theses 15 little "Tannenbaums" I always plant in for the snowy winter.

But they have to wait - nature still is too vital and still shows so many marvellous effects that I cannot "kill" it.

Love the impressions of your wonderful wonderful garden !!!!!

Dearest greetings from Cologne/Germany


Seawashed said...

But I love seeing your garden covered in snow...no snow posts???? pretty please.

Pondside said...

The crab apples and roses - such sweet photos - there's an ache at saying good bye to them.
We still have work to do in our garden, and work at the office is piled up. The fabrics and yarns in my baskets wait - rewards for the completion of the not-so-much-fun tasks.
Too many photos in this post? No way! Every one was a treat!

Ola said...

beautiful autumn but I prefer the summer

butiksofie said...

Dearest June, what a paradies!!!Your garden doesn´t look like it is autumn. Your hands are blessed with so much luck!!!
I wish you all the best, have a wonderful day, Anja

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
Aren't the colours of Autumn just so beautiful? I drove through the countryside to the pub yesterday, to meet a friend and the trees are at their best. They look as if they are on fire....just amazing.....and, your garden is amazing as well, whatever time of year. I love living in a country that has the four seasons. Each one offers something stunning, doesn't it ?
Well June, I bid farewell to your beautiful garden for another year but look forward to seeing it in a blanket of snow.....but not too soon....although it looks magical, it means that winter has really settled in.
Lots of love June and enjoy the end of Autumn. XXXX

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Deaest June, your autumn is now coming, and ours is turning into instant winter! We have been having winds since yesterday that have blow ALL the leaves off, and we are expected to get a little snow already! Welcome to Minnesota!


Donna Reyne' said...

You were not kidding...our posts are VERY similar! Yep great minds...hee,hee!
I do the same thing each morning.I always either go outside or look out of the cottage windows at the garden!
It is now too cool to go out every morning but the prayer is basically the same!
Have a blessed rest of the week!
And Thank you for thinking of me!
You are often in my thoughts as well!

Unknown said...

oh june..i will miss seeing your lovely blooms. they always take my breath away. so enchanting! It is hard to believe you are still blessed with so my loveliness from your garden. Alas, winter is coming and , yes, you MUST prepare for your fabulous photo shoot girl! I can't WAIT for that issue to come out! TFS!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

No matter the season, I can always come here for majestic photos. You are so talented with the garden!

LemonyRenee' said...

Oh, just lovely. Goodnight, Sweet Garden . . . until next year!

Julie Marie said...

Hello June... your gardens are looking so beautiful... I can't believe your bellflowers are still blooming! We are covered in snow here this morning in Centerville... it's too dark right now to see how my remaining little flowers have fared... I love that you look out your window at your beautiful view and say a prayer of thanks... so many things in life to be thankful for... the photo of your old wooden gate is one of my favorites, plus the closeup of your crabapples... thanks for sharing these pretty pics... I hope you have fun creating in your beautiful new studio... xoxo Julie Marie

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

They just won't quit blooming for you huh June! ;)

I wish we had "change of seasons" down here in the deep South. I'd love to get into the Fall mood but it's rather hard when it's still in the upper 80's/lower 90's!!!!

I cannot wait to see what you'll be creating for Christmas. I'm sure it'll knock my socks off!
And that's ok with me...I'm a glutten for your punishment, I'll have a stack of socks besides me just waiting!!!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I LOVE!!!!! your beautiful outlook on life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~Debra XXX
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Claudia said...

I'm putting my garden to bed, too. I have yet to put away all outside furniture, etc.

Love all your photos, my friend. When Jo contacts you and arrangements are made to photograph your studio - oh, will that be fun!


Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Dear June, how I love your photographs, especially the last bouquet, and the blue Hairbell's ooo! and the CrabApples Oh! it's all so lovely! And so are YOU!

Hugs Jane

Junebug said...

June, hee-hee, Never too many pictures! They are all gorgeous, like usual. We have way too much rain to get pretty Fall pictures. I can't wait to see pictures of your creative Christmas gift. Oops! Maybe you can't post until after Christmas, elves may be checking in to steal your ideas. Have fun switching gears!! June

time worn interiors said...

One thing for sure, you know your garden will wake up glorious in the spring! Have a great week!

Ana said...

Thank you June for always sharing your beautiful garden with us. You don't know how many times I've imagined myself walking through it, just enjoying and taking in all its beauty. It is absolutely breathtaking. Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Celestial Charms said...

Wonderful and inspiring photographs. It truly is a blessing to be surrounded by such awesome beauty, and to have the gift to capture it! Thank you for sharing.

Faded Charm said...

What amazing images you have captured. We had some beautiful colors this Fall also, but now that the rain and colder temps are here, things are looking a little worse for wear. Now, to find the time to get out and cut things back.

Hope all is well with you June.


Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Amazing photos of your fall garden! Your roses are still so beautiful.I am wondering which crabapple tree is your favorite.
You sound like you are still busy - I am looking forward to what you make and also the photo shoot!
Take care,

Diane said...

All beautiful shots June. Your crabapples are gorgeous. Yes it is a good feeling to put it to bed and get on with other things. Till next spring - goodbye garden. Diane

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi June,

Yes, it's that time to start preparing for the cold months ahead something I'm not to keen on it getting here to soon. Your garden stills looks wonderful and it's something to look forward to for next year even thought it's hard work it certainly makes up for all the beauty it has to offer. Get on it Girl, get busy with some creations.... oh I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see everything. This is big stuff... hehe

Much love and big Hugs*

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh June, this is such a beautiful post! You have captured the beauty of this time of year so perfectly... still a little bit of summer hanging on but all of the pretty fall leaves. I think the lighting is so reflective this time of year too...


Lisa said...

Oh June,
I feel sad to know these are the last pictures I'll see this year of your amazing garden. I have told you a million times, (I'll tell you again a million & one) that your house is my absolute favorite in blogland! You call me an artist June, but it's you who inspire me. Your art, your home...garden..life.. that is your art & your amazing. Boy I sound like such a suck up, LOL. The pictures of the leaves on the ground are breathtaking. Wow. Love you June! Lisa

Polly said...


Coming here is always a dose of cheer!!

Thank you June!



Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh...peacefully beautiful!

I just love to visit you June ~ I always, always leave smiling!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning pictures! You never disappoint my dear:)

wendy said...

I can't believe for Idaho you still have so much beauty around you and STILL got one last bouquet from your garden.
You are lovely and I leave to hear about all your gratitude.

I don't mean to bellyache, but here it has been foggy and grey and bare.
but, I'll still try and remember to say a little prayer of gratitude when I open those blinds.

{oc cottage} said...

You have beauty ALL year long!

m ^..^

Trisha said...

I am sure that your garden is beautiful no matter what the season may be! It's so hard to believe how fast this year has flown by...it will be summer again before we know it! Happy Fall!


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful walk through your garden.....so so peaceful and gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward already to next spring!! DH finally got up our white picket fence up by the detached porch and I have visions of an arbor and flowers along the pretty white pickets!!

I do love crab apple trees too June!! I don't know what it is about those trees but they just make me happy seeing them!! Did I tell you I made candied crab apples this year? They were wonderful!!

bee blessed

Unknown said...

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful world. And to have bloggers such as you who share their little piece of it with us through such beautiful photos!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June! Oh, you kind human being you.......thank you for such a lovely wake up this morning! As the wind CONTINUES TO BLUSTER ABOUT THE TREES for the second day in a row, I am warmed in my heart by your visit. I hope you and yours are safely tucked in from any violent weather; we here are dealing with that low pressure system that is giving us an unusual HURRICANE TYPE wind pattern! I woke up at 2:00am yesterday and could not sleep because of the howling sounds above my head!!!



Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

It was so lovely to read your sweet post and see more photos of your gorgeous garden.
Love it that you are putting the garden to rest, until it warms back up again. I really loved seeing the last of the roses, the crabapple and the Autumn leaves on the ground.
Have a wonderful rest of October, dear friend.


J. Wecker Frisch said...

Hi June - I love your morning ritual as you pull back the curtains. Thankful. Yes, I feel the same way and need to be more consistently mindful.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful gardening photos. They really belong in a book. Have you thought about writing a book? I'd certainly buy one. Can't wait to show my little son the cherry tree! He loves cherries. All of this is just awesome. And what a lovely way to start the day. His mercies are new and fresh each morning. Hugs, Tammy

Ann Marie said...

I am also amazed at your Pretty Idaho weather. Here in Utah we had 70's one week and then snowing BIG time these last 2 days.. Crazy.. as my trees still have leaves on them!!

I ADORE your pictures.. and LOVE your attitude of Gratitude!

Have fun Creating with your daughter! XO

Monica said...

Oh June,
what an amazing garden you have, I think I've already told you a thousand times I love it! Unfortunately, as you know, because of my hands, I cannot garden extensively anymore. We viewed gorgeous properties in England with glorious gardens, and the landlords even offered to pay for a gardener, if needed. It was a huge relief, even if I'm not sure I'd like to have someone around my garden (even if it won't be mine!LOL) taking care of my precious plants and flowers! Let's see. As for now, I already transplanted all my peonies. It might be silly to some people that I bring them along with me to another Country, but I know you'll understand ;))
I'm glad you enjoyed my English Tales.
Hugs, and have fun in the studio! Can't wait for that issue of WWC.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for all the pictures? My goodness, June, you garden, home, studio & photos are always such a joy to see! Thank you so much for sharing all this beauty with us!
Big hugs & sleep tight sweet garden!

CIELO said...

Hi June... your garden looks so pretty in its autumn attire... it is sad to see it go dormant, but soon it will come back to us in all of its explendor.... have a blessed day!


Weißer Vintagezauber said...

Dear June,
I have not written for a long time any more.
Your garden is pure idyls all the same to which season. I love also the gardening and can understand with it your small sadness if it goes now in the winter break. This has fascinated everybody tomorrow if you the curtains me you a prayer and thanks gathers says we so may live... the magnificence of the nature.
Would be greeted quite nicely,

jenny~ said...


I love coming to your blog and seeing all your beautiful pictures, its like having a piece of home with me all the time. Its hard to be home sick when I have your pictures to look at. Thank you for making me miss home a little less.

Brenda Pruitt said...

The view through your eyes and your lens makes the world a very beautiful place.

Privet and Holly said...

I'm already anticipating
your beautiful spring gardens!
I also give thanks in the
morning, before I even step
out of bed. I like the idea
of gratitude in front of the
window while taking in all that
nature has to offer, though.
May have to try it : ) Can't
believe how much further we
are in terms of the season....
Enjoy yours while it lasts!
xx Suzanne

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Even though it's sad now to see that the garden takes a break, there is something to look forward and you'll be all excited again when the first flowers start to bloom in spring. Don't we enjoy things more that we don't have all year round? In the meanwhile you have all the gorgeous pictures of your garden to look at. When it will get all gray and drearily over here, I know I still can click on your blog, look at some older posts and enjoy the luciousness of your garden in spring and summer :-).
Have a lot of fun creating Christmas gifts in your wonderful studio, June! I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations!
Big HUGS to you,

Unknown said...

You, of all people, fussing about making something pretty for the 'shoot' ... excuse me, sweet June. There is nothing about you that isn't beautiful ... whether in decor, gardening, or yourself! I am so thrilled for you ... what a compliment & so exciting.

Your 'last' garden pictures are just gorgeous ... as always. Preparing for a 'rest' ... the seeds are nestled beneath the fallen leaves, nourished by the fallen snows, to bring forth new beauty in the spring & colors for the summer.

Have a BOO-TEA-FUL weekend!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Such beauty that still greets you in the morn. Rich in colour and sweet in fragrance the memories shall hold strong all through the Winter...
Susan x

Sheila said...

Wow! You are my gardening idol! :) I also like your morning ritual. So important to be thankful.

maría cecilia said...

I was so thinking about you last night when it suddendly started to snow in the middle of springtime... In my mind where the views of your part of Idaho all covered by snow for a long time and then the miracle of June´s garden starting to bloom again, so this morning, after crying a little bit for all the loss the snow did at my garden I said to myself "this is just nothing, everything will live and blossom again just as in June´s garden, why should I be sad for just few centimeters of snow??

I´m so in love with every inch of your garden at any season of the year!!!!
muchs hugs to you,
maria cecilia

maría cecilia said...

forgot to say that you have no idea how much you have taught me since I met you!!!!

My name is Riet said...

Oh dear JUne these pictures of your beautiful garden are just as magnificant as all year and I can't believe all that beauty is over for all those months. But now you are going to show us everything else of your world. Looking forward to that of course my friend.
Hugs from Riet

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Gorgeous photos! Your spirit shines through in all you do! :)

myletterstoemily said...

thank YOU for sharing your beauty with
us! there is such a sense of peace and
purpose on your blog.

i pray you get all your creative projects

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Au revoir bel été!!

Jane said...

Hi June,
Such beautiful pictures. Your garden is amazing in any season.
I LOVED the photo of your last bouquet of the season. Do you take a picture every year of your last bouquet? I think it would be neat to have a little scrapbook with a picture of each year's last bouquet.
Have a wonderful Sunday and a Happy Halloween.

Rebecca said...

Hi June
How glorious it all is... time to rest now. I just got back from traveling across the the prairies of the Midwest and found so much beauty in what God has created. I could hear his voice in the wind whispering over the prairie grasslands that stretched as far as the eye could see. It all magnifies the Lord, just as your garden has done. Isn't it all amazing.
Blessings dear friend

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Beautiful garden...loved all the photos! :)

Shabbygal said...

Oh June your garden is still gorgeous even in fall! I have been away from blog land for quite some time but I'm back/ Please stop by and say hi! Traci

LiLi M. said...

Finally I arrived here June, luckily still in time to see all treasures in your garden. I love love love that sign on the last photo. It must be your motto, as you are one of the shining suns in blogland. Your photos are gorgeous as always, wishing you and your family a happy Halloween and a beautiful autumn!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aw June honey what a send off for your lovely garden. I so enjoy your pictures so never stop showing your flowers. They do so much for me to see such beauty.
How I wish my friend everyone in the world jumped out of bed and gave Thanks like you do.
Thank you for sharing your beauty and a beautiful part of your life with us

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Isn't it so beautiful this time of year?
I think it's so wonderful how God made this for us to enjoy. He could have made everything just instantly turn brown and fall off, but the way He orchestrated this season to showcase such beauty during the trasition, never ceases to amaze me.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey June
How's that new broom working out??? hehehe... Have fun.. xxx ciao Julie

Rosy Inspiration said...

I don't mind the photos at all, the more the better. Your garden is still one of the most beautiful, even at this time of the year. Thanks for taking us through it, I really enjoyed it.

koralee said...

It is such a blessing to be thankful...your photos are amazing.

You will love JO!!! She is so so sweet...whenever she comes {I know she likes to come to every shoot if she can}...give her a BIG hug from me....PLEASE!

Happy NOvember my friend. xoxo

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Your garden is so beautiful June - and we can never have TOO many pictures!

Enjoying the seasons through the subtle changes in our gardens is such a delight and indeed one to be thankful for. You are so lucky to have such specific seasons in your part of the world. They often get all mingled up here, with a little bit of everything!


Candylei said...

Oh your roses and garden are beautiful. I know you don't have the heavy clay soil we have in Maryland. Thank you for being a passionate gardener!

Barbara said...

Pure gold, June. I so enjoyed this post. Each season has it's own charms.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Nobody could beat your garden June.....nobody!! love it! x0x0

Sandra said...

So pretty! I love all things garden. I can't help but to see God's work at hand:) It is all breathtaking.

Rosie said...

Was in need of a quiet little stroll through the garden...meet you at the gazebo...miss you Junbug...