Thursday, April 14, 2011

A friend's new blog and my new garden blog.

Oh...and some collages too!

I finally learned how to do photo collages.
Well...kindda...

I still have some practicing to do.



These are my first attempts.

I have wanted to do them for a long time, because sometimes I have too many pictures to share
for one post and it's a great way to condense so you aren't having to scroll through a ton of
pictures.
I have rediscovered how much I love photography.

I am terribly out of practice though and
spend a lot of time playing with the settings on the camera and different light sources.
And while I will never do family portraits again or weddings professionally
(hated it) too much pressure and too much time away from my family))
I do love taking pictures of 'things'.
Cool 'things'
Pretty 'things'

I still have so much to learn about digital photography, and am quite a late bloomer in it.
But my desire to have my camera with me all the time is strong,
 so I can capture all the beautiful things
the world has to offer. 



The three collages here are shots I took around the house
of things I thought looked Springy.


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Now...
I would like to introduce you to one of my face to face friends who has recently started a blog to promote the
 sale of her quilt patterns. I don't know how many of you who read my blog are quilters, but even if you aren't, you will love her designs.

Kay and I have been friends for a L O N G time.
We have children that grew up together.
 Our families spent a lot of time together when our children were young.
So many good memories!

Her youngest son even married one of my daughters!
I don't think either of us ever thought that any of our kids would grow up and marry.

When Season first told me she was seeing Beau I said 'you're kidding, right'.
She wasn't


Kay has so many talents, and quilting is one of them.
I wanted to share a few of her designs here today.










 To see more of her designs, you can visit her blog Applevine Design
or her Etsy shop by the same name.
 This girls got talent!!!!

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I have started a garden blog to keep record of the many things that go into keeping a garden.
I needed this blog for me. I often go about things backwards and I'm hoping this 
blog helps me to go at things in a more orderly fashion.
So really this blog is for me personally, but since I am also keeping a record of the garden through pictures  
I thought I would also make it public. 
I will not be enabling the comment setting on it however,
because... 
some days it will be the ramblings of a woman who has had too much sun,
too many ideas rolling around in her head,
too much dirt and grime,
too many tasks to ever be able to tackle in one day,
so it won't always be worth reading.

but...
some days it will be full of beautiful blooms,
interesting gardening tips,
some conversations.(mainly in my head)
Whatever strikes me on any given day.

While my  Laughing With Angels blog is where I like to show the pretty things in my life.
This blog will be a little of everything.
 The blog's title is Grace Gardens.
I think of my garden as an expression of grace,
 so the name seemed appropriate.

This is the little Spring banner I created for it.


I do hope you are all enjoying Spring wherever you live.
The snow is finally gone here except for a patch or two in the backyard.
And I couldn't be happier!

108 comments:

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Your photos are beautiful! A real pleasure to look at and very professional looking.
About to pop over to the other bloggg.
Isabelle x

Victoria said...

I love how your collages turned out, they're gorgeous! I will definitely check out your gardening blog, hopefully you can throw in some tips for those of us with brown thumbs:)

I'll check out your friends Etsy shop also, her quilts look beautiful! How cool that your kids ended up marrying!!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi June,
I am enjoying spring so much, having a hard time staying indoors with life happening outside.

Thank you for the introduction to your friend. She has beautiful quilts you've shared here with us, today.

I will definitely follow your gardening blog, I love tips and have 3 yards to make beautiful this year. I appreciate your help!
xo~Tracie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

hey sweetie,
will you put the follower button up on your Grace Gardens?

I know... another thing to do, right?
xoxo

Trisha said...

Hi June!

I bet the wedding pictures that you took were beautiful! I love your collages-they turned out so pretty! I definitely want to follow your new blog because I need lot's of tips on gardening! Enjoy your day!

~Trisha

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi June... yippee, I am your very first follower on your new blog!... I don't want to miss a single thing!... your banner for it is so cute! ... just looked at your posts there too, gorgeous!... your friend's quilts are also gorgeous... I especially love the garden one... hope Spring comes your way for real soon too... we have snow here again today!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Oh yes, your collages are lovely!

Trisha said...

P.S....those quilts are AMAZING!!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely collages! I love the detail on the muscari in the last one - brilliant. Lovely quilts too! I'm off now to look at your garden blog! Abby x

Deborah said...

Your photos are beautiful and so soft...
Those quilts are so amazing!
The story of you and your friend is heart-warming..wow!
Im off to visit her now :)
The last few patches of snow have melted on our lawn too..yea!!!!

Deborah xo

Anne Marie... said...

quilting....SO hard....hers are really detailed too!

love your collages - great idea -

and I can't wait to read your garden posts!!!

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Deborah said...

OOps, I cant access any more than the first page of her blog..although Ive had some problems accesssing some of the shabby blogs too.
I dont know why :(

Deborah xo

Suzann said...

Hello June,
Your pictures are so beautiful!!! Your photography is awesome!!!
Love your friends quilts also
I hope you are doing well.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Claudia said...

I cannot tell you how happy I was when I saw 'my new garden blog' in the title of this post!!! I gasped. I think you are such a wonderful, talented gardener, June, and look forward to reading each and every post. I'm always begging you for tips - so this will be perfect!

You are a wonderful photographer by the way!

xoxo
Claudia

Bente said...

Beautiful collages. I love your blog and will follow your garden blog too. Think I hire you to make my garden georgious, like yours hi,hi. Plenty to do there, thats for sure.

Have a nice day.
Hugs from Bente

Attic Charm said...

Ooh yippee, a garden blog!! I will love following your garden progress and tips, hopefully it will inspire me to get in the dirt more and be on my duff less :)♥

Olive Cooper said...

I like to think that collages build character. Your images are beautiful.

maría cecilia said...

Dear June, you couldn´t choose a better name for your garden blog!!!! You are so clever as to have that blog just for yourself, there´s so much happenings in the garden to keep memories of and what better way than sharing it with us though keeping it personal!!!! Good idea!!! The last post with the white chair and the tulips can´t be more June, adorable, delicate, sweet and filled with romance!!!!

Whatever you do my friend is always amazing and these first mosaics are soooo lovely!!!!

Off now to meet Kay.
sending much blessings to you and family... and your Grace Gardens

Squirrelhaus said...

Love your new collage photos....now you have to teach me!!!!!!!
I will be visiting your new friends post!
Have a wonderful day!
Chris :o)

time worn interiors said...

Oh June I'm jealous! I love these collages and would like to learn to do them for myself! Your photos are fabulous!
Theresa
aka:tot

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi June!
Your pictures are just gorgeous girl!! Love the hydrangea ones....your home is beautiful. :)
xo,
Shellagh

I think I'm following Theresa around too....this is the 3rd place I've left a comment after her!! funny!

Marie said...

Her garden blog is almost as lovely as yours! I soooooo love your garden! I'm a huge fan.

Oh, and I have yet to learn how to do a photo collage. Is there a special software for this?
-Marie

Rebecca said...

Oh girl...I'm in HEAVEN whenever I lay my eyes on the things you grow. A-MAZ-ZING!

xoRebecca

Lounging with a Latte said...

Well done on your collages. I love viewing all your beautiful photos, you're a very talented photographer. I find myself taking my camera with me wherever I go to but then quite often forget to take any!!

Terra said...

Your photo collages are very charming and spring-y. Your friend's quilts are pretty, and how amazing that your children married each other!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi June ~ your home looks very springy (is that a word?)! I love your little banner too and your collages. You have been one busy girl! ~Stacy~ xo P.S. It's still FREEZING here in SLC!

Debra@Common Ground said...

June, I just love coming here. It's always so lovely and peaceful. I joined your new blog as a follower, there's so much inspiration to be found in your garden. Thank you for documenting it. xoxo

oldgreymare said...

followed you right over there- will follow you anywhere my dear friend. :D

xx
z

Petite Michelle Louise said...

well...for someone who is "out of practice", you sure took some amazingly beautiful pictures! those collages are petite works of art if i do say so myself. i would hang anyone of them on my wall. you have such an eye mon amie. what a sweet story about your friend, kay. i will visit her blog and say "hello." bonne chance with your gardening blog! i am sure it will be as magnifique as "LWA!"

debbysgracioushome said...

June,

Love the collages....I need a lesson! I can't for the life of me figure those out!

Your garden blog will be awesome if it is anything like Laughing with Angels.

So happy to have found your blog

Happy Spring & Have a Blessed Easter

Debby

debbysgracioushome said...

June

Ment to tell you....

I've got the exact beautiful rose plate in your second collage...love the pattern. Would be so happy to dry my hydrangeas, any secrets?

Debby

d. reyné said...

I love your collages!
I checked out your new garden blog last week! So...wonderful and that is the most precious banner/header I have ever seen!
Much love and hugs,
Dona

All That Jazz said...

Love your photos June! The collages are fun, aren't they??
Thank you for introducing us to Kay. I was watching Farmboy's mom put together a quilt the other day and was flabbergasted by the amount of work that goes into it!
I will check out your garden blog, it sounds lovely!
~michelle~

Angela said...

Oh my goodness! Great news about your new garden blog and I just love the new look of Laughing with Angels as well! I need to learn how to do photo collages too but I don't have fancy photoshop or anything. All of your photos are so gorgeous! Have a great day my dear!

Denise said...

Your photo collages are beautiful. I think you have a great idea with your garden blog. Can't wait to check it out. I'll stop in and say hello to your friend also. She certainly creates beautiful quilts!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi June! Your photos and collages are beautiful. You have the most gorgeous garden and I will be a regular visitor to your new blog. I'll stop by and say hello to your friend too.
Hugs,
Sherry

Vintage Home said...

Season & Beau..that sounds so romantic!
I think Kays quilts are wonderful...I will go visit! As a Canadian I really appreciate the "Stars & Stripes" one!
I am leaving here and going to your new Garden blog...so smart to set that up...it will be nice to be able to follow you as I am in love with your garden.We just had 4" of snow last night so maybe we are done!
I think your collages are wonderful...funny how pairing makes them strong & sweet.
Have a great weekend....Colleen

Rosy Inspiration said...

Hi, dear June, I really like your new banner and face here at your blog, so fresh and lovely. I think you are doing a great job at the collages, they look breathtaking. Also I'm so glad that you're making your garden blog public, I think I and many others would benefit from it. Hugs to you too, have a fabulous weekend.

Laura said...

Hey Miss June-
I can't wait to read your new blog.
I am that crazy woman who has been out in the sun too long!

Laura

Laura said...

Oops!
Your friend's quilts are a work of art!

Laura

Patty@sewingseeds said...

I just hopped over to your garden blog and became a follower. I could just ohhh and ahhh over your lovely garden all day! Can't wait to see it come to life and to hear your ramblings...maybe it will make me seem a little less crazy!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

I just hopped over to your garden blog and became a follower. I could just ohhh and ahhh over your lovely garden all day! Can't wait to see it come to life and to hear your ramblings...maybe it will make me seem a little less crazy!

My Grama's Soul said...

This little spot of your IS JUST PLAIN PRETTY!!!!!!!

Hugs,

Jo

Pondside said...

Aren't mosaics fun!? I love them.
Have fun with your new blog - I'll pop over to see it.....lovely images you've gathered for it.

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Your collages are lovely...just like everything on your blog! I'm off the check out your gardening blog which I'm certain will be just as lovely!

jojo said...

we had snow today...grrrrrr!

I saw your gardening blog a few days ago, lovely I might say, also I am looking forward to tips...I need lots of garden tips. Like...how do I keep my seeds from floating away?? When will the weather be better?? help!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful Photos.... Love the effect that the collage does, also Love the quilts that your Friend (family) Creates, just stopped by your new Blog ~ Fabulous, Beautiful Job, June......
xox
Cheryl

Diane said...

Your photos are always exquisite June. I'm looking forward to checking into your new blog, I love the grace part. Maybe it will help me to garden along with you????? Thanks for sharing your friends new blog. Her colors are gorgeous. Diane

wendy said...

All kinds of beautiful things here.
OF course I will go visit your Garden blog. As it is my virtual imaginary place to visit and feel surrounded by beauty.

those quilts are amazing. What a lot of detail and effort there.

We have been having a little fun in our green house. Have some things planted now (hopefully they don't get killed off by the cold) we got 4 more inches of new snow today and I.AM.OVER.IT
We bought a little bistro table and 2 chairs to put in there, so we can sit amongst our plants and play cards and listen to music. Kinda fun.

IF EVER..........we get any spring and summer.

Jane said...

Hi June,
So much news in this post! I have always loved your photography, you definitely have a real talent. You don't look like a newbie to creating collages either!
I will definitely go visit your friend's blog, always nice to get to know someone new. And last, but not least, congrats on your second blog. You have a beautiful garden and I'm sure it will be reflected in your new blog.
Jane

wendy said...

Sooooo. June.
Your garden blog is not set up for comments???? I just went there and it is lovely.
All the beauty in your life fills my soul...just like the tulips.
We can certainly feed our bodies, but if our souls are empty....how sad is that.

MJ Ornaments said...

Miss June, I love your new header, and all your photos are lovely as ever. XOXO Martha

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

June, your photos are among my most favorites in blogland. Everything you touch just has a softness and an ethereal quality to it.

Off to visit your beautiful new blog!

XOXO,
Anne

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi June, My goodness you have been a busy girl! What a great job you did on your first try at collages, they look wonderful, so soft, and sweet... and now you are starting another garden blog? Wow, you are amazing girl! I'm off to have a peek!

hugs, Sherri:)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your collages are beautiful and so wonderfully springy, June. The pastel colors combined with the whites look very dreamy. You are such a fantastic photographer! I also love the tulip pictures on your new blog and I agree. It's very important to nourish the soul.
Your friend's quilt patterns are very cute and I wish her great success with her blog and shop.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs to you,
Julia

Pink Princess said...

You did a wonderful job on your collages :) LOVE the soft colors.

Hugs from Marian (haven't written a comment here in a long time, sorry. Been busy but DO read :) )

Sandie's Patch said...

Lovely post.
The collages are great!
I especially love the blooms, are they Hydrangeas?
I've been over to Grace Gardens, now following that one too.

Have a peaceful weekend,

Sandie xx

Katherine said...

Your photo's always have a soul and life to them.
Congrats on the new blog..... i'll be following.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

If it is possible to overdose on things of beauty then I have indeed fallen victim...
Pure delight in this post. Love the new header for your garden blog and your friend's quilts are yummy!
Susan x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

IF ANYONE CAN PUT A COLLAGE TOGETHER, it is YOU dear June. Your collection of home-grown photos is the perfect subject for such a wonderful array of images. ALL OF THEM LOOK GREAT!!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Love always, Anita

Tracy said...

Oh June, I definitely will check out your friend's blog...do you think I could buy that ocean quilt? Wow!
I like the look of your new blog as well...very light and airy! sweet and delicate. you do take fantastic photos!

http://sbpra.com/tracyspaine/

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning June
Love..Love..Love your photo collages! You could take a photo of earth and make it beautiful..
Thank you for sharing Kay with all of us.
You know I will be stalking both of your Blogs..right? ; )
Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
Hugs,
Wanda

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello June,
your collages are gorgeous - love the colors and script.Have a wonderful weekend.Now I'm off to visit your garden.
Hugs,
Marie

robyn from whimages said...

June I think your collages are fabulous! AND that banner for the new blog...beautiful. I just adore that sweet chick! Thank you for your sweet comments about my cake. You made my day!

Il calesse said...

Che meraviglia!!!
Lucia

Lovey said...

Oh wow!! You are awesome June! Love the pics...very springy! Love you...very special...Can't wait to see the new blog...Hugs!

Lovey said...

Kay's work is truly beautiful! Nice to meet yah Kay!

A Cottage Muse said...

Another blog from you to enjoy...oh happy day!!!

You just spoil us!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Riet said...

Hi dear June. Your collages are looking great. I love to do collages because I can show more foto's at once and it is so easy.I find it so hard to show many different photo's in line, I never properly learned to do that. hihi. Maybe now that I since yesterday am a year older I will get into it and find a good system for it.
Have a wonderful weekend and of course I am going to visit grace garden. I m sure we will all love it.
Hugs from Riet

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Hi June, your collages look wonderful, I enjoy your pictures so much and your gardens even more.

Kay's quilts are great and I'm heading over to check her blog out.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sandy

Deb said...

Your collages are gorgeous June & I look forward to visiting Grace Gardens ~ the Spring banner you created is so pretty ♥
Have a wonderful weekend.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I am so excited about your gardening blog!!!!!! I just became a follower so that I don't miss one single gorgeous post. This may be a strange question but I'll ask any way because thats how I roll. I noticed that your children have totally different names that I find so wonderful. Can you tell us all of their names?How did you come up with them. Thanks:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

victorian parlor II said...

Oooo...I can't wait to visit your garned blog!!! Of course, your photo collages are gorgeous but I would expect nothing less from you:).

Blessings dear friend,

Kim

Lana said...

June ~ your photo collages are just beautiful!

I popped over to your new blog ~ what a delight! I am now a follower of it, too. :)

Your friend's quilts are so pretty! I admire those that can put together such lovely quilts.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

great collages! I love photography so much that I usually rather forget my mobile phone than my camera....

Barbara said...

What a wonderful post, June. From your lovely collages to your new quilting friend (those are amazing!) ending with your garden blog. Grace Gardens is a delight. Your photography just gets better and better!
I have a friend who used to be Pres. of the Nat'l quilting organization. I'm going to forward her this post. She's not well and I know will be most interested.

Rebecca said...

I will be hopping straight over after saying hello... you are such an inspiration and all that you do is graced with beauty. Wishing you much joy this weekend
Blessings
Rebecca

Theresa said...

Your photo collages are gorgeous June!
I am your newest follower on Grace Gardens because I don't want to miss a single beautiful thing in your garden through your artistic eye! Love the sweet spring banner for it too! xoxo

Zuzu said...

Wonderful! Love your mosaics, June - isn't it fun?

We still are getting snow here, and it will be another month before Spring really sets in. I LOVE seeing all your beautiful Spring photos. :)

I'm off to visit your friend's blog... see ya!

Zuzu

Marydon said...

Ahh, June, this just means you can show us even MORE pictures now you can collage ... yay! You bring things to a beauty & elegance that I can only think about ... so love the peace you share.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

Junebug said...

I know why your daughter married your friend's son. You are all so wonderful talented and kind. Your pictures speak volumes to this. I love the collage and those quits are so wonderful. Thanks for my giving me blogger joy!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June, your world of white is just as enticing as those blue and magical seas of Greece; what a wonderful world. THANK YOU GOD!

Have a splendid Sunday my friend, Anita

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear June
Trying to enjoy spring. but it's autumn here! haha.. was lovely weather.. that is until I mentioned it now raining cats and kittens.. will have to relive spring through your eyes and your beautiful shots... gorgeous as always...

Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

I love your sweet post and so glad that the snow has nearly all gone and you will be able to get out in your wonderful garden again.
I always love seeing your beautiful photographs and well done with the wonderful collage.
Your friends quilts are gorgeous and how talented she is.
I look forward to going to visit Grace Gardens and love the cute banner.
Happy Sunday
Hugs
Carolyn

LizlovesVintage said...

June,
You did it!!! The collage is wonderful. So Spring! Thanks for sharing. Isn't it fun??
xxx Liz

Leslie said...

Good Morning June ~
Your collages are lovely ~ but I have NEVER minded scrolling through all of your beautiful photos! What a charming spring post. Thank you ~ Leslie

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear June,
I love your photos!
I´m always so inspired when I visited your beautiful blog!
Have a wonderful new week,
Hugs,
Yvonne

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I just love your gardening posts! I've gone over and bookmarked your new blog. The garden is where I'm happiest.
Brenda

Mary Ellen said...

Oh June you know how much I adore your beautiful pictures! Well I don't think you are a late bloomer at all! You are at working at those dials and aperture and such. i keep mine on auto focus almost 100%- I just cannot seem to keep all that information straight when I need it!

Your collages are marvelous too! I do enjoy making those mosaics when I have time! And so fun about your newest blog! I am so excited to go over there and see!

bee blessed
mary

Il calesse said...

Ciaooo! grazie per il tuo commento. I tuoi collages sono molto raffinati! complimenti per il tuo bellissimo ed elegante blog! A presto!! :D
Lucia

karen said...

Wedding pictures?? I KNEW you were a professional at one time or another! Your photos are always so beautiful and now it makes sense. You've had a camera in your hands for a LONG time!!
xoxo
karen

mudderbear said...

Good Luck with your new adventures. I admire your photography abilities and always want to see what you've been up to. Your garden is truly a dream come true. I always want to see pictures of that. Have fun with it all.

Ana said...

Yay! Another beautiful place to visit and escape to...Lovely new blog my friend. You know I am a big, huge fan of your photography so I could never get enough of your beautiful pics. Oh and thank you for also sharing about your friends quilt blog...Can't wait to stop by for a visit. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

Much love,
♥Ana

Lisa said...

My heart just melts, when I hit your blog!!! Your photos, your thoughts! And I have to admit I'm a little envious that you express so dearly, from who you are!!! thank you!
Now I'm going to go take a look at your Grace Gardens...and I love the spring banner!

lots and lots of pretty things for you.
Lisa

luv2decorate said...

What a beautiful blog. Your garden is absolutely dreamy. Wonderful work!

Cottage Garden said...

June, I don't know how I managed to miss two posts, but better late than never!

Your photography is lovely (always has been my dear) and now you have discovered mosaics ...!! well .. there will be no stopping you now! They are fun to do and a great outlet for creativity.

I will pop over to your new blog and your friend's blog after having a nosey at your gorgeous garden in the last post.

Jeanne
x

Marydon said...

Just popping in to wish you & your family a beautiful & blessed Easter celebration.

Come visit me on Friday to see the celebration we are sharing ...


Happy Easter ~
Hugs of love ~
Marydon

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good morning SWEET Junie!

You made me chuckle.... a blog that might not be worth reading? By YOU? Oh, honey, that's just not going to happen. Everything you touch is magic!

I love your photography.... It's simply yummy and I can't even imagine it being better. I didn't know you used to do weddings. I can see why there could be some pressure there. Possibly a Bridezilla.... Or Mother of the Bridezilla??? :-)

I'll be popping over to see your friend's blog. How precious that your daughter married her son. So sweet.

Huggies and lovies!

Spence

paperbird said...

way to go June. I still have not mastered this. my son-in-law tried to teach me but i failed completely. i love the sweet banner that you created with the chicks- i LOVE it alot. i am much better at taking phoographs of "things" , things don't wiggle and move and are easier to capture but i have been trying to force myself to take more pics of my peoples!
keep up the good work june- you know i love your photographs and all the beauty you share!

Fete et Fleur said...

I think you should create a book of all your lovely garden photos with inspirational sayings. It would be the loveliest book to give as a gift.

Nancy

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I agree with the last comment! I was going to write the same.... you should do a coffee table book!
Your photos are so gorgeous in the way that they show your garden views. I am crazy for the three pastel chairs along the fence line. Wow. What vision you have!
So glad I found you through Sherry.
(Already thanked her too!)
xx
Alison

A Fanciful Life said...

Hello there June! Oh my, I love your header for your new blog! And the blog too! Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, how nicely laid out they are on the chair. Are you using Picnik for your collages? I discovered it in February and am in love with it. So much fun!

Have a wonderful week, dear June.

Sharon :-)

Rostrose said...

Dearest June, wow, your collages are wonderful - I think I have to learn how to make collages, too (because I also have always LOTS OF photos to share...) I've tried it, but I still don't know the trick...
Your friend is really a quilt-artist, wonderful what you showed us!
And now I will make a visit to your garden blog!
So long, sweetie :o) - and my best Easter-wishes to you and your family!!!
Hugs, Traude

Bumpkin Bears said...

oh my gosh, too many beauties! I love your collages, I wander how you created them. LOVE your friends quilts, must go and check them out. and how excited to visit your garden blog, what a treat it will be I am sure. Wishing you a Happy Easter, Catherine x

Privet and Holly said...

Wow!!
Congrats to
both you and
Kay on the new
blogs. They
grow some talented
women in those parts!
Love your pics and
know exactly what
you mean about wanting
it with you to capture
all that is beautiful.
Your new header is really
lovely, June!
xx Suzanne

Fete et Fleur said...

Happy Easter dear, June!

I was over at your lovely garden spot. Your photos steal my heart away. Great minds think alike (LOL). I'm so glad you are working on a book. I hope we get to see it after you are done. I know it will be awhile, but I would love to see it.

Have a beautiful weekend!
Nancy

NanaDiana said...

WOW! I just found you through Laurie over at Heaven's Walk...she was right- you have a beautiful blog and I am signing up as your newest follower. I am so happy to have found you here AND I went to your garden blog too. You are TOOOO much!;>) (and I mean that in the nicest way)~ Diana

EnchantedBella said...

Your collages are beautiful. I still haven't learned how to do them yet. I love the idea of taking your camera every with you. It's something I shoud do. Your blogs are wonderful thank for sharing.

Rebecca

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hi June,
I love this, your doing a garden blog now! I can't wait to go read it. Now I have 2 places to go gush over you! I wish you would sell your dried peonies, they are so amazing. I hope your Easter was wonderful & that your having a beautiful Mothers Day.
Lisa