Monday, June 13, 2011

A little bit of patching up to do...

I would like to start this post off with a thank you.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments I got on my last post.
I feel so grateful that I was able to write and have my feelings understood.
I wanted to also thank those who left sweet words for me that have no blog and no way for
me to get back to you for the beautiful messages you left for me.

I will also be taking a little blogging break after I post this,
but will be back to visit with you all soon.

You remember I had my gall bladder out in January?

Well one of the incisions (the one below my bust line)
didn't close, in fact got bigger and now is causing some problems for me.

(Like making me look like a 56 year old with child)

I will be having surgery the first of next week to have a mylar mesh patch put over the incision.

Yep...just like patching a flat on a bike tire!
OK, maybe not 'just like', but close.

The real bummer is that I can't do much of anything for 8 weeks.

8 WEEKS????
Are you kidding me!!!!

But you can bet I will be a good little girl this time.
(evidently wasn't as good as I should have been last time)
Thus the hole in my gut!

The rest of this week will be spent getting the garden ready for the gardener
to neglect it for the next 8 WEEKS!!!

Do you think I can do it?

I have a plan.

I am determined to wear white
(or something akin to it)

everyday for 8 Weeks!!!
(or something akin to it)

Do you think I sound a little upset?
I am just a little,
but I will make the best of it.

 At least now I will have plenty of time to visit all my favorite blogs!


The garden smells so good right now.

And these are the reason why!

  The first six pictures here are of the President Lincoln lilac that I love so much.

Smells like Heaven
and looks unlike any other lilac in the garden. 

Isn't she a lovely little thing???
oops, 'he' (President Lincoln I mean)

This is the Sensation lilac.
Not very fragrant, but so unique.

(this picture is for you M)

Here is the Beauty of Moscow lilac.

I think when the crab apples bloom is my favorite time in the garden.
You can't go outside without being knocked over by the scent of them.
 Red Jade weeping crab apple

The next few pictures are of one of the Centurion crab apple trees.
This was about two weeks ago before the blooms opened.

Then a few days later.

Now fully opened and spreading their beauty everywhere!

I love this bloom!!!!

I have to come back soon to show you the lily of the valley and a few other things
 that are starting to bloom.
 Maybe I can even get Dale to take some pictures of me in my all white attire
(so as not to do any dirt moving)
pretending to garden.

Of course I have a lot more photos of the lilacs on my garden blog Grace Gardens

Since that blog is where I journal the progress of the garden, that is where I will
be posting most of the photos of the progress in the garden.

Do you think I can make a gardener out of Dale day in the coming days?
I sure hope so!

and I will let you know how the slashing goes.

See you soon!


Heartbeatoz said...

Take care and get well soon and remember to follow Doctors Orders and you'll be right in no time.

Pondside said...

That crab apple is heavenly!!! The colour is incredible.
I'm so sorry to hear that you will need more surgery - not fun!! You and The Great Dane can compare experiences :)
I hope you'll really be able to wear white and rest, rest, rest for those eight weeks!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Your garden is beautiful and you will have to just sit by the window and admire all the beauty out there while you recuperate. Love all the lilacs and the blossom... gorgeous.
So sorry to hear that you have to go through more surgery.
Sending lots of well wishes, hope that the 8 weeks will go fast for you so you will soon be back out gardening.

Love & hugs

Gail said...

I do wish you well and hope you feel better very soon!
Love all the pictures of your glorious blooms!

maría cecilia said...

oh my dear June, you should have behave properly and not do all you do, specially gardening, while you were recovering from the surgery... THIS time you must do what the doctor tells and dressing in white sounds a good way to remind you what NOT to do, ok??!!!! your garden can always wait for your cares, it will miss you though, but you ARE more important than anything else... please take care of yourself this time and I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart... be good!!!!
lots of hugs and waiting to know about you soon

maría cecilia said...

oh my dear June, you should have behave properly and not do all you do, specially gardening, while you were recovering from the surgery... THIS time you must do what the doctor tells and dressing in white sounds a good way to remind you what NOT to do, ok??!!!! your garden can always wait for your cares, it will miss you though, but you ARE more important than anything else... please take care of yourself this time and I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart... be good!!!!
lots of hugs and waiting to know about you soon

maría cecilia said...

p.s. thnaks for posting your garden at grace gardens, I will surely enjoy that beauty!!!

Unknown said...

dear sweet sorry that you have to go back in for more surgery. oh my....i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! OK? as for your lilacs....J'adore! j'adore! you KNOW how i love them so. be well. sending hugs....

Debra@CommonGround said...

No one said you can't "direct traffic" in the garden. grab one of those sweet little chairs and point alot!!
You'll be in my prayers June,
big hugs and lots of love,

Katherine said...

Did you know that white attracts Angels? It's true. So your plan has more of a meaning than you first realized.
Now it is up to all of us..... your blog friends, to come together with interesting and entertaining postings for you to enjoy while 'being a good girl'.
While recovering you will think of many things to post and share when you are well, and maybe if well enough sneak in some of your beautiful pictures of the gardens. Be well and reach out to all of us when you need a warm hug.


Sharing with Sherri said...

I DO hope you'll feeling much better soon... Take plenty of recovery time to relax and let your family pamper and take care of you.
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love and hugs, Sherri:)

Faded Charm said...

June, your garden is as beautiful as ever. Ever since I found your blog, I look forward to your beautiful flowers photos.

I haven't had as much time to check out everyone's blogs lately and just read your last post(with tears in my eyes) this evening. I think there is a reason you were blessed with such a special boy and that is to help educate people who don't know any better. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us.

Hope all goes well with your surgery and I guess you're just goingto have to sit back and smell the roses this Summer....doesn't sound so bad to me:-)


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, my very best to you in handling your ordeal! I hope things go well. You certainly have a mass of loveliness here today. All such beautiful photos of your lovely blossoms and blooms. I really love that photo with the chairs! Take care. Do!

koralee said...

Take good care my sweet friend...your garden is stunning. oxxoxo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Well, fooey huh? I always wonder what my surgeons thought was when he did my surgery. Well, I know he was trying to save my life...but he sacrificed my belly button...not that it was pretty...but do you know how wierd it is to NOT have one???
Hope you feel better real soon!!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Oh June, That doesn't sound like fun. Hopefully you'll recover soon from that surgery and please follow the doctor's advice. What a shame that I don't live around around your corner. I would gladly help in your garden and learn from you.
Your lilacs and crabapple trees are very beautiful and the pictures you have taken of them are just gorgeous.
Take good care of yourself, dear friend!
Sending you hugs and warm wishes,

Trisha said...

So much beauty! It's like I could smell those lilacs just sitting here reading about them and seeing the beautiful pictures! You better take it easy Missy! I will be thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery! Best of luck and can't wait to see you back to doing the things you love!


Diane said...

I'm sorry that it's worked out that you have to be down for most of the summer. I can imagine how frustrating it must be for you. Your post, however, is sweet and beautiful just like you and your lilacs and apple blossoms are wonderful. I hope all goes well and that it takes care of the problem. Blessings until next time, Diane

Unknown said...

...oh my!!
GOR-G-OUS lilacs June!!
and their scent is heavenly.

~ and, I believe you CAN wear white everyday for 8 weeks, delegate your fabulous garden tending to others
(pick me, pick me!!)
and heal, all while your creative, inspiring soul, speads joy...
all my best hugs,

Home and Lifestyle said...

What a wonderful garden photos, it's really great!

Take care of yourself and I hope you will feel better soon!!

Many hugs, Ingrid

mudderbear said...

I will miss seeing you here. Certainly hope all goes well and things get fixed for sure this time. I trust the Lord will smile on you..surely you must be one of his favorite gardners. Love and best wishes, justmeRosalie

Junebug said...

Oh my, oh my! This does not sound fun. I will be so thinking of you during your recovery. Now after you are feeling a little better have Dale spread a blanket on the ground and sit down next to your flowers in your beautiful white gown with snipers in hand! Take care my dear friend and get well soon!!!!!!!! It is time you are spoiled!

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Dear June, I will miss you and will be thinking and praying for you every day. I hope your surgery goes well and the 8 weeks go fast and you are getting the rest you need to heal. I am sure your Dale will take good care of you and your beautiful garden! It will be a good time to sit in your garden and relax, and just take in the beauty around you.
Your lilacs and crab apple blossoms are absolutely stunning.

"The garden is a mirror of the heart"

You have a beautiful heart!
Hugs, Julie

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi June,
First off wow is your garden lovely!! I hope one day my crab apple grows up to be as beautiful as yours:-)))
and I wish you a speedy recovery, my husband had the same type of patch for a hernia, and it went really well.
last bt not least, the truth spoken from your heart in your last post was beautiful, raw, and very moving!! What an amazing post!
embrace the wearing of white!! sometimes, I wish I could stroll through the garden and stay clean :-)

Wendy & Megan Chamberlain said...

Dear June
So sorry to hear that you are facing surgery again, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
8 weeks is a long time to sit and watch the daisies grow but your garden is so exquisite and full of spring flowers to enjoy. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pics of all the lilac and crab apples.
If you have to just sit around perhaps you could start writing a journal (no computer). Your garden is so inspirational.
Do take care and rest!
with lots of beary hugs

Vintage Tea Time said...

Your garden is gorgeous - such a delight! Sorry about your having to be resting for 8 weeks - that's so hard, isn't it, especially at this (garden) time of year - but be a good girl. Poor you. Never mind, it'll soon be over. Take care. Abby x

Dorthe said...

Oh June, your photoes are so very beautiful, -all those gorgeus flowers, I can feel the joy you have walking around all that beauty.
And you,dear, will look like a princess in your white dress :)
Hope you heal right, this time-take care- and hugs from me.

Catherine said...

Your garden is so nice! Take care and be back soon.(i'm having a surgery myself in august,it won't be a good summer!)Blessings Catherine

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh June,
I'm so sorry that you have to go back and have more must be so frustrated that you won't be able to get out in the garden !!.....but, you must take heed of the doctors and try not to do too much.....mind you, it's so easy to say and so much harder to do isn't it ? You will just have to sit in the sunshine and drink in your beautiful garden. Try to think of it as a well-earned rest and enjoy it !!
Your photographs are so beautiful. It is a testement to all of the hard work that you put into your garden.
Will be thinking of you June and, please try to keep us posted on your progress.
Much love and make sure that you rest properly or Dr. Jackie will have something to say about it !!!! haha. XXXX

My name is Riet said...

Dear June . so sorry to hear that you have to go back to the hospital . I will be thinking about you a lot. Your garden looks like a beautiful park and I am sure it smells like heaven. Your photo's are all awesome. I am glad to hear that you will have a gardener for the next 8 weeks. You couldn't get a rest when that wouldn't be done.I will come and look at your other blog now and then to see how you and your garden are doing. And I am sure white will look perfect on you.
With love, Riet

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Everything is beautiful... especially your spirit.
Take care Hun, be good and heal fast.
I know it will be a challenge for you to stay out of the garden, but there is nothing that says you can't yell orders to the gardener from the window!
Besides there are some really gorgeous lawn gowns that come in white!
Get well soon.
Susan x

Alaina said...

Oh, June I do feel bad because I know how badly you want to be in the gardens. BUT you really have to be careful and take care of your self. One good thing I learned about weeds, if they get bigger they are easier to pull. Wear your white and take lots of pictures of your blooms, cut lots of flowers to bring in to your home, read lots of blogs to make your time go faster. I hope your surgery and resting time are over in no time. Good luck and I will be thinking of you.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
Sorry to hear that you have to go through that. I'll be thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.

In the meantime, I will just enjoy looking over the pictures of your gardens. It must be like a piece of heaven when you walk outside your door.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June, this is so lovely. I wish you the best in your travels through blogland as you visit the places you love....and your garden is delightful my friend! Anita

Polly said...

Take it easy and feel better soon!

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear you have to go back into surgery. I was off one whole summer myself and I came to really enjoy my garden more. Focus on the beauty...not the weeds or what you see that needs to be done. This is your summer to capture even more fabulous pics of your garden. I totally hear ya....I panicked too but it will be there for you waiting to tend to it. I promise. Can't wait to see all your pics!

Beehive Needleworks said...

Thank you ever so kindly for the lovely journey through your gardens. By way of your beautiful photographs, I am able to enjoy the delightful fragrance of each and every bloom!
Wishing you a speedy recovery following your surgery. Sit back, rest, and simply enjoy the gorgeous blooms and blossoms.
Sending blessings and good wishes your way...

Sandi said...

What a bummer June, but I know you will make the best of it. Prayers for you as you get all patched up and good as new!!
Beautiful lilacs!! The president Lincoln one looks exactly like the one that is growing at my son and DIL place. I have taken three starts now. Two this year that I just planted yesterday and one a couple years ago that I cut beautiful blooms off of this year. It is gorgeous!!!!

Laura said...

Miss June-

The time has come.
You take care of yourself!
Lots of naps, lots of good food, lots of reading.

You are loved.


Claudia said...

Dear June - I know it will be hard but you have to really take it easy for the time it takes your incision to heal. Take care, my friend. You will be in my thoughts.

Your garden is glorious, as are your photos.


Rozmeen said...

The flowers look heavenly!!

My sweet friend take care and take your rest.


Julie Marie said...

Hi June,... wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery and that you are back to your gardening soon!... I can just picture you, all beautifully dressed in something white and romantic looking, out in your gorgeous gardens, perhaps with a vintage garden trug gathering roses... just like a scene out of Victoria magazine! Sometimes, I think someone is telling us we MUST relax and do what we need to, for our body and our soul... but like you, I know it is hard for me to not work in my gardens... I think Debra had a good idea, you can direct traffic in your garden while Dale cares for it! You are in my thoughts and prayers... xoxo Julie Marie

summersundays-jw said...

Several years ago I broke my ankle (badly) about this time of year. I had to sit on my backporch & watch my garden go to pot (no one cares for it like I do). I still refer to it as "the summer of my discontent" but I made it through. Sorry you have to go through this but oh, how good you'll feel by fall. You're in my prayers. Jan

time worn interiors said...

Your garden is like a walk through heaven! At least I hope heaven is this beautiful! Good luck with the surgery!

Anonymous said...

Your garden is one of the prettiest in blogland, June! :)

Please take good care of you!!!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Please take good care of yourself, the garden will be there waiting for you when you're ready. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Wear plenty of white until surgery. Your pics of the blooms are gorgeous as always. Love seeing your garden.


Muggensteekjes said...

Hello June,
I wish you all the best and hope you are feeling much better soon. I also did read your last post and ooh dear June...a sweet sweet angel you are!!
Biggest hug, Ingrid.

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Listen to the doctor and rest, whatever they tell you :)

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I am so sorry you have to have repair surgery, especially in garden season.Now, I really wish I was your neighbor so I could lend you a helping hand in the garden.
Your garden does look amazing-I will have to look for a centurion crab too.
I hope you will sit on your porch and enjoy the view while your body heals.
Love and prayers,


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I will be praying for a speedy recovery. My dad had something similar done to repair a hernia. Praying God will be with you. And you last post was so touching. Blessings to you, T

Bente said...

Dear June. I wish you all the best. Time will go fast, and suddenly you are back. Take care. wear white.

Hugs from Bente

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Those patches really work great~I hope your your recovery will fly by.

Take it easy!!

Anonymous said...

Oh no June! I imagine that news went over like a lead balloon...ugh what timing! Hope the repair goes smoothly. Tell hubby if he doesn't fancy himself as a gardener then you'll need to hire a handsome garden boy for the summer :)

Patina said...

Wow June! I'm sorry to hear that. I'll be praying for you and that your recovery time will be quick.
You do have a beautiful garden to enjoy while you're resting though. I hope Dale can keep it up as much as possible. It does look like it takes a lot of time. Maybe he'll get the gardening bug......or maybe not!
Big Hugs,

MJ Ornaments said...

Ah that's no fun June! Wishing you a speedy recovery, and for full healing this time. Your garden is enchanting as ever, and am loving your other blog too. XO Martha

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish you didn't have to have the additional surgery. I hope this puts an end to your physical don't deserve it!!

I always look forward to seeing pictures of your beautiful flowers and you didn't disappoint! Simple lovely!

I will be sending many thoughts and prayers your way!


Tracy said...

Oh June,
So sorry you have to have corrective surgery; what a bummer! Please do take care of yourself and behave !!!!
...just kidding!
You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear June, so sorry to hear that surgery is required again. This time, follow doctor's orders - so what if your garden goes a little wild? It's beautiful! And I'm sure Dale will do anything to make sure you get your rest. Take care! Hugs, Tammy

Jacqui said...

June, please get well soon! We are all thinking of you. Please try to relax and recover properly this time!!!
The blossoms are exquisite, gorgeous pics

Deedee said...

Oh June! So sorry you have to go through more surgery...Godspeed!
I love your amazing blooms - lilacs are one of my own favorites.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello sweet June..I am sorry you are having health issues again. Please listen to the doctors and rest..enjoy the down time and let everyone spoil you! Your garden looks as lovely as ever and I am sure it will bring you allot of enjoyment with all of its beauty while you take a much deserved break. We will all be thinking of you.. take care,
Love & hugs,

christine said...

we have no sunshine here, at the moment... just rain, so your glorious garden is such a joy to behold.. i'm so sorry that you have to have surgery again.. maybe its time that you accept a little rest and some pampering.. the world won't stop if you take a little time for your healing.. i imagine that you are the centre of your lovely family, they need you to be well. so go slow.♥♥
lots of love
christine xx

Deborah said...

Your lilacs are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Is there a scent more lovely than the lilac?!
How I adore their fragrance!!!
All your photos are so gorgeous!!!
Oh hunny, Ill be remembering you in prayer and pray that all goes well. And then rest for you...:)
I recognize the Sensation flower..Im pretty sure there is one of those hanging over our shed from our neighbours yard! Ill have to double-check and then come back and look again at this lol
Talk to you after your little break xoxo

Deborah xoxoxo

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

June honey now wonder you have been in my thoughts so much here lately. I am so sorry to here about you not healing properly.
For you to be away from your garden work for 8 weeks I know will be really hard but please take care of yourself because you are loved by so many and you taking care of yourself is very important to all of us.
Your garden is lovely and as always I love it when I get to visit you.
Take care and I will be praying for you

sweetpea said...

june, i'm sending bushel baskets full of hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery. your garden is a symphony of beauty my friend. i am always speechless after your garden posts. take care my dear and please take it easy this time ok?



Comeca Jones said...

That last photo has stolen my heart its gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Oh June so sorry to hear about having to have surgery. Will be praying for it to be successful and for you to be a good girl and take care of yourself!!!

Oh I do so love your gardens!! We lost all the lilac blooms to frost this year :(

Maison Beldecor said...

My dear June,
I am so sorry that you have to go back in for more surgery, wishing you a very speedy recovery... to be away from your garden work for 8 weeks I think it will be really hard, but I am sure that Dale will be the best head gardener very soon...
but please take care of yourself, with lots of love

Farah said...

Hello June ... Please take care of yourself and we all will wait and pray for your quick and perfect recovery with your loving post once again soon... 8 weeks... very long time but I am sure by the grace of God that you will be here with us with your smiling talks and gorgeous shots...
Your garden blooms so well love the lilacs ... they are beautiful
Wish you a very quick recovery with lots of love

{oc cottage} said...

THANKX A BAZILLION!!!!! I could look at those chairs ALL day!! {And I just might!;}

m ^..^

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear June,
please take care and follow the doctors order so we will have you back in no time.
Sending you big hugs,

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Sending you a big hug and wish I lived closer to bring you some chicken soup when you get home! Please follow doctor's orders and take care...see you soon!

Anonymous said...

June, Sorry to hear you are going to be down for 8 weeks...We will really miss your blog...take care of yourself an will say a prayer for you...vera

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi June! Well, first of all, I will keep you in my prayers, you poor girl! BUT just think of all the blogs you can visit while you're just kicking back and recuperating! :) Your garden is so utterly amazing and your photos incredibly beautiful. I adore the Moscow lilac. So feminine and pretty! Get well soon, girl - and we'll all be here when you're feeling up to visiting again! ♥

xoxo laurie said...

Hi June, I will be praying for you and am sure you will be fine. I am happy to hear that you are already planning on behaving;) lol This may be Gods way of saying that you just need to slow down and take care of yourself. You couldn't be in a more gorgeous place. Just look at all that beauty that your garden brings you:) You have don't such a fabulous job with your yard. You are a big inspiration to me with gardening. Take care of yourself and relax.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Rosie said...

Oh June, so VERY sorry to hear of your SECOND surgery, but you must get that body in shape for ALL of those pretty flowers, who live and grow in that amazing garden of yours. You can do this dear BE GOOD! I shall be praying for you my sweet, sweet rosie

1 Funky Woman said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers! Wow amazing, I wish I could walk through there!

Prayers for a speedy recovery and take it easy!


1 Funky Woman said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers! Wow amazing, I wish I could walk through there!

Prayers for a speedy recovery and take it easy!


Victoria said...

We all enjoy your eye candy so much June but the most important thing is for you to be healthy!!! As hard as it will be, I hope you do take the full 8 weeks!

Thank you for tiding us over with some gorgeous photo's of your garden! Take care of yourself young lady (yes, you are still young)!!!

The Martys said...

Good luck with your surgery and heal fast. I love me some lilacs something fierce. Your gardens are beautiful. Admiring from MN.


Faded Plains said...

What an absolutely amazing garden you have...simply gorgeous! I hope all goes well with your surgery...I'm sending you a get well soon prayer ;o)

Red Rose Alley said...

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~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jane said...

Hi June,
I'm sure I sound like a broken record but your photos are gorgeous!! And your garden.....I will just live vicariously through your garden because my yard doesn't have any flowers....sad but true!
Good luck with the surgery and follow the Drs. orders. Take care!!

Suz said...

I am so sorry to hear about your medical problems. You sure didn't need that. I am hoping that recovery will go well and I will keep you in my prayers.
You know, you have an angel of a son and your yard looks like heaven!
Big hugs,

Val said...

Paradise on earth! The scent of Lilacs just SENDS me. I hope you're feeling better soon. Rest and enjoy summer. :)

Deb said...

Feel better soon June!
Your garden looks amazing ♥

Barbara said...

8 weeks??? I'm so sorry, June! I'll be thinking of you dressed in white sure not to overdo during recovery!

We used to have lilacs of all kinds when I lived in Michigan. They were gorgeous.

Ana said...

Oh my dear and sweet friend,
Please know that I will be keeping you in my thoughts, heart and prayers. May your recovery be a quick one...I know how much you love your garden and I know how difficult it's going to be not being able to tend to it or do much of anything else for 8 weeks...Please remember it's for your health. Take care and if you can, keep us posted on how you are doing. Take advantage of this time to pamper yourself, relax and rest. Wishing you all the very best always...Sending you tons of hugs and kisses.

Love ya tons,

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your flowers are sooooooo beautiful!!
Thoughts and prayers for you for your surgery. I know how hard it is to NOT do the things we so want to do... especially gardening! sigh....

Lisa said...

I'm having a giggle trying to imagine you as the Michelin Man! I hope the surgery goes well. I'll bet you put the time off to good use. Hanging with Landon, making something beautiful with laces & dried peonies. You'll get to browse the blogs to your hearts content. I will miss your beautiful posts so try to get well quickly.

karen said...

Your blog always reminds me of something from another era. Now you will be wearing all white linen and strolling through the gardens... with a lace fan... and a white lace umbrella, sipping iced mint teas...

Sorry, trying to make you feel better.

It really is crappy. A whole 8 weeks? I hate it! Not just for you, but for us! Those that look forward to your blog! Make sure you at least update us with a few lines of information on your recovery.

We will be waiting for your full health to return and looking at your old posts to keep us inspired.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you & your family at this time!! Take care of yourself so you can take care of your family!!
Come on over to my blog as I am having a Southern Belle Giveaway!!

Unknown said...

Oh, mercy! Juen. I pray that this works this time ... lifting now. Please know that you will hve His healing hands holding you.

Your gardens are breathtakingly beautiufl. The lilacs are awesome & the floering tree, I've not seen the likes of. WOW! You are so far ehind us. All your blossoms/florals are gone here.

Hugs of love, sweet friend ~

Lisa said...

Take care of yourself, and I love lilacs! My favorite of all, and all of yours are glorious! Off to Grace Gardens to smell more lilacs!
your photos take my breath!

be well

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Dearest June, thankyou thankyou for the Lilacs!! Wonderfully uplifting...I think I can smell their fragrance from here!

Oh poor YOU.. what a dratted thing to happen to such a lovely person, I'm not surprised you might be feeling a little upset! Anyway I sincerely hope that by now you have the operation over and done with and you are back home looking suitably ladylike all in white like you mentioned, tho' I trust there's a trusty someone to launder those white's whenever and no ironing my girl! Cor that could be a blessing come to think of it!!
Speaking of blessings...I'm sending you plenty from over here dear friend. Get well very soon.
Much love x Jane

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweetie
I am home now and trying to catch up, it was so fun to talk to you but so disappointing I didn't get to meet you. I was so looking forward to it. I had to take the northern route home as I was headed to see mom and the girls in Mn. Otherwise I would have called and met you in Idaho.
I am keeping you in my thoughts these days as I know you are going through some hard times right now. Praying the surgery goes well and you are on a fast pace to your gardening... which is absolutely glorious btw.
I so love the lilac and apple blossoms
Blessing you today

A Fanciful Life said...

Dear June,
Oh my! Please take good care of yourself. I'm sending good wishes your way for a speedy recovery. And those lilacs smell wonderful - you have the most gorgeous garden in all the land!

Big hugs,
Sharon :-)

the old white house said...

Hello June! Well here I am just reading this and you probably have already had the surgery... I hope all went well and that you are embracing the white so as to heal quickly! Maybe sit among your flowers and RELAX and know that as much as you love working in them, it is also a blessing to just BE among them.
It is difficult I know to be given those kinds of orders from the Dr., so my prayer for you sweet June is that you heal well and quickly and that you can enjoy the process!
Take care, t. xoxoox

Reading Tea Leaves said...

I'm so sorry that you have to endure more surgery June. I have been away from my blog for a few weeks and maybe you have had the surgery already in which case you are ordered to REST,REST and REST some more)))!! You must get better so that once again you may enjoy working in your wonderful garden ... it looks so beautiful at the moment with all the blossom and lilac.

Oh my, your previous post has brought a lump to my throat. I can say no more.

Bless you and take care of yourself.


Felicity said...

Dearest June,

It is always such a treat to visit your space - if only there was the capacity to send gorgeous fragrances through the computer screen!

Hoping that over the next two months you are able to delight in all of the little things that sometimes get missed when we are busy and that you heal soundly.

Best wishes from my home in Australia to your in the Felicity

paperbird said...

hello sweet june. i am SO sorry that you have to undergo another surgery- that just stinks especially because I know how short our gardening season is. take care of yourself- rest in your beautiful heaven on earth. i loved each image that you shared- your blossoms are so pretty. i have to say i am a bit envious. i love that you can remember each name. thank you for sharing the beauty with us. i will say a little prayer for a very quick recovery!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Dear sweet and lovely June,
hope you are doing well these days and healing. I'm sure it's really tough to not be able to do anything during prime gardening season. I suppose it will give you a lot more time to stop and smell your flowers though... :)

Betty Jo said...

Gosh June your garden is gorgeous! Just sit in it to recover and you will be completely well in no time at all. I truly pray all goes well, and you do mend quickly and can get back to the things you love. ♥

Cindy said...

I'll be sending healing thoughts to you during this time. Sigh, it'll be good to get it all behind you. And, THIS TIME, GIVE YOUR BODY TIME TO HEAL! Take care of YOU! That's an order! ... ok, that was a little bossy from someone who is just a follower, but i'm ok with that ;)
because you're special, i can tell..


wendy said... better be sure and take good care of yourself after that surgery. I am sure it will kill you to be "still" while you look around your garden and see all the things you want to get your hands into.
I saw all those beautiful lilacs on you garden blog, which I enjoy very much.
I could almost SMELL them.

anyway, sorry you have to go through this right now (why not in the WINTER eh) But just sit yourself in a lovely chair and enjoy this peace of paradise you have created for yourself.

Patti -Truly Tattered said...

June you sweet girl! Take very good care of yourself and wait the entire 8 weeks! We will miss you, but we want you whole!
If you are reading this and able to come on over and enter my giveaway this week you have a chance to win some paint......but you can not use it for 8 weeks ok?
Take care and hope to hear you are on the mend soon.....

Bumpkin Hill said...

oh do take very good care of yourself, be a good girl this time :) Lots of time to just enjoy looking at your garden, I know not easy to want to do things but sit back and let others work :) Sending big hugs, Catherine xx

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Me again..just wondering how you are doing..take care!

Angela said...

Dearest June I pray you are healing up quickly and God is patching you up so you can be back to tending your garden! HE delights in you and I know God wants you back to where your heart is happiest! Time to heal now, though. Hope you're being a real good girl and Dale is doing a good job. xoxo! Blessings - Angela

Christmas-etc... said...

Oh no... and during the growing season...! Oh well, I guess there is never a convenient time to have an operation! Many blessings for a quick and full recovery!

Diana`s said...

dearest June..I wish you all the best..I am sure that your garden will survive..:0) ..and i`m sure that you will find other thing to do,a lot of love and smile from Denmark..Diana :0) ;0)..

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh poo,,I am sorry you will have to endure another medical....honest to pete! can't they get it right the first time! WEll,,,life is unpredictable, and it could be worse, it could have been on your B-day....was it? I will keep you in my prayers that every innard will heal fast so you can get back to the elbows in dirt. Take it easy my friend. I will pretend the lilacs were for me, I can just smell them right down to my toes, I really can.

victorian parlor II said...

My prayers go out for a speedy recoveryfor you! Your gardens are absolutely gorgeous!!! God Bless:).



Leslie said...

Hi June ~ I've been away from internet for the past month, so just saw your recent post. Thank you for the beautiful photos. The pictures are so vivid, I can almost smell the lilacs. I hope you rest well, enjoy your lovely haven and heal quickly. Warmest regards ~ Leslie

Charlene said...

I hope your surgery goes well & that you heal well. I hate it that you have to go through this a 2nd time. Don't push it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just coming by to say I am missing my sweet friend with the most loveliest of gardens- I do so hope you are back home from surgery and recovering in that beautiful paradise of yours!

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful blog. Such lovely photos too!
Looking forward to your future posts.
Check us out!
Talk to you soon..

-Jessica & Holly

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Just had to come over and say congratulations for having your gorgeous tags in the Sommerset magazine. Have just visited Monica, at the white bench and she posted the lovely photo.
Hope that you are healing well and feeling much better with the rest.