Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jewels from the garden



Just a little warning about this post...

I had too many favorite photos to choose from here,
so I decided to post too many  photos  : )  !





The color of these little iris really pop in the mostly white color scheme of my living room.





I had to take a picture from every angle possible.





I bought this beautiful vintage necklace last week from a dear friend
who makes such amazing pieces.
I had to have it the minute I saw it. I loved this color much too much to let it stay in her display case.




Leslie creates the loveliest pieces of jewelry from vintage elements she finds in her travels.
Leslie has an on-line store and an Etsy shoppe called Tarnished Lace.

I purchased this piece in Picabo, Idaho where she has a few items on consignment.

Leslie is a sweet face-to-face friend that I see often and lives in a town near me. 
She has been in Oregon visiting family 
so she doesn't know yet that it hangs around my neck now : )


See the pretty little case it is sitting on?
My mother came to visit for Memorial Day and brought it to me. 
Thanks mom!!!!!!!!!!
I love it when my mom gives me the things she no longer wants
and decides to edit out of her life. 



I made a goal early this season that I would spend four hours in the garden and two hours
cleaning the house daily. 

How am I doing???

Good as far as the garden goes.

House, not so much!




My white slipcovers might look white in these photos,
but what you can't see are the little children's dirty footprints from the
past two weekends,
 and little white doggie footprints on the arm of the sofa where he 
watches me when I go outside without him.




I did get my windows washed yesterday.
(that sound you hear is me patting myself on the back)




I was much better keeping my house clean when I was a crazy young mom with
six kids underfoot.

Now I find too many fun things to do when I should be sweeping and dusting.




The lilacs are still blooming and I cut a basin full and thought they would look pretty in the house,
but this many lilacs in close quarters wrecked havoc on my allergies
so out to the front porch they went.












Earlier this week I foofed up the front pergola and hung the curtains out and baskets of 
lilacs for a welcoming feeling.

Dale calls this space 'his office'.
His favorite place...Spring, Summer and Fall.
Landon loves it too. 
He sits out here for a couple hours most evenings in the Summer just
chillin' with his dad.







I hope all of you are enjoying a beautiful season whether it be 
Spring or Fall where you live.

Many hugs till next time!





101 comments:

mudderbear said...

Ah we can never get too much of your pictures and visits. I love to see your pretty things. It's much more fun to be doing these things than cleaning house. You create wonderfulness and we all need more of that.

joanne said...

Oh June, it is always a delight to see glimpses of your lovely home. I would have wrestled you for that necklace, such a gorgeous colour. Send some of that sunshine our way...I need to plant some pretties soon but it needs to warm up and dry out. be well my friend.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi June, You must know that the more you share, the more we have to fall in love with... when it comes to beautiful flowers, like those fabulous iris & of course the lilacs, there can never be enough... 4 hours a day in the garden, maybe I could do that, but Never would I want to spend 2 hours cleaning, I need to clean for 2 hours, but today, I sat on the computer most of the day listing... Boring, Yes... but someone has to do it!
Have a Blessed & Beautiful weekend
xox
Cheryl

Candylei said...

So many pretties. You can never post too many pictures! I have to get busy and start my white slipcovers for the odds and ends chairs. My puppy likes to garden with me too!! He is not a puppy but we still call him that.

j adore said...

ich liebe diese zarte, leichtigkeit ihrer Bilder.))einfach immer wieder ein Traum!!!schwärm

Liebste Grüsse
Tanja

Kate said...

Oh June
You are like my own personal magazine of inspiration! Loved every photo. Have a beautiful week
my friend

xoxo
Kate

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thank you for posting too many pictures, June! They are all exquisite. The photos are wonderful, and your home is like heaven.

Junebug said...

Hummm, footprints on the arm of the sofa? You need to talk with my Jazi on this subject. And my white sofa isn't slipped covered. Those darn puppies!!!

I have decided, like that, I with a big capital I, have come to the conclusion that the true jewel in the garden is YOU! Yes, dear one you just blossom when you are out there. It so reflects in your pictures, garden and you!

One more thing, it is a good thing there is several miles between us or that gorgeous necklace might be missing. Love it!!

Take care and continue to bloom! Hugs!!

red.neck chic said...

There's is NO WAY you have too many photos... each one is gorgeous!!!

You know... you're cleaning spree (including washing the windows) wears me out just reading about it... I need some of your energy. LOL

:) robelyn

Lorrie said...

Beautiful, everything here is just so beautiful! What a lovely home you have.

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Dear June, just when I think your pictures cannot get any better... they do! You have so many jewels in your garden ;) and your family is so blessed to have you!
Love & Blessings,
Julie +: )

Home and Lifestyle said...

Hello June,

I like it to see so many pictures of your flowers and your garden!! It's wonderful!

With love, Ingrid

Riet said...

Hi dear June.Too many photo's, never. Yours are beautiful as always , the irisses with that special blue and your lilacs so pretty. I thought there were many more coming.....sigh.. :)))
Hugs from over here.

Rozmeen said...

Hi June,

I can NEVER get too many pictures of you.. they are stunning each one..
I live the lilacs and I am in love with your green chippy bench..

This year( We have a small garden) I just got one little plant with lilacs..the bloomed beautiful but are allready wilted.. and the other lilac plant just did not give any lilacs this year at all and they really are my favourite..

xoxo Rozmeen

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Never have too many pictures, love all the shades of purple. Quite understand about the housework much nicer to spend time in the garden at this time of the year.

@nne said...

hmm, so beautiful. love, @nne

Barbara said...

It never can be to much, your pictures are awsome. I enjoyed your post, it brightens up my day!

Love,
B.

flowersandhome said...

What a lovely post again June! Love the mostly white colourscheme in your house, always with some seasonal colours from flowers or decorations. A dream really.
O, and there weren't too many pictures AT ALL!!! So, let those beautiful picture come. Can't get enough of them ;-)
Bye,
Marian

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello my dear friend June
Your irises (Dutch?) really make a statement in those little containers against the crisp whites of your home.

I love the soft drapes hanging on the verandah catching the Summer evening breezes. Oh yes! I can feel my self there in your beautiful garden again with these gorgeous images.

I am glad you have got your priorities in the correct order about the hours in the garden and then the house (like me!).
Yes what happened to the hours we devoted to cleaning our home in our younger days?
I love the plaque which sits in my studio which reminds me of the important things that really matter -
"Craft forever! Housework whenever!!!"

Your photography is so beautiful June and you have captured simple beauty with so very little! I'm bathing myself in all the beauty which surrounds you and I'm counting some of your blessings shared here with us.

Sending you very big Iris and Lilac hugs all the way to your home and you!
Suzy xox

I'm

jill said...

Simply beautiful June never enough photos for me,love the necklace I have a dress that would be perfect with it.Hope you are well love Jill xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhh......every time I come here, I just get so inspired. Once school is done, (NEXT WEEK!) I am painting my studio ALL WHITE with light gray for the woodwork to see if my photos will come out this bright and clean!!! Oh dearest, what you can do with a camera.

Thank you for this lovely look into your world! PEACE! Anita

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I smiled at your goal for the hours in the house & garden - I am the same way in summer it is never hard to spend the time working in the garden but to come in and cook and clean is much harder-tour day tomorrow though so I have to discipline myself!
I love the iris photos in the pretty vases.Your white livingroom is beautiful.
Also,love your new necklace and jewellery box from your Mom.
You could never have too many photos and I always love to visit both your blogs.
Take care,
Carolyn

sissie said...

Hi June,
Looking at your beautiful pictures is like a walk through a heavenly garden.
As for house cleaning, I share your feelings. It seemed as though my house was cleaner in my younger days. I remember I spent my Saturday mornings, my day off, cleaning the house! Now, I have better things to do. Must have something to do with getting older and setting our priorities straight.

Thanks for brightening my morning.

hugs
Sissie

Denise said...

pure eye candy!!! WOW....I can see why they sit there for hours.....so beautiful and relaxing!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi June,
It is almost your month, and mine too! Beautiful post, I can smell the lilacs from way over here! I planted a couple this year...so maybe next spring....
Hugs
Marcie

Penelope's Beehive said...

Dear June...Too many photographs? I think not!!!! Visiting with you is rather like strolling through your gardens in person...thank you for sharing such beauty!
Wishing you a joyful day!
Hugs...

Zuzu said...

It's all so very lovely, June! Enjoy your quiet time in the garden and fun time with your beautiful family!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Claudia said...

Never apologize for lots of photos, June! I love your beautiful photos. The iris is so lovely!

I've been guilty of spending way too much time out in the garden and not enough on the inside of the house! But I figure, spring is so fleeting and the garden so wonderful, that I have to take advantage of it when I can.

xo
Claudia

Tutti Chic said...

never too many photos of your gorgeous home. time in the garden is wonderful & these pics take me there! :) chris

Donna said...

I would love to chill in Dale's office Too!
How beautiful!
I have come inside to work on Market stuff for the next month and I couldn't be happier now that I have moved my sewing room into the larger area with a view of my garden!Think of you often!Hugs and much love

Donna

Victoria said...

There's no such thing as too many photo's when it comes to your blog June! Every single one is gorgeous! I just love purple flowers:)

Katherine said...

June, you just made my day. I love it when you share more with all of us.

The phrase 'stop and smell the flowers' is recanted often for a reason. This is the season to be outside in your garden...... the house will wait. Enjoy!!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Oooh! more lovely photographs and stunning colours! Those iris are such a wondrous blue! Life's too full of goodies and gorgeousness to be dusting and primping I agree but your home is SO beautiful, it doesn't get like that all by itself so you put in a WHOLE lot of work dear June, you are a Star!

Hugs Jane x

Nella said...

Dear June, what a perfect start to my morning coffee! Every image so lovely....the sweet wicker baskets filled with lilacs and the billowing curtains...sublime! I'm with you, June, not spending much time indoors these days....the garden and outdoors wins hands down every time! N.XO

Anne said...

June,
Your photos are lovely.Wow what gorgeous flowers you have in your garden.What a beautiful necklace.I love the colors.And how sweet of your Mom to give you such a beautiful case...just lovely.
I am the opposite.You are busy in your yard and not so much in your home.I am busy in my home and not so much in my garden.Although I promised myself that next week I must get out into my garden.I have much to do.Although I don't have a big gorgeous garden like yours.Mine is quite small.

(((Hugs)))
Anne

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So very beautiful, June! I could definitely chill in your pergola. Every week I say I will do a certain amount of cleaning, but I'll follow through for a day or two and then to heck with it. Takes so much time and then there's no time for anything fun. Enjoy your garden! It's 117 degrees here today and with no shade it is hot, hot, hot! Extra hot! Best wishes, Tammy

Trisha said...

Hello Miss June!

With pretty pictures like yours, I don't think you could ever post too many! Everything looks heavenly! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather...hugs to you!

~Trisha

time worn interiors said...

Lovely photos June!

I never seem to be able to spend any time cleaning house! Had Craig work for me one day last week, cleaned house all day and it felt so good!

Have a lovely week!

tot

Shabby soul said...

Ah darling June that lilacs!
I can even smell their scient!
Your photos always enjoy my soul, Thank you!
Silvia

Snooks said...

June you need not worry about how messy your house looks. It is pretty darn clean from my view over here. What a beautiful necklace and the box that it is with it is stunning. Treasures. The iris' are gorgeous too. Those little foot prints on your white linens are treasures too. Of good times spent with loved ones. Enjoyed all of your pictures. I hope to some day, sooner then later be able to enjoy a flower garden full of so many different flowers.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Lady Pamela said...

Hi June, I was thinking about you (I often do) and I just wanted to check in to let you know that I am FEELING LIKE A MILLION BUCKS! Thanks for your beautiful blog pictures and friendship, it means alot to me.

Dorthe said...

Dear June, so sweet photoes,filled with nature`s and your`s beauty, the flowers are looking fantastic against the white furnichures- and your necklace ,-I would have fallen in love with too. That goes for the lovely shrine from your mother also.
And look how beautiful with your curtains out and all the lillac`s in between in sweet baskets, a most inspirering and wonderful post, June.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Cottage Garden said...

Dear June,

First of all we can NEVER have too many photos of your gorgeous home and garden!

Love them all ... the lilacs, glimpses of your white living room .. sigh ... can I also spy a rather lovely and eclectic looking green table? Whatever it may be it offers a wonderful injection of subtle colour.

Have a lovely sunny weekend!

Jeanne
xox

Bente said...

I`m so glad I found your blog a couple of years ago. You have been such a inspiration for me. My garden gets more and more trees and flowers. Your photos are just beautiful, June.

Hugs from me

Petite Michelle Louise said...

you could never post too many photographs of your gorgeous flowers june!! heavenly!! The case your mom gifted you with is so sweet...so "you." I just ADORE the photograph of your lilacs in the zinc bucket. swoon!! "merci" for sharing! This brightened my day! ;)

Ashley said...

Such a beautiful post full of beautiful photos!! The lilacs are divine, I swear I can almost smell them from here =) Wishing you a lovely weekend! ~Ashley

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

My goodness June, your pictures are really amazing and beautiful! I am going to go and check out your friend's shop. I love that necklace! xo

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June, I can't find the words to say how beautiful your photos are. I have to say though that, like you, I was a much better housekeeper when my kids were young and at home than I am now. Also, like you, although I have bragged on them so much that I am embarrassed to tell this, my lilacs were giving me allergies too. But I struggled through and am sorry they are gone now. I love the white curtain panels on your porch, also I will be joining you in that respect soon also..Happy Thursday..Judy

Victorian1885 said...

What a beautiful piece you have purchased ... I will have to check out her Etsy store. Your little treasure box from your Dear Mom is so pretty. I love your photos as you know so you can never post too many for me! Clean your home 2 hours daily... my goodness that is how much I clean in 1 week! We set up the Rumba Robot to clean the hardwood and go out for brunch lol. You amaze me busy Lady! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Wanda

Julie Marie said...

Hi June... your photos are so pretty, I just love your flowers always!... your new necklace is stunning, and I love the pretty box your mama gave you... I too have a hard time leaving my gardens for housework... yikes!... it's getting dusty inside my house!... especially love Dale's "office" where he and precious Landon spend quality time together enjoying each others company... thanks for sharing the oh~so~special glimpses into your days... xoxo Julie Marie

maria cecilia said...

what a joy to see all you create with the beautiful flowers of your garden my dear June!!!! This post as well as the "Lilac time" one have enjoyed and bring sunshine to my deays here in my autumn time, so happy they made me!!
sending you lots of hugs my dear

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

NEVER once have I ever been disappointed in visiting your blog...just brings tears to my eyes that you have this talent that you are SO willing to share with our world.
So happy to know you and oh so ADMIRE your photographs, they bring so much JOY to my life and I am CERTAIN to the lives of others.

God Bless you dear one.

Rose

Burlap Luxe said...

June it is like amazing grace over here, the beauty awwwww! not enough words. I could sitt all day in your home visiting you taking in all the soulness your home offers.

The photos amaze me.
so angelic :)
xoxo
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

Ooop's thank you June for your beautiful visit to my place, your words are way to kind.
xx
Dore

Teacup Mosaics said...

Dearest June,
Your photos are just breathtaking!
SO true that more things got done with all the kids home, I guess we just have too many fun projects to choose from:)
Enjoy your beautiful garden. I truly appreciate a midwest garden,
I know we have to have the winter to have such wonderful summer jewels.
Happy Gardening!
Kelley

A Cottage Muse said...

Visiting you is the perfect way to start my day and a brand new month!
Your photos are beautiful and those flowers sure do pop in your room!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Farah said...

What lovely Iris June... the colour is so striking. simply beautiful... In your house soft and sweet colour schemes they sparks... simply beautiful...
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With love
Farah

Koren said...

Hi June,

Lovin your photos.... Your house and garden are so beautiful!

I'm hoping to catch you quickly here....

We've finally gotten the new Hydrangeas that have come out since 2010-2011 in the U.S.

I took out a Mock Orange and a Pee Gee Hydrangea that died on me, it was a Zone 4. I want to replace the holes with Hydrangeas.

I LOVE the ANNABELLES and have lots, but, I'm not sure if I want to try the INVINCIBELLE OR LITTLE LIME HYDRANGEAS????

How did your Invincibelle do? Does it get lots of flowers and are they full/big? How about your Limelight, do you really like it as much as the Annabelle? I would only get the little lime one, but it sounds nice, having a hydrangea turn pink in the Fall.

I'm just not so sure about trying the INVINCIBELLE? Let me know how you like it?

Koren

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Those colors all pop wonderfully!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog and your visit. You have a gorgeous blog! Lovely photos you have shared! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Nancy Maxwell James

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I did better with the house when my kids were little, too. So I can relate.
I'll take your word for it on the slipcovers. From the photos, they look spotless! Those purple iris look so good in your living room.

Kelly_Deal said...

Your photos are gorgeous!

Theresa said...

I'm so glad that you shared all of these, they are wonderful! I'm with you on the cleaning thing, I think I got more done when I was younger and I had everyone home too. You know what helps? Have company over! It's amazing what my old body can get done when I think someone might notice the cobwebs that I have chosen to ignore! I have put off hanging the curtains on our porch, but I miss them so I am hoping for time to do it this weekend. Thank you for sharing your the beauty that surrounds you, I so look forward to seeing what you see everyday and your photos never disappoint! love, t.xoxoxo

MJ Ornaments said...

Gorgeous as usual June, I love the container for your lilacs.
Xoxo Martha

Susan said...

Not 'too many' photos at all June! I love how those irises pop against your white room. They look perfect in your lovely room, and I adore the outside views, too. I don't blame you for wanting to spend 4+ hours in the garden. :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

My Sweet Junie!

Oh my gosh......I can see why you couldn't choose between those fabulous pictures. Of course ALL of your photos are ALWAYS fab.u.lous. I come here to gaze......and sigh....and swoon.........oh my gosh. You have it girlie. In HUGE proportions. Love your new necklace and I can almost smell those lovely lilacs........my Mum's very favorite flower. I used to buy her lilac oil to burn so her house would smell like that all the time.

Big huggies!
Spence

Alaina said...

June, thank you so much. I know that you of all people appreciate gardening in all of its' stages. I am not liking my new blogger blog roll. I missed this post and it dropped off without my knowing you had even been on there. The hardest for me is to show the true colors of my garden, because the colors are just amazing. I look at your pictures and get blown away they are so good. Have a wonderful weekend.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a georgous posts...the photos are exquisite, everything is so pretty. The garden must be absolutely glorious!

lynn said...

such gorgeous garden pictures, june:) your photography is awesome, too! have a great weekend!

Rostrose said...

Oh sweety, your photos make me MELTING AWAY! And they are DEFINITELY NOT TOO MANY!!! I love your indoor-eye-popps as much as your garden soul-charmers :o)
Warm JUNE-hugs to you (now it is YOUR month!!!)
Warm hugs, my dear - and perhaps you want to join my giveaway!
Traude :o)
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Debbie said...

Your house looks so lovely, June.
Love the little Iris.
No wonder you bought that necklace, it's beautiful.
The house work will always be there...the seasons move on.
Enjoy.
xxoo

wendy said...

Wow....I think that is a lofty goal, 4 hrs. in the garden and 2 hrs in the house.
where is your 5 hours of just "hanging" (tee,hee)
I guess I need to set me some better goals.
I'd rather be outside though too on the nice days. Heck, we have all winter to be indoors.
to heck with the house.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Never to many pictures when they are that gorgeous, heck if I could get just one that nice I would be thrilled! I guess it is a learning process. What a sweet gift from your Mom!

Carol

Miss Gracie's House said...

Beautiful, as always! I did have to laugh...I am always saying that my house was much cleaner when all of the children were at home, too...just like you, now I am waaaayyy too distracted:) And I think this house has grown...I can't ever get to all of the rooms. Keep trying, right?!
Rene'

Debra @ Common Ground said...

June dear, your photos just transport me! Those iris are amazing, are they "Japanese" iris? we had a huge area filled with them at another house, and I've always regretted not digging some up to take with me to the next house. But it was the dead of winter with a blizzard so they were left behind. I'll just enjoy your flowers!! thanks for the beauty!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous photos! I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them! Thank you so much for sharing!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Sara.RêveBlanc said...

Cara amica,
le tue immagini sono sempre belle, talmente belle che mi incantano! ti abbraccio Sara

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi June: I know I've already commented on this post and I had to scroll waaaaaaay down to leave this one (that's a good thing, right?) but I had to tell you how excited I get when there is a post from Grace Gardens. I just love saying that name, it comes to mind whenever I go into the garden. Your photos are beautiful and you have an amazing array of beautiful flowers..Happy Sunday..Judy

Fashion-isha said...

I just happened to randomly land on your blog and I love it! What apositive and pretty and happy surprise! Can't wait to see more...hope you stop by!
xo
Sharon

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June,
YOUR PICTURES are always so gorgeous, you can never have too many. The necklace is fabulous, I can see why you had to have it. The pretty case is just the place to keep it.
Thank you so much for your congrats on our first year. It's great friends like you who make blogging so much fun!
Hugs,
Patti

sweetpea said...

wowza! how gorgeous are your pics? you blow me away my friend!

hugs,

shelley

sweetpea said...

wowza! how gorgeous are your pics? you blow me away my friend!

hugs,

shelley

Barbara said...

June, I just love your comments about footprints on your sofa! When my grandkids come to visit, I just shut my eyes (all that mess can be fixed) and spread love all around. Time spent with them is priceless.
In the summer, working outside is so much more rewarding than working inside. Your garden is beautiful and we can all see how much you love it. Let the inside go...
Simple adore the bright blue touch in your white living room!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

June. I got goosebumps looking at all of your beautiful photos and reading your post this morning. You can never have too many pictures for me!!!! The photo with the lilacs is breath taking. So much beauty!!!And I'll bet it smell yummy too.Your new necklace is wonderful. I can see why you bought it. Love the color. Have a beautiful week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Holly Loves Art said...

Such beautiful pictures June. Just love looking at all that color! You captured everything so perfectly and I can almost smell the sweet scents through my computer screen.
Have a wonderful day.
Holly

Sandi said...

The lilacs are stunning in the basin and I love the iris as well. I have iris, but haven't picked a one because I forget about them. They are on the back side of the house. I will have to check them soon.
hugs~

Nella said...

June, I am hoping with all my heart for you to experience the blooming of your much anticipated peonies ! I have a few more bushes with some tight buds, a bit in the shade, so perhaps more blooms...We are also experiencing a cold spell, but we received an abundant rainfall which everything in the garden really needed, over the last few days the plants have grown at least 6 inches it seems! Always a new adventure in the garden...I love hearing from you, and your photos and garden always inspire me...so much to share! Much love, N.xoxo

Robin Thomas said...

Yes June dear, your house really is a mess...

Privet and Holly said...

YES, isn't it funny
how we got so much
cleaning done when
we had LITTLE KIDS
to take care of?? Not
quite sure how I did
it all, but like you, now
I'd rather stop and smell
the iris, the lilacs, the
peonies, or whatever
else lures me away from
the task at hand!

Never too many photos,
dear June!!! They are fab!

xo Suzanne

koralee said...

You can never ever have too many photos to share...I just love looking at them all. Thank you my friend for taking such stunning photos I could look at them all day long. Hugs to you.

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi June,
I look at all the beautiful things you do from house to garden to your sweet creations and wonder how in the world you do it all. You are one amazing lady and your touch in this world brightens so many of our days.
Hugs
Becky

Bella said...

Hi June,
Never too many photos, when they are all this lovely! Love the lilacs! I like the 4 hour / two hour spit, I'd way rather be outside too :-)
Hugs & a happy weekend to you!
Bella

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

June, I love to come visit. Your pictures always take my breath away. Beautiful, crisp, delightful, inspiring, loving, peaceful, cheerful and soooo you! I just decried you too! I love the pretty box your mother gave you. A precious gift. Your garden is so beautiful. I am glad you are enjoying the garden journal!

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Love,
Maryjane

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Beautiful! love all your photos and yes, must be hard picking which ones, as they are all so beautiful.
Your new necklace is gorgeous and love the box your Mother gave you to keep your jewellery and the flowers, can you hear my oohing and aahing, they are so pretty.
I can see how office work for Dale here in this beautiful space would be a favourite outdoor room, love the white sheer drapes and the lilacs.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Pondside said...

No wonder your fellas like to sit in the gazebo - what a peaceful and beautiful place.
I was so thrilled to open the magazine that featured your blog - and whisper 'she's my blogging friend'!

Georgianna said...

Such a delight to share in all these photos, June. Absolutely gorgeous and a calming rest for the senses. I can only imagine how fabulous it smells!

The drapes – pure magic! I shall have to try that this summer.

hug to you, dear.

xo

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What can I say that all your other friends have not. lol
Such a lovely post and I love all your pic's. Easy of course to see why you could not choose from them.
I had to laugh about the gift from your Mom. I too try this with my children because when you get older you realize how much you have and start editing as you say but mine usually won't take anything. They say they have to much already. So that makes me think all my pretties will go to strangers. lol
Your home is breathtaking and as always I leave here happy.
Love
Maggie

Lisa said...

Your posts always bring me peace...sigh! You have the gift of a sharing heart, thank you!

I feel like I missed springtime. So there went my spring cleaning. Oh Well.

many hugs to you, June.

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
I always love getting a glimpse into your lovely home and garden. Your outdoor space looks so calm and relaxing I can see why Dale and Landon love to spend time there. Your necklace is very pretty, love that color!! Have a happy end of the week, sweet friend~Blessings to you~Vicki

Barbara Mugnai said...

Wow! You're picture are stunning! Great blog! Very glad to meet you
Warm Regards from Italy
Mug