Thursday, May 23, 2013

Heavenly Springtime smells in the house and garden.

This time of year is such a favorite time in this valley.
Although windy and wild with temperature changes, it's
beauty is like NO other!

Our Winters are so long and cold here that we all wait to see the first sign of green
on the edges of the roads letting us know that Spring is here and soon the trees
will start leafing out. Well, now the trees are covered in green leaves and
we have mowed our lawn 3 times so it is proof that it is indeed here again,
even though I have had to have
a fire in the wood stove several times including this morning!

A little more proof of this glorious time of year are the blooms below!

I have been taking photos every day of the many blooming trees and shrubs in the garden 
and will be sharing a bunch of them here.
I have so many, that my computer is probably groaning under the load of them. 

I will be showing many more lilacs in another post because they are still blooming profusely 
and I can't seem to stop getting the camera out to take their photo.

The double lilac above are so fragrant but I don't know the name of them.
The white ones below are called Avalanche and are my very favorite.
The smell is intoxicating!!!

I took these photos two days ago and you can see that things in the garden are still very immature.
The overnight temps have been so chilly that things have just started to really get going.
Most of the roses in the beds are just now getting many of their leaves, but it changes by the day so it
won't be long until they cover themselves and then put out buds.

 Snowdrift crab apple in bloom.

This tree is always covered in blooms and bees this time of year.

In the front of this photo is the Canada Red chokecherry in bloom with one of the Centurion 
crab apples (pink) behind it.
I can't believe how packed with blooms this tree is year after year.

Oh how I LOVE this crab apple!
The bunting in this photo is made from the beautiful new line of fabrics by Peony and Sage
called Nordic. I like how it looks amid the pink blossoms.

                            I don't think you could fit another blossom on those branches if you tried!                                                                               

The tree below is Brandywine crab apple.
When the buds first form they remind me big pink gumballs!

This bloom is so pretty in all stages.

This is how it looked yesterday. It's a little fuzzy because of the wind we had,
but I just had to share it here.

I still have so many lilac photos to post so I will be back in a few days.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful weekend.

Sending hugs....


Julie Marie said...

Just beautiful June... our Spring has been alot later this year too... I think our weather is very similar to yours... my roses are just now starting to get buds on them... love your pretty bunting in the tree of blossoms!... and like you, I cannot get enough photos of Lilacs!... enjoy your beautiful gardens, and Happy Memorial Day weekend to you, xoxo Julie Marie

awal.ny said...

Oh June your flowering trees are just beautiful. You have my favorite flowering tree, I love the brandy wine crabapple. I think I may have missed buying them at the nurseries this year but it is at the top of the list for next year. Such beautiful pictures, I can almost smell them. I think it is going to be a wonderful spring this year, the roses are packed with buds. Happy Spring my friend. Alaina

summersundays-jw said...

Beautiful! Our lilacs & redbuds are finished blooming but iris & peonys are beginning to bloom. We've had a long, slow spring & lots of cool nights (not normal for southern Mo.). Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Jan

{oc cottage} said...

oh my! have you given me an itchy pinning finger!!! ;} spring must be so fun in places with actual seasons!

m ^..^

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June, like you out there, we too have the longest winters and our trees are barely starting to get their leaves! But this has been the week of the crabapple, and we are in awe of the beautiful range of pinks and the white blooms that are now showering us like snow!

YOU are the queen of photo vignettes. Those lilacs and silver vases, the chairs....I have to practice!

Sending you a cheery wish for a lovely weekend! Anita

Carolyn said...

Wow! Such beauty in your garden already!!!I love all of your flowering trees-it must be amazing to sit under the blossoms and enjoy it all. I would love to sit at your pretty table and take it all in.
You are a couple of weeks ahead of us here and we had a heavy frost just a couple of nights ago.
Look for ward to more!

My Shabby Roses said...

Such beautiful photos June. Your garden is so lovely, I see how you enjoy it so. Spring is a wonderful time of the year. I love seeing all the plants from the previous Spring blooming again. There is something satisfying about that. Hope you're doing well.
Big Hugs,

Debra Oliver said...

aaaahhhh, the pink on the crabapple is amazing!!

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

Gorgeous Photos! I have been enjoying my beautiful and fragrant lilacs as well.

Terra said...

Your lilacs, the arrangements and your photos are fantabulous, and I can almost smell their intoxicating fragrance.

Low Tide High Style said...

So much beauty June, and though our springtime is quickly marching into summertime, it's nice to see spring blossoms once again!

And I can relate to wanting to take lots of pics of current obsession is roses.


Faded Charm said...

Lilacs are one of my favorites and your photos are just gorgeous. I just wish there blooms lasted longer. We had a heat wave and all of mine bloomed in one day and then got really wilted, now we're back to lots and lots of rain and they are pretty much done! One of my bushes was loaded this year. Now I need to plant a white one:-)

Hope your weather has been better than ours. Typical Oregon weather!

Btw, are you planning on going to Farm Chicks this year? I'd love to meet you in person:-)


La Vie Quotidienne said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful posts and your garden looks like a glorious lovely it is hard to imagine. I look forward to the rest of the photos.

Diane said...

I can just smell this delicious post. I'm relishing our blooms, too, however the wind has been so ugly all day I'm surprised there are any flowers left on the bushes. Beautiful post, June. Diane

Katherine said...

So, so pretty. In addition to the beautiful fragrance Lilacs are one of the most romantic flowers. I can't help but think of another era and envision ladies in long skirts floating through the garden filled with lilacs.

It's it fun to be back playing in the garden.

Nely said...

Ohh dear June what a gorgeous post!
Spring is a wonderful time,my favourite,you have so nice garden,with so much flower beauty:)
Have a nice weekend my friend, and enjoy!
Many hugs

RuthSMac. said...

Love lilacs! I dream of having them in my own garden, so thank you for the name of the white ones.

Your garden is gorgeous!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, just fabulous, June! Love the bunting too.

Things and Thoughts said...

So much beauty June! You have taken amazing photos, so bright , so fresh! Thanks for all these wonderful spring bunches . By us, all these blooms have disappeared as summer is already here with high temperatures .
Happy weekend and enjoy !

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your photos are so pretty--I just love this time of year!

sophie said...

Toutes ces photos sont magnifiques!
j'aime le lilas blanc et son délicieux parfum
merci pour toutes ces merveilles
de France

Home and Lifestyle said...

Great pictures of all the wonderful blossom in your garden!

Hugs, Ingrid

Penelope's Beehive said...

Goodness me...such a lovely (and delightfully fragrant) post! You live in a world of enchantment surely!
Our humble lilacs are just beginning, as the weather has fluctuated horribly...90 degrees to 45 degrees, and back again. The wee blooms (as well as this gardener) are are whirling in state of confusion.
Thank you for sharing your gardens June...I shall NEVER tire of drinking their beauty!
Wishing you much joy...

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear June ~ You are blessed with so much beauty that surrounds you. Your photography is stunning.

Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

One Shabby Old House said...

I don't think I can say the word " BEAUTIFUL" enough. Yesterday all I could think of how I would love to have your opinion on an area of my garden. Better still to have you walk in my yard with me with your brilliant eye for gardening and photography. It's such a gift and I am so glad that you share your world with us!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Musje said...

Ohh what a beautiful pictures,it looks like a place in heaven,have a nice weekend,greetings Musje.

Rozmeen said...

June these pics are beyond beautiful.. Those tree's full of blossom and those lilacs.. I have a small tree with a few lilacs and put some lilacs in a blue basket this morhing as well.. love it!!

xoxo Rozmeen

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Dreamy, dreamy photos, June. Your gardens and flowers are stunning.


My name is Riet said...

Hi dear June. I saw these beautiful photo's of yours and I could only say OH and AH, . Every photo is stunning, no one excluded. The colors and your styling, gorgeous.
I wish you a happy week. We will be on a little cruise next week to Norway and England.
Hugs from Riet

Geli said...

Dear June!
Thanks for this lovely dreamy post full of flowers!
I love your crap apple blossoms!
They are sooooo beautifully and the blue box with the white flowers!
I wish you a beautiful time June!
With love,

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

What a wonderful season, the season of lilac. And your photography, dear June, what a treat!! ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿
Sending hugs too.

Dorthe said...

Sweet June,
such amazing flowers in your beautiful garden- and fantastic how you can make the lilacs stand strong in your vases inside ,too- How do you do that? When I take them inside,they alwayes fall together, already on the first day- even I hammer strongly on their hard stems, to give them a possibility to drink more water-???
I love your many arts, -I have only two---many in lilla and some few whites !! I do have a Paradise Apple tree- I wonder if it the same as your Brandywine ? looks totally the same.
Oh and such beautiful photoes, as alwayes, dear- so sweet with the white lillacs in that blue box!
Here the temps are just like where you live, and also my roses are only starting to have very little buds- I dearly hope they will get water and sun enough rto blossom this year!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Bente said...

Dear June, how I love this beautiful photos from your garden. I look forward to see more during the summer.
This winter was hard, so I lost four rose trees and some other trees. Now I tried with new ones, so maybe next year.

Have a nice weekend

Hugs from here

Anonymous said...

I follow you a lot of time. I like your posts. Your photos are verry beautiful. Natasa Bole

Anne said...

June your garden is overflowing with beautiful flowers! I bet the scent is amazing.Yes this is my favorite time of the year.I look around and thank God for all the beauty around me.I don't take any of it for granted!We are getting chilly weather here at night too!Have a lovely weekend!

Junebug said...

Love, love lilacs! There fragrance is one of my favorite scents! Mine are all done blooming, sad. My peonies were in full bloom but we got rain, actually down pour. So now I have puddles of petals.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get a chance for gardening and family!! Hugs,June

Pondside said...

I picked a big bouquet of lilacs this evening and they are now filling the den with the loveliest perfume. Isn't it just that best time of year?
Your photos are so beautiful - dreamy!

Bella said...

Hi June,
So so beautiful!! I love the color combination of lilac in silver vases, stunning! The blue box is adorable too. Your pics are amazing as always, vivid and dreamy all at once, I can smell the Lilacs from here :-)

Laura said...

your garden is just so beautiful! I am very envious; not just of the prettiness in your garden but also that you are enjoying spring! I am in australia and we are almost into winter; not my favourite time of year! still , the winter flowers can be so beautiful!

The Rustic Victorian said...

A joy to behold June! I never tire of your photos and flowers! They feed the soul. I can smell them from here in Alabama. It is starting to get humid again as summer is upon us, but we have some cool days still. Like today, and as I transplant begonias today, I will think of your lilacs and remember how good God is to give our planet such beautiful gifts.
Joy in you day June!
The bunting is adorable!

Vintage Home said...

So fun that you have a Canadian tree!
Our Lilacs are done here but we were so thankful when they where out1
I have done a FAKE (agghhh) post on peonies today...oh I mean a fake peony post!
Can't wait till mine are out!...and yours!

Victoria said...

Your garden is beyond breathtaking June! I love the little table you have set up out there...what a beautiful spot to sit and relax with some lemonade! Your Lilacs are gorgeous, I swear I could smell them from here:)

Madelief said...

Hi June,

It's always a delight popping over to your blog. Lovely photo's of the lilacs and blossoms in your garden. I am happy for you spring arrived :-)

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful, beautiful blooms! If this is just the beginning, then you're in for a huge treat this summer! I love the appletree blossoms! I wouldn't know which one to choose, they both bloom so beautifully! Love the Lilac blooms as well, that Avalanche is gorgeous. It's smell must be heavenly!
have a great weekend,

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is my favorite time of year, we get to share your gorgeous lawn and gardens! The photos are fabulous, I can almost smell them from here!
Big hugs,

Mimi Sue said...

Your lilacs are amazing! Ours are blooming like crazy this year too. Spring is always best after a hard winter. Mimi

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

How wonderful your lilacs are out! Ours are being very tardy here. Our neighbours white lilac overhangs our garden and I love it, I never knew it was called Avalanche. What a truly perfect name, though I always think it looks like Manna from heaven.and smells good enough to eat too. Speaking of fragrance, my conservatory was filled with the perfume of peonies this first bouquet this year bought for me by my lovely husband, magical! I wish I had them in my garden though like you dear June.

Biggest hugs for you my lovely friend way over there! X

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear June
I have never seen anyone photograph those lilacs so beautifully with them standing in the tarnished pots on the timber table. This is truly where your artistic heart shines.
I only wish I could walk with you around the garden at the moment to view all of your magnificent crab apples and the bees adore them don't they?
I can never get enough of your images sweet friend! Thank you so much for sharing them with us to brighten our Winter days here where our Autumn leaves have almost finished but still the odd rose begs a close up sniff!!!
Love and blessings to you dear friend,
PS Thank you for your kind comments on my "Birds Inspire" Fabric and Lace book!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, June, what beautiful blooms and such great photos of them. That crab apple tree is just gorgeous and I love the bunting and your little table vignette under the tree. Your lilacs are wonderful and I'm so glad you will be showing more. I never can get enough of lilacs and mine put out a pretty sad showing this year. They were as pretty but not very many and did not last very long. I don't know what the problem was, but I just enjoy yours..Happy Weekend..Judy

Denise said...

How amazingly gorgeous everything is! If I want a bouquet of anything, it's going to have to come from the florist. And there's no amount of money that could reproduce the beauty that comes from your garden!

lynn said...

just such charming pictures, june:) tfs:)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi June ~ your lilacs are just lovely! You are just abit behind us here in Utah. My lilacs are pretty much done, my rose hedges are budding and I saw my very FIRST rose on my John F. Kennedy bush today! Yeah! xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Beautiful June!

What a lovely comment you left me last night! Isn't it true that if each one of us would to commit to spreading beauty that we could make a real difference? I wish the entire WORLD would take a break from war and negativity to see what we could really accomplish. Thank you for the loveliness that you spread to us here, with your visual poetry that just captures the heart and mind.


Shabby soul said...

Darling June your garden is already a dream! The apple trees are super enchanting, I love them all! But the light you are always able to capture when you take photos... is pure serenity! Really I feel so good when I see your images... I can't explain.
Hugs my sweet friend

Cindy said...

Oh gosh, can you even believe that crabapple tree!? And those lilacs in the silver pitcher are gorgeous! I love, love the scent of lilacs, but they will barely grow around here, too far south i guess. Your flower photos are such a treat!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi June!
I'm so behind on my visits but I am glad I did not miss this post, it is so full of beauty! I love the old rusty white chair, it reminds me of the ones my Nana used to have at her house on Cape Cod! The mix of the chair and the flowers is making my heart skip a beat!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my much yumminess....and your photos usual.....perfection. I've talked my darling hubby into adding a tree to our front yard (after we just paid to have three removed)... and debating... lilac or crab apple. What do you think would look best there all by itself? And, which one looks the best after blooming... Tell me Dear Junie... YOU are the queen of good information.


Val said...

I've ahd this post bookmarked for two months. How knows why it's taken me this long to get back here to say BEAUTIFUL photos! ♥ Lilacs are heaven on earth.