Tuesday, May 26, 2015


I'm hoping you all can take a few more photos of the pretty 
lilacs from the garden. I have so many photos of them, and I knew 
it was forecast that we were to have a few days of rain so I took 
shots of them just about everywhere I could.



 As you can tell, I couldn't quit taking photos of these lovely lilacs.
They were just so pretty in the urn.
Maybe this winter I will share more of the lilac photos I took in the garden when 
I have nothing much to share in the way of photos.  


A few of the apple blossoms after opening and before the rain hit.

 Several things in the garden look a little sorry after the hail hit here on Sunday and I'm so, so 
glad I took the photos of the flowering trees and lilacs when I did, because
they certainly don't look like this know  :))))

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!


Michele said...

Your flower pictures none of us could ever tired of seeing - thank you for sharing.

Weird but my lilacs - have three bushes of them - didn't do well this year. Maybe it is because of our rough winter or something we did wrong. I didn't get many blooms, and they weren't strong ones so I got absolutely NO pics of them this year. I am so sad about that.
So trust me, I adore seeing yours!

We got some nasty hail too, quickly came and went, but got it.

NanaDiana said...

June, I could take any one of those pictures and make it into a painting. You do SUCH beautiful work! OMGosh- Amazing pictures! Do you happen to have a phone with Waterlogue on it? It turns regular pictures into water colors and is an amazing app.

Hope you are having a wonderful spring! xo Diana

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful photos June.... I will never tire of seeing your gardens and lovely home. Take care...


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your lilacs are just gorgeous, June! I really enjoy seeing them. I just planted a lilac bush a few weeks ago and I don't expect any blooms this year, so I am looking forward to next year and getting some of my own. I especially love how they look in your white urn!

Diane said...

Hail can be so devastating. Even so the lilac and apple blossoms are beautiful. As I told you we didn't have lilacs this year because of frost. It's sad and weird to not have them. So I'm glad I have yours to enjoy. Blessings, Diane

Julie Marie said...

How beautiful dear June!... I could look at Lilacs all day long... we have had some hail and really bad weather here too, not many gardening days!... hope Spring (almost getting into Summer now!) arrives for you soon too, and the bad weather goes away!... hard to believe it has been a year since we met in person!... love you dear friend, xoxo Julie Marie

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I am so glad you took the time to take those photos too and then shared them with us!
I have the same urn and the same varieties of lilacs but not in bloom yet.

Lovely photos as always!


awal.ny said...

Just beautiful June. I love the purple with white edges. I always want more flowering trees after seeing your pictures. I hope you are having a wonderful Spring. Alaina

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

The lilacs photos are spectular, the mix of colors in the urn ... I'd make note cards out of the photo, absolutely gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous again. These photos should be in a magazine! Have a great week!

Blondie's Journal said...

The lilacs are always a treat, June, but the way you arrange them and the vases, urns and buckets are always inspiring---keeps us on our toes to look for new ways to display our flowers. That's one of your talents---just one.

Hail? Oh my gosh. The weather is so wonky everywhere. Let's hope for some normalcy! :)

Jane xxx

Lana Manis said...

June, everything is beautiful! I finally managed to get my little lilac sprig planted a week ago. I know it's a little late to plant this season, but it's all I have of the lilac that used to be at my Mom's.

Seawashed said...

I will never tire of seeing a blog post from you. Any glimpse of your beautiful home is a treat to me. And your gardens leave me in awe, always. The urn is absolutely perfect for your lilacs. I think you could publish the most beautiful magazine...like JDL.

Unknown said...

Lucky you! I love the lilacs, I love the peonies!

I can take pictures of lilacs and peonies when I buy them tomorrow at Trader Joes! Thank God for them!! We cannot grow peonies nor lilacs here!

It doesn't get cold enough! But you will not hear me complain about this!

Otherwise; someone who had 12 feet of snow might shoot me!!!

I adore lilacs......and peonies!!! I love the pitures!! Thank you!!!!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June, your lilacs are just beautiful. I especially love the purple with the white edges. Do you do something to make them last as a cut flower. Mine just seem to wilt quickly. It always seems to be the case around here that the flowering spring trees bloom so beautifully and then a rain comes and knocks them all down. We can't complain here about rain though, but there certainly doesn't seem like a lot of time to enjoy the beautiful blooms..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Sylvia said...

I heard about the heavy rains in the USA at our news! It would have been too bad if you had not made these wonderful pictures before the rain! Wonderful colors and images! As always, my dear June. hugs Sylvia

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wonderful photos, dear June...I hope you will share a lot of them during the next months. Nature gives us so many beautiful gifts!!

Wish you a wonderful day!!

Hugs, Ingrid

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

The lilac and blossom are absolutely beautiful June wether they are in an urn, bucket or in the garden !!
I know what you mean about the blooms looking sad after the rain ….. we have a wonderful white clematis which was glorious last week but, after the rain, the flowers are brown and battered !!
I think that the lilac in our garden was planted in Victorian times and has seen better days !! …. I need to get a new one.
Hope that you and your family are well June ….. I've been a bit if a bad blogger lately but finally managed a post yesterday !!
Sending lots of love to you. XXXX

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

One could never tire of seeing the beauty you capture with your camera. Your lilacs are beautiful as are the apple blossoms.

Thank you for taking the time to share with all of us ~ FlowerLady

Mary W said...

If I ever visited you when you had that urn of lilacs, I just want to warn you now - you would find me claiming narcolepsy with my head buried in your urn up to my ears. My deep breathing would not be snoring but rather huge lungfuls of fragrance. Those white rimmed deep purple gorgeous clumps of goodness would be just too good to resist. Thank you so much for your photos.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful blooms. It is like we arre visiting your garden. Patty/NS

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

They're lovely, June. The lilacs are just beginning to flower in town. They only last a short while, but are so incredibly beautiful.

Junebug said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!! I love, love lilacs! Who am I kidding, I simply love flowers but the fragrances of lilacs, YUM! I didn't get many blooms on my trees this years, humm?? But the couple of bouquets I did get were wonderful. Sister you simply have the talent for photography!! Just can't get enough! Love ya, the other sister June!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh June, I can always find time to look at all your pretty photos - those lilacs, amazing!!!
They look perfect in the urn, inside your lovely home and out in your luscious garden. Sigh...

john said...

how absolutely gorgeous ! I love lilac ...can almost smell it !!
Gail x

Sylvia said...

Delightful photos, June! Thank you for being such a wonderful source of inspiration. I always leave your beautiful space with a sense of peacefulness.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh I can look at your beautiful photos everyday. Your lilacs are gorgeous. I picked some rhododendrons this morning. So pretty on the kitchen table. I love Spring!!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Each of your images is perfection!

My name is Riet said...

Hi dear June. Your photo's are as always soooo beautiful. Your garden is the best I ever saw and I know you put lots of work in it.But it pays of, you have fklowers all over the house. Wonderful for us all to admire.
Have a lovely week my friend.
hugs from Riet

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Beautiful indeed and I would be taking photos of your gorgeous lilacs and apple blossom and glad the you got them picked before the rain fell. Thanks for sharing ll this beauty with us.
Hope you are having a lovely week

One Shabby Old House said...

When I look at those beautiful flowers I can almost smell them Stunning pictures June. I love the way they look in the urn. Those pictures should be in a magazine!

chateau chic said...

Never tire of your spectacular photos, June! Your lilacs in the iron urn...gorgeous!
Mary Alice

Dorthe said...

Yes dear June, nature can be as cruel as it can be kind and beautiful. I can imagine your garden was sad after the hail and storm. But how wonderful it looks on these photoes. My lilacs are also blooming at last, but today it is also storming here, and so cold, it is. I hope they will last a bit longer, but am happy they were beautiful when my daughter and grandchild, visited us over the Pentecost days.
Wishing you more beautiful and sunny days in your garden!!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

June your lilacs are so beautiful. I love the variegated one. With all the different colors it really gives a beauty to your bouquet. Enjoy your day. Jo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So pretty and clean and vibrant. Clean might seem a funny word but around here everything is always covered in a layer of dust and has a faded look. Beautiful images as always. Best wishes, Tammy

Deserae said...

Your lilacs are so beautiful......I love them in the urn!!!! There is just nothing like the scent of lilacs :O)

Burlap Luxe said...

Bringing the outdoors in, just breathless !!

Victoria magazine pages is what I see here, nothing less then beautiful.


Michele said...

June, I am back again - I think you may be a no reply blogger because I couldn't reply to your comment about my growing up with water on 3 sides.....I should ease your worries because the cliffs around me are REALLY HIGH UP and it's nearly impossible to flood, and we really had mild weather - except for winter being so far north.

I am now land locked - have been for years when I grew up and moved to the big city - and miss the water EVERY SINGLE DAY! I need to try and get back to my little home town and visit this summer, if possible. I hate getting homesick after so many years and my being all grown up.

Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings to you and yours!

Debbie said...

I can see why you took photos of the urn filled with your lovely lilacs in different places, June. They are stunning!!! I could almost smell their intoxicating scent with each image. I'm sorry to hear the weather wasn't kind to your gardens. Hopefully all will be well in a few days, and things will recover from Mother Nature's fury.
Have a nice weekend, dear girl.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Absolutely beautiful, dear June. I enjoy your lilacs very much. I haven't seen any here even though the spring temperatures are not too warm and I think they should be able to grow here. It's lovely to see them at least in your gorgeous pictures.
Have a wonderful weekend :)!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Beautiful...so beatiful...

BECKY said...

Oh hello lovely friend!
Your beautiful lilacs and apple blossoms are so delightful and soul soothing to look at! I always find such a peace and calm when I visit. What a joy. {happy dance} :o)

I am sorry the hail stole them from you, but am so thrilled that you were able to take some amazing photos of them beforehand.

Love and hugs to you, June!
Hope your weekend is absolutely wonderful!

Cindy said...

You have the prettiest lilacs I have ever seen! Do you have any secrets for keeping them from wilting after picking?

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful pictures! Mimi

maría cecilia said...

Love your garden, love your images, love your lilacs and oh sooooooo in love with your apple blossoms images!!!
hugs my dear June

deb said...

so gorgeous and inspirational ~
your garden is just so soothing and beautiful
the lilacs ... incredible ... our have been enjoyed by the loveliest and plumpest bees ♥
hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. cold and rainy here xo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such beautiful lilacs, June! I really love the purple variety with white edges, I haven't seen it before. Spring is such a beautiful time!

Ana said...

Oh June,
Your garden is as lovely as ever. Those lilacs are just gorgeous. Such a blessing to be surrounded by so much beautiful nature. Great pics my sweet friend. Sending a great big hug.


Unknown said...

I just found your blog and I`m so happy I did.I love lilacs also and your pictures are so beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Your photos are exquisite. The lilacs are gorgeous. How I wish we could grow them here. Thanks for sharing these treasures from your garden.

Ivy and Elephants said...

June, your lilacs are simply gorgeous!Each photo is more lovely than the last.
Your gardens are stunning. Have a fabulous weekend.

Bente said...

Dear June. Your lilacs is gorgeous. I can almost smell them, lol. I never be tired of looking at the beautiful pictures from your home and garden.
Wish you a wonderful weekend
Hugs from here

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh I too have been missing a few of your divine posts dearest June!
But viewing these glorious Lilacs in so many shades and the Crab Apple Blossoms have made up for it all now. They are perfect partners in their various shades of pinks, mauve, whites and lilacs.
The only thing for me missing is the most amazing fragrance they emit.
Lucky you dear June I'm only a little jealous and I am so happy for you that your are enjoying your most favourite time now in the garden inbetween caring for your Landon.

I too think of you often sweet friend and but my dried roses inside keep my memory link going with you.
I hope the rain keeps coming to feed your gorgeous garden. Did you know that science has recently proven that trees and plants actually communicate with each other and trees care for each other giving out energy when others are weak and ailing from lack of food and water. I was blown away hearing this and how forests communicate in perfect harmony. Now that puts a different feeling in our hearts about cutting our own firewood!
Sending you much love and warm hugs,

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and your photos are breathtaking!
You inspire me June, thank you!!

toves sammensurium said...

Nobody can photograph flowers like You do June!Everything looks MAGIC! The first Lilacs have been picked and there's more to come - we have to Enjoy these wonders of the spring!!!!! Tove-hugs :)

Susan Shull said...

June-These are so beautiful! I can almost smell them. Well, actually, I'm smelling the honeysuckle I sniffed at a party tonight. Hope you are doing well and enjoying the early days of June. They are special!

vitadrömmarobusigabarn said...

Have a lovely day!

Rostrose said...

Dearest June,
sorry to hear that you had a disturbing hail in May. I hope, your pretty garden has recovered in the meantime - and I'm glad that you took those wonderful photos before!!!
Lots of hugs my dear,

Robin Johnson said...

Love, Love, Love! Your photos are so pretty I feel like I can smell then through the computer. Sadly my three poor Lilac shrubs didn't do much this year and didn't stay blooming for more than three days, I don't know what I did to them. Maybe next year I'll have better luck.

HWIT BLOGG said...

Oh dear..I must say that yor pictures are stunning, lovely and so beautiful!
Love, Titti

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Stunning photos June! You need to open up a flower shop! xox