Sunday, May 18, 2014

beautiful blossoms

 The scents coming from the garden right now are nothing short of heavenly.  


 all ten of the crabapple trees are blooming!
The most fragrant and earliest to bloom are the Centurians. 
I have three in a row in the rear garden and so when I walk out my backdoor this is what I see.

They, along with the seven Canada Red chokecherries 
just fill the garden with the most wonderful scents you can imagine.
Usually the lilacs bloom the same time but they are a little late this year.
It will be a few more days until I will be enjoying them.

  These are photos I took of them four days ago and now their blooms have gone from
this deep pink to a very soft pink today. I won't be including photos of their
pretty pastel pink for a few days since I was just able to take a few today
and haven't re-sized them yet.

 The bees are really working these trees and you can hear the buzzing the
minute you go out the door.

I am loving every day spent outside right now. I go to bed completely worn out
and it is the best kind of tired I know.

I'm a very unorganized gardener. I flit from one thing to the next.
It seems to be my way, and it works for me since my motto is...
No time is wasted while gardening. Every task needs doing whether it's done today
or tomorrow!
My husband just wishes I would get the mulching done so he can use his trailer again :)

One good thing about my late Idaho Spring is that I have a little more time to put things in order
and accomplish things before the frosts quit coming. I'm still dividing perennials and transplanting them and even cutting out the dead canes in the roses.

I wanted to share a bouquet of daffodils I managed to cut just a day before we had a rain
and get a few photos of them.

a double white daffodil below

I know that so many of you have gone through a very difficult Winter, weather-wise this year
and are happy to see the spring come. I am always happy to have spring show up, but have to admit
that I really loved my winter this year. I am learning to really enjoy the slower pace of winter
and the soul-searching that happens during that time of year for me.
I need it to center myself and reset my brain.
Since I live in an area where because of weather (and because I live in the sticks),
 I have to slow down, it affords me
this opportunity and I'm grateful for it.
With all that said---I am happy to have a new season to embrace and
to 'go a little crazy in'!


Trisha said...

Beautiful blooms June! I love to smell everything in all of its blooming glory this time of really is heavenly. Have wonderful week!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The colors are just beautiful and what a wonderful view to greet you as you step out your back door. At our previous home, I always appreciated the slower time of Winter, having been very busy with gardening in the months of Spring through Fall. I looked at Winter as my time to rest, as it was gardens time to rest, too. I love the slower pace of Winter, I just don't like all the snow and ice! : )

Julie Marie said...

Just gorgeous dear June!... you are about a month behind us, so you are still enjoying the beautiful blooms we did here in Utah a month ago... my miniature Miss Kim Lilac is just starting to bloom... I love seeing your blossoms in your French pitcher and basket... and your bouquet of daffodils is just stunning!... I know exactly what you mean about being tired at night, but you are right... it is the very best kind of tired... I hope your winter brought you much peace and contentment... I call it my time to plan and dream... plot and scheme what I want in my gardens come Spring... and now I know you are loving being out in your beautiful gardens as well ... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Sylvia said...

Marvellous captures, splendid colours! Spring awakens my senses and helps me savour the moment. Enjoy your beautiful garden, June!

Pondside said...

The crab apple blossoms are so very beautiful! Gorgeous images, as ever.
I garden as you do - a little weeding here, a little planting there, and then 'oh' that little wheelbarrow needs a lick of paint. As you say, though, it's never wasted time in the garden.

Susie said...

June, Your blossoms look wonderful . I enjoy our trees that bloom, but because of the hard winter or slow on again off again spring, our weeping cherry and red bud did not produce many blooms. I am going to have to make myself start loving every day...not just the sunny ones. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo,Susie

bobbie said...

Our spring has been late, too ~ but the snow is finally gone from Shaffer Butte (home of Bogus Basin ski area), which means we can plant freely now... YAY!!
There is nothing better than the sound of bees buzzing around our flowers!
Did you get any of the thunderstorms today??
Hugs ~

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh good for those bees! The blossoms are wonderful of course. And as usual I love the way you have photographed them with the French wire basket and a French pitcher on that wonderful table. We have a nice winter climate in NM, and we had a mild winter, but I'm still thrilled to have spring! haha! It's all just lovely, June!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How stunningly beautiful. I have crab trees but mine are all a very soft pink and I love the deeper pink of yours. My heart always beats a little faster when I see one of your posts because I know it is going to be lovely.

Unknown said...

What a luvly garden and bounty of flowers. I would spend so much time in the midst of the trees just soaking up the beauty with brush in one hand... and canvas in the other.
Thanks for sharing a bit of your beautiful garden with me.
Hugs, Gee

NanaDiana said...

Oh- So- Very- Beautiful, June. I am just in love with all your photos and your wonderful gardens.

Our crab apples have not even shown the first bud yet and our lilacs have not begun to really green up either. It was a long cold winter here and I felt anxious for much of it....unusual for me....

You are right- gardening tired is different than another other type of "tired", isn't it? The pleasant ache that says you were bent over a bit too long; the slowness of getting up from a pulling weeds position. I cherish every moment I can spend outside.

I am anxious to get started now and just a tad jealous of your weather! xo Diana

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful post Dear June... I can almost smell the blossoms.
I am so glad you had allot of Me time over the Winter to gather your thoughts... you are such a busy Lady!
Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely garden as it blossoms in the sunshine.
Take care my friend...

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful daffodils June! And crabapples are one of my favorite things about spring! They're spectacular! Mimi

maría cecilia said...

Dear June, it`s always the most wonderful and joyful thing to visit your garden when everything is blooming so beautifully, plus your pictures tell the love that is behind this beauty.

Good to know there are bees around your garden; here most of them have dissappeared and have red how huge amounts of them are dying because of pesticides used all over the world.

A great moment to visit your world.
many hugs

Vicky said...

Beautiful! I love crabapples. Your garden is lovely, so beautiful in all seasons! Lovely pictures. Is is a pleasure to visit your blog!

My name is Riet said...

Dear June. I love love those beautiful pink blooms in your garden. When I read about all the trees you have in your garden it must be more of a park and so. Beautiful. We had a soft winter too but I didn't,t really mind. It keeps me from worrieing about all the people who are on the road when there is a lot of snow. We all have our worries, LOL enjoy your garden and spring my friend.
Hugs from Riet

Unknown said...

Gorgeous garden,love your blooming trees-it's dream !!!! Have a wonderful new week !xoxo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

How gorgeous the blossom is in your wonderful garden - don't you love hearing the bees buzzing about and doing their business.
Enjoy Spring and tending to your garden

Sylvia said...

Dear June, so wonderful and delicate flowers! I love your photos! The photos have such a lightness and delicate colors! Best wishes and have a good time - Sylvia

Cindy said...

Your photos are heavenly June. Not only does it smell like heaven, but looks like it too. All of my honeysuckle trees are blooming right now and the air is pregnant with their fragrance. Usually my wisteria bloom at the same time, but the severe winter killed all the blooms and many of the branches.
I too am learning to enjoy winter and as much as I love spring and gardening, I was a little reluctant to see it go. I find I don't enjoy the winter weather as much as the fluffing my nest and snuggling I can do during these months when I have a rest from the outside work.
This summer will be a challenge as I just broke a bone in my foot and now I'm frustrated that I can't do all that I'd like. I'm trying to make the best of it and work on the things that I can and enjoy more reading and napping.
Hugs ~ Cindy

Geli said...

Dear June!
Your garden is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen ...
So romantic and full if blooms and life ....a little paradis!
Enjoy it!
With love,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

June, I have no words to express the emotion I feel when I see your professional handling of the camera. This is your medium and it is marvelous in my eyes. I have to rush off unfortunately, but I will be back to see more. Praise GOD for his palette of colors! Anita

Armazém Home said...

Seu blog é um cantinho do paraíso, tenho o bálsamo para prosseguir no meu.
Obrigada pela lindas fotos e envolventes textos.
Um abraço com cheirinho de rosas para você.

Victoria said...

Your garden is a piece of Heaven June! I can only imagine the wonderful floral scents of it. I don't blame you for being out there all day, I would be too:)

We're heading into our rainy thunderstorm season here but I love it:)

Unknown said...

such lovely blooms dear june and you always capture their beauty to perfection with your soulful eyes. i can almost smell their heavenly scent from here. i too am learning to savor each and every season...yes, even our long NE winters. spring has finally sprung here as well and I am loving the time spent turning the soil and ending each day exhausted and happy that I was able to do so. how blessed are we? ;)

chateau chic said...

You have certainly created a little slice of heaven on your property!! Your gardens and photography are spectacular, June! I could sit here and gaze all day at your lovely corner of paradise!
Mary Alice

Mari Mora said...

Me parecen unas fotografías excelentes. Su colorido alegra la vista y me hacen muy felíz.
Un saludo.

Mari Mora said...

Me parecen unas fotografías excelentes. Su colorido alegra la vista y me hacen muy felíz.
Un saludo.

Home and Lifestyle said...

Winter, spring, summer or are living in a little paradise!! It must be very great to see all the trees blooming around you and smell the scent. Your pictures are beautiful!!

Wish you a wonderful week, dear June! Hugs, Ingrid

Junebug said...

Oh, so so pretty! We are really ahead of you this year. My lilac and tulips are done. So Guess What? Yes, lots ad lots of gorgeous peony blooms. One of my most favorite flower. I wished you were here to take pictures, me not so talented.
Do you give lessons on how to enjoy days and days of gray winter days. I will be the first to sign up.

Take care dear Sista! the other June

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

I love what you wrote, June...
"No time is wasted while gardening."

Beautiful. And so are your scrumptious images! :)

I cannot wait to see the first blooms here!

Have a lovely one,

Olive said...

This joyful, soulful, flower garden of yours makes my day June. I love your statement that you are not an organized gardener. I am not either but I enjoy every single minute of gardening. Even weeding. xo, olive

Sylvia said...

Marvelous captures, splendid colors, June! I am excited for Spring more than ever; it awakens my senses and makes me sevore the moment. Enjoy your peace, and beautiful garden!

Passionate for White said...

You capture the beauty of everything your photograph so perfectly perfect!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Your crabapple trees and the pictures you took of those sweet blossoms are gorgeous, dear June. These shades of pink are so pretty and look great combined with white. Enjoy your lovely spring garden and have a wonderful week!
Sending smiles and hugs,

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

You have more energy and any three people I know...and it shows in your beautiful garden and are an Artist of my favorite kind.
Our spring is about over, we are going to have HOT HOT days from now on I am is Southeast Tecas.
We had a long very cool winter here however.
Our exciting news here is that our granddaughter and her husband will be coming here to live and work.
And along with them will be our darling little Great-granddaughter as will be MUCH more exicting now with them here. She is 5 months old now and will be so much fun to watch growing up. I am going to set up my "studio" again ....and see if I can't get up the energy and strength..LORD WILLING to photograph her over the years...until I can do it anymore.
I know how proud and fond you are of all your family...finally we will have a little one here again.


Katherine said...

It's so beautiful. One of my favourite things at this time of the year is to see the tree's and garden come to life again. I could stand in the middle of it all and just admire the beauty for hours.
I love the image with the weathered wood and blooms - stunning.


flowersandhome said...

Amazing photos again Barbara from the lovely blooms in your garden. A post to enjoy. Thank you!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

So, so pretty June …. you have such magic in those fingers of yours, be it gardening, decorating and, probably, everything else that you touch. It is such a joy to see your beautiful photographs. Put's my David Austin roses on my blog to shame !!!!! XXXX

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

oh June! I love your garden and the beautiful blossoms. I had to let go of a lot of my plants, we didn't get much water this winter and do really miss it. Thank you for posting you are always an inspiration. Ciao Rita

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh, what a sight to behold June! I can see how you enjoy walking out your door to these gorgeous trees. And you capture those pretty petals so wonderfully in your photos. I'm loving those double white dahlias, too. happy you've got this new season to enjoy outdoors. You're my gardening hero!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh June your garden is just stunning. The tress are so pretty in bloom. Enjoy your lovely garden and trees. Your photo's are very beautiful and your certainly capture the beauty.
Have a wonderful week.

Unknown said...

Oh my. So so fabulous! Love it when you post pics go your garden.

Diane said...

I'm glad to know that you are a flitter, too. I must remember some of the things you said in your post. I've been feeling pressured with all the things that have to be done and your words are centering and calming. Your pictures are scrumptious. Hugs, Diane

sweetvintageofmine said...

Your flowers are stunning and so pleasing to the eye....they are so beautiful, I close my eyes and could smell them! I too, have embraced the Winters past....this one was a little different because of the cottage renovations. My desire again is to slow down....I believe the Lord wants us to slow down~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

June...what can I say other than your yard and your home is nothing short of perfection. Simply stunning! xoxo

Things and Thoughts said...

Divine captures June from a generous nature in full bloom. I've virtually been there and felt thoses beauties and your warm welcoming...
Have a frargant, happy week!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Beautiful blooms June, so lovely and I can feel the smell...It´s a wonderful time now!
Thank´s for your sweet comment about the old house...

Unknown said...

What magnificent blossoms and I just love Daffodils. Your photography is amazing. I got to enjoy two Springs blossoming this year. One in my hometown in Massachusetts and one here in North Carolina. No matter where I see the awakening of Spring it gives me such a thrill.


Tammy said...

The outside of your home is just as beautiful as the inside. Such gorgeous gardens and flowers. Everything is so fresh and green and alive. And just plain beautiful. Enjoy this new season. Best wishe,s Tammy

Ricki Treleaven said...

How pretty! Your garden must be so gorgeous this time of year with the variety of blooms there.

Wow, I love the little ruffled daffodils in the pink vase. That image had made my morning!


Anonymous said...

I can find me in your words about the calmed of the winterseason. Because now I am very busy in the garden, everything pops out in a very fast way. To enjoy these flowers you have to be looking around every day and smell the sent they are sending. Those beautiful daffodils are long gone in our region. The blossems too. So thank you for bringing back that time with those beautiful pictures! Sometimes nature has no patients...
Hugs, Peetje

Robin Johnson said...

Gorgeous Photos! I feel as if I could almost smell those amazing tree blooms from here. Someday, somehow I will have a flowering tree. It's on my bucket list. LOL

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Just stunning ~ your pictures made me smile, thank you!

Dorthe said...

Oh June,
what a richness of nature gifts, you have in your garden.I can`t think of any other kind of beauty and richness given so plentifull as flowers on a tree,-it is marvelous.
I also love the winter time, with the silence and the feeling of being alowed to sit back and rest !!
We also have a late spring in the way that it is still cold every second day, but today the sun was here, and it filles me with happiness.
Hugs to you dear.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh my gosh, June. I have never seen anything more beautiful. I hope my mind is capturing your garden as it is. That must be the most wonderful walk in the early morning. Those beautiful daffodils next to that soft blue is stupendous. I always want to slow down and enjoy things more but my theory is when everything is done and that day seems to never come. I have to re-teach myself..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh my June,

Your photos always take my breath away. They are so dreamy and enchanting. Isn't spring amazing?? Your flowers are gorgeous. You are a true artist. Everything you touch turns out magical. Thanks for visiting me June and for always inspiring me. I am so grateful to you.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest June! Thank you for stopping by yesterday! Our spring is really slow in coming, and everything is barely opening, thanks to a lovely few days of rain. Oh the pinks of our crabapple trees and the tulips are all over! Your garden is indeed a little Eden for me when I come! Happy hugs to you! Anita

Bente said...

Hello dear June. Your garden is like a dream. It`s not much blooming here, but soon I hope. We had a warm and beautiful spring this year, so everything is early, but not early enough (smile).

Wish you beautiful days.

Hugs from here

Marikki said...

June, these photos are just BEAUTIFUL!!♥

Many hugs from Finland, Marikki

Jennifer said...

Your white daffodils and pink crabapples are just beautiful. Winter is a nice time to pause and reflect, but spring brings a renewed energy so evident in you wonderful images.

farmhouse-story said...

your flowers are so charming, june:) you are right about spending the day in the garden, and going to bed tired--it's the best! enjoy your garden:)

Heaven's Walk said...

Looking back at our harsh winter does make us appreciate the sweetness of spring, doesn't it, June? We tend to embrace it and hold it tighter to our hearts. :) I can't tell you how much I enjoy seeing your photos. They are always so ethereal, so peaceful, so utterly beautiful. And that complete exhaustion at the end of the day spent in the garden...? What a blessed feeling!

xoxo laurie

vintageandart said...

Well you're certainly reaping the rewards of all your hard work June. Such beautiful Spring inspiration, l can almost smell the blossoms and hear the bees. Your pics are divine as always:-)

Anajá Schmitz said...

Lindas flores, elas sempre trazem boas energias.
Tenha um ótimo dia.

deb said...

Spring in Idaho looks absolutely gorgeous ♥
Have a wonderful weekend xo

Maison Beldecor said...

Hello dear June,
Your trees are absolutely stunning , and I love your wonderul picutres, fine that spring now arrives, after the long winter days it must be gorgous.
Wishing you wondeful days in your garden.

Rostrose said...

Dearest June,
I love those soft and flowerful photos! - and I love your words, especially in the last paragraph :o) In the way you accept the things of live you have found the best recipe for happiness! Tomorrow (or for me: tonight) starts Pink Saturday and I will participate again cause it's the 6th birthday of P.S. - so if you want to read a "Traude-translated post" again (and to see "Traude in pink"), you have a good chance ;o)) I'm sending very-very-very warm spring-hugs to you!
Happy Weekend & LOVE, Traude (^‿^)❀

HomeLove said...

Hello June !
Now it is the second time that I visit your blog and now I want to leave a message.
Your photos are beautiful!
Greatings from Germany,
Anja (Sorry for my bad english !)

Teacup Mosaics said...

Your post does spring justice! I LOVE spring when each new bloom is truly a gift. I want to thank you for your visit to my very neglected blog, seeing that you haven't forgotten me makes me smile. I am headed back to Michigan and can't wait to see spring bursting every where. I am thankful for a late spring so I can enjoy the magic it brings.
Enjoy your garden dear June.

Unknown said...

Such stunning blooming crab apple trees and to have 10 plus cherry trees you really must be in heaven. Who wouldn't love to walk out their door and see and smell such beauty. What an amazing place you have made for yourself.
Hugs, Lynnie

Lynnie said...

Keep the beautiful pictures coming, we love seeing all your gardens have to offer especially all the pretty pinks!
Hugs, Lynnie

Anne said...

I am in awe of your beautiful garden June!What a beautiful place to be!Thank you for sharing your lovely special place <3

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Happy Spring June !
Wowza ! Is your blog a sight for sore eyes or what? One word sums it up for me. ~ HEAVENLY ~

Thanks for always sharing a special place in your world dear !

XX ~ Stephanie