Tuesday, July 1, 2008

~Farewell June...


~Roses bid farewell to June...
While welcoming July!


~Then followed that beautiful season ...Summer...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
And the landscape lay as if new created in all the
freshness of childhood.
~Henry Waldsworth Longfellow


~Birdhouse~
~?~
~Butterfly house~



~ Remembering the sight's & scent's of June...

~Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, momentary
And conjure up a childhood summer beside
a lake in the mountains.

~Diane Ackerman
~Shabby Chic Cat's Garden~Close~up's~
One yr. old!! :)
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28 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

Love your photo collages!

Sabine said...

Beautiful Collages again Cat. Isn't summer grand.
~Sabine~

Naturegirl said...

Absolutely wonderful post! The quotes the photos! sigh! :)NG

joey said...

Happy Birthday 'Shabby Chic Cat's Garden'! It's been a memorable year thanks to the creative hands of your owner! Your June garden is breathtaking, Cat. Heading north for the holiday, family reunion, and a 2 week break. Enjoy the 4th! BIG HUGS

Old Wom Tigley said...

June as been a really good moth here, alas my garden is not of such a standard.. your pictures and posts have always been a delight to see no matter what the month as been. You have the sight of an artist when it comes to your pictures, your blog and posts are always beautiful and a pleasure to visit.
Tom

quinttarantino said...

So farewell it shall be, let's see what beauties you shall bring us on July!

Di DeCaire said...

The Butterfly photo collage is one of the best yet.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

OOOooooh... I really love that butterfly collage... WOW. That's cool! I love the pinks and purples of June... you can see a lot of that... I'm looking forward to what July brings us and how your magic will portray it to us!

Mireille said...

Beautiful photos , and I like specially these with butterfly.
Have a nice day

Ruth Welter said...

Gorgeous as always Cat...keep the beautiful photos coming. Enjoy your holiday.

A wildlife gardener said...

Well congratulations on your first year :) Fantastically original and colourful kaleidoscope of the cornucopia in your garden :)

Daniel J Santos said...

congratulations, one year of colors an beauty, well done.

Travis said...

Great set of photos. The butterflies on the bird house are terrific! Wonderful blog as usual.

Barbara said...

How nice, a butterfly house! And all the flower memories of June are impressive. BTW, the quote could be out of the book of Diane Ackerman "Cultivating delight", couldn't it? I've just read this book which is translated into German "the soul of my garden".

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Cat, A PS>.....from my note the other day, HAPPY 4TH to you.

For The People said...

Those are some nice collage!

MARIA said...

Have a beautiful 4th, dear Catherine!

Britta said...

Fantastic collages. I love summer...this is my time of the year. Everywhere you go it smells and blooms...you can hear the little bees flying around...just perfect.

Have a wonderful 4th of July,
hugs Britta

Carol said...

As usual your presentation is stunning Cat... the butterfly collage is so pleasing to the eye too... i love it all!

Happy 1st year Anniversary Cat.... and have a great July 4th wknd!

bindhiya said...

Beautiful!!!!

guild-rez said...

Happy Birthday 'Shabby Chic Cat's Garden'!
Celebrating with a rainbow of flowers ..how beautiful.

Thanks for your comments and visits..
-Cheers Gisela

Garden Lily said...

Thanks for the great collages! I've tagged you on my blog for 6 random facts, I hope you have time to participate!
Garden Lily

imac said...

What a bevvy of beautiful photos.

NeereAnDear said...

LOVING LOVING LOVING!!! These photos CAT!! GORGEOUS as always and the collages.... girl you got my brain spining with ideas!!


HUGS

JO

NeereAnDear said...

*SPINNING
JO

Daniel J Santos said...

came to my blog, if you want, I have a little prize for you,

from Portugal,

Daniel.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Your collages are always a joy, I especially love the butterfly/birdhouse one! Where is the summer going???

Connie said...

Amazing photos and collages. Happy one year anniversary! I had mine this spring.