"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It is June! It is summer!

Today being the first day of summer, it is good to take a moment to think about gardeners of the past that influence us today. Oh to be able to sit in a Gertrude Jekyll garden. To be able to care for a garden that is influenced by her cottage garden style. We are doing our best to create a little piece of beautiful nature in cottage garden style. Our days and evenings are spent working outdoors when we can.

On rainy days, I take solace in a vase of pretty pink peonies as I look on from my living room window to a freshly planted garden. It is June! It is summer!

"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade."

~ Gertrude Jekyll


Happy@Home said...

Happy first day of summer to you, Heidi. Your peonies are so beautiful. Mine are long gone, but I am enjoying many other flowers now.
Happy Gardening.

Anonymous said...

Lovely post.

Simple Home said...

What a great description of June. I hope you're weather is cooperating. Our weather heated up this week, so it does feel like summer around here now :) Enjoy your garden!

Dutchquiltster said...

Wat een mooie pioenrozen Heidi,en die kleur prachtig.Na al dat harde werken kunnen jullie van die mooie tuin genieten.Maar nu het weer nog zullen we hopen.
Knuf Joke.

Nancy said...

The flowers are so pretty. I have them in the back yard too. A more important day this June will be tomorrow, the 23rd when our Abigail Lynn is born in Arizona. Hope all goes well for Mandie.
Love you, Mom

DonnaTN said...

Your peonies are lovely and so are your newly re-done candlesticks.

Willy said...

Prachtige Pioenrozen.
Hopelijk krijgen we een fijne zomer en wordt het volop genieten van het buitenleven.

Terri said...

How are you???
Hope your summer is going well! I think of you and Jos and your lovely cottage so often...

Tracy said...

Happy Summer Days, Heidi! I love the time of peonies... :o) ((HUGS))