Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May Note Card Party



By day the goldfinches dip in yellow flight, by night the frogs sing that song that never goes out of favor.
~E.B. White
A Report in Spring 







The collage reveals a secret or two and a cheat or two. (Secrets and cheats revealed: The flowers were all taken in the wee patch of garden shown on my box top. I used the macro setting and thereby tricked some into thinking I had a lovely clematis when what I really have is a patch of lavender and pink phlox with tiny blossoms. The lilac bud was, by a few days, a former photo and the new single lilac bloom peeking through the leaves is shown on the box top with my big fingers in there pulling the leaves away so I could get the shot. The final cheat is that I showed the coral bells on the box top, but not in the set of four. The color didn't quite work, though the plant does live in that same small patch of garden.)

Couldn't resist the call of the springtime garden even though that was not my first choice.


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38 comments:

  1. Woohoo, I get to post this before I turn my computer off to head to the airport. Lovely Spring garden images, Vee. I'll be around to see the note card contributions tomorrow!

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  2. So nice to see your garden blooming, once again, . so beautiful. I came in for a break and decided to post, it looks like in my rush I have posted twice, Great way to start this party.

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  3. Vee yours are lovely. You are doing well with the closeups. I'm not getting your cheat or secret … but love what you've done, however you've done it! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. My, these are nice Vee and I really would like a closer look at the fence with the butterfly cutouts - or is that something that is an illusion?
    Thank you for hosting.

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  5. Does your box of cards hold some extra cards? I love the beautiful lavenders in your garden! Thanks for the fun my friend! Enjoy a happy day! Hugs, Diane

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  6. LOVE your notecards Vee! As always soo pretty! I am not sure I followed the rules correctly. I don't know if photos are suppose to be without "people" for one thing, and if my cover photo had to be of the other pictures..let me know if I've done it wrong. Thank you for hosting this party. I always enjoy it!

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  7. I love the photos and the pretty pinks and mauve flowers in them. They are gorgeous! Thanks for hosting Vee. Hugs. Pam

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  8. Beautiful photos, Vee! It's nice to see the garden blooming again. Love the quote too!

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  9. How pretty Vee. What is the name of the third flower? It is so sweet.

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  10. Not seeing any cheating here……..all so pretty and colorful for spring. So glad this lovely season has arrived at long last in the Northeast Vee.

    Thanks for hosting another month of note cards - I may have to skip June as I'll be far away on a ship and may not have good Internet service……but I'll be back in July!!!

    Happy week dear Vee - Mary

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  11. These blooms are delightful, Vee! Thank you so much for hosting another party!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  12. Vee...I'm sorry but every time I seem to have trouble with this linky...I just shared last month's post again. Can you remove it and I will then link in my new one? Sorry! :O

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    1. Thanks...NOW...on to my comment on YOUR post. Your photos are simply beautiful! The purples and pinks are my favorites when it comes to flowers. I am so glad that you are finally seeing your spring!! Thank you for another opportunity for us to share with others! Have a great week!

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  13. Thanks so much for hosting and sharing these lovely flowers...
    xo bj

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  14. I'd buy your note cards, Vee! What a lovely assortment of beauty that you've shared. Thanks for hosting your fun party. xo

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  15. Your note cards are lovely!

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  16. Beautiful blooms, your note cards are lovely and I so like the idea of the fence in with your cards. Thank you for hosting

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  17. Gorgeous, Vee!! And I actually got here this month. Thanks so much for the party and the opportunity link up!

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  18. It's so wonderful to see Spring finally make it to your coast!! Love the quote too! I'm with Penny and would love to know the name of the third bloom - it's so interesting!!! Beautiful....

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  19. Gorgeous pics, Vee- thanks for hosting a wonderful linky party- always look so forward to joining in the fun.
    Hugs.

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  20. Well Vee, spring has been a looong time reaching us hasn't it, but isn't it glorious now that it's here? Beautiful photos! This party is such fun, thanks for being the hostess with the mostest...

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  21. I'm so glad that spring flowers have finally arrived for you. You've captured them so prettily! I think I know what the cheat is, but haven't figured out the secret. Thanks for hosting this fun party, Vee!

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  22. Look at that. Spring sprung! :) Very pretty, Vee. The color is stunning. Happy Day! Thanks for hosting.

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  23. I love your photos. I did flowers again this month because it was easy, things are blooming!

    I love this party, Vee!

    Deanna

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  24. Spring. Sweet scents. Sunshine. Lovely!

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  25. Oh, I am so late to the party this month! Better late than never? I hope so!

    Your purple-hued flowers are so lovely! Beautiful refreshment from the garden!

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  26. A lovely collection for May. The flower in that 3rd photo is so interesting up close. Love the details.

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  27. I love your spring blooms. Such lovely note cards. Spring is more special than ever this year after the horrible winter we had.

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  28. beautiful colors. Love the flowers. So glad to see spring and summer. Another storm stirring tonight, however here in Ky.

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  29. Hi Vee! Finally got my notecards posted and it's after midnight! Will return in the morning with tea to peruse all the pretties from our other participants. Between your collection and my collection - flowers may be a popular theme this month. Always a winning choice for a note card, though - I certainly don't tire of a great floral visual. Do you?
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  30. Your photos evoke the very best of spring garden blooms. The first one is absolutely stunning. I love the way the blossom peeks from behind the leaves.
    You'll notice I didn't participate this month - we just got back late afternoon from a little getaway and I am fresh out of inspiration and energy. But, while out on the boat, it occurred to me that today was the third Wednesday of the month and I'd missed the note card party - the first time ever, I think. It's such a fun gathering. I'll visit as many as I can.

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  31. Such pretty Spring Note Cards Vee!
    I love the vibrant green of the new leaves at the beginning of this magical season.
    I'm enjoying the glimpses of everyone's gardens - and I can feel the 'spring in your step' now the sun is out after such a long hard Winter.
    "It is well with my Soul" - I just can't get this out of my head!!!

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  32. I didn't even realize that it was the third week of the month until venturing into Blog Land late last night. Now, that's pretty pathetic. (I also didn't realize that my beloved husband's birthday is a mere FOUR days away. )
    I wonder if distraction to the point of obsession is an identified mental illness...

    I love your flowers, and I had an easy pick for favorite because one of them just leaps off the screen to me. It's the last one of the four. Don't know why I love that one more than others, but I DO.


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  33. Gorgeous notecards, Vee! I adore flowers, and yours look so fresh and colorful. Love this party and hope to be a participant again next time. I'm catching up on blog reading now - my days are spent in the garden - and I'm lovin' life in springtime! Hugs, Beth

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  34. Sorry to have missed another card party, Vee! Hopefully I can join in next time in June!

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