A Haven for Vee

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Standing Still at June

If the year would stand
Still at June forever,
With no further growth on land
Nor further flow of river,
If all nights were shortest nights
And longest days were all the seven,
This might be a merrier world
To my mind to live in

~ Christina Rossetti

Lupine House

Garage Hanging Basket

Cream Peony with buttercream center and a tinge of pink in front garden

Lots of green and not much color...yet!

Bridal Wreath

Lupines against a fence

Just a few photos of flowers around my home and neighborhood...I love lupines and they are in full bloom now everywhere in the countryside and, for the brave gardener (they can be invasive), in some gardens. Have you ever been charmed by reading Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney? If not, it's a must read.

Have a beautiful almost summer day!


  1. Beautiful flowers! I especially love the peonies...buttercream, very nice. Your pictures are wonderful.

  2. Beautiful. What a joy there is in nature.

  3. Oh I love those bridal wreath bushes. We call them bridal veils around here.

    Year-round June sounds lovely but I've lived in that type of climate and it was incredibly boring!!

    - Suzanne

  4. I do love a good read, even a children's book, I'll check this one out. Your flowers are beautiful. I wish some of you garden people lived near me, I need much help in this area! Perhaps my closest neighbor will take pity upon me, sometimes he does and give me snips of plants and care tips. Have a lovely day.

  5. I forgot to say thank you for the poetry, Christina Rossetti is a favorite!

  6. All the flowers are beautiful - love them all.
    Even though June is a perfect month I agree with suzanne. Nice weather every single day does get boring.
    You have to have the not so nice weather to really appreciate the good. :-)
    Have a HAPPY spring day!!

  7. Simply lovely, Vee. Calming and enjoyable.

    Thanks for the photos.

    Lisa xo
    Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

  8. What pretty pictures Vee!! Love them all! You're becoming quite the accomplished photographer! : )


  9. What a beautiful poem and those pictures.....so perfect! I wonder how some of those would do in the hot Az sun? I may have to check out home Depot. Just lovely.

    hugs to you,

  10. Oh, how I wish the world would stand still! So little time to enjoy visiting my blog friends. A lovely post, Vee. You much deserve your recent awards--twice! Bridal wreath has always been a favorite. ~Kathy

  11. Vee, those photos are just gorgeous. I love lupines, but I don't really see many of them around where I live... I wonder if it's because they don't like the heat this far south. That peony is especially beautiful... too bad we don't have scent as a computer option!


  12. What beautiful pictures. Everything is so green and lush. We have to work at it a little more here in So. Calif with it being so hot and dry. I love your pictures.

  13. Amazing that we have the same flowers blooming on our yard too. Bridal wreath, lupines, peonies. . oh I love this time of year. What really amazes me is how fast your plants caught up to mine with your snow staying so long. We can't really warm up here this year so everything is a bit slow.

  14. Your house is so cute! I love it - I love bridal wreath, too. your window boxes look great and old-timey. Wish i had some! Vickie

  15. Bridal wreath bush...I wondered what those were called.

    I love the creamy peonies...any peonies, for that matter! Beautiful blooms, Vee.

  16. I love the flowers...especially the Bridal Wreath!

  17. We used to call bridal wreath Barbi bouquets. Your pictures are so pretty.

  18. Thank you very much for your very sweet birthday best wishes, Vee!

    I hope you had success finding more about your ancestors through the Irish immigrant data base. My maiden name is a common Irish one and I had no luck --thousands of names came up! No clue where my ancestors departed from, but I have a greater respect for the courage (& desperation) they had to come over.

    Your bridal wreath srub is so pretty!

    Hugs, Pat

  19. I've never read theat book but I'll lok for it at the library.
    The flower pictures are just beautiful.
    Hugs, DebraK

  20. Thanks for your comment today Vee! My email is not working so I came over to thank you in person. Yes, you gave me an award, back in APRIL! I am very slow in acknowledgments, I seem to do it about once a quarter. By then people have forgotten they gave me one! Oh, boy. Pathetic.

    Happy day, again!

  21. What a beautiful place you live! And Miss Rumphius is one of my favorites!

  22. You are surrounded with beauty. Thank you so much for your continued prayers.....Mary

  23. Oh my Vee...you have such beautiful flowers around your home..Lupines are new to me...so pretty....I haven't seen Bridal Wreath in years...

  24. A Rossetti poem...perfect for June...surely one of the most , if not the most beautiful month...have you ever heard the expression, "perfect as a day in June".

  25. What lovely flowers. You are taking some beautiful pictures. I also loved the poem you posted.


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