Monday, June 25, 2012

Colour My Monday Green

It is a holiday weekend here in Quebec. The 24th of June is Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. We spent part of the weekend in Trois-Rivières to celebrate the 88th birthday of my husband's mother. I took lots of photos of my brother and sister-in-law's pretty garden that I will post later this week.

Today and for the next four days, I have decided to participate in Poppytalk's Summer Colours week. I've been inspired to take part by friends Margie and Sonia. Today's colour is green and it was a real treat to wander around the garden to take photos this morning after a night of rain. 

I love June as the garden always really starts to thrive at this point in the growing season.  Our family has done a fair bit of growing in June and early July as well. We have so many birthdays packed into a five-week period. Emma's birthday is on June 1st, her cousin Erica on June 2nd, my brother-in-law Jean on June 10th, my grandmother Edie (deceased) on June 16th, my brother Bob on June 17th, my grandfather Eric (deceased) on June 21, my mother-in-law Margeurite on June 25, my sister Karen on June 30th, me on July 1st and Chloé on July 7th. Isn't that crazy?

Here's a simple yet elegant arrangement of herbs, leaves and flowers gathered during my garden walk this morning.


14 comments:

  1. I do love that vase (or whatever it´s called), simple and pretty! :-)

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    1. I call it a vase. :) It fits perfectly on our fireplace mantle and I like how different it looks depending on what's in it.

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  2. What a lovely way to display your specimens! :-)

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  3. I'm so happy you decided to join the fun !
    I think anyone with a creative eye or pursuit, enjoys picking photos by color :)
    Looking forward to the rest of your color week !
    xoxo

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    1. I think arranging things by colour is wonderfully soothing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Beautiful greens, love the water droplets. I tried to identify the plant on Tinajo home blog, think you might know it? I thought it was mock orange, but no? Enjoy all those birthdays!! :)

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    1. Aren't the water droplets beautiful? Like a little world onto itself. :)

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  5. so happy to see you have joined flickr today:)

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration. I feel like a newbie on Flickr today but I'm sure I'll get better at it! :)

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  6. what a treat. green is my favorite color

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  7. Is there a better colour than green? (maybe purple, but only just). I just notice that you use a "u" in colour as well. Must be a Commonwealth thing.

    LOVED your sweet little radish and the Berry thief from your previous post. I am recovering from gardening battle myself. I'm stinking to high heaven from pulling catnip out, and the cat is in 7th heaven!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I have this picture in my mind of your cat rolling on you. :)

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