June's Blooms, Wedding Announcement and Happy Canada Day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Oh the month of June! 
How glorious it is! 
The blooms begin to unfold, day by day
and each one brings joy and gladness to my heart! 

One evening while working in the garden, this incredible sunset glow filled the skies.  The whole world was bathed in a soft pink glow! It was amazing to see!


My garden beneath the glow of the pink sunset skies. 



Golden wild honeysuckle blooms abundantly in June...
a sweet treat to dine on while walking! 


I captured this lovely scene while walking,
I love the rhododendron blooming in the backdrop of the lovely old red barn.  


I went to visit a dear couple who have been shut in due to the covid.  We sat outside and had tea. It was a special time of fellowship, and there was a sweet presence of the Lord with us. 

Such a sweet time of fellowship we enjoyed with such lovely teacups and tea shared :) 

My newest addition to my chicken family are 9 little ones.  They are already learning to roost! 

Walking at sunset hour... the skies never cease to amaze me! 

The sweetest kind of bouquet... one picked my from yard full of wildflower blooms... one that costs nothing, needs no attending, and I can pick a new bouquet every day!  

I can't stop taking pictures of the gorgeous sunset skies these days! 

My purple alliums bloomed in sweet splendor this year... they are such a delight to grow,
and then I dry the seed heads to enjoy for years to come :) 


I visited a local city park that has many magnificent gardens while I waited for my dear friend and neighbor to have her eye surgery done.  While the gardens still had not reached their peak blooms, there was still so much to love and see! As I walked the gardens, I prayed for my friend, whose eye surgery was of a very delicate and risky nature.  Praise God! She came through with her eyesight intact, and we are more than grateful for that!  The pictures that follow are from that garden adventure...








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I drove by the local Catholic church, and they had such magnificent blooms outside
that I had to capture a picture of the scene! 

A closer look... gorgeous blooms! 


We visited a local state park for a BBQ with our daughter's fiancee's family... and this handsome heron kept us entertained as he fished not far from where we picnicked. 

Such a beautiful lake... there is a trail that winds around the entire lake.  It is about a 2-mile walk.  It was a wonderful day for the picnic and hike! 

My son ahead of me crossing the wooden bridge... he had fun making it sway, he's such a tease, knowing his Momma doesn't like moving things, ha! Lots of smiles throughout the day! 

These wild tiger lilies blooming to their heart's content, upside down.  I had to lay down to capture this photo... the things one will do for a fun picture :) 

A view of the lake from the trail across the river from the picnic site. It was such a beautiful day! 

Oh these wild roses! They have bloomed this year in such magnificence like I've never seen before! Hundreds of blooms and their fragrance filled the air with heady rose perfume.  Just incredible! I've never smelled a cultivated rose perfume like these wild roses share. 



My neighbor's horse.... such a sweet girl... and her name is Luna... fits her well doesn't it! 



More sunset skies... and wild roses!  

Two things I can't get enough of...
sunset skies, and the wildly perfumed roses blooming abundantly here! 



And speaking of two's.... well these two have announced their wedding plans!  My husband and I couldn't be more thrilled for our daughter and new son-to-be!  I was given the privilege of taking their engagement photos... they are such a sweet couple together, and it made my heart swell as they asked me to take their photos. 

I wish I could share all the pictures I took of them, as I loved each one of them,
but I'm just going to share a few of my favorites with you :) 


I just love this picture of them, about to embark upon a life together,
such possibilities and joys await!
Thankful that they will walk the road ahead together with the Lord by their side. 

The days ahead are busy ones... good ones! 
Prayers appreciated for everyone to stay safe and well for their upcoming marriage this month :)  

I took this picture this morning of my Canadian and American flags... and wanted to take this opportunity to wish my fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day! Celebrating Canada Day in my Americanada style with flags and these two little figurines I found at a yard sale... although I doubt my Texan-born husband will ever join this PEI Islander-born in carting chickens around the yard! {smiles} 


I hope you've enjoyed this post... a June catch-up, and looks like July is gearing up to be a busy one too!  We've had below-normal temperatures here, with more than normal rain, so all the cool-loving plants in my garden are thrilled, and the rest are rather sad looking... ha! Tis the joys of gardening, and we are looking forward to some sunshine this weekend.  I will be back soon to share with you another giveaway... so stay tuned!  With much love to all! 

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  1. Congratulations on the upcoming marriage!!! I am so happy for you all! The engagement photos are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Annie :) We are thrilled about it all!

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  2. Wow! This post is filled with such beauty! You live in a gorgeous area and you capture it so well.
    Congratulations on the engagement. It's such a blessing when you child finds a christian spouse. The photos turned out great!

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    1. It is so true, such a blessing for your children to find a Christian spouse. We are thankful! Many blessings to you!

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  3. Congratulations on the coming wedding in the family. Such an exciting time!

    Such beautiful photos Marilyn.

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    1. Thank you Marie, we are thrilled about the upcoming wedding :) Exciting times indeed!

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  4. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. And Marilyn, you outdid yourself with these photos, they are gorgeous.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia... it has been such a beautiful time of year here! Many blessings :)

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  5. I am so, so excited for your sweet daughter and her fiance'! They make such a beautiful couple! May the Lord bless them with many happy years together. You did an amazing job on their photos, as always, and the other photos were just amazing, too! You are SO very gifted, sweet friend. Sending many hugs and much love to you tonight.

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    1. Thank you dear friend, your words are so precious to me! Much love to you!

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  6. Such wonderful news of your daughters coming wedding. The engagement photos were stunning you have such an eye for detail. Wishing them every happiness and many happy years together.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine, you bless me always with your kind words! Many blessings to you!

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  7. What beautiful post Marilyn. Your daughter is beautiful....love the look of joy in her eyes! May God bless their union with great joy and abundant blessings as they journey together with Him

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    1. Thank you Shirley! I don't think I could have handpicked a finer young man for our daughter. The Lord is so good! We are looking forward to their wedding next week :) Many blessings to you dear friend!

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  8. So thrilled for your daughter and soon to be son-in-law, Marilyn! The photos you took of them are beautiful, as are all the others you've shared here with us. Living so far south, it was a joy to actually see spring again.
    Blessings!

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    1. We've had an extended springtime season here! It has been amazing... although my heat-loving plants are not sure what to do! Thank you always for your kind words, many blessings to you!

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  9. Congratulations to you all. So happy for them and you as well. You are gaining a son. How wonderful. Beautiful pictures dear lady. You have such an eye for God's beauty that surrounds us. We sometimes fail to see it and there it is...right in front of our eyes. Happy 4th to you all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Indeed it is so true Cindy... the blessings of the Lord are in small packages, right before us, most of the time... may we stop and enjoy! Much love to you dear friend!

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  10. What beautiful pictures and a lovely couple. May God's blessings be continually on them in their married life. Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you so very much Lorraine for your kind wishes! Much love to you :)

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  11. Absolutely amazing pictures!!!Congratulations to all of you,such happiness!God bless you all.

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  12. Congratulations to your family. How fun! A wedding! Lovely photos too my friend, I always enjoy your posts.
    Carla

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  13. Marilyn, Congratulations to your daughter and soon-to-be SIL!!! That's such great news. I love all the pics!!! Hope you have a blessed 4th of July weekend. I've not forgotten about the interview. {{hugs}}

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  14. Pretty pink skies, pretty flowers, a pretty wedding in the future, and tea on the porch, awwww...life is so good!!

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  15. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. Such a joy to have them enter into marriage with the Lord by their side. Your pictures are beautiful, especially those skies! And a fresh wildflower bouquet every day -- how wonderful. They are the prettiest! xo Deborah

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  16. Congratulations, Marilyn! I'm so happy for you The engagement pictures are magical! My favorite is the misty one where they look at the lake. Your sunsets are painted by the Lord's hand! Thank you so much for the book too. It arrived yesterday and I am thrilled! I will post about it soon on my blog. xo

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  17. So much beauty in your part of the world, Marilyn. The beauty of God's skies is breathtaking. How lovely to see all the exquisiteness of the flower kingdom. Congratulations to you on the engagement of your daughter....beautiful times and precious moments to be remembered for you all, in the next little while.

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  18. Congratulations to your daughter and future son in law! As always, I so enjoyed your beautiful pictures! The sky is definitely beautiful at sunset this time of year!

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  19. As always Marylin, I am in awe of the beauty of Our God in this country of ours. Congratulations on your book (i know a bit late ;) ) and on your daughter's engagement... what a lovely couple ...

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  20. A post filled to overflowing with beauty. I love those gorgeous sunset skies and of course the wild roses.No cultivated rose can compare. Congratulations on on the special engagement and upcoming wedding. happy July 4th to you.

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  21. Congratulations to your daughter and future son-in-law. They make a lovely couple. Your daughter is a beautiful lady. The flowers are gorgeous as are all the photos . Blessings to you and yours.
    Marilyn

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  22. You are surrounded by loveliness. I'm glad that you had the opportunity to fellowship with a friend over tea. Congratulations to your daughter and her fiancé. I wish them a lifetime of love, fidelity, and unity.

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  23. Oh, congratulations to the happy couple! They do look so very sweet...may God bless them with many years of joy and happiness together. What a blessing. And the flowers...so many beautiful flowers in this post. I love the wildflowers best of all. Your sunsets are magnificent! Such beauty as only God can provide! Wow! Thank you for sharing it with us. I truly loved this post.

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  24. This is a beautiful post! I love all of it. That pink sky is breathtaking. Once, it looked like that here, and I could not stop taking pictures. I thought to myself, no is going to believe me when I tell them how pink the sky and everything looked. Your daughter is so pretty. Congradulations to them. They make such a sweet couple. Oh, and I love your having tea with a friend. I've always wanted to do that...and use pretty tea cups. Folks here don't do that, as far as I know. :) Love your post.

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  25. On congrats! Your daughter and her man make a lovely couple, and as ever, you captured their beauty with your lens.

    I'm so happy for you all, Marilyn!

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  26. Marriage this month! Fabulous. May God bless their union with peace and joy. The engagement photos are beautiful. Congratulations to all of you. Love your sunsets! Lots of beautiful things to enjoy in your post.

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  27. Oh Marilyn, your photos make me sigh in their beauty! The engagement photos capture the sweetness of you daughter and your soon to be son in law. Young love is a beautiful thing to celebrate. ❤️

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  28. All the best to your daughter and her fiancé. What a cute couple!

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  29. Oh my goodness, what was not to enjoy . . . I loved every photo and every word. Congratulations to the happy couple. May they have a marriage that grows in love with each and every day . . . God bless you and your family.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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  30. I know how you feel about capturing sunsets. They are exciting to me too! Congratulations to the beautiful couple! May the Lord bless their days of planning and enjoying all the excitement of a new beginning, a new journey together. The engagement photos are perfect! I, too, like the natural surroundings and casual look. Their expressions tell the story! You are a beautiful neighbor and friend, Marilyn. What a lovely tea party. Thank you for visiting me, too, and praying for us! It means so much. Happy Fourth to you and your family.

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  31. Such wonderful news!! Congratulations!! I have to say that it's so nice to hear some hopeful news!! I wish them a future full of happiness!

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  32. I enjoyed each and every photo. They are all gorgeous. Congrats to your lovely daughter. They make a sweet couple. May the Lord bless them. Mildred

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  33. There have been below normal temperatures here, too, along with lots of rain. Parts of the garden are lush, but I wonder if I'll get any tomatoes this year.
    Your photos are lovely, Marilyn. Congratulations to your daughter and future son-in-law. What a special time for your family.

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  34. Such lovely photos capturing so much beauty and love! I'm also glad for the successful eye surgery of your friend. 💖

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  35. Your photos are lovely.

    Congratulations on your daughter's engagement.

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  36. Marilyn
    Such a lovely post.
    So pleased that your friend and neighbour's eye surgery went well.
    Your photographs are stunning - the flowers and skies a joy to see.
    Wonderful news (and photographs) of your daughter and future son-in-law. I send my congratulations and best wishes.

    Enjoy the month of July.
    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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  37. Hi Marilyn! I thought I had commented here but maybe not! It was in my head anyway to comment! congrats to your daughter and her "beau".... they look so darling together.. and I bet your wedding photos will be awesome! All the photos on your blog are just wonderful.. and I keep going back to look again... love the purple and gold skies so much. You live in such a Heavenly part of the US.. and even the world! I can't say it enough! Have a good week! My son and his fiance are visiting so I'm having such a great time with them and we've done so much... and I'm tired but it's all well worth it! Hugs.. Marilyn J

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  38. Hello Marilyn!
    So many wonderful things happening in your life these days! I could just loose myself in your beautiful pictures of nature. Congratulations to your daughter and her soon to be husband. What a great honour to take those pictures for them. I love that your wild roses are blooming as well. We've had so much rain I've not been able to pick many. The smell that envelopes the woods as you walk through them is amazing! We've finally gotten moved and are settling in. It's been....an adventure. Praying you have a blessed day!

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  39. What a happy time for your family! Love your beautiful flower photos to and I always enjoy a glimpse of your garden. I did a short review on your book this morning. Hope you can stop by. (I also did one on Goodreads) I love it! Hugs!

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  40. Hello,

    I am visiting from Diane's Lavender Dream blog. Your photos are just beautiful. I love the sunset, the flowers and the critters. Congrats to you daughter and her man on their engagement. Take care! Enjoy your day!

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  41. All of the photos are simply beautiful! The sunset skies and the flowers are just amazing. Such lovely photos of your daughter and her fiance. I love the one where they are looking away from the camera, toward the future as the Lord will lead them.

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  42. I came over from Lavender Dreamer, she mentioned us both today on her blog. Your blog is gorgeous, I live your nature photos and those sweet engagement photos. You must be one happy mom. Oh and the teapot and tea cups when you had tea at your friend's home are so pretty.

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  43. What a lovely post. As always filled with beautiful photos. Those sunsets are to die for gorgeous. Congrats to the happy couple. You did an awesome job with their engagement photos. Can't wait to see wedding pictures.

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