Days of Spring and Summer

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

It seems that the days come and go in quick succession, and before you know it, a whole beautiful month has come and gone! Such has been the month of June! And here we are in July, and half the year has passed already. I know that I've enjoyed each and every spring day to the fullest, and now that we are in the season of summer, we are making the best of the heat that has come our way. Our spring was beautiful this year, and I am amazed at how quickly it passed. Here are some pictures from June's blooming delights...


I pass this barn with its white picket fence and blooms on my daily walk. 



Rhododendrons blooming in my neighbor's yard... glorious beauties they are! 

Lupine plant growing bountifully this year! 

Peonies from my garden being enjoyed in my home. 

My husband and I enjoyed a day trip traveling the slower, back roads along the lake and river. 

Glorious views!

Grand views of the banks of the river. 

We stopped at this little bay inlet and enjoyed the quiet views it offered. 


Clematis blooms! 

Wild Johnny jumpups pop up in spring all over my garden and yard.
I transplant the tiny plant into pots, and they grow beautifully! 

Oh!! The fragrance is so divine from my Julia child roses

But no fragrance compares to that of the wild rose... its fragrance is so rich and heady. 

A dear neighbor invited me over for afternoon tea... what a special delight it was to visit with her!
Didn't she set a pretty table?!!


She and I are not able to get together often, but when we do, we have so much fun together,
as we both love vintage china and tea :) 



Little delights in my garden! 




This is the view of the lake hiked around with a dear lady who plans weekly hikes for our area.  She is 80+ years old, but is still young at heart! She has hiked all over this area and shares her great knowledge and rich library of stories with us as we hike. She is an amazing woman, and I'm thankful to be in her company on our weekly hikes!

Another view of the beautiful mountain lake we hiked around. 

Spring blooms from my garden... oh how they delight my soul! 

I hosted a bible study tea for my bible study ladies. It was so fun to decorate and set up for it :) 

Yum. yum and more yum! I'm afraid we ate a bit too many desserts... it was all so delightful to sit and fellowship, pray and share our lives with each other! 

Annie enjoying the evening sunset show with me. Our sunsets here are incredible.
I know I post a lot of sunset pictures, but they are all so different, and amazing to see! 

Glorious views to enjoy as the day comes to a close. 


Rhubarb and radish ... early spring crop abundance!


We attended a wedding recently where both the bride and groom are deeply involved with horses, he is a horseshoer, and she trains horses. So... they had their wedding in a horse corral and had a mini rodeo in the corral after the ceremony.  Guests brought their horses, and everyone enjoyed watching a cattle roundup.  The wedding was really nicely done, and everyone had such a good, relaxed time! 

Beautiful fresh flowers adorned the tables.

Beautiful yet simple Western decor!


Such a beautiful bride and groom! 

I love this shot of them praying after they had been pronounced husband and wife... before the kiss :) 



Such a beautiful memorable wedding!  

I hope you enjoyed this meander through the month of June... and perhaps you have noticed that my blog has a new fresh look! I want to thank Linda of Life and Linda and also My Fairy Blog Mother for the new look to my blog! She has also helped me through the perils of trying to switch over my email subscribers from Feedburner to Mail Chimp.  I so appreciate her help! If you are struggling with the challenge of doing this, I highly recommend Linda!  

Of note, if you would so kindly make sure you are subscribed to my blog, that would be great to ensure that the transfer of subscriptions did not miss yours. That would be much appreciated!  

Be sure and poke around my blog, and check out some of the new activities that you can enjoy. I am going through old posts, and updating my menu sections, so that old posts will be more easily accessible.  

With love and hugs to all! 



39 comments

  1. Dear Marilyn,
    I'm always amazed at the wonderful images you share, and what a wonderful couple of young lovers, they're so joyful and express all the gladness of the moments they're living with the bright smiles on their faces, blessed be!
    Sending hugs across the miles
    Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

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    1. Thank you for your visit Daniela, I'm always thrilled to share the beauty of my world :) Many hugs for you dear friend!

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  2. Oh the lakes! I'd love to canoe on such beautiful lakes and rivers!

    That is a sweet wedding. They look so young but I guess we all did too, when we married! I love that their wedding reflected them and their work and interests. His work - being a Farrier - is vital to horse health!

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    1. Yes, we have such beautiful rivers and lakes around here, magnificent! It was a really special wedding! Have a blessed weekend!

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  3. Good Morning Marilyn! I SO enjoyed reading your post today. It makes me homesick for the area. I'm having a difficult time getting used to the humidity here, (98% this morning), along with the heat. I miss the Northwest and the beautiful images that you shared with us today. I miss our drives along the lakes and rivers too, BUT, I do have family and Miss Piper, so I'm trying not to complain too much. It's hard to let go of a life you've lived for 29 years and begin again.
    Thank you my dear friend for taking me on your journey around one of the most beautiful places in the world. A gorgeous wedding too. They look so happy. May God bless them with His happness and many happy years together,
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. The humidity would be hard to get used to, especially since we really never had much here. I'm so glad that you have family close by though and hopefully you will enjoy the fall there with cooler temperatures. There is no scenery that can compare to the west, I agree with you! It was such a beautiful wedding, thank you for praying for them. So much new couples have to face these days as they marry! Many blessings to you dear friend!

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  4. Oh my! Everything from tea parties to weddings, older friends and younger, sunsets and hikes, and oh the flowers. You've shared so many beautiful photos and so many charming tales. God bless the newlyweds and God bless the hiker who eschews her recliner. I am impressed!

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    1. I too hope to be as active as my dear friend at her age, Vee! She is inspirational for sure! Yes, June has been such a lovely month!

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  5. Love the new look of your blog. Great job! Gorgeous photos!

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    1. Thank you Marie! I do appreciate that very much!

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  6. A glorious June in your neck of the woods. Such vibrant and pretty colors all around. That wedding looked like a fun one to attend. Happy July to you!

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    1. It was such a fun wedding, Ellen! And we sure enjoyed June, minus the heat wave, of course, lol!

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  7. I love the wedding idea. It just makes me smile. I love the brides dress.
    I agree, June flew by and July is already making a dash.
    I am enjoying the first of the harvests in the garden. :-)
    Love, Carla

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    1. June is such a wonderful month, and it does always pass so quickly! we are enjoying peas, strawberries and raspberries out of the garden now, and looking forward to more of the harvest soon! The wedding was so fun, a wonderful way to include their love of horses into their wedding! Many blessings to you :)

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  8. Glad to hear from you. Your flowers are beautiful. The bride dress is lovely.
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you for your visit and kind comment, Marilyn! It was a beautiful wedding :)

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  9. Your new blog header is beautiful... love the entire look of your blog! Gorgeous photos of the hikes and lakes, and all of your beautiful flowers! Oh.. and the wedding.. how fun and how neat! I was "into" horses alot and wish I would have had a wedding riding horses up to the alter! almost did once.. but it didn't work out. I know this time of year must be SUPER busy for you! Glad you had time for a neighbor visit and tea.. and your bible group tea party. Fun Fun Fun!!! hugs.. Marilyn

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  10. What a perfect post . . . beautiful and filled with so much love. Your friend does indeed set a lovely table and what a sweet thing to do. I loved the wedding pictures, what a cute couple . . . starting out on the adventure of their lives and it warms my heart that they put the Lord before their first kiss as husband and wife. He is the only foundation for a sweet and lasting marriage.

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  11. I like the relaxed and fun idea of the corral wedding! People are really getting inventive since c*vid. :-)

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  12. Such lovely photos Marilyn, How special to spend time with a neighbor and enjoy tea together. The corral wedding is so fun. My, how young the couple look. I guess I am just getting older. Enjoy your new blog look and summer. Hugs and blessings

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  13. Beautiful scenes. I love all those gorgeous flowers and those lake views, oh my. They are stunning.

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  14. Oh, Marilyn, your photos and sentiments are delightful and cheered my heart. We are in a bad way with my mom right now, and I need all the inspiration I can give.
    Blessings!

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  15. What a beautiful post! June is such a special month. I hate to see May and June pass. The afternoon tea with your neighbor was really special and her table was set beautifully. Oh, and what a sweet wedding and sweet young couple. All your pictures are simply breathtaking .

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  16. You live in such a beautiful area and your photography is always amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Your post is jam-packed with everything from lovely flowers to tranquil lakes, pretty china and delicious-looking desserts! I think the world looks its best in June (at least in our hemisphere). I hope July is as pleasant for you as June was. Blessings, GM

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  18. Oh, I just love your new blog look! So fresh and pretty! The views and photos are just lovely, as always, and it was such a joy to visit with you here tonight, sweet friend. Much love and many blessings to you!

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  19. Wow, what a beautiful post!!!! Colors, peaceful scenery, a sweet, lovely wedding, friendship, just wonderful. Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  20. Oh Marilyn, I always feel like I’ve visited a little piece of heaven, when I visit your blog!! Thank you for sharing the beauty with us...the flowers, your hikes, the lake view. I loved reading about the inspiring lady that plans hikes and shares stories. The tea party with your neighbor was so pretty! The wedding was adorable! You’re truly blessed, and thank you for blessing us.
    Your new blog look is fabulous. Linda is so special.

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  21. Marilyn, your posts are always a treat for the eyes, your photos are stunning. It looks like June was just fabulous in your neck of the woods. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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  22. what a very cool theme for a wedding!!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your lake photos!! I too am an avid hiker and sure hope in 20 years when I'm 80 that I can continue my favorite form of exercise!

    Happy Summer!!

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  23. The "meander through June" was delightful. I enjoy glimpses into northern Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. I have lived in California, Oregon, Washington State, and British Columbia (long, long ago). It's a beautiful part of the world and you capture it well with your photography.

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  24. Oh what a beautiful post. The colors are magnificent! Northern Idaho is an amazing place to live!

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  25. What a beautiful collection of pictures, stories and fun! I love the wedding pictures! What a sweet couple. They look so young! but I guess we all looked younger when we got married! LOL. I love that you hike with an 80+ year old woman! What a treat that must be for HER and for you, to spend that time together. You have such marvelous scenery to enjoy, I could stay out there and hike forever I think! I love your table for the ladies' Bible study group, and also your neighbor's table for the lunch/tea you spent together. Her vintage plates are gorgeous! Your flowers are so pretty and bright...and well, I just loved it all! I would LOVE to visit Idaho sometime, but we seem to have a hard time getting out of Florida or even our back yard. LOL. Oh well, I can dream. Have a blessed and wonderful weekend.

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  26. Beautiful photos from your corner of the world, and such a pretty look to your new blog. The tea with your friend looked delightful, and what better excuse to eat a few sweet treats! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  27. Welcome back, Marilyn ... all those array of flowers warm my heart and make me smile.

    And yes, cheers to Linda for saving the day in the last month or so. I'm another appreciative client who has benefit from her technological skill set!

    ;-}

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  28. Your pictures are absolutely stunning! The Bible Study Tea sounds so fun! I try to have a tea with my granddaughter at least once a year. It's been fun to collect the various plates and tea cups. My nephew had a similar wedding, his fiance' rode in on horseback, then they both rode away after the ceremony. So unique and personal!

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  29. It's always a pleasure to pop into your blog and see what you have been doing. Your flowers were gorgeous. I love Lupines. Those teas you attended and hosted look like so much fun and those desserts...to die for. - What a unique wedding. Summer is going by quickly and I am looking forward to cooler fall temps as it's been a scorcher here this summer.

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  30. It looks and sounds like you're enjoying life to the fullest, Marilyn. Your photography, as always, is inspiring. The sunset is beautiful; God always paints the best evening skies. Morning skies, too! Annie looks so relaxed. And why shouldn't she? She has a perfect home in which to dwell. I'm so glad you've got good friends to spend time with. It makes life just that much sweeter. Linda does a great job on blog makeovers, doesn't she? She did a beautiful job on mine, and she's such a pleasure to work with. Have a great week! Hugs.

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  31. Oh my gosh, that Clematis blooms is a gorgeous color ! You know, that's my favorite color, PURPLE! What a sweet wedding this was. I enjoyed seeing all the photos. The Bible Study tea was so lovely. You set such a charming table, and I love that pink vase. It looks like an antique. And Yummy foods to go with it. I like seeing the treasures in your home, Marilyn. Me and you have the same taste I think. : )

    ~Sheri

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