Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Floral Feast & A Guest Post

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Good morning, lovelies! Hope you're all having a wonderful week. I'm getting back into the swing of things after a long weekend at the beach. I've been so enjoying my summer of fun in the sun but I admit that I am missing seeing some of the other gems of the season. The gorgeous greenery and beautiful flowers that are in bloom.

Most of my weekends have been spent seeing sand and sea but I decided that one of the weekends that I'm not scheduled to be at the beach house I am going to head to the arboretum to take in all of the gorgeouness it has to offer. I just love spending time there amongst all of the beautiful flowers, magnificent trees and gorgeous grounds. We actually even have a bench in memory of my grandfather there. It's really such a lovely, peaceful and beautiful place.

Another beautiful place that I hope to visit one day is the French Riviera. The lucky and fabulous Christel of Captivated by Image is off vacationing there right now and I'm filling in for her today. Stop by and say hi if you have a chance. And if you haven't been by before stick around a while to check out her absolutely gorgeous blog.

Enjoy the day, sweets!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3
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31 comments:

adele said...

I love spending time in my garden in the summer, appreciating all my hard work & the beautiful flowers!!!
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Dancing Branflake said...

Oh goodness, that bench is the sweetest thing. I have always thought benches were a sweet way to remember someone.

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Wonderful..looks so nice!! Spending time with flowers and greenery is always great!! Have a lush day doll! xx

classiq said...

That first photo is so full of joy, Dawn, beautiful! You're right, summer has so much more else to offer, no matter how much I love the seaside. :)
ps: Loved your post over at Christel's today. xoxo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Just checked it out and looks amazing, brilliant idea!

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

What a wonderful place!

Pratishtha Durga said...

I love flowers. they bring so much joy! I cannot tell you how much I like the first image. It's my dream to own a bicycle, with an attached basket. thanks for sharing the floral inspiration.

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

All of these florals are just gorgeous! I love how flowers can brighten up any mood or bring the right amount of lovely to a room. Off to check out your guest post, I love Christel's blog! xx

very married said...

i love walking around flowers. something magical about it.

Sandy a la Mode said...

what a pretty place! love the arch of flowers!!

Debby said...

Love this post and the rich colors! Off to check out your guest post.... xo

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

great to have you back dawn ~ you're a busy gal! ;) i really liked your guest post today!
xo ~ kristina

Tanvi said...

Love the last image!!! Have a good day!! :)

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Things That Sparkle said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

There is definitely nothing better than a gorgeous garden! My mom is pretty much the best gardener around and her backyard is a place I could spend ALL DAY in! Off to check out the guesting...

Punctuation Mark said...

what a great life you lead... beach house and long weekends... so jealous!

Martina said...

Love the first image! Life without flowers would be so drab - they are a reminder, that life is about beauty, not only duty ;)

Alexa said...

The summer blooms are the best! :)
xo
alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

modniza said...

oh, darling, so beautiful....xooooo

Bring Pretty Back said...

BEAUTIFUL! Off to read your guest post !
Have a PRETTY day!
Kristin

Marjolein Hoekendijk said...

Love the pictures! :D
Have a nice day ;)

xoxo

B. in the Know said...

I would love to go to the French Riveria, too! So beautiful.
Much love,
B

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Hello sweet gorgeous friend! How special that there is a bench in memory of your previous grandfather at the arboretum. It sounds like such a magical and peaceful place. If I ever make it out to New York to visit, will you please show me around?! :) I haven't been since I was a child & living in Virginia. I'm off to check out your guest post!!

xo
Rachel

{The Perfect Palette} said...

How lovely. I'm seriously digging that bright fuchsia color.

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

What a sweet and beautiful gesture to have a bench placed in your grandfathers memory. Perfect place to remember him among the beautiful flowers.

Off to check out your post! W

Sunny & Star said...

Love the pictures. This is a beautiful color scheme.

honey my heart said...

these flowers are so gorgeous! hope you are having a good week.

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous images! That garden looks amazing. Happy Wednesday! xo style, she wrote

Sweet. said...

The garden looks terrific :) So beautiful, would love to be there now !!

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Indie.Tea said...

I'll be sure to check out the guest post.
And the pics are gorgeous, make me wish I could spend the day in flower-filled meadows, dreaming...

meisha moo said...

Love the flowers in this post! Very serene...