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In the garden…

Hello friends! Hope you had a lovely weekend. I spent some time in the garden and took lots of pictures. I’m totally in love with the wisteria vine that covers the trellis on our deck. It smells heavenly and looks so pretty with fairy lights strung about. The blooms on our pink dogwood tree are fading but they are still so pretty in the last light of day…

The sun has been a little elusive since…but I’m hoping to see it’s shining face again soon!

Have a beautiful Tuesday!

xo,

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D is for Daffodil

This afternoon, my camera and I spent some quality time with some daffodils. They were growing right outside my window, just begging to play.  These seem to be the baby variety. Perfectly dainty and beaming sunshine yellow,  I couldn’t resist going out into the muddiness of our back yard and bringing in a tiny bouquet…aren’t they sweet?

Hope you are seeing daffodils spring up where you are too! Spring is almost here!

xo,

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Photo day

Yesterday, I couldn’t stop taking photos.  The sunlight flooded in through the windows and cast a dreamy light on my kitchen table, making it a perfect stage for flowers and lace. Outside the white roses glowed and Grace found herself in our magical forest…

Enjoy!

As you can tell, I’m having a blast experimenting with textures. They add a whole different feel to the image.

Happy Friday!

xo,







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Rainy Thursday

It’s the July 1st and here, in Portland….guess what? It’s raining.

I could be bummed out (and I am a little) but instead I decided it would be good to get out into the garden and take some pics of the flowers, delicately bejeweled with the summer rain.

The rain is supposed to clear up for the holiday weekend, so I guess I’m okay with it for now – like I have a choice in the matter.

Hope it’s sunny wherever you are on this first day of July!

xo,

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Waiting for hydrangeas

Now that the rain appears to have stopped, I am anxiously awaiting my hydrangea to bloom.

I have been praying for purple flowers and yesterday my prayers were answered – a neighbor confirmed that our hydrangea arrives in a deep purple! I’m so excited! I plan to take many photos of them and have them constantly in fresh arrangements around the house.

In the meantime, I collected some lovely images from Flickr to tide me over.

Enjoy.

xo,

Ivy

Images via Flickr 1. Hydrangea(アジサイ), 2. The Famous Hydrangeas, 3. Purple Hydrangeas, 4. Flower Shop

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A forest beckons…

After three days of being sick with a tummy bug, Grace finally seemed to be feeling better, so I decided some fresh air was in order. We spread out blankets on the lawn, painted our toes, watched the birds and enjoyed the warmth of the sun. Our new home backs to a lovely little forest. It enticed us off our quilt and into its lush green wonderland…

A small bridge crosses over a trickling creek. Grace wanted to go across but with freshly painted toes I could hardly throw on my boots! I promised her on another day we would explore further…

Grace felt it necessary to run back into the house get a crayon and paper and draw a “map”  of the “fairy forest” so we wouldn’t get lost. Precious.

After our brief stroll through the forest I was drawn to some of the flowers in our yard…

A lovely afternoon with my little girl, surrounded by the beauty of nature – loved it.

Get out and take a walk through a forest near you. The child in you will thank you.

xo,

Ivy

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