Welcome Summer, My Secret Garden


DSC_0032This time of year we enjoy the garden.

the inspiration of a rose

DSC_0019Soon there will be Roses,

Gardening quote.

DSC_0016Lavender Farms will be in bloom.

lavender gardening

oil roses IIand there will be the aroma of sweet roses for inspiration,

oil roses

Keep your eyes towards the sunshine

While we many not be able..warmgrungeand the fragrance of Lavender.

lavender garden notes

DSC_0048Summer ribbons are on my door,

ribbon with script

DSC_0043and Bluebirds will be in my garden with Hummingbird and Bee.

Ribbon and bluebirds

DSC_0038Serenaded by the sweet birds.

bird house garden with scripted KKlassen texture

DSC_0041So, we will be found in our secret gardens.


DSC_0039to enjoy our summer days.

The key to your secret garden

The song for this post is from the Broadway musical The Secret Garden.

ribbonThank you for stopping by, 

God rest HIs love

Please take home any photo that speaks to your heart from my Secret Garden of images.

My Secret Garden

If you would like to know which textures I used, just click on the photo.

kimklassencafeThis week's challenge for Texture Tuesday is THE GARDEN PARTY eDITION.   Kim Klassen is hosting another Texture Tuesdays.
Terra said...

I love this photo essay, and it could almost be a book. The white roses and lavender are gorgeous and I grow them, and the old bird houses speak to my heart.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH BOY, this is gonna be one fun summer, I KNOW IT!!!! THANK YOU KAREN FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE PARIS POST!!!!!! Anita

Dolores said...


The wreath is so feminine and beautiful!!

Another beautiful and meaningful post.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your secret garden is beautiful Karen! I am working on my secret garden all summer....

Vee said...

Such a beautiful garden, Karen. And I loved all the fanciful, whimsical bits of it.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful photos on a beautiful post. V

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW my friend, you have blessed me today! I am so honored, really, to be encouraged by you. That is a great idea! I will link this to my sidebar! I got the most incredible comment about 8 comments before you, from a school teacher in Australia who showed this story to her fourth grade class! I will be doing the same thing today with mine!!!! MERCI, and I will do as you suggest tonight when I get home. AND...I will be taking this story to our local writers' guild as well. MERCI and have a great day, Anita

Leah C said...

A very lovely garden!!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work!!

Light Trigger said...


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Marilyn said...

You've done it again, Karen. Beautiful series that makes me want to go out and create a secret garden in my yard!

Stampmouse said...

ahhh lovely lavender. nice photos.

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

Bonjour Karen,
What a beautiful blog you have. Your secret garden is lovely, I love this time of year. Your textures look fantastic.
The verse you have in your top sidebar is one of my favotes, Psalms 34.
I'm a new follower. Have a good evening,

Nikki said...

These are gorgeous garden images. Thanks so much for sharing. My favourite is the image of the roses with the quote from Helen Keller.

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow, that wreath is stunning!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hey Karen :)

What a divine post.

Will you tell me the filters you did to create your water color look?

Stunning as usual.

Hugs hon


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

What a beautiful post you have today, love the gorgeous roses, lavender, your pretty wreath at the door and sweet bird houses.
As it is winter over here, it is great to look at all your beauty
thank you and hope that you are having a lovely week


Chris Graham said...

Oh how beautiful Roses and lavender
a beautiful combination!!
You give us such a soft place to land from the busy day at work.
Thank you so much.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Check your email dearest...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YEAH KAREN! YOU CAME....stop and smell the lavender dearest as I prepare BALZAC'S book for you. ENJOY MY FRIEND! Anita

Suz said...

Thank you for moments of joy, peace, beauty and such a generous gift. I treasure what you do.

Sara said...

what a gorgeous post. I especially love the bird houses. Hugs Sara