Thursday, June 21, 2012

Welcome, Summer!


A warm welcome to Summertime!

It is almost as if on cue, Summer has officially arrived… not only in the sense of the annual calender occurrence, but in weather as well—finally! Today, I am working in the studio with the windows uncovered and the door wide open, every once in awhile peeking outside to enjoy…















And yesterday, I happened to spot a few delicate monarch butterflies fluttering around the large mock orange tree in the back, and tried to snap a few pictures. They were too quick, and fled before I could make it with the phone, but I will try again—their bright yellow wings paired against the tree was truly a lovely site. And it was the very act of seeing them flurry around the blossoms, and myself, running out barefoot, that made me stop for a moment and realize that Summer is officially here—all of the little details added up; the lovely things that come along with the season, and make up "Summer" in our lives and minds… carefree birds, insects and animals… full and draping trees, and lush flowers blossoming, the warm, sunny days—it all came to light. And so, with warmth, we welcome Summer—here to stay and enjoy for an entire season!

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Images: 03, 04, 06 The Cherry Blossom Girl | 05 Patrice Binet et Frédéric Ducout: Art & Décoration | 09, 11, 12 Chloé | 01, 07, 10 This Ivy House | 02, 08 Cabbages & Roses | 13 Ambiance & Styles via Maison Déco

22 comments:

  1. Sarah, This is the most beautiful post! The photos are all absolutely dreamy. And to hear you gushing about the season makes me think of a sweet love letter.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jo! Hope you are having a lovely week :)

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  2. Can anything be more beautiful, Sarah? Love every image, and the children and babies are just adorable.
    Have a nice evening.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  3. Such pretty images that evoke summer in every way...

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  4. Today definitely felt like the perfect first day of summer! Warm, but not hot - my kind of deal. :) Had my windows open all day while studying too. Just lovely.
    xo.

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  5. your posts are always delightful, sarah..so pleasing to the eye..have a lovely summer! xx meenal

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  6. I wish I could work with the windows wide open these days. But it's too hot and we have to rely on the air conditioner unfortunately. I'm trying to make the best of the summer days in the morning and evening. Lovely images. Wishing you a beautiful day, Sarah!
    Ada

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  7. What gorgeous images! I want that floral dress and the cozy cottage from the first photo.

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  8. Such a beautiful mood in this post. I wish we had the weather you describe. We are mainly dealing with clouds and rain so the windows remain closed. Luckily it isn't cold but I would really like a few days in a row with nothing but sun. Happy Summer!

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    1. I hope the sun heads your way soon, Lisa! x

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  9. Such lovely images, Sarah! Especially those cottages in the first pic. Enjoy your weekend and the summer sunshine x

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  10. I love all these white washed images Sarah--love that summer has arrived and am enjoying the cool breezes we have here while they last--it will get hotter as the weeks progress. Happy weekend to you!

    xo Mary Jo

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  11. Sarah such a beautiful summery images bring a smile to your face...how sweet are the 2 little girls :)
    Thank-you for the mention last week, have a lovely weekend
    Carla x

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  12. Lovely! Happy summer to you.
    Nancy
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  13. Sigh. I wish it felt like summer here (Portland), but it is currently pouring down rain. Feels more like Fall! I'll enjoy it while I can. I know 90+ degree temps are right around the corner.

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  14. Happy Summer Sarah! Hope it's warm and sunny where you are. Thanks for always having some of the most beautiful posts of the season! x

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  15. As you enjoy Summer we are officially accepting grey skies and rain and cold. These pics are a lovely pick me up. Fiona

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  16. I love this post! It's so summery and whimsical. What a beautiful collection of images. xo

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  17. There is obviously a lot to know about furniture. I think you have some good points in everything also.

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