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summer solstice

by greenrabbitdesigns


Happy summer solstice to you, I do hope you have a little sunshine, it comes and goes here this morning! My beautiful yellow daisies are like the sunshine anyway, so we can drink in their amazing colour.


My garden, my park and nature are all carrying on with summer anyway despite the lack of sunshine on some days.

geese and goslings

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before the geese are my favourite park birds and there are a few little families of different ages.

geese and goslings 2

I took these photos on my phone yesterday evening, the geese were enjoying the late sunshine.


While cutting hedges my Hb disturbed this little moth and he was very good as he waited while I raced into the house to get my camera to take his photo.


My delphiniums are now in bloom, oh how I love these flowers, at dusk they are almost fluorescent.

Tall flower Collage

In fact I love all tall flowers, lupins, foxgloves, delphiniums, hollyhocks and sunflowers. My hollyhocks are on their way but no blooms yet and I’ll hopefully have sunflowers later on in the summer.


It has been a busy week wedding-wise, dress fittings, menu planning, table planning and we have a visit to the florist tomorrow. The only crafting has been wedding crafting which I’m not allowed to share with you yet! I do wish I had time for some bunny making though.


I’ll leave you with a photo of my red geranium, is there anything prettier than a red geranium in an old weathered terracotta pot!

Happy weekend and happy summer solstice! 🙂

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ali June 21, 2013 - 11:11 am

hi, you have the most beautiful garden and your camera always captures the most lovely of flower pictures. Is that Lurgan park? Hope all the wedding plans are going well, ali

Gill June 21, 2013 - 11:28 am

Beautiful photos Vivienne! The yellow of the daisy is so sunny, something we are lacking here today.
The flowers in your garden are gorgeous, love the delphiniums and roses!
Good luck with all the wedding planning!
Gill xx

Jill June 21, 2013 - 12:21 pm

What beautiful colour, Vivienne. Sounds like it’s all go in your household at the moment. Can’t wait to see all the secret wedding crafts you’ve been doing. Hope the rain keeps away so that you can keep enjoying your lovely garden. xx

Patty June 21, 2013 - 12:23 pm

Happy Solstice Vivienne, thanks for tipping me off about the moon, it might be the brightest thing I see this weekend as it looks like a wet couple of days in our part of the country. Love the pretty flowers, your delphiniums are so much earlier than the ones in the garden here, I love lupins, I used to pull the petals off as a child, don’t know why! Have a good weekend of wedding preparations xx

ANNE June 21, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Love all of your nature photos, Vivienne. Can’t wait to see all of your wedding crafts!!
I hope you have a great weekend, Hoping we both have some good weather. Happy Midsummer….

Anne x
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Margaret June 21, 2013 - 4:37 pm

Lovely pictures of the park and your beautiful garden flowers.
I would love to have a dress made of fabric that looks just like the delphinium.
What gorgeous colours!
Looking forward to the wedding crafting pics. It all sounds very exciting.

Simone June 21, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Happy summer solstice to you too Vivienne! You wouldn’t think it was summer looking out of the window right now though! I hope all the wedding preparations are going as planned and can’t wait to see what crafty wedding things you have been making. I love the geese pictures and all the beautiful flowers and how kind of the moth to wait whilst you got your camera! Have a lovely weekend. x

Helen Philipps June 21, 2013 - 5:16 pm

Gorgeous flower photos……I love all tall flowers too, though the snails here do as well! I look forward to seeing your wedding crafts, and hope all the arrangements are going smoothly. Wishing you a happy weekend, Vivienne, and hope the sun shines on your pretty garden and the park 🙂
Helen x

Gina June 21, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Fabulous photos from your beautiful garden. Lovely new bunnies on your last post too. I always feel a little sad when we pass the longest day… it seems to come too early!

Mia June 21, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Beautiful, beautiful Vivienne,

Thank you fir sharing these! Your summer seems so pretty and colorful, I love all those flowers… And the little geese are too cute! We’ve had wonderful, sunny day and sun is still shining… So: many happy greetings from the Land of Midnight Sun!


Madelief June 21, 2013 - 8:13 pm

Your lupins and delphiniums look very pretty Vivienne. Love the bright pink one. Never seen a variety like that before.

Hope the weekend will bring some sunshine, so that we can enjoy our gardens!

Madelief x

Jane June 21, 2013 - 11:19 pm

How pretty your flowers look Vivienne….happy longest day my friend. The wedding is just so close now, you must be so excited. Have a relaxing weekend, Jane x

Susan June 22, 2013 - 10:12 am

Beautiful pics Vivienne!…I love tall flowers too…delphiniums are so pretty and I agree that there’s nothing more lovely than red geraniums in terracotta pots.
Good luck with all your wedding planning…not long to go now!
Happy Weekend,
Susan x
P.S Love the little geese too!

knitsofacto June 23, 2013 - 11:14 pm

Your garden is looking fabulous Vivienne. I do hope you don’t have the same high winds we do here, it’s playing havoc with some of my plants.

little brown rabbit June 24, 2013 - 9:33 pm

thanks so much for visiting me! Been a long month. Your flowers are lovely- i desperately need to weed mine.

Good luck with all your wedding planning! How exciting!

driftwood June 25, 2013 - 1:34 pm

such beautiful flowers. I hope the wedding planning is going well x

Karen June 26, 2013 - 8:15 am

Oh, Vivienne, I love all your garden blooms and the photos of your pretty park. I have some geraniums in terracotta, too 🙂 Not red, but hot pink! This is a very busy and exciting time for you. Wishing you all the best!!!

Kate June 28, 2013 - 5:58 am

Your garden flowers are amazing, all that rain has given them a good start I guess. Talking of raining, that’s pretty much all it’s doing over here but I hope you’re getting a good forecast for the big day. So exciting !!

jooles June 28, 2013 - 7:24 am

Oh my goodness your garden is looking so beautiful.
Good luck with those wedding plans!
love jooles xxx

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