Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Garden Note Cards

It's January Note Card time

As so many of you are experiencing
freezing conditions at present
I'm taking you outside for a dose 
of warm summer air and sunshine!

To 'smell the roses' so to speak
and to bring back memories of those
languid days of Summer.

I want you to smell the heady fragrance of
roses, lavender, alyssum, and thyme.
When you finish reading here
maybe you will spend some time thinking of
what you would like in your Spring garden.
Look through seed/plant catalogues or
magazines for inspiration!
I spend many happy hours doing just that
through our long Winter months.

Thank you dear Vee for hosting your
Note Card Party

Please click on the link above to visit Vee

and to see everyone's lovely Note Cards
or go here if you want more information
on how it all works.
We would love you to join us.

 Thank you Kathe for hosting your party
'You're Gonna Love It Tuesday'.

Please pop over here for loads of

Click on the photo to see the birds at play on a Summer's afternoon in the bird bath!

Thank you dear friends for your kind comments.

to all my new followers, it's lovely to see you here! 

Merci à bientôt
be kind to one another!






  1. I like all your photo cards and they are bright and sunny and cheery! And colorful. It is never too early to think about spring here, we never know when it will arrive!

  2. Beautiful garden images! They are so welcoming in this cold, dreary January weather!

  3. Loving a glimpse of summer and your garden. Now I am indeed dreaming. Thanks!

  4. I'm ready to stop and smell the roses.

  5. Hello sweet Shane,

    What a pretty box cover for our eyes to linger on! I so agree re: your thoughts on the beauty and fragrance of these aromatic herbs and I have devoted a corner of my garden to them. Rosemary, thyme, oregano, camomile, lavender, bay leaf, basil and mint! We Greeks depend on these scented wonders both for our cooking and natural therapy for our well being.



  6. Sending you some sunshine and love from Panama..I feel for everyone that is stuck in the cold!
    Lovely post today, dear friend!

  7. On this very chilly, icy day, it sure was nice to smell the sweetness and to feel the warmth in your garden. Thank you for the gift!

  8. Shane, I think we are all longing for flowers. Thanks so much for taking us to a beautiful garden for beautiful blooms. Dreamtime!

  9. Lovely garden scenes make very pretty notecards

  10. Oh Shane,
    What lovely note cards you've shared with us! The top one is my favorite and yes, I can almost smell the fragrance of the beautiful flowers. Thanks for a touch of warmth and sunshine. xo

  11. You brought some cheer to me on a dreary day Shane with your garden note cards. Pink and purple are my favourite spring colours in the garden and I'd be happy to receive any of these cards.
    A strange thing, when I try to view your posts on my iPad, it shuts down. Maybe it has something to do my Bloglovin feed.

  12. Thanks for thinking of us up here in the North! You inspired me to do a France summer post today!

  13. And by the way, I love every single one of these but especially the bird house!

  14. Lovely garden photos Shane! Nice reminders of spring and summer to come!

  15. Lovely summer time note cards, Shane! I want to smell the lavender. Mine did not survive last summer so I planted another one. I hope it grows this summer.
    Thanks for your nice comments on my note cards. The journey is going slow but sure.

  16. I could almost smell the sweet aromas of all the flowers you mentioned and pictured. Great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  17. They are all lovely! Without a doubt, my favorite is the third one down. I love the burst of colors, and I actually do think you can almost smell the fragrance just as you said. So beautiful!

  18. So beautiful note cards dear Shane.
    Your summer garden looks amazing with the beauty of flowers , birdhouse, and birds playing in the water. I love all your pink flowers.
    Hugs and love, Dorthe

  19. Beautiful images, Shane, that make me long for sunny days in the garden. The hydrangeas in the last photo with the bird bath are some of my favourite. Thanks for sharing this bit of summer with us folks in the northern hemisphere.

  20. Oh, thank you, Shane, for a lovely glimpse of warmth and sunshine on this winter's day! Your lovely note cards are quite cheerful!

  21. Dearest Shane,
    This is mighty sweet of you for taking us into your lovely garden! We sure need that at this time of the year. Frost is coming our way again for the coming ten days or so... Not really bad but at night it will be very cold.

  22. Your garden is so gorgeous! These would be great notecards!

  23. this is exactly what I needed to see on a very gray,foggy winter day Shane. You've made my spirits bloom!

  24. Sweet Sweet Shane,
    How beautiful your notecards are!
    Sending blessings your way!!xo

  25. Those are so colorful and beautiful! And I adore that birdhouse!!!

  26. Ooohh...this dose of Spring/Summer was just what I needed! Your photos are all so pretty. :) Blessings to you! Camille

  27. What lovely,delightful pictures!!! They warm the heart! Wishing you well! Cathy

  28. These really are like a breath of fresh air and would be so cheery as cards. You really should print them out my friend! Sweet hugs!

  29. Your summer garden photos are so beautiful. Thank you for making them into 'notecards'. They are a perfect set, Poppy. Have a great day. Pamela

  30. Dear Shane,

    I love your garden photos, how very beautiful. Makes for the prettiest note-cards.
    I enjoy doing that, looking at plant catalogues and try and work out what will be nice to plant.
    Have a happy Thursday

  31. I'll pass on sniffing the lavender (makes me sneeze), but I'll happily inhale the rest and think of spring, which seems to far away right now. Thanks for the lovely photos!

  32. These are delightful photos for note cards and certainly a treat for these winter weary eyes! Beautiful!

  33. Wish I was there, here it's cold and rainy beautiful garden images, they are perfect for note cards, wish you a lovely day.

  34. What a beautiful summer garden you have Shane. So much colour! Looking forward to see it grow!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  35. Thank you for the sight and smell of summer, it was just what I needed!
    Sarah x

  36. Lovely postcard pictures Shane. The birdbath surrounded with hydrangea is really lovely. I adore Lavender. I have quite a bit of English lavender ready for picking and drying. I must hurry and do this otherwise will lose the lot. Shirley

  37. You have a wonderful garden. When spring comes here i wish to have plants that attract butterflies.
    Wish you a happy weekend

  38. WOW! Just, WOW!!
    YOU can come plan my garden Anytime!! Gorgeous photos!!

  39. Oh, Shane, those notes cards truly lift the spirit! What gorgeous photographs... and they do make me yearn to start working in the gardens again. Thank you for this breath of spring on a winter's day! Enjoy your weekend.

  40. Shane dear, your garden is SO gorgeous - just viewing all the colorful thriving shrubs and flowers, makes looking out my windows at drabness, shriveled and brown, so dreary!

    Beautiful 'cards' and the collage is so pretty.

    My first Spring seed catalogue arrived a few days ago, and my hollyhock seeds from blog friend Gina too (see my post). I'm getting the urge for some gardening days ahead - but of course that won't be for a few months yet. Meanwhile I'll enjoy your blossoms!

    Happy weekend dear one - have fun.
    Mary X

  41. I could spend an afternoon sitting there sipping tea and reading. In California we are having 30 degree days. All the spring and summer flowers are blooming.

  42. ahhh so very beautiful Shane...
    what a gorgeous garden you have there...
    I can almost smell your lovely blooms all the way from here in Virginia ♥

    Hope you are having an especially nice weekend...


  43. Now that is what we needed! A lovely walk through the garden to see and smell the beautiful flowers : )
    Thank you!

  44. Beautiful garden pics. And tha's what I actually do, browsing garden catalogues and dreaming of my garden come alive again. though it is very mild this year and I have detected a snowdrop in the front yard as well as lots of hellevore buds.
    Tina in Germany



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