Friday, June 14, 2013

Snowstorm in June



Our few lavender bushes are just about ready for harvesting and this is the year I'm going to actually get to it before it's too late. Even though I have no idea what I'm doing.

I never tire of this view, or any view around here, for that matter.
I love the pretty shade of pink the viburnum flowers become before they quickly fade away. 
And I really love getting caught in a viburnum snowstorm in June. I guess that's why they call it a snowball bush.
I found this rock in the garden. I tried to capture the purple and pink colours in it but I wasn't successful. Brother Eli, however, was rather successful in his attempt to photo bomb my pic. He doesn't miss a trick at casa Rural Revival, or a photo op.

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Happy Friday Friends!

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24 comments:

Debra @ Homespun said...

Beautiful photos! What a view...it is breathtaking!
I took a photo and posted awhile back of my snowball bush once it had created its snowstorm...we'd had a windy day and it happened all at once and the ground DID look just like a carpet of snow! :)

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The view is gorgeous!

Buttons said...

Andrea that is a view a person could get lost in. It would take your head away to all things beautiful. In other words the best view in the world. Enjoy it my friend. Your flowers are beautiful and love the rock. Hug B

Windy Meadows Farm said...

The photos are just so pretty...thanks for sharing. Now, I'll have to get myself a snowball bush! -Mary

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh, I know what it's like to have almost every image photo-bombed. Thank goodness for cropping!

My viburnum is just about done. I have so enjoyed capturing photos of it this year.

Loving that rock. We have so few here in Nebraska -- I'm jealous! xo

Maggid said...

What a great post - full of visual wonder.

I wouldn't know what to do with lavender . . but, it might be fun to start.

Happy Friday!
-g-

cocopaws said...

I Love the photo bomb attempt, and the yummy smell of lavender.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Well personally.... I LOVE photo bombers. They are always so funny.

Snap said...

Wonderful post ... so many pretty shots -- love the scenery! Happy 5 Day!

Lynn said...

that is a gorgeous view photo-I make 'fuseau de lavande' with our lavender, this site is in French but the photos are totally explicite- 'http://minique.over-blog.org' -they last forever, are beautiful, great gifts, and good for the linen. Lovely 5..

Bev said...

Love your title.... we often do get a Snowstorm in June...missed it this year though!

TexWisGirl said...

almost like a 'lucky stripe' rock! :)

Barb said...

The lavender photo is wonderful and your view is fabulous. Your title really got my attention - I actually sometimes DO get snow in June at high altitude!

Veronica Roth said...

Lol, my family loves to photo bomb, especially when I'm taking serious shots for my stock agencies. I hope you get a lovely harvest of lavender from your plants. I'm waiting for mine to bloom as well. Soon I hope. Have a lovely weekend. :)

Candy C. said...

I'm a big fan of neat rocks and I love that one!
Your view truly is beautiful! :)

Mary said...

Viburnum is exquisite, and so are all your photos!

Eli is quite the opportunist, i see. lol

Michelle said...

That is one stunning view.

Pearl Maple said...

wonderful post with many pretty photos to appreciate, nothing like a bit of photo bombing to add to the entertainment

Evelyn S. said...

Don't you wish those beautiful flowers lasted all summer?? Beautiful view...beautiful flowers.

Betty Luckhurst said...

Love all your shots. The white flowers would truly look like snow.

Lynne said...

I visited a friend the other day and saw a true, exceptional, authentic June snowfall . . . A couple of the "snowballs" came home with me and it "snowed" right here on the floor of my lving room! . . . (worth it though, aren't they!)

W. Latane Barton said...

I love lavender but I have never grown any. What a beautiful view you have. I'd just stand and enjoy it all day long.

Mona's Picturesque said...

Another gorgeous for today...I just going through this week Floral Love submissions... Love yours among all the other – this is magic! I never got the meaning of snowball :) Thanks for this.

Gail @ http://biblelovenotes.com said...

Wonderful photographs. What a pleasure to enjoy the flowers, the scenery, the textures and colors of God's creation through your photography. Thanks.