{summertime, summertime}

". . . if you allowed yourself to be enchanted by the beauty to be seen in even ordinary things, then all things proved to be extraordinary."
~ dean koonz

. . . summertime at last, my favourite time of year and there's a beautiful heaviness to the air that only comes from languorously hazy & humid days, and there are plans for picnics {more than anything} and hand-rolled waffle cones with two scoops {mango and pralines & cream}, golden beaches and midnight walks . . . and whether luxurious plans for afternoon daydreams on gold-threaded italian silk and strolling the winding paths of elaborate gardens, or sunlit days on terraces and dinners outdoors at sunset, wishing you a summer filled with more beauty than you can stand . . .

happy first day of summer!

{images: 1 - trouvais}

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Blogger Miss Amy said...

Dean Koonz is such an inspiration...His story makes me tired reading it! Thanks for including a quote from him alongside these gorgeous photos...

June 21, 2010  
Blogger Michelle said...

So gorgeous! I love gardens like that.

June 21, 2010  
Blogger Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

If that first photo was my bedroom, I don't think I would ever want to leave! :) What a gorgeous description of summer, you never cease to amaze me.

Have a lovely Monday!


June 21, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

rachel -- such a lovely thing to say! thanks so much & a wonderful monday to you as well xo

June 21, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that bed!!!!!!



June 21, 2010  
Blogger Marcus Design said...

Yummy, boxwood hedges trimmed so lovely make me happy.

June 21, 2010  
Blogger vicky h. said...

THANK YOU for those gorgeous images! I was about to go crazy today...Its gray skies, heavy clouds and rain in Vienna :( totally not first day of summer feeling!!

btw, summer is by faaaar my favorite season of the year!

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

June 21, 2010  
Blogger C said...

What glorious shades of sunshine yellow! Love the peaceful stillness of the gardens, what a magnificent place to walk and think and dream.

June 21, 2010  
Blogger Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Fall is next, if I live through the horrid heat wave we are having.
Can't wait for some cooler temperatures, but it's only going to get worse before it gets any better.

June 21, 2010  
Blogger Carpe Diem said...

Midnight walks...that sounds glorious.

June 21, 2010  
Blogger kelly frances said...

i wish my bedroom looked like that!!!


June 21, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

So so pretty, Roséline!

The perfect way to start Summer.


June 21, 2010  
Blogger star said...

Stunning images! I want my bedroom to look like that!


June 21, 2010  
Anonymous Patricia said...

beautiful! Makes me want to stay on permanent summer road trip (well until I want to jump in that bed)

June 23, 2010  
Blogger Things That Inspire said...

That sculpted parterre garden is beautiful...

June 26, 2010  

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