{afternoon breezes & the first day of summer}




















"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


. . . and somehow, amidst everything -- days at the office and starlit weekends in the country, after the rains and the windswept petals, softly, beautifully, and at long last, it has arrived . . .

happy first day of summer! & hope it's beautiful where you are,

{images: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve | thirteen | fourteen | fifteen | sixteen | seventeen | eighteen | nineteen | f. scott fitzgerald quote via that kind of woman}

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Blogger Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I just love the pure beauty and romance of these photos! =)


June 21, 2011  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

What a BEAUTIFUL post!! I love the quote.

June 21, 2011  
Blogger Lauren said...

All of these pictures are so pretty, Perfect for Summer!


June 21, 2011  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Great quote for the day ;)

June 21, 2011  
Blogger lorenabr said...

Wonderful calming post! Lovely!

June 21, 2011  
Blogger Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

This is one of the most gorgeous posts I have ever seen, Roséline! I stopped at each photo and savoured the beauty... and then looked at them all over again a second time. Everything lovely is right here in this post. Happy summer to you as well, and many thanks for your elegant words and this beautiful quote.

such beauty...

June 21, 2011  
Blogger fashionable palette said...

beautiful images, as always...and amazing quote.

fashionable palette

June 21, 2011  
Anonymous meenal@maison marigold said...

beautiful images, rosaline..those swans in the lake are calling my name!! a beautiful summer to you, rosaline..here we are waiting for the first monsoon showers!!have a wonderful day..do visit my blog when you have a moment..warm hugs..xx meenal

June 22, 2011  
Blogger Gab said...

this has to be one of your most beautiful posts yet. love it!

June 22, 2011  
Anonymous classiq said...

An amazing selection of images for a beautiful description of summer. :)Ada

June 22, 2011  
Blogger jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

so lovely, these photos are just dreamy. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

June 22, 2011  
Blogger Mrs. C said...

Delicate, romantic and chic! Love these photos! The elude summer! And love The Great Gatsby! Got some relationship advice up today!

Recipes Fashion Marriage

June 22, 2011  
Blogger sécia said...

I'd like to take a vacation to these places. :)

♥ sécia

June 22, 2011  
Blogger define1lady said...

Yay for summer! Love your post!

June 22, 2011  
Blogger Connie {the beauty nerd} said...

wow, you have just shown all my favourite things in one post... makes me even more excited for my trip to Europe :) - GORGEOUS photos!

June 22, 2011  
Blogger Melissa Blake said...

oh, how i love pink~

June 22, 2011  
Blogger JLR Designs said...

So dreamy! Wish I was there :)

June 22, 2011  
Anonymous Molliee said...

these are such whimsical photos! great choices


June 22, 2011  
Blogger Reina said...

fabulous montage of pictures! loved them all and made me dream of france ;D

June 22, 2011  
Blogger Andrea Reh said...

I'm so confused! In NZ the first day of Summer is December 1st... is it not the same (but in June) in the Northern Hemisphere?

Andrea x

June 22, 2011  
Blogger Miss B. said...

Dear Miss Rosaline:

I was about to leave a comment about how I love summer and all your beautiful photo's and then I fell off my desk chair when I saw my photo featured. I am so honored and thrilled to be on your beautiful blog.
Thank you so very much!


Miss B.

June 22, 2011  
Anonymous Avery Cox @Ornamental Habit said...

Oh my this post is lovely! Every single picture is beautiful! I love it...

June 23, 2011  
Blogger www.timetochange.over-blog.com said...

Couldn't agree more!!! Summer brings so many possibilities!!! It's really like a new star!

June 23, 2011  
Blogger DENISE. said...

What a gorgeous color story! Thank you, and happy summer!

June 23, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures <3

June 24, 2011  
Blogger A Flourishing Perspective said...

Your beautiful and wonderful words and pictures never cease to inspire me♥

June 24, 2011  
Anonymous Abbey said...

yes please!

July 10, 2011  

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping in to say hello -- it's lovely to hear from you!

j u s t a f e w t h i n g s
Please note that due to the inordinate amount of spam, comments with links to other sites may not be published; all self-promotion & promotions of give-aways on other sites will not be published; additionally, please include your blog address in the box provided, and not in the body of your comment.

Thank you xo

<< Home