Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September garden

September is wonderful in the garden. Nasturtiums are blooming, the rose hips are forming, asters and chrysanthemums are putting on a big show and the hens are fat and sassy.




Beekeeper's garden is especially bountiful.






I found the most beautiful blouse I've ever seen. Its by Nadir Positano from Italy.




I did try to buy it but no shipping all the way from Sweden, though it looks as if it could just float here on a breeze doesn't it? So since i can't have it, I let it inspire me for the blouse on my September Garden girl in the painting above. The perfect blouse to wear while feeding the chickens.






I've planted a container garden outside the dining room window, and look whats blooming, and pink too. One of them is a raggedy pink hollyhock. Just pure sweet luck.




This wonderful seascape was done by my friend, Victoria Greene, who lives in town and whose house I was invited to for tea. Vicki has the most beautiful garden in town. (In September or any other month) And house too. And she's a wonderful artist who does amazing work with palatte knives. She's just begun a blog and if you visit there you will see our tea party~
















A couple of years ago I discovered the work of Russian artist Yuri Vasnetsov. I am pretty well smitten with his illustrations for children's books. They are so exhuberant.. Doesn't this look like September in the woods?






This little hedgehog would like to thank you with all her heart for your comments on my last post about Kary. Those comments were so kind and your outpouring of compassion was such a comfort to me. thank you , wonderful blogging friends




xxx




julie





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45 comments:

sandra said...

Happy September Julie! Such a beautiful Garden Blouse and its so pretty on your Garden Girl. Love all the little garden pieces too! Have a wonderful day and now I am going to pop on over to your friends new blog.

Robin Larkspur said...

Have missed you. And you return with such delightful images. September's arrival is making me excited for all things autumn.

I will visit your tea party!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

you have been busy girl! i love all of your pieces. i just popped over to vicki's blog and signed on to follow. i am adding her to my sidebar too. i will really enjoy following her blog. you pie looks wonderful! glad you are back!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hi Julie, I received a lovely gift in the mail when we got home from Maine, and a proper "thank-you" is on it's way.

That blouse is stunning, and I'm sure the little hedgehog made Kary smile. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her and your gift is a reminder of you and her.

Hugs!
Mary & Dukeums!

dutch sisters said...

LOve the painting and the other images! and I think you are right about the blouse, it's beautiful!

leon10 said...

love september love the hegehog squirrels and falling leafs and warm apple tea or pie love the new painting on youre post the colors are so nice greetings leon10

Madelief said...

Hi Julie,

Welcome back! Good to see one of your posts again. Your painting and your little 'garden brooches' look lovely. Sorry to read you were not able to have the blouse send to you. It is very pretty!

I pop over to meet your friend straight away.

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Delila said...

that sweet little hedgehog, i would surely ask him for a tea and cakes! woodland surely has same atmosphere as in that illustration. there is lots of bracken in the woods in autumn colors, such beauties. your painting Julie is beautiful too. hugs.

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

Ah, yes, September in the garden, and fall in general in the garden is my favorite time. Your painting captures it and the blouse, really like the painting!

Aprilgirl said...

What a lovely blog to read on a beautiful September day! That little hedgehog is just delightful and those ceramic veggies are just the best. Your creations and paintings are wonderful! Happy almost autumn, Julie.

Linda Starr said...

Oh you've got that mild coastal climate where the flowers excel late in the season I can feel those cool breezes from your post.

vicki said...

Hi Julie -- I hardly know where to start -- the little vegetables are precious --- the cutest things I ever saw! I'm totally in love with that blouse also -- we MUST find a way to get it!!!

The illustrations of the forest animals made my heart stop -- so gorgeous. I don't know that artist -- but I'm going to check him out for sure.

Its great to see you back at your blog --- have missed you.

Vicki

Librarian said...

Hello Julie,
well, if you really want that blouse, have it shipped to me (they will ship to Germany, won't they?) and I'll send it on to you.
Just let me know whether you want to do this; my email address is on my profile.

Love the little bits and pieces!
And your friend's blog is definitely worth a closer look. That tea party must have been truly lovely.

Flutterby Patch said...

Hi Julie, I found lots of pics in 'Google Images' done by Yuri Vasnetsov and I can see why he's a favourite of yours. Another one to add to my list also so thanks for the info. LOVE the blouse. Keep searching as I'm sure you'll find it somewhere. As always, lots to look at in colourful post. Now I'm off to visit Victoria's blog. Happy creating. Eli x

Marie said...

Oh just loving that chicken picture in your header!
And the woman with the smock painting is just perfect.
Love your new garden/bee keeper "pottery",
it is so cheerful and brings a smile to my face.
: )

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I like how the inhabitants of Beekeeper's garden have a lovely September glow to them! Late Summer/early Autumn is a beautiful time in the garden,and in the countryside.The light takes on a special quality,a warm rosy glow. Thanks for showing Yuri's painting,it instantly takes me back to my childhood when I lived on the edge of a forest.

Enjoy September Julie,
Ruby

Susan Wells said...

Thanks for coming back. I would like one of those blouses too! Lucky for garden girls they can wear what ever they like.

When I am with my mother. I truly want to be with her. So I pretend like I am a duck in a small pond. Paddling around listening to her. And Lo! Nothing sticks to me! Only peaceful listening. And I have a cute curled up tail. Paddle Paddle. You have expanded my vision of my pond now. How sweet. thank you.

Vicky Lovejoy said...

Dear Julie,
Your posts are always so beautifully written and all of your photos are gorgeous. Your artwork is absloutely amazing and I adore the photo of the hedgie, what a wonderful way to thank people for their words.
hugs Vicky ♥ ♥ ♥

Claire said...

Oh I've just come over all teary Julie after reading your post!! Good thing I haven't put the mascara on yet!!

Where to start, I'm feeling a bit like the hens in your wonderful painting after eating cupcakes and pizza hehe..... Maybe I need to get myself one of those beautiful blouses to wear when feeding my gals. It is absolutely delightful and I am in love with your painting. Got some little paint brushes yesterday and have a travel set of watercolours with me. Guess what I'll be doing later in the day?.....
I hope my Hollyhocks put on a bit of growth while I'm away they are such delightful flowers.
Will pop over and visit Victoria's blog and google Yuri, for some creative inspiration.

Better get my act together I'm still in the apt. and it's nearly midday. This just will not do for an adventurer such as myself!!

Claire x

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Dear Librarian
Well that is so generous of you;
I've heard from a couple of people that there is a source closer for the Nadir line and they will ship here!
What we won't do for the perfect blouse, yes?
xx
julie

gallerydarrow said...

This post makes me happy, I love your folksy style and the glorious autumn season you share from the central coast.

xo Ro

sharon said...

You have given me my daily dose of loveliness! Love your painting, and seeing all the little creatures on your blog. Hugs!

Pixie said...

A wonderful post as always Julie.....your artwork is so beautiful......im sure you have peeped inside my soul at some point and plucked a piece out,. xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love his owl illustration but he doesn't hold a candle to you in my book......I love September also, my favorite month.
As always your littles are just magical.....

Zuzu said...

I float after reading your posts, Julie. Always inspiring and lovely.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear Kary. Late summer is a bittersweet time for me as my sister passed 6 years ago and my mom just last year - missing them dearly, yet remembering them and all the time we spent together with great love.

Sending hugs your way,
Zuzu

susan jenkins said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo I LOVE your paintings, wonderful! All is beautiful and the dear sweet pink hollyhock through the window!!!!
xx

Kelly said...

Just found your blog. Your work is so very beautiful!

Kathryn Glover said...

I just love all the little things you make. We would have had a little tussle over the blouse. Wish I had time to make one similar. I love all of your posts to catch up on what you are doing. Be back soon.

farmlady said...

Your friend would be so pleased that you are finding so much joy in this world. This is how we honor our friends... and ourselves. Finding joy is so necessary to our well being.
I love the beautiful header painting.

Lori ann said...

julie i've missed you! i thought about you while in alaska, you would have loved it, every small town had so much charm and personality! i love your post, as always, your painting! the veggies! and that blouse, i do hope you find a way to have it, it's lovely.
xxx

Kay G. said...

Happy September to you, I love the joy conveyed in this post! I love that blouse too. Wouldn't it be nice if you find something almost just like it and then model it for us? I am wishing that for you.

millefeuilles said...

Dear Julie,

I am so sorry to have missed this uplifting post full of beauty as ever. Yes, that woodland illustration captures the essence of September perfectly and, oh Julie; that blouse...

Happy, peaceful, inspiring September to you.

Stephanie

Marylinn Kelly said...

A Sunday morning stop to soak up the goodness - and oh, what a blouse. The tiny vegetables. Do you not stop sometimes just to marvel at what our hands can achieve? Miracles abound. Wishing you a lovely week.

Fading Grace said...

hello julie, bit late but just catching up :-)..I love the blouse it looks beautiful in your painting as I'm sure it would of done on you, its so annoying to see something you love and know you can't have it!! I will have a look at your friends blog....

We've had lovely sunshine here, but today it is more autumnal, I love the colours of Autumn, have a good week enjoy your painting x
love sophie xx

p.s I love thst your hens are Sassy! xx

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just love, love your painting and your garden pottery pieces! Such a pretty blouse. Your friend artwork is so lovely. I will stop by to visit her blog! Have a good week ahead!

Helen Philipps said...

Such a pretty post, I just love your September garden girl in her sweet flowery top. What a pretty top, I would love to wear it too :)It's such a shame you couldn't buy it.
Wishing you a wonderful week, dear Julie.
Helen x

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Dear Julie,
I can't imagine how hard it has been for you. To be able to produce such beauty through your grief is something I sure Kary would want for you. She took such pride in your artistry. Take care of yourself! Susan

Pat said...

Julie, You know I love your blog posts...you and your work are so very dear! So, I took your advice and visited Victoria's new blog...and you were right...what a wonderful place to visit! I will do that again and again. (Your pie looked divine!!!)
And, I so agree with you about the blouse...I always know if I like it, such a thing will never be found by me!! Enjoy your beautiful surroundings and your lovely friend too. THANKS, pat

Nan said...

Your work is a little miracle of joy to me. I always smile when I see it. Thank you.

dulcy said...

Oh I would be after that blouse myself, Julie! Darling! I am in love with your paintings....... I need to get back to my easel. You are inspiring as usual.

xo
dulcy

Alisa Varney said...

Hi Julie,
A redheaded gardener with roses and chickens. Yes!

jen storer said...

YOu have inspired me to invent a new word. YOur work and you blog is 'sighingly' beautiful Julie! Never stop. xx

GardenofDaisies said...

That is a really blouse. Glad you could use it for your gardening girl, even if it couldn't wing it's way to your house. Your fall garden is really lovely. I adore old fashioned flowers, like hollyhocks. There are so many talented and creative artists/illustrators... I am in awe of all of them, and you.

Barbara said...

So pretty having the Hollyhocks showing through the window.

kate fern said...

I love your garden girl painting, and the blouse, I hope you have one by now!! Best wishes from a very slow blog reader!

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