full of promise T …

thank you for visiting today as I join everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesday

Patty Szymkowicz blooms to come

the garden is so full of promise and has grown alot after a recent heat wave which was followed by five days of lovely gentle rain…

Patty Szymkowicz Raindrops

after that we had some nice sunny and breezy days perfect for opening the windows and airing out…

Patty Szymkowicz Lavender Pink Fairy Rose

another big warm up is bearing down on us and soon it will be time to start cutting the Lavender

Patty Szymkowicz T Cup art journal bister

I put some finishing touches on another page for my tea cup journal using a piece of scrap paper for the background

Patty Szymkowicz Fronts & Backs tea cup journal

“Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.”  -Gregory Maguire

36 responses to “full of promise T …

  1. Wonderful photos Patty and collages with photos and your cup journal is going to be a treasure!

    oxo Susi
    happy T-Day !

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  2. twinkletoes2day

    Your collage of photos at the top is so lovely. I love the wee birds on the fence and the shadow picture. Is that you I wonder / And the large bush of Lavender makes breathe deep and slow in order to enjoy it’s fragrance. I love lavender. Happy T Day 😀

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  3. kampysgirl

    Absolutely stunning post! Your photos are captivating patty!! I especially love the shadow of you with your teacup,genius! Your teacup journal is coming along nicely and today’s edition is just as beautiful as the others! ooh and I love your lavender!! xoxo

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  4. Hello again dear Patty. What lovely photos you made, especially the raindrop photos. I love your shadow photo with tea cup. Amazing the background of your tea cup journal. It’s a nice idea to make a journal as a tea cup. Hoping you feel fine I send you xox.
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  5. oh, you caught summer in it´s full glory… i totally love the shadow snapshot where you (i suppose) are Holding the teacup. cool idea! and of course your teacup book got really awesome additions!

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  6. So lush and green at your place. I can almost smell that lavender. I clicked the link to your Tea Cup Journal. How did I miss that? What a great way to create a journal our of tea cup shapes.

    Darla

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  7. This is such a wonderful time of year with everything popping.
    That shadow is indeed me standing in a bit of morning sun out on our back porch 🙂
    Thank you all for your visit and kind words!
    oxo

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  8. Your tea cup journal will be a treasure. My lavender has just started flowering here. Love the photos, especially the rain drops – gorgeous. Thanks for sharing dear Patty! Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  9. Gorgeous photos, especially your shadow. Clever girl. Your garden is looking lovely. This is my second year on lavender I actually didn’t kill for once. I brought mine in the house last winter and it has already bloomed in the heat and humidity interspersed with downpours (not gentle ones, either).

    That teacup journal is turning out to be a real gem. As usual, I like this latest entry. It is beautiful and to think you used scrap paper to do it!

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos and your latest teacup journal page with us for T this Tuesday.

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  10. That should have read “second year having lavender,” not “on lavender.” I am in need of sleep since I’ve been up all night.

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  11. Your tea journal is going to be a real keeper! Love what your doing… Hmmm i wonder… do deer like lavender?? I hope not. Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

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  12. The papers used for your teacup, looks amazing dear Patty, what beautiful colours and patterns you created, and the finishing touches of the lovely lady and text ,fits perfect there. Your garden is brilliant , it rayes in fantastic colours, and looking so beautiful after the rain.We could use a little rain here !!
    Hugs to you dear friend, and thank you for your loving note.
    OOOxxx

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  13. Real nourishment for the soul again, Patty. Lavender is so beautiful. I’ve always wanted to grow it and never had any success. One of the loveliest cakes I ever tasted was in the little gallery cafe in one of my favourite galleries in London. It was an orange and lavender cake – delicious with lemon and ginger tea! I love your tea cup journal and all the beautiful rain drop images. We need some rain here, as it has been very windy and dry: climate change, I fear! Yesterday, though, I sat and watched the bees on the thyme for a while and that was wonderful. xxx

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  14. such gorgeous photos Patty! My lavender is a much lighter color and just beginning to bloom. I love running my hand over a stem to capture the scent. I’m admiring your beautiful teacup book very much. Hope the storms that rolled through last night didn’t do any harm. We got lucky despite the severity of the threat. More rain today but it won’t be so bad-we do need it don’t we? Happy T day to you and yours!

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  15. Looks lush there! Love all the teacups on the ring.
    Happy T-Day! 🙂

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  16. Gorgeous photos and your teacup Journal is amazing ! Beautiful. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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  17. Those raindrops glisten like jewels on your sweet plants. Wonderful shadow shot of you and a cuppa. Your tea journal is continuing to look spectacular.

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  18. I love how you used that beautiful scrap Patty! xxx

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  19. Dear Patty, your photocollage is very charming with fresh atmosphere and lovely green colour. You are lucky having all that “wonderland”.
    Your teecup project is going to become success…
    With best wishes ♥
    Sirkkis♥

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  20. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shadow of the tea drinker on the wall!!

    Soothing rain would be so nice, and after yesterday’s 107′ (F) there is a 20% chance of rain today……but it has cooled way down…..so it might happen.

    The GDs loved your comments, thank you for including your location. We will be looking them up a little later today.

    Happy T-day

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  21. 5 days of a gentle rain sounds heavenly. Here, it’s just hot and dusty and sometimes humid. Your photos are lovely. Rain makes everything fresh and clean and green. Have a good rest of the week. Tammy

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  22. Love your pictures Patty – especially the shadow showing someone with a cup of tea! Your tea cup journal is a glorious idea – a real keepsake for a very talented lady!!
    Sandy xx

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  23. Love the dew drenched shots and your silhouette. 🙂 It did turn out to be a scorcher today…just not quite as bad as they said…but bad enough to run the A/C.
    Happy T day!

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  24. Mm, I can smell the lavender from here. 🙂

    Your shaped teacup journal is a great idea, and I hope you’ll be sharing more shots of it in the future. Happy T Day!

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  25. I always enjoy stopping by your place for T… such a lovely beauty break! xoxo

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  26. Such a beautiful post! Your tea cups are gorgeous and I love all that beautiful green! So poetic and lovely round here!

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  27. Patty, Patty, Patty, could it be more lovely? I think not! Oh, the garden in spring and summer. Such delight!

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  28. When life stresses me out (in a good way, of course) all I have to do is visit your blog to be calmed by seeing your gorgeous photos and lovely art! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. Your mosaics are always so charming, and each individual photograph is so beautifully detailed.
    I like your shadow on the first and the birds on the gate, and the lovely green leaf with magenta stem and water droplets on the second (I wonder what this plant is?). I also feel I should recognise the middle plant in the first photo – is it borage by any chance?
    Heat wave plus rain – what more could any garden ask for?

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  30. Beautiful photos Patty!!! Love your tea cup journal page 🙂 ~Sophia

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  31. Soooooo pretty. And I L O V E the shadow picture of you and your cup!!!!

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  32. sparkledaysstudio

    Love that background for your tea cup page, so ethereal. Is that borage I see about to bloom? Such a tender and sweet plant. Xox

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  33. Thank you Corrine. Yes indeed that IS Borage and what a beauty of a plant it is…always happy when it reseeds itself.

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  34. Thank you for your visit and nice comments! Sheila the plant with raindrops is technically a weed that I let romp for a bit in our front garden bed. It is a type of milkweed and I thought it would be good for the butterflies until I found out that was another variety. The hairy center flower photo is indeed Borage. I so enjoy when it reseeds itself…the gorgeous blue blooms are tasty too. 🙂

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  35. Patty, lavender is so special. Love your garden and photos. Wonderful post!

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  36. You have created so many nice things again, since I visited you the last time – have worked everything so affectionately.
    Your drop of water photos are particularly amusing! Wow!
    We here wish it would rain again, because the nature is completly dries up, the gras is brown and the first trees loose their leaves!
    Ulrike

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