Saturday, 30 July 2016

In my garden there is - last day

Hi Everybody!

Today is the last day of our challenge 'In my garden there is'
at Art Journal Journey. Yvonne chose the theme and gave us a fantastic month,
so a big THANK-YOU to Yvonne, who posted a journal page every day and visited everyone who joined in. And tomorrow we are starting a new theme, so come back tomorrow and see who our hostess is and learn about the new theme!

I have made my traditional collage:

And the last of the garden pages:

The 'trust' (cut and pay) garden down by the Rhine  is rather overgrown this year.
After weeks of rain and then too much heat everything is overgrown with thistles, grass and wild flowers:

And the plants on my balcony are doing well:

The weather has been cloudy/sunny/rainy, but that makes for lovely skies:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. The collage is superb, and I love the pages with the roses and dragonflies. Great photos, as always. Hugs Sarah

  2. Where did July go? It has been a delightful month with all of your garden pages including the last one of roses, my very favorite flower. The flowers in your photos are incredible. I think they liked the rain from yesterday. Hope it cooled everything down a bit including your apartment.

  3. Your collage is fantastic full of your beautiful artwork. The last pages are also wonderful along with your photographs. I especially like the flowers. I should have managed to do a garden journal page, I love gardening and flowers. July was a busy and actually a stressful month. Take care, Shirleyxx


  4. As always, I look forward to your end-of-the-month collage. It's always fun to see the pages all together like that. So awesome. And that goes for the thorny conclusion to this month, too.

    As always, your photos steal the scenes. Love the floral shots and the ones from your balcony. Have a fabulous rest of the weekend and my hope your apartment has cooled a bit by now.

  5. Such a gorgeously created collage and pages, love the images and colours used...the papers look lovely ..xx


  6. beautiful collage and pages, the flowers are at their best this time of year

  7. What a wonderful collection of beautiful pages Valerie and the pages for today are so beautiful with the wonderful quote as well.

    Love the photographs that show what good rain does for the plant life. Beautiful skies and nice to see a few clouds as well

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. I love seeing your collage at the end of the month Valerie and today's page is beautiful. A fantastic quote with those lovely roses.
    Thank you for having me as your guest at AJJ this month, I have enjoyed every day.
    Fabulous photos, your balcony is thriving and full of colour.
    Happy Sunday wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  9. deine collage und seiten sind traumhaft,schöne blumen hast du aufgenommen.
    ich hab auch noch eine seite gemacht.
    schönen sonntag dir.

    hugs jenny

  10. What a fabulous way of appreciating thorns in that great quote on your beautiful piece today Valerie.
    Its brambles and nettles I complain most about :(
    As always a fantastic end of the month collage - love seeing all your pages together.
    Lovely photos - especially the lavender:)
    Happy Sunday to you
    Gill xx

  11. OK, this piece is my favorite...until the next:)
    Your flowers are beautiful.
    I'd never heard of a trust and pay garden. Great idea.

  12. You have your own special touch Valerie. Always love the collages you do at the end of every month. Your new spread is gorgeous - I particularly love the roses! Looking forward to what August will bring with Art Journal Journey. I might just surprise you - OR I might just surprise my self.
    The you pick you pay garden looks as if they should pay you to clean it out!
    Sandy xx

    1. I would be very happy if you would join in our challenge one day!

  13. Auch Deine letzte Seite zum Thema ist ein Traum ! Fabelhaft Valerie!
    War ein toller Monat und Du hast begnadete Sachen gewerkelt dazu!
    Wunderschöne Fotos immer wieder!
    Sei lieb ( spät - hab gepennt am Nachmittag und dann kam Maria zum Kaffee )
    gegrüßt von Susi

  14. What a wonderful body of work for July liebe Valerie!
    AND your rose spread is gorgeous too with nice uplifting words!
    Pretty gladiolas and your lavender is very healthy and pretty too.
    Clouds are a beautiful treat in life aren't they.
    Lovely pix as always.

  15. Always enjoy your photos and have loved your month of garden theme journal pages, today's is lovely the sentiment is perfect. XOXO

  16. Wow! Those roses are stunning. This must be your favourite monthly collage, with all of those wonderful garden scenes. I know it is mine. Many blessings on your week. hugs, Teresa

  17. Wow, your garden works were all so gorgeous, this was definitely one of my favourite themes. Love your new blog look by the way, so bright and easy to read. Wonderful photos. hugs :)

  18. I love seeing your pages all together! This last spread is a beauty! Your plants look fabulous - I think we have had the weather to suit quite a lot of plants and of course the weeds! Hugs, Chrisx


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