Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The longest day

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week is going well.
Today is the summer solstice, I was up bright and early
watching the sunrise on this magical day:




For Rosie's circles theme at Art Journal Journey, and Moo Mania, underwater, I made a hybrid piece, using images from me, Serif and Mischief Circus:



Butterflies are always magic for me, too:


Love the fairy dust on the wings:


It is still extremely hot here, but we have had some
lovely skies:



The flowers everywhere are in abundance:







I am mostly out in the early morning when nobody's about:



The shop windows have summer decorations:


On my way home:


This tractor-pulled coach was full of people off on
an outing, they were loud and happy even early in the morning:



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

32 comments:

  1. Hello Dear Valerie, such gorgeous sunrise photos and the most beautiful flowers. I especially loved seeing the blue shuttered windows and their pretty florals. What fun to go on an outing in that coach! Thankyou for a delightful post :D)

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    1. I meant to also say what a gorgeous header you have! xx

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  2. Good morning Val! You are up early today, I know it's a special one for you. Just got the kids ready, the big ones are off to school, and now I have a few minutes peace! Love your magical piece, and the photos are even more magical! Take care, have a good day, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Beautiful and interesting post. Love your photos and the gorgeous colours in the flowers. Gorgeous work of art today...xx [aNNie]

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  4. Wunderschön dieses digitale Werk, gefällt mir sehr mit dem fließenden Wasser darüber.
    Deine Fotostrecke ist auch wieder wunderbar, herrlich die Hortensien. Unsere sind noch nicht aufgeblüht,müssen sich erst vom Frostschaden erholen.
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs
    Sabine

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  5. Great use of the theme for your wonderful piece of artwork

    All of the photographs are wonderful with such a wide variety of things to see and think about.

    Wish I could find a seat in the shade beside the water it all looks so peaceful.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. photographs are wonderful and with summer written all over. and artwork you did as usual. you are so creative ;O)

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  7. So, so many lovely summer photos !
    Thank you for the fantastic hybrid page linked to AJJ and MM&M.
    Happy Summer Solstice.

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  8. What an amazing sunrise Valerie, and I love the images you've used in your piece - magical indeed. Have a very happy day, Sue xx

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  9. Eine wunderschöne Seite. Deine Fotos sind - wie immer- ein Traum.

    Vielen Dank für's Mitmachen bei AJJ und MOO MANIA & MORE

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  10. Wonderful hybrid piece for the challenges today! Your photos are stunning, happy summer solstice, love the long day.

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  11. Those hydrangeas and hollyhocks take my breath away! And that photo of the reflections in the window --that's the best ever! Beautiful shots, Valerie!

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  12. Loving the sunrise shots. Perfect for this longest day of the year. I am glad it is summer. the flowers in your photos are lovely. I noticed when I got home from walk today that my gardens are really blooming too. Its so excising to see all the shapes and colors. And I love your idea of using a big circle in your art journal piece. Perfect for AJJ. Its a beautiful piece Valerie. Happy summer! Hugs-Erika

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  13. Everything is wondrous, the piece and the walk. Thanks for letting us meander with you.
    Hugs,

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    1. I love having you with me when I walk!

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  14. Hi Valerie, Happy Mid Summer!! Looks like you are enjoying beautiful warm days. Your creation is beautiful. I always especially love the around town photos on your walks. The sky is amazing. Happy Summer and Happy creating! xo

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  15. The light and joy of Summer are definitely present here, wonderful art and photos, happy Summer
    wishes to you!! xx

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  16. Beautiful artwork and lots of beautiful photos Valerie :)
    Hope you're enjoying the sunny weather - wonder if you've had the heatwave that we have had - I will be glad when its cooler and I can think straight, get some sleep and not have to keep turning my boiling hot pc off too - ha ha I'll probably be moaning about it being winter soon.
    Hope all well with you.. Gill xx

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    1. Well, if 36° is a heatwave, yes, we've got it here, too, groan.

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    2. oh - poor you - I hope it hasn't been 36 a lot - the highest our weather machine recorded was 35.7 on Sunday :(

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  17. A stunning creation and beautiful photos.
    xxx Hazel.

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  18. Thank you for the lovely "walk" today, gorgeous flowers and skies! Enjoy this long day!!!

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  19. I enjoyed your beautiful photos

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  20. Fabulous piece Valerie and love all your pictures.
    x catherine

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  21. Oh your art is magical! I love the butterfly too.

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  22. Beautiful sunrise photos, it must have been a very special sight, we had a storm, thunder and lightening and the sun has only appeared this evening.
    Your art work is fantastic.
    Yvonne xx

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  23. Happy Summer Solstice! Glad it is a sunny day to make the most of all the extra light.

    Beautiful pictures. I love hydrangeas! I also always follow magic and agree with you that butterflies are magic! :)

    Have a great night!
    ~Jess

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  24. Not sure how I got so very far behind, but I even missed the solstice. I'm trying to play catch up, and love the photos you shared today. What a long and beautiful day you experienced. LOVE the flowers and butterfly. As for the art, you really DID follow the magic.

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  25. A perfect post for Summer Solstice...
    The sunrise photos are lovely and the flowers you've photographed so colourful, especially with the blue shuttered windows.

    All the best Jan

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  26. Love your hybrid page! The rising sun pics are fabulous! I loved seen around your town before it got too hot! Chrisx

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  27. Wow. Gorgeous photos. Your page is lovely too, with that pretty Victorian girl. hugs, Teresa

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  28. Happy Summer my friend! I love your art piece! Very special! I was seeing butterflies yesterday! They are a magical sign! Gorgeous pictures!! I love getting up in the morning, when no one is awake! Big Hugs!

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