Oct 5, 2010

A Bright Sunshiny Day...


I awoke to a beautiful day....

(click photos to enlarge)
(high hopes roses)

and snapped this photo,
from my front porch
as the last haze was burning off Mount Rainer...


The Dahlias are blooming...


Their so pretty purple dipped petals
deserved a close-up :-)


My Ebb Tide roses are up for more blooms...


The  sweet Ballerina Roses are also happy...


The Potato Vine
still dripping with the mornings dew
is covered in bright red berries....

(high hopes roses and cupids darts)

Of course a few days of good weather
mean there is lots of work to do in the garden,
these blooms were causalities of pruning
and will be enjoyed on my nightstand...


The Cottage Rose
is a beauty and smells wonderful...
I couldn't resist bringing in a bouquet...


Happy Lady Bugs
are abundant and wandering everywhere:-)

Today I am joining...

Thanks for joining me today...

34 comments:

Cabin and Cottage said...

So glad it's still happening for you there! Wonderful picture of Rainer! Our cosmos and sunflowers are still tall and feeding finches!

Love of the Sea said...

What a great view from your front porch!! Wow.

Amy Kinser said...

Your photos are breath taking. What gorgeous flowers.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a view!!! The photos are so gorgeous!!!

luluslovlies said...

Your photos are beautiful, what beautiful flowers! hugs, Marilou

JayLeigh said...

Just gorgeous! Your flowers are inspiring! And I love the shot of Mt. Rainier. Such a wonderful mountain.

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

I love that rose! You'll have to give suggestions in the spring when I'm buying roses. :)

I've been busy in the garden, too. I've planted over a 100 bulbs so far!

Michaela Noelle said...

I love love love the dahlias! They're my favorite! I have them all over my apartment (:

~Michaela

Light and Voices said...

Impressive flower images.
Joyce M

Hélène GLEHEN said...

A beautiful post, Bella.

Of all autumnal flowers, dalhias are the most gorgeous. They have so much shapes and colors. It is a delight to see them bloomin in the gardens.
Ballerina is a rose bush I have for years. It delights me every summer and in autumn it blooms again abundantly. A dream rose.

Amitié de France !
♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Gypsy Purple said...

Soooo lovely!!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Beautiful images...do you live in WA too??~*~* Rachel

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

The cottage roses are very pretty. And the shot with the ladybug is a cool one. Thanks for sharing....Julian

Sherri said...

Bella, what gorgeous, beautiful pictures!! What lovely flowers you have and what a gorgeous view you have from your front porch!!!

cindy said...

Beautiful post, I so love your Dahlias. My favourite photo is the lady bug,

Regina said...

hi bella,
wonderful post and loveley photos.i love the
cottage rose,too.and your dahlia have a pretty
colour.oh and your view from the porch is gorgeous.thanks for sharing.
have a nice restweek,
hugs regina

Ruthann @Home Is Where Your Story Begins said...

So glad I stumbled upon your beautiful blog. I look forward to getting to know you.
Ruthann

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

For having been to Atlanta, I missed reading your post in time... What a lovely mountain view you have and your last roses and dahlia etc. are so rewarding for any gardener. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

LV said...

What a beautiful flower display for today. You have such a pretty group of flowers and made for a perfect feature.

Princesa Nadie said...

Joining you is always a pleasure,your flowers are precious
I enjoy meeting you
Love

Donnie said...

What a lovely place to live. The most lovely flower pictures I've seen.

LindyLouMac said...

Hopping by from Italy for Outdoor Wednesday, how wonderful to discover these gorgeous flower photographs. What a fabulous view you have.

Suzann said...

Bella,
Your pictures are beautiful!!!
It is so heart warming to see beautiful pictures of your view and flowers.
Thank you for sharing!
Suzann

Brenda Kula said...

How lucky you are to have such a beautiful view from your front porch!
Brenda

Judith said...

what an awesome outlook and I love your header too. Judith (Precious Moments)

myfrenchkitchen said...

Lovely, inspiring images and beautiful blog!
Ronelle

Linda said...

You have a very pretty garden! The dahlias are very stunning!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh what a beautiful day! Love all your pictures!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
The purple and white dahlia is just breath taking. Your roses still look happy and healthy.
Judith

Rambling Round said...

What a beautiful blog! And I love your series of flower photos. I've never seen ballerina roses before.

Farah Muzaffar said...

What a beautiful morning it is for ME with so many happy, fragrant colourful flowers, Its absolutly gorgeous Bella, I cant say that is more beautiful, every flower is beautiful... very lovely and THX for sharing
And thx for you sweet comments on my post
Love
Farah

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Bella, your Dhalias are so beautiful that I decide to make them in ceramic, no match to nature I know it... but I ll try to capture minor beauty of this flower and its colour and shading... I ll show you if I can do:) Love

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Cathy and Steve said...

As always, your photos are incredible and evoke such a sense of the period. I love it! Reading your blog is a balm for the spirit.