Oct 22, 2010

Pink October...


With the almost freezing temperatures at night
the garden is wrapping up...

Even with the fading colors
and their tattered edges
 the flowers still shine in amazing beauty...

(click photos to enlarge)

The Asters grew so tall
they tumbled over,
their already fringed edges
fraying and curling...


The Hydrangea flowers have dried in place,
holding onto the most muted shades of pink...


The Queen Elizabeth Rose's
reign has sadly ended...


Her petals falling....


Floating elegantly in the little bird bath...


For one last moment of raw beauty...


Before,  she rests and prepares for another stunning year...


and I am joining...Today's Flowers


Thanks for visiting me today!

35 comments:

Tete said...

Beauty in death- awesome photos. Love the petals floating in the birdbath.
Happy PS!
Tete

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful photos, as always. I love your little birdbath...and that rose is lovely. What will you do without your garden this winter? I always think of you as being IN the garden. Hugs, Diana

Char said...

Oh Bella, such a beautiful way to bring in the fall weather. I loved it, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

LV said...

Nothing is forever, that is why we must enjoy every day and live to the fullest. Even pretty flowers fall in there with us.

Blondie's Journal said...

It would be sad if it weren't for the fact that all will bloom again next year!

XO,
Jane

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Happy Pink Saturday! Love the beautiful photos...and I love that chippy, rusty bird bath! It's beautiful!!!

Rebecca said...

I just absolutely love that little birdbath-it is wonderful!

High Street Cottage said...

What a beautiful post, and stunning photos, thank you for sharing that, tami

High Heeled Life said...

It is so hard to say good-bye to such lovelies ... so I'll say "till next spring" ... Beautiful images... xo HHL

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful post Bella, the garden sleeps and awakens in spring to bring us joy!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Oh Bella the photos are beautiful and the roses look just as lovely. Have a good Saturday.....Julian

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Indeed, the last petals are softly falling and the resting season will start before they grace the garden again with their blossoms.

Have a great weekend and receive some warming sun rays from Georgia for your last blooms...

MariettesBacktoBasics

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Love your beautiful birdbath!! Beautiful photos too~*~Hugs,Rachel

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Oh Bella your pictures are sooooooooooooo beautiful.. the last is my favorit ;O))
a wonderful weekend.. Hugs Susi

Jorgelina said...

Love the petals floating in the birdbath.
Happy pink saturday!!!

LYNDY WARD said...

Love your beautiful blog & all your PICs. October 23 is my third Blogoversary, so October is a spooktacular Celebration month.

Happy Pink Saturday & don't forget Frosted Petunias Full Moon Tea Party today...

Please fly by for my giveaways too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

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Denise@alloverroses said...

Happy Pink Saturday Bella. Your photos are lovely! Love the floating petals. Have a great weekend.
Denise

Ann Nichols said...

What a beautiful tribute to those lovely aromatic and poetic rose petals that bring such joy to our world! You have a lovely blog and I'm going to be following along! Please join me at my history blog - I'd love to have you!
Ann

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely and poetic post honouring one of my favourite flowers! Happy Pinks and have a lovely weekend. ~ Blessings

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Awww, this was so nicely put Bella, and so lovely to look at!

Have a Wonderful Weekend and HPS to You!!

stefanie said...

they all look so tired, ready for sleep!
gorgeous photos!!!

Sara said...

gorgeous post. Hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday and drop me a visit if you get time hugs Sara

It's me said...

Happy weekend Bella....lovely pink post..........love Ria....

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella :)
Just Beautiful Pink Flowers...
Hugs from Håkan

Cabin and Cottage said...

Mornin'Bella! Nice to start the day with such beauty! Gorgeous only begins to describe it. These are among the most beautiful of all the lovely photos you have done. The first floating petals picture transcends. I love it! JQ to you.

Feathers and Flight said...

Your Blog is So Lovely Bella! Thank You so Much for Sharing your Wonderful Talents!
Hugs Jill
Popped over from Under the Halloween Moon Tea Party. Do Come to Visit!

Atelier de Charo said...

A gorgeous little birdbath!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful..Thank you for sharing..
HPS

jabblog said...

Beautiful subtle pastels - so lovely to see at this sometimes tired time of year.

Lui said...

What beautiful fading beauties!

Arija said...

The last flowers are often more poignant than the thrill of the first. They remind us of the fading year and of our own mortality.

chubskulit said...

Oh so lovely!

Pumpkin and Mums at my page.

Donnie said...

I love your pinks. I'm really behind on my Pink Saturday but glad I stopped by or I would have missed them. Happy Pink Saturday.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Such pretty pink flowers. It's easy to see how you love working in your garden. Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers with us.

Beverly said...

It is sad to see the beautiful blooms coming to the end of their season, but they leave the sweet promise of things to come.

Happy Pink Saturday, Bella