Jul 28, 2011

Bottling Summer Up....

These are the days,
the lazy middle of summer days....

(click photos to enlarge)

when you want to soak in all you can,
the sun...
the smells..

to bottle it up and save it for a cold winters morn...


garden fresh peas,
smell like the earth itself...
rich and green...


the elegant pods...


and the simple flower...


BASIL!!!
what would summer be without the smell of Basil?


the complete laziness,
of roadside wildflowers....

(Queen Anne's Lace)


even though their frothy flower clusters
do resemble a snow flurry...


Roses...
in perfect blue jars....


their ruffled petals,
almost too pretty for words...




their lucky feet,
swimming in the tropical blue water...


summers of yesteryear,
bottled up...


wrapped in a lace bow...
treasured....

Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for stopping by...

34 comments:

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Oh, I agree. If we could just bottle up summer it would be so wonderful. Your images are so beautiful and dreamy.

Marydon said...

I love IFs ... makes us dream & pull them out when we need them. Beautiful share.

TTFN ~
Have a great weekend.
Marydon

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You're right...too beautiful for words!~Hugs, Patti

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh so beautiful! I love every picture!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your flowers are all so pretty, love the pink roses in the blue ball jars!

Jordyn said...

Flowers in old jars are my favorite. No doubts about that one

Anne said...

I feel exactly the same way! Such gorgeous photos too.

Charlene said...

Oh how beautiful every thing looks! Here... it is BROWN! BURNED! FRIED!!! Over 26 days consecutive over 100 degrees! And no rain all spring or summer. WHY OH WHY DO I LIVE IN TEXAS IN THE SUMMER? YOU keep me sane looking at your wonder! I will come visit you some summer (in my RV & see the Coke Ovens) & you can show me what summers in my dreams look like! ENJOY!
Charlene

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful!

My daughter is wondering if your Queen Anne's Lace is actually that. It is usually a bit flatter and yours are more rounded if that makes sense. It is very similar though, and maybe it is a variation of it. It's lovely whatever it is!

I love the blue Ball jars, too. Very summery.

Deanna

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I think those blue jars were MADE for pink roses! They are so beautiful together. Love your sweet peas! Is that blue sky I see?

stefanie said...

you pea photo is so cute!!!

maria cecilia said...

Dear Bella, your garden is a joy of beauty these days!!!
hugs dear

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Bella all the pictures are lovely but the pink roses in the blue vase....just magical!!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

I have LOVED every single word and every single pic of this inspiring post!
Thank you
Fra

jeanetteann said...

Your lovely pictures and pretty words make me so relaxed and inspire me to dream up ideas for my posts too xxooo

Judi said...

Hi Bella
Oh I wish we could permanently bottle up summer and share it anytime we wanted to with our quiet moments and happiness and good friends.
I love how you have displayed the flowers in the pretty blue mason jars...I love those. The roses are absolutely gorgeous..
have a wonderful day
Judi

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Romantic Homes.

What wonderful images!

Have a happy weekend!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, your blog is so pretty... I always feel like I am browsing through a gorgeous magazine when I visit, only one with much more feeling and loveliness... love your bottle of last years blooms... funny, I do the same thing with alot of mine... I am sending you an email too... you are so knowledgeable about roses and I am wondering if you can identify one of mine that was a gift to me without a tag? It is going to be featured in a magazine soon, and I don't know the name of it? Enjoy savoring your glorious days of Summer... and your cooler weather... xoxo Julie Marie

AshTreeCottage said...

I agree!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Olga said...

So pretty and relaxing. I love your garden peas in the bottle; such a beautiful photo. And fresh basil is one of my favorite things about summer.

P.S. Thank you for the link. Such interesting and unusual crochet works.

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi Bella, your arbor with the rose vine is breathtaking, also I love your pink and crimson sweet peas! Thanks for stopping by, XO Christie

Heaven's Walk said...

Ahhhhh.....summer afternoon. No two prettier words....and no prettier photos than yours, Bella. :)

xoxo laurie

Linda said...

Great photos! I love those roses...I have a similar one...not quite as ruffles...so pretty!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I was thinking of how to do this very thing! I wanted to go down to the beach and capture the summer wind and open it in January when it's totally miserable in the Northeast to remember the lazy, sunny, summer days!

Donna said...

What a beautiful post. I love all your pictures!

~Donna

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Beautiful and so calming. I can almost smell the roses!

Faye said...

I'd sure love to bottle it up and save it for those cold days in winter. Lovely post!
Faye

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
I like to keep the petals of many of my garden flowers too which are nice to run your fingers through on a cold winter day but I'd love to bottle their scent as well, if I could.
There was a blue Ball jar at the antique store earlier this summer but I didn't pick it up and now it is gone... Guess I'll just have to enjoy yours with the pretty flowers you always put in it.
Hugs,
Judith

i beati said...

I'll take the simple earthy life anytime!!

Gayle said...

Simply lovely Bella! I thought that this morning when I got up and thought of the date and realized summer is slipping away one day at a time. And of course our summer here couldn't be lovelier. I found quite the vintage linens finds at a garage sale last week. You will have to skip over to my blog and scroll back one post and read about it. Enjoy the weekend,
Blessings,
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Gayle said...

Oh forgot to say, your flowers and pictures are WONDERFUL!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Bella! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Sherry said...

Oh, I love your roses in that jar. I have some sweet peas in the garden but. they don't like the heat. They look sickly. Beautiful post!
Thanks for linking it up to HSH!
Sherry

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