Jul 11, 2011

Playin' in the Sprinklers......

I think I spent the majority of my childhood
running in the sprinklers...

and although,
I really don't like to drag the hoses around the garden,
the mesmerizing sound of the sprinklers,
is the sound of summer...

and seeing the garden lush and dripping wet,
always delights me...

so grab an umbrella :-)
lets stroll....

(click photos to enlarge)

Edens heavy heads nodding...


a delicate white Delphinium...


soft pink Toadflax swaying....


a Hydrangea,  fully hydrated...


a Foxglove,  well... foxy :-)


tomorrows blooms...


there are still a few Columbine heads,
among the seed pods...


Zephirine Drouhin enjoyed a deep sip...


and still has a little dripping from her chin....


the Hardy Fuchsia danced in the droplets,
like leggy ballerinas on pointe...

(the Queen of Sweden Rose)

three queens sitting in a row...


from above too...


another new David Austin Rose...

say hello to Harlow...

I am in lust with her
 millions of delicate petals...


there was singing :-)


newly blooming Clematis...


Toadflax is a generous self seeder,
and hard to control...


but well worth the effort!


Gertrude Jekyll,
was the first to bloom...

and she hasn't slowed down yet...



Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for strolling with me today:-)

35 comments:

Sarah said...

Bella, these images are so refreshing. It's so dry here that seeing the water drops on the petals makes me smile.
You have such a lovely garden. Thanks for taking us along today. ~ Sarah

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Bella, Your post are always a delight to the eye. So beautiful! Enjoy your garden! I sure enjoyed your pic's! Hugs Marilou

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is just gorgeous! I am in love with Austin roses. Love Cabbage roses so much!
XO
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

Deborah said...

Loved this cute post Bella and your blooms are extravagantlly beautiful!!!
How heavenly it must be in your garden!!

Deborah xoxo

Cindy said...

I feel like i just went on a little walk in your yard. I loved seeing everything dripping wet and soooo happy, and your descriptions make me feel like i was there...

Cindy

Anita said...

So gorgeous! Thank-you for sharing.

laurie said...

wow, these are just beautiful,, roses speak summer to me,, I miss mine so much,, thankyou for sharing these photos,

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

We have had so much rain lately that everything is saturated and mildewed! My hydrangeas have brown spots on the leaves. I am so sad! Your garden is lovely, Bella.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your flowers are amazing. I am sitting here drooling over each one . Your photos have me drooling for such gorgeous flowers.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

oooh that was a nice garden stroll right before bed! Thanks!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I always ran through the sprinklers as a kid too...and my children grew up doing the same. I don't see children doing it nowadays. I wish they did. Your garden is beautiful. ox

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Just love the beautiful pics of your gorgeous blooms after being sprinkled upon!
And your rose tea post was sheer delight!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Zoey said...

Beautiful! I love the birdcage among the flowers.

Darla said...

Your photos are beautiful, love water droplets on plants and flowers...great birdcage too.

perennialgardener said...

Gorgeous blooms this week and I adore the 'Queen of Sweden' Rose, so charming! :)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I felt like I just had a refreshing walk in your garden! Beautiful roses and blooms! I love the water droplets on them! Pretty photography!~Hugs, Patti

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gorgeous pics Bella! Love the ballerina fuchsia:@)

Carolyn said...

Beautiful pictures Bella! I love Gertrude Jekyll with the birdcage and the fushia is beautiful too.

Carolyn

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! You actually have to water once in awhile! Yes, very well worth it! Toadflax seems so exotic. Such a wonderful variety in your garden! Beautiful!

Beth said...

Your roses are stunning, Bella! Love the photos with the rain droplets...beautiful. Send us a little rain if you would! :-)
Blessings, Beth

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Thank you for the stroll through your beautiful garden.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your flowers are so beautiful and lush. Thanks for sharing today.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Your summer garden is such a delight! I can almost here the birds and bee's!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Jean said...

I love blooms with water drops! Your photos are fabulous! Jean

CIELO said...

What lovely lovely rose is Ms. Queen of Sweden! ;) Now I want one, but I'm also in love with Eden rose, and always been! I have 55 rose bushes in my small urban garden and don't have any more space, if I could I would plant roses in my roof! ;) thanks for participating in Show Off Your Cottage Monday and bringing me here

Be blessed

Cielo

Carol said...

Toadflax....never seen nor heard of it. I love it! Love the look - and the name!
Beautiful garden shots!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Bella, Your flowers are so beautiful. I have never seen Toadflax, it is so sweet. I would love to have some in my garden!
What a delightful stop!
Yvonne

Shelia said...

Hi Bella! Oh, what gorgeous blooms! Even though that sweet little bird was singing, I heard bells ringing too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful! We need rain desperately, I think I am going to lose a lot of plants.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful. I would love to see it rain...I have almost forgotten what it is like.(-: Youg garden is absolutely splendid.

Honey at 2805 said...

You have the most stunning flowers, Bella! Would that I could!

~~Rhonda said...

Oh, my! I can practically smell the roses! Beautiful! We have been blessed with rain, thankfully. So many parts of the country are suffering. I enjoyed your garden photos. Thanks for sharing! ~~Rhonda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You blooms are BEAUTIFUL!! Love that birdcage too! Martina

Jenny @ Faith and Pearl said...

What a gorgeous garden! It's simply breathtaking. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from WUW and I'm also your newest follower.

xoxo
jenny

Deb said...

All these beautiful images fit your blog perfectly! Loved your post.