Aug 18, 2011

Summertime Blues...

The days of summer are fleeting...

to see them pass,
gives me a little case of the blues...

(click photos to enlarge)

so I let my mind swim in the aqua blue
of a vintage bottle...


and create a soft summery vignette,
a tribute to the fleeing summer days...


a nest of spring,
holds her clutch of blue...


the once tender sprigs of flowers
that adorned the nests edge,
have withered...

their beauty has changed,
but are they not still beautiful?



fat chicks have ruled the roost,
but will soon fly south...



summertime,
when paper butterflies dance...


with glittered wings,
and all the world is a whimsical delight....

(Sceptred Isle Rose)

summer days when perspectives change...

a petite rose
swims in the shallow pool of a giant scallop shell...


these are the days,
 when I can get lost,
looking that rose straight in the eye...

soaking all her beauty into my heart,
enough beauty,
 to keep me warm throughout the winter...

Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for stopping by...

28 comments:

Ozma of Odds said...

...so very pretty is your sea blue bottle vignette, capturing the last wisps of summer:)
~ and adore those "tattered vintage" glittered butterflies fluttering about!!

xo, Rosemary

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful thoughts and photos. Love the butterflies and the blues. Pamela

LV said...

What a lovely things you have. I have always liked spring and summer, but not this year. Texas is burning up.

Ansa said...

...so sweet and beautiful things. We have here very much cloydy and rainy weather...but some candles make my feelings warm...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your blues are so delicate and beautiful today. I don't know why it should be so unexpected. We see a lot of pink don't we? Your paper butterflies are sweet. I've been wanting to make some myself. Did you say winter? Warm hugs!

jeanetteann said...

ahhhh I am lost too in the prettiness of this post. xx

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful post... with gorgeous photos! Hope you have a great weekend!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Cassy said...

Very creatively made.
Love it.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

JudyBug said...

So very sweet! Love the birdie and the eggs in the nest!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love visiting your lovely post with all your Beautiful photos so sweet. I hope you can come visit my new tablescape miss your sweet comments. I hope you have a great weekend coming up with family and friends.
XXOO Diane

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, I love your blues. What a pretty post!... Thank you for all of your get~well wishes for me... xoxo Julie Marie

mercedesscott said...

Such a pretty post.... love all the pics and how you've captured an almost ethereal feel. :)

i beati said...

perpetual springtime

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty. The little bird nest is a joy...the blue eggs are perfect. Such a lovley post.

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Bella
Such a Lovely Post :)
Love the Rose swimming :)
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Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
A sweet post as you say goodbye to summer. I like the paper butterflies you made.
Judith

Riet said...

What a beautiful blue post. Yes summer will get to an end soon.
Have a good week.

SmilingSally said...

Ah, Bella, what a lovely shade of blue!

Happy Blue Monday!

Sally

Beth said...

Hi Bella, What a sweet post! I am enjoying summer but do like fall as well. Your roses are so very pretty, such a delicate shade of pink. Thanks so much for joining my travel linky party. We next "meet" on Sept. 15 and you are always welcome to join in. Enjoy the waning days of summer, Bella, and try not to be too blue!
Hugs, Beth

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, Bella. This is such a pretty post.... *le sigh*......

I am back from break, and wanted to pop in and say HI :D

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What lovely soft, sweet blues!

LV said...

You have a way with words and finding the right blues.

Sherry said...

What a great post Bella. I too am sorry to see the sunny days get shorter. Lovely! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Kim, USA said...

Love your words very inspiring. ^)^

Blue Monday

Cafe au lait said...

Lovely blues!

My Blue Monday is here.

Jeanne said...

Hi Bella, Surprise it is me back to blogging and visiting. This summer has been a vacation from visiting for the most part.

Your lovely blue bottle all dressed up in such a romantic arrangement is so pretty. Love the nest and the eggs. Most of all your sweet way with words is so nice to read.

Happy days to you. Summer is fading but fall is a beautiful season.
Hugs, Jeanne

Miss Gracie's House said...

awww...sweet post...yes, summer is quickly leaving us...I am hanging onto it, too...your david austin roses in the post below are just gorgeous...i do love the english roses! we don't have mildew...quite the opposite....scorching, dry heat!
Rene

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such a beautiful post Bella!! I love it! Thanks for linking up this week! :)