Sep 5, 2011

A Quiet Stroll...

It has been a beautful weekend here
and I have been snapping a few random shots of the garden...

with it being late summer
there are no more new flowers to bloom this year...

but there is still alot of beauty to capture,
so I'll share a bit with you in a quiet stroll...

(click to enlarge photos)

I love how the late summer sun
streams across the garden
softly...




soft gold tones are already showing up
in the foliage....


Finding a frog in the garden
always makes my day!

a Pacific Tree Frog...
they are great climbers!

this little newbie frog
is only the size of your thumbnail...


blue roses...
sigh...




the first Hydrangea blooms,
are fading,
the colors becoming so soft...




tattered baby roses....


Today I am joining,
and

Thanks for strolling with me today....

36 comments:

Poetry and Wild Roses said...

Thank you,Bella,for such a beautiful stroll!

Laura said...

How lovely everything still looks!
I am afraid my garden hasn't done as well in our South Texas heat.

Enjoyed visiting,
Laura
White Spray Paint

My Little Home and Garden said...

Bella,

Your photos always have such a delicate beauty to them. It's like walking through a garden in an ethereal dream.

Have a wonderful week.

-Karen

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Thanks for taking us on a stroll in your flower garden, it's absolutely beautiful!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Sarah said...

More of your beautiful garden, Bella. Absolutely yummy!

Red Gate Farm said...

The hydrangeas as they fade are my favorites!

~Chris

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Bella, I enjoy your garden posts so much. The way our house sits on the side of a steep hill, we are so limited to what we can grow. I look at your garden and dream....dream of how nice it would be to have a garden. your blue roses are so unique and stunning. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Your garden is always so dreamy to me! Thanks for sharing your garden with all of us! xoox, tracie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi there! I love the light in these pictures. Everything really DOES look dreamy! It would be nice to sit in your garden and watch the season wind down. I love September. xx

Lynn said...

Thank you for taking me on such a beautiful stroll through your garden. Blessings,
Lynn

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautiful images of your garden! One of my favorite gardens to visit.

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Love these soft pastel flowers as we stroll through your beautiful garden,i especially love the blue rose,are you going to dry some hydrangea? i think i might as i did last year and they were lovely,
xxx

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures and colors.

Regards from Sweden

flowersandhome said...

Thank you for taking us on this stroll through your beautiful garden. Isn't it great to discover things like the little frog while taking a walk through the garden. Beautiful dreamy and soft pictures!
Bye,
Marian

Tete said...

Nothing like a quiet stroll early in the morning- wonderful photos!
I love frogs in the garden, too. We don't have these- cute.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Even in late summer, your garden is a delight!

Deanna

Marilyn said...

Stunning! For those of us in drought stricken, fire ravaged Texas your garden is such a welcome sight!

Your photos are beyond gorgeous and such a treat.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Carolyn said...

Beautiful photos -I love the light you captured so well!

Carolyn

Zaa said...

What a lovely walk through your garden...Thank You for sharing the beauty..Please do stop in for tea at the Grand Lady sometime...HUGS

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Absolutely beautiful garden pics!! Love the cute frog!!

Hugs,
Debbie

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous flowers and one little frog. Is that really a blue rose or lavender? It is gorgeous whatever it is ! xo Diana

Cindy said...

Sigh... your posts always make me remember to breathe... Your garden is wonderful, and still so full of beautiful flowers...

Cindy

Lisa said...

absolutely stunning ♥ and inspiring

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful photos Bella, the garden looks stunning.

The Summer Porch said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and your gardens have so much to offer on this late summer day. The tattered roses alone are exquisitely beautiful! I enjoyed a sense of peace on your garden stroll.
Hugs Rosemary...xx

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
I like the sunlight on the flowers, is that a fairy hovering over the tattered roses?
Your wee frog is cute, we have tree frogs here but I never see them, only hear their voices.
Judith

Bonnie said...

I enjoyed the beautiful tranquil stroll through your garden.

Beth said...

Lovely, lovely photos - thanks for sharing!

Martha's Favorites said...

Bella: Your post is so lovely and so peaceful. Thank you so much for sharing. I love the tea post you did yesterday. Thanks for sharing such beauty. Hugs, Martha

Gayle said...

Lovely lovely! Love the colors, especially the blue rose. You are quite the gardener, I am so envious and impressed!

Lydia said...

Ah, the summer sun thinks it is a baseball player, sliding into homebase at an almost horizontal angle. Love garden, dear.

shopannies said...

enjoyed my walk through your beautiful post

rosarod said...

Hello, are always inspiring your beautiful pictures with so much diversity in the flowers, greetings, Rose Marie

Rizzi said...

HI BELLA,
YOUR GARDEN IS ENCHANTING. I IMAGINE LITTLE FAIRIES AMONG YOUR BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS. MY FLOWER GARDEN IS JUST ABOUT GONE, BETWEEN THE DEER EATING THEM, AND THIS SUMMER, BUT I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE AUTUMN, I LOVE THE COLORS OF THE LEAVES, AND THE SMELLS, AND THE COOLNESS. HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI
GIFTS FROM THE SEA

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So lovely and refreshing! Bella, wanted to let you know that I've nominated you to receive The Versatile Blogger award. Hop on over to my blog for instructions. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-first-award.html

Shirley said...

Bella, Hope you are on vacation or having a good time celebrating the end of summer...Miss you posting...take care..
~Shirley