Sep 22, 2011

A Summer Review...

So I guess I will have to face it,
summer is officially past...

 I though I would share a look back,
a farewell nod...

When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.
 Sarah Helen Whitman


Lavender flowers and blue skies...


the seemingly endless Valerian blooms...


fish swimming lazily...


the Roses!


Toadflax swaying gently in the breeze...


garden secrets,
as ancient as time...


lazy days in the gazebo...


the Roses...




an abundance of beauty,
to gather...







the bouquets...





taking time out for tea
in the garden,
with a good book





in my heart though,
this summer belongs to the girls...

Daisy and Iris
came home to live with me in June,
and have ruled every moment of the summer...

I knew two puppies would be a handful,
and they are...
but the joy,
 has been immeasurable...




I am gonna miss splashing around :-)

Tonight I am joining...
and

Thanks for stopping by today....

24 comments:

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love your posts. They are always so beautiful and make me smile.

pinksnowme said...

You take such lovely pictures!
Do you have any of Rohdadendrums?
Maybe you should submit some of your photos to Victoria Magazine
Andrea
pS I have the picture of the blackberries in a cup as my desktop wallpaper :D

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
You have so much beauty all around you! Thank you for your sweet comment but it is you who inspires me.
I agree your pictures should be in Victoria.

Carolyn

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Your pictures are so pretty! I'm sad that summer is almost over. It takes so long to arrive that I'm always bummed when it's gone. :)

Your dogs are so cute!

Have a great day.
Pam

Pamela Gordon said...

Bella, you've certainly had a beautiful summer in your gardens. And the dogs looks so sweet too. Have a great weekend. Pamela

Candylei said...

You have such a green thumb! Love every gardening picture you show us! <3

June said...

Beautiful look-back of your Summer garden Bella. I loved every picture.
Especially the sweet pups.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This post is so pretty it gives me the shivers! The best of the best! Sweet to see your little darlings too!

stefanie said...

gorgeous as always!!!! the babies are sooo sweet!

maría cecilia said...

soooo beautiful review dear Bella... and Iris and Daisy are really adorable!!!

(I don´t know what to do with the recent born 11 puppies at home, would you like one or maybe two??)

hugs dear

Red Gate Farm said...

What wonderful memories... and pictures of a beautiful summer!

~Chris

PS the pups and the roses are my favs ;)

Gayle said...

I didn't realize the name of Toadflax! Love and adore your photos Bella. You will have to hop over and see the AMAZING picture my daughter snapped of Rainier on Wednesday when we had the unusual cloud pattern.
It is so sad to see summer go, but I look forward to autumn.

Gayle said...

Oh forgot, you pups are simply darling!! I bet they are much better behaved than my hyper pup!

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

I so enjoyed your post! Now with everyone starting to decorate for fall I am getting a little bummed--I love the colors of spring and summer. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to follow you

Kom Achterom said...

ooh beautiful post! now the autumn comes and the summer is a nice memory!
Happy weekend
Yolanda

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures and cute dogs

Regards from Sweden

Madelief said...

Dear Bella,

How sweet your girls look. I can imagine they must give you lots of you. I enjoyed seeing all those beautiful flowers from your garden. We have a lovely warm weekend ahead of us. It will probably be the last one before the autumn really starts.

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

Poppy said...

Oh Bella,these are some beautiful pictures of summer... gorgeous flowers and your garden is absolutely wonderful... enjoyed going through these pics. And I loved the quotes... so well said! Daisy and Iris looks adorable... must be a lot of fun spending time with them... they look simply precious. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet note. I enjoyed your visit.I've been happily following you. Have a wonderful weekend~Poppy

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Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Bella, this is such a lovely post. You have had a great summer! I love the photos of your puppies. They have made my day! I am a summer girl, so I am sad to see it go.

GardenGirl said...

So beautiful...time for Indian Summer;)

Blessings,
Deb

The Summer Porch said...

What a wonderful review of Summer, a little sad isn't it? Sigh!
Your pictures my dear definitely belong in a magazine...
Happy Autumn,
Hugs Rosemary...xx

Heaven's Walk said...

*Sigh*.....Your garden is so absolutely beautiful, Bella. You have created a little piece of heaven in your yard - and a place of comfort and joy for your two little furbabies. ♥ They are just adorable! What breed are they? It's so very sad to see summer slip away. It's my favorite time of year...

xoxo laurie

The Tablescaper said...

What a glorious good bye to Summer. Thankfully it comes back every year. I love your new babies. Yes, they are work but their joy is immeasurable.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Snap said...

Bella, I loved your look back at summer (your beautiful garden blooms) and especially enjoyed seeing the girls once again. What fun you must have with them!!!