Jun 26, 2012

Hello Summer!

The first day of summer greeted me,
with sunshine
 and cloudless blue skies...

what a wonderful way to begin...


Sweet summer has arrived,
and the Sweetness Rose it's harbinger...


Lady's Mantle
a summery golden glow...


Foxglove and Toadflax,
frolicing...



topheavy Delphiniums
teetering...


basking in sunlight...


Snapdragons....


Ballerina Roses...


happy Bumble Bees
buzzing...


the first days of summer were
dog approved...


Iris played in the Deutzia,
hunting bees..

she sadly caught her first
and learned
some things bite back...


Cosmo played in the kiddie doggie pool...



Happy Summer!!

Today I am joining,

Thanks for joining me today...

27 comments:

Anne said...

Bella,
Oh how I love lady's mantle.Those look stunning just after a rain as the drops sit tenderly on the leaves.All of your flowers are so beautiful.
(((Hugs)))
Anne

Kate said...

What a lovely garden. Your flowers are really beautiful!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I am so envious of your beautiful foxglove. I could never get them to overwinter in zone 3.

Pamela Gordon said...

Bella, your flower photos are beautiful. Love the doggie pics too. Cute.

Sonia said...

Gorgeous pictures! I adore foxglove and delphiniums!! Your garden is so beautiful. Love your furbabies. One of ours got stung on the nose by a wasp...had to whisk her to the vet..her whole face swelled. Hope you baby was okay!
Miss Bloomers

LV said...

I featured some of my flowers as well today. I do not have any like yours. Very pretty.

Susan said...

Ooooooo , so pretty, Bella. Sorry the doggie got stung by the bee. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Karen said...

Sweet and beautiful flowers in your lovely garden! Looks like you have good company when working in the garden. Cute as can be! xx

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It is all so lovely. Your garden is exquisite and you photograph it wonderfully.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, The garden looks gorgeous. The first days of summer have been cool here. Enjoy your evening.

Denise @English Purple Ribbon said...

Hi Bella! Your garden looks so lovely! I love the color of your delphiniums. Your pictures are so soft and pretty. Denise

Lady Farmer said...

Some of my very favorite flowers ~ Snapdragons, Delphiniums, Ballerina Roses!
Your pups are so cute! They always look so curious and ready for action! Love the doggie pool and that your doggies love to play in it!
:~}

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your garden looks beautiful in the sunshine! Your babies look like they are lovin it. (Well except for bee stings! :( )

NatureStop said...

Bella, such beautifl blooms!!!Have a great day!

Shantana

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your pretty flowers and sweet doggies..tomorrow is suppose to be 80 in the Portland area!

zapach piwonii said...

Wonderful summer pastels closed in flowers,

Carolyn said...

Happy Summer to you too in your beautiful garden!

Carolyn

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

GREAT POST:) Your blog is so wonderful and I want to follow, do you have twitter or facebook??

If you want some Swedish décor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
Have a great weekend.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Janneke said...

What a beauty is Iris. I like your dogpictures very much but your garden pictures are also beautiful, they are a bit hazy and that makes it so romantic.
Janneke

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such lovely blooms, Bella. Summertime is most welcome! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Debbie said...

Always such a treat to visit here.
xo

Rose L said...

Even the dogs enjoyed the day, with the exception of the bee encounter. I do hope there was no reaction!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy to see all the delphinium--I love them, too. And great to see the dogs enjoying themselves--except for the bee sting, poor baby--hope she's okay!

Zinnia said...

Wonderfully romantic images you are bidding on. Bird's with its lime leaves and flowers fit so well with perennials. My foxgloves have not started to bloom yet. But soon. This year I failed my snapdragons. There's always something going bad in the seed. the image on your so beautiful. Love your picture of Iris. The flowers framing her. Cosmo seems to have fun in the water with his toy. Bosse my dog ​​is a papillon. I wish you a wonderful weekend! Zinnia

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Bella
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Haworth said...

Beautiful photos, Bella! I don't have pets but the neighbor's cats come over and love to hide in all the flowering foliage when I'm outdoors! It's fun to watch them chase the flying insects that buzz around their heads when they're trying to nap under the Hosta or lying in the Catmint.