Jun 8, 2012

Raindrops Keep Falling...

This morning I saw in the news
they are calling this month...

The Junuary of our discontent...


The garden is thrilled
with all the rain,
I could use a little break...


I still got out for some light weeding
and deadheading today...


dodging the downpours...


they are painfully pretty,
I think...


she seems content,
though,
  she always does....


the Columbines
have climbed to heights
like I have never seen before...


her full skirts flared...
twirling...
dancing...
 happily...
 in the rain...


for now,
the Queen of Sweden Rose
owns my heart...

I literally gasp
each morning when I visit her...


Gertrude Jekyll
in full showy bloom...


go on,
give her a sniff...
she smells sooo good!

Today I am joining...

Happy Weekend To You :-)

26 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

You would never know it was raining, the flowers still look in good condition. The raindrops just contribute a bit of shimmer to make your pastel blooms more elegant.
I will have flowers on my hollyhock from you this year, can't wait to enjoy them in my yard.
Judith

Susan said...

Oh Bella, so GORGEOUS! Loved seeing your incredibly beautiful roses. They make my heart sing!
Susan

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Bella, Your garden photos are gorgeous! Have a wonderful week and I hope you do enjoy June. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Breathtaking photography of your saturated garden. A price to pay, but what a reward! xx

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Your pics are so gorgeous Bella! Love those roses!! Happy PS!

Hugs,
Debbie

BackwoodsCottage Pam said...

So nice to see a Gertrude Jekyll rose. I had 3 and they were oh so perfumed. I lost them in a move, and this year my Queen of Sweden has the smallest blooms. Maybe she needs a shot of aged chicken manure. I love that pink lupine, I only have bright colors, I had not seen one in that pretty pink!

Beth said...

Hi Bella, Your roses are stunning, as are the lupine and peonies. The rain is a good thing - send some our way, please! Have a nice wknd.
Beth

Carolyn said...

Beautiful!!! The rain has done wonders for your garden.

Enjoy the weekend.

Carolyn

LV said...

What a pleasure it was touring your lovely garden.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Bella, I'm not liking the rain the last few weeks either, but I know we will be happy to have full reservoirs and water tables before the heat of the summer sets in! My peonies have been wiped out, and the roses aren't liking it much either. Hydrangeas are just beginning to bloom--I'm so excited about that! Linda--your Pink Saturday neighbor!

NanaDiana said...

Bella- Your photos are just absolutely amazing!!! xo Diana

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your gardens are so pretty. I am wish you...enough on the rain already. Not calling it dew anymore:) Have a good weekend! Hopefully the weather will be good enough for some gardening--I am hoping!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My PINK, have a nice weekend.

Cat & Cricket said...

Bella~ HPS!! Again.. beautiful pics!!
Smiles~
gypsea nurse

janice15 said...

Your Roses are so pretty, like looking through a magazine perfect ...Happy weekend with love Janice

zapach piwonii said...

Gorgeous flowers and arrangements. Photos are really really beautiful.
Send regards

marijke said...

What a beautiful vieuw of your garden. I planted queen of sweden this year and I hope she will give the beautiful color like she is on you photo's. The weather overhere lookes more like it's november. Yesterday a stormy day. I hope the weather will be stabelizing soon.
Have a great weekend Bella.

Rowan said...

What fabulous dream-like photos! I have to say that I can relate to the 'Junuary of our discontent' as it applies here as well.

Thuis Thuis said...

Hei.
You have such a beautiful blog.
I love you photo's.All the roses en the colour of the Columbines is perfect!
My Gertrude is coming up she just need a bit more sun.
Bud my Zephirine is beautiful and smels..... so nice.
Sorry for my bad Englisch.
Love follow your bolg.
Enjoy your weekend.
Love, Annette

Anne said...

Bella,
Your garden is lovely!
(((Hugs)))
Anne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, your blooms are simply gorgeous! The weather man had promised us a warm, sunny weekend and now it has changed to cooler and rainy. Not happy! Hubby just can't anything done on the weekends with this weather. Anyway, I have enjoyed your pinks so very much. Always a treat to visit you. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Debbie said...

Such lovely images, Bella!
even in the rain, your flowers dance.

Marie Arden said...

It may be rainy but the flowers look pretty. I always love your garden pics. I tried to do a fabric covered egg at Easter like you did-- mine came out OK not as pretty as yours but it still was fun to try.

Madelief said...

Dear Bella,

Wish you could show me around your garden for real! It's just the way I want my garden to be.

The rain makes makes everything so lush and green.

Happy new week!

Madelief x

denise said...

Hi Bella! Your garden is dream-like. Your pictures are so lovely! Denise from englishpurpleribbon.blogspot.com/

Haworth said...

There's nothing like wandering through the garden during or after a rain. (And it's the very best time to weed!) Your images are so pretty.