Jul 31, 2013

Goodbye July....

How can it be true.
that we are on the last day of July?
 
 
I would really love to grab the hands of time,
and slow them down...
 
I have so much more I want to do...
 

here in the Northwest
it has been non-stop blue skies..
 
not a rain cloud in sight for many weeks...
 


the Coneflowers
dancing and twirling in the sun...
 


 
the roses are working up to a new big flush...
 
this one is perfectly named Sweetness...
 


Queen Elizabeth...
 
my picture was taken from the front porch,
where I can see her eye to bloom,
she is about eight feet tall this year...
 

 
one of my unusual garden favorites
is this Chinese Meadow Rue...
 

delicate, airy sprays of purple blooms...
 
a bud from April in Paris...
 
I would love to turn the clock back to April,
in Paris or Seattle...
 
I'll be back soon
to share the roses...
 
I am joining....
 
See you in August...

18 comments:

Janneke said...

Beautiful Bella, the Meadow Rue is one of my favorites too. All your pink roses look so delicate. Wish you also a nice August with some rain in the nights, not too hot days, just perfect weather for the garden and ourselves.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such delicate beauty! I just can't even imagine what effort it takes. You have the most ethereal garden I've ever seen. So glad you share! xx

Pieni Lintu said...

So pretty!!

sandyland said...

glad we have the photo memories to hold onto

Lavender Cottage said...

How I love the pastel colours of the summer garden. I have a tall meadow rue and have recently purchased a dwarf one that is so pretty.
Happy summer gardening Bella.
Hugs,
Judith

Libby said...

Bella, your garden is beautiful! You've had the blue skies while here in the South we've set records for rainfall. It seems summer is over without a lot of sun. Looking forward to a beautiful fall.

Gayle said...

A beautiful garden Bella. You will have to hop on over to Behind the Gate and see the summer girls at my house and neighborhood!

anski said...

What a beautiful pictures...lovely:)

Karen Frost said...

I can't believe it either, Bella! But it looks like you have summer's beauty still peeking over your porch railing and in your enchanting garden. The meadow rue remind me of tiny ballerina's. So lovely. xo

marijke said...

Time fly's indeed Bella. I love your rose april in Paris. Never heard about it overhere.
Have a wonderful day.

Sarah said...

Your summer garden is exquisite. You need to link this post to Alison's Favorites on the First @ The Polohouse. Her theme is Summer Gardens.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Bella,

Your flowers are so beautiful!

I can't believe July is nearly over, either, it's impossible to grasp, isn't it?

Ivy and Elephants said...

Beautiful post! Your flowers are gorgeous. I can't believe July is over either!
Hugs,
Patti

Rose L said...

Time does go by way too fast. I have so many things I want to do and to get done. I need a handyman to help me! Since I turned 61 this July and my husband passed in Nov., time is going by and things I want to do and gert done mount up. I need more time!

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Bella!!!

I know!!! I said the same thing today. I can't believe that Aug. 1st is a few hours away. Where did the Spring and Summer go?

A comment was made the other day that as we get older time goes faster, but, when we were kids, it seemed we had all the time in the world.

Oh well...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful. Up here in Vancouver, BC, it's been one of the best summers in years.

I hope you have a great August!!

Pam

Bernideen said...

Enjoyed my visit - the old houses - roses - flowers - summer!!

Haworth said...

Lovely images, Bella. It's so bittersweet to study each flower as summer slips past. And now as I finally get to reply to this, August is nearly over!

sorry4disappointingyou said...

Hi, I read this and I just bought a Sweetness rose, but I am having a hard time finding information online about it due to everything comming up when you google "sweetness" and "rose" together. :) I was hoping since you had one you could advise on it, or direct me to a link spefic to this rose and not all the roses under sun that are sweet. lol
Also this spring I bought two Queen Elizabeth which wonders of wonders you list in the same post. (kismet) You mention that yours are 8 feet tall. Mine are about 5 feet tall, and I thought the tallest they got was 6 feet. How old are yours and is this common for the Queen Elizabeth roses? Thanks for letting me pick your brain.