Aug 28, 2013

August's Last Garden Stroll...

How about a little garden stroll?
 
It's just a little one,
it has been a dry year here,
and I have had a garden hose in my hand
 much more than a camera...
 
the first good rain
 since before the Fourth of July fell this morning,
I think I heard the garden slurp...
and sigh...
 
I am looking forward to things
plumping up...
 



 
soft ruffles of roses...
 
 
the Wedgewood Rose,
nodding her sweet head...


the Mortimer Sackler Climbing Rose
reached the top of the trellis
this week...
 


 
the girls
soaking up some sun...
 
Iris is still a playful pup,
Daisy has become serious,
and so mature...
 
Iris spends a lot of time taunting her...
 

 
the late summers golden sun,
filtering through Eden Roses...
 
Tonight I am joining
 
Thanks for stopping by....

25 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a pretty collection of beautiful flowers in these photos. And love the sight of the dogs romping round.

Things and Thoughts said...

Your garden is so beautiful and colorful but I can imagine that you take care of it with all your heart. Here, it was a very dry spring and summer too, we are still watering for two or three hours the day just to keep the garden green...

Haworth said...

Your roses look lovely, Bella, despite the lack of rain. We had rain recently, too, after quite a long dry spell and I was very relieved to hear it in the night. Your pups look like they're having such a wonderful time with each other!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your roses still look so lovely, here it is so hot that they have stopped blooming. We will get another flush in the fall. I wish I could live in your climate it is the perfect spot to garden.

Bernideen said...

Your garden is just glorious!

iris said...

les fleurs se fanent et le sol
est sec
c'est la fin de l'été
les anémones et les dalhias sont là
à bientôt
tendresse
edith (iris) France

Pamela Gordon said...

Just gorgeous! I love the roses and your beautiful porch/gazebo with the chandelier. The dogs are so cute too. Enjoy the day! Pamela

Noel Morata said...

what a beautiful tour, love the roses on your porch...sweet

Janneke said...

Such a sunny post with lovely pink flowers, love the Wedgewood rose. But I am so glad to see these two hairy girlfriends again, enjoying life in your garden.

Jesh St Germain said...

Roses are always beautiful! And I love loads of them like you!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your roses are beautiful and so are the "Girls".
I only wish we would get rain, but that's not going to happen until November if we are lucky this year.
Enjoy your lovely garden as long as you can.
Mary

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh it's all so pretty! Love the roses with the chandy! Nothing like a good rain to perk things up. xx

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

As always Bella,your garden is a feast for the eyes. I love to see your beautiful roses. x

Rose L said...

LOL Your dogs look like they are having fun!

Madelief said...

Your garden is still looking beautiful Bella. I enjoyed the photo of your dogs rolling around too :-) Lucky them to have such a pretty garden to have fun in :-)!!

Madelief x

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your post is so pretty, love that photo of the climbing rose with the chandelier in the background...gorgeous! I always enjoy seeing your dogs. It rained here today--it felt wonderful!

Anne said...

Bella your garden is absolutely beautiful!Mine is not so well with our drought!
xx
Anne

Peggy Sue said...

Your Blog and gardens and pics..make me feel like a stepped away into a different place..for just a little while...so peaceful, so beautiful!

Ruthie Miller said...

Oh Bella,
Your summer's last flowers are so beautiful. That rose is gorgeous-all the flowers are. I am struck by the gorgeous chandelier. Love it!
Happy September, Ruthie
http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

i beati said...

dearly love the stroll

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hoehoegrow said...

Squeeze the last drops out of that lovely late summer garden ! The light is so lovely and golden ! Your roses are looking good. I too love roses, especially the English roses and mine are all beginning a new flush of flowers and sulking a little in our unusual summer heat, here in the uk.

Liz Hockamier said...

Bella! Your garden is so lovely! I wonder if you might join me for Fresh-Cut Friday?

Have a lovely weekend!
~Liz

Heaven's Walk said...

Bella - your garden photos always make me take a deep breath and sigh. I love seeing your roses against the white trellis. And I always love seeing pics of your darling little furbabies! Their faces are so sweet!!!

xoxo laurie

an angel at my table said...

I just love how your roses looks with the gorgeous gazebo as a backdrop. Stuning pictures as always. Thanks for sharing!!!