Sep 2, 2014

Sweet Summer Rain....

 After a long blog break
I feel refreshed,
recharged...
 
I would love to say
I tackled a lot of neglected projects...
 
but really,
the lazy days of summer
just consumed me...
 


after a hot and dry summer,
a few days of Sweet Summer Rain
have the garden feeling refreshed,
recharged...
 




 
in the endless hot dry days
(and my laziness)
the rose branches grew long and lanky...
 
the summer rain
 bending them...
 


until,
they succumbed to the temptation
of just lying in the Sweet Alyssum...
 







 
Brother Cadfael,
is a rose that struggled to be happy in the garden...
 
this year it has been covered
 in these big cupped roses...
 
a pure delight!
it has jumped right onto my favorites list...

 
I am in no hurry to charge into fall...
 
I plan to hold onto Summer as long as I can...
 
 
Thanks for stopping by....

23 comments:

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely to have you back, Bella! I have missed your sweet gardens and beautiful roses. It has been a glorious summer, hasn't it? xo Karen

Anki-itte said...

So beautiful pictures of your beautiful roses.

Deborah said...

Luscious post!
Such pure lovliness...I'm with you Bella...no rush for fall although I love fall too!
Have a beautiful week!

All my heart,
Deborah xo

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bella, great that you are back in blogland, I missed you!
Love this post! Your roses are such a beautiful sight. I am eyeing Brother Cadfael also for quite some time. I think it is one of David Austin's nicest pink roses. Wishing you a lovely late summer.
Christina

Seawashed said...

As much as I love Autumn, I love the end of Summer and we still have three more weeks of it. It was 100 here on Monday, so Summer is still very much present. Your roses are heavenly and the fountain girl pure romance. My roses have all died in this drought. We will have to begin again. I miss them.

Madelief said...

Welcome back Bella! Lovely photo's of your garden. It all looks enchanting!

Madelief x

Alessandra said...

Welcome back Bella! Your garden and your roses look gorgeous.The fountain girl is a romantic dream.I missed you a lot, i'm very happy you are back!
Kisses
Alessandra

Junkchiccottage said...

So beautiful Bella.
Love to sink into your pictures. So soft and pretty.
Kris

Rose L said...

I love your fountain lady! I have been dealing with the sale of my house and the closing at end of Sept. So much to do to prepare moving on that I have missed some of the beauty of gardens in summer! Thanks for sharing yours.

iris said...

hello
très , très beau
ce coin de verdure avec la statue me plait beaucoup
tendresse
edth (iris) France
la première rose ressemble à une
Ronsard

Debbie said...

Such gorgeous photos, Bella. LOVE the luscious pinks.
I'm with you...I want summer to last beyond September....sigh.
Debbie
xo

Janneke said...

Glad you are back again, I love your dreamy romantic posts about the roses, I really do love them. And....I am longing to some lazy days too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your roses look so pretty resting in that pretty alyssum!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Bella, so happy to see a post from you, they're always such a treat. The roses are gorgeous, and I love it that some are just resting in the alyssum. Glad you have had a nice, relaxing summer.

K. Barber-Flower Farmer said...

Was worried about you. Glad to hear you were just relaxing!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a treat to see your gorgeous pink roses again! xx

June said...

Your garden photos are gorgeous Bella! I LOVE the beautiful roses you have. I definitely will be going back through this post a few times today.
I am so glad to read that you really soaked in the summer!

Marilyn said...

Your roses are just gorgeous!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Bella! I'm so glad that you had a relaxing blog break and enjoyed the summer months. They tend to fly by way too quickly, don't they? But, I'm happy to see you back in blogland with all of your beautifully inspiring garden pics. You have an amazing green thumb and an incredible artist's eye in your garden, my friend. Such a blessing!

xoxo laurie

Linda said...

Hi Bella,
I, too, have been away for the summer but am glad to be back here in blogland. I am looking forward to catching up with everyone. Thanks for sharing your wonderful garden.
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

THERESE said...

Bonjour . Toutes ces roses sont sublimes , j'adore. Bonne semaine.

an angel at my table said...

I keep on finding new images on your blog of roses that is to die for!!!! All the best Mari

Pawanna said...


Beautiful roses. I love all the roses :)
Regards.