Oct 7, 2015

Summer Roses...

I thought tonight
I would take you back in time
for a little garden stroll...
share a few Roses from the Summer Past...



"Remember midsummer:
 the fragrance of box, of white roses
And of phlox.

And upon a honeysuckle branch
Three snails hanging with infinite delicacy
-- Clinging like tendril, flake and thread,
as self-tormented and self-delighted
 as any ballerina,

 just as in the orchard,
Near the apple trees, in the over-grown grasses
Drunken wasps clung to over-ripe pears
Which had fallen: swollen and disfigured.

 For now it is wholly autumn:
 in the late Afternoon
as I walked toward the ridge where the hills begin,
There is a whir, a thrashing in the bush,
 and a startled pheasant, flying out and up,
Suddenly astonished me,
breaking the waking dream."
 Delmore Schwartz,
Thanks For Stopping By....


Lee Dewsnap said...

Gorgeous, I love the withered petals too. We are going into spring in New Zealand and I can't wait for the roses to come out. I used to have over 70 different varieties in my garden but now in my smaller cottage I only have box hedging, standard bay trees and star jasmine which I am espaliering. I do miss my roses and that's probably why I love to paint them.

Alessandra said...

I' m dreaming now! Your roses are absolutely rich of beauty. Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bella! Beautiful pink flowers, perfect for October since it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sweet poem too.
Have a wonderful day,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Really stunnning portraits of your beautiful roses. The poem is wonderful too. I have been startled by a pheasant exactly like that a time or two! So nice to stroll the garden with you.

Janneke said...

Lovely rose poem, but your roses are the best. A shame rose time is almost over now, but we can watch and rewatch the pictures year round. Enjoyed your beauties!

an angel at my table said...

Oh my goodness gracious me! The first rose images just makes me breathless! Witch rose is that! Please I must know it is on top of my list for next year. I always get garden envy when I visit your amazing blog! Now I am going to browse through the rest of your pictures from this summer I am hoping for a of of roses!! All the best from Sweden

Sea Cottage said...

Oh Bella your roses are so beautiful. The garden trellis is like a sitting room in your garden...so lovely.

Rose L said...

Ohhh, the peachy colored one is my favorite!

an angel at my table said...

Thanks for the tip I have never heard of Austins "Huntington" Maybe it is not hardy enough for my climate. I will check! Absolutely my favorite picture of a rose I have seen in a long time. It makes me happy! All the best Mari

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful roses in all stages of their bloom time.

Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

Wanda Adamczyk said...

Piękne zdjęcia !!!! - pozdrawiam serdecznie

June said...

Of all the gardens in blogland, yours is the one I would most love to visit Bella. You have beautiful plantings and garden structures and how I would love to see them in person!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Thanks for the walk among the roses. Roll on Spring......I can't wait to get started on a whole new garden. Time for me to start over with some new ideas, wish I could grow roses.

regality3 said...

Lovely. I well remember waking up to that view of the mountain when I was a child.