Jul 3, 2016

The Loss of Abundance...

They say
that Summer does not start here
 in the Pacific Northwest until the Fourth of July...
 
as we greet Summer
we say ado to the Spring Garden...
 
the abundance of Roses,
fades...
 
they still bloom on,
but nothing compares
 to the grandeur of the first flush of Spring...
 
 
the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Rose
a David Austin Rose...
 
as if,
he isn't beautiful enough to look at,
the classic old rose scent is divine...
 
 
Blushing Lucy
is a late bloomer...
 
her show has just begun...
I will share more of her with you this week...
 



 
the soft filtered light of Spring...
has made way for the bright clear light of Summer...
 



Feverfew...
 

 
Russian Verbena,
six feet tall and proud...
 

the first Garden Phlox
beginning to pop...
 


 
leaning lazily
along the picket fence
on a Hot Summers Day...

 
the first Coneflowers too...
 
I started a nice collection
last year I am eager to see the
new varieties
in their mature state...

 
as the heat rises,
sit back,
dip your toes in the waters of contentment...
 
Happy Summer!
may your days be filled with abundance...

8 comments:

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh, your roses are just breathtaking! Wish I could smell them. I'm enjoying seeing these beauties in my Instagram feed, too! Enjoy your lovely garden Bella. xo Deborah

Linda said...

Oh, Bella! What a glorious post.
Love the roses...
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

20 North Ora said...

Bella - What gorgeous flowers.

Happy Fourth to you and yours

Judy

Rowan said...

Wonderful roses - one of my favourite flowers. Sadly mine have all been affected by the constant heavy rain that we've had all through June so it's great to see your photos.

Alessandra said...

I' m speechless...the beauty of your roses is breathtaking!
Hugs
Alessandra

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a delight to see such gorgeous views from your garden. Fabulous roses of course, but the cone flower is so pretty and cheery too. Such a beautiful reward for all of your hard work! Hope your pups are doing alright. Our kitties get so freaked out with all the noise on the fourth of July! Hugs!

HWIT BLOGG said...

So beautiful roses...
Love from Titti

Carrie B. said...

So beautiful Bella! That is truly a crown fit for the queen of the fairies. ;)
Blessings to you. xoxo