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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A tribute to Summer!


I've been searching for a special photo today and while I went through hundreds of pages of my imageshack account and saw all the glorious summer flower photos that I took in my garden last year I had the idea of making a summer tribute post today, so we have something to look forward too! I guess that most of you are longing for blue sky and beautiful greens and flowers as much as I do during these gray days. So lay back and enjoy!









It was hard to select just a few photos from so many. Is there something more gorgeous and perfect in the world than flowers?


Oh beautiful summer please come back soon! *sigh*

47 comments:

Cat said...

These are amazing photos and a wonderful reminder that Summer WILL come! Yahoo!

LBP said...

You must live in Heaven! Your garden is the garden of my dreams. Your photos are spectacular. Hurry up Spring!

linda t said...

Oh my gosh Carol!!! I will be looking at these often!!!
You ought to sell the set so we could have them on our computers as a screen saver or something!!
They are simply breathtaking!!!
Thanks for lifting my spirit!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

You take the BEST pictures!!! And can I go gaga over the ring in the one shot?! Love that ringgggg!

Joanne said...

Sigh... thre is still some snow on the ground here, but at least I can DREAM of summer... thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jen said...

Oh Carol, they are all beautiful but you are killing me! I'm longing to feel the warmth of the sun shine down on my shoulders.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Carol - how beautiful everything is! Thank you for this lovely reminder of summer! It is well below freezing here today, and windy ~ but spring and summer are right around the corner. All of your flowers are just gorgeous, and I especially love those darling foxgloves! =)

Lis said...

Ach wenn es doch nur schon wieder so weit wäre! Rosenduft würde uns dann auf einem Gartenrundgang begleiten und dein schön gedeckter Tisch würde zu einer Pause einladen. Träumen wir also vom nächsten Sommer mit seiner üppiger Blumenpracht, er ist gar nicht mehr so weit weg ;-)

stadtgarten said...

Wenn es doch nur schon wieder Sommer wäre!
Vielen Dank, dass Du uns einen so schönen Vorgeschmack gegeben hast.
LG, Monika

The Feathered Nest said...

Carol! You have an amazing green thumb & also your photography is so beautiful! These are flowers are flawless, no spots, bugs or anything. Gorgeous ~ Dawn :)

zephyr said...

oooooooohhhhhhhh my!!!
these are so beautiful. i am especially envious of all your roses. Our climate is too harsh for most of the glorious ones i see here.

Thank you so much for sharing these...and for your kind post!

Anonymous said...

Just what the doctor ordered!!! Oh these pictures do my soul good. Our Canadian winter just does not want to end and these pictures give me hope that the worse is almost over. I just love, love your garden. The roses, oh Carol, beautiful. TWT

rusty in miami said...

Your pictures are fantastic; I can wait see new pictures this summer. I hope spring comes soon for you. Warm greeting from Florida

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Summertime......and the living is easy!

Thanks for the lovely summer preview Carol. You have a lovely garden and very pretty rings too. ;-)

Is that a willow screen in your garden? It looks very nice and cottage-y.

Thank you for the very kind comments on my blog.

Twinkle Pink said...

Are all those flowers yours? They are gorgeous!! I particularly love the rose with the water droplets. They would all make great postcards.

best wishes Ginny

Gardengirl said...

Stunning photo's!!!! Spring is so close yet so far away. Hopefully a month from now I will be outside starting on my spring clean up. Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers.

Shabby in the City said...

Your garden is 'to die for'!
I love the foxgloves! Your roses are so thick and healthy I first thought they were peonies!

Carolyn said...

What a gorgeous breath of summer to look at this morning. thank you Carol. Yes it will come back to us and sooooon! There's no where in this world I'd rather be than in my garden on a summer day. In all my years of marriage I have never wanted to take a summer vacation for more than a couple of days at a time and leave my garden to the heat without my tending to its needs. I always thought as winter as a good time to get away form home not summer.

Tracy said...

Carol, this was just lovely. And just what I needed!! The gray skies are too much this time of the year. I do long to be in the garden. I especially loved your foxgloves in these photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Violette said...

No, nothing more perfect !
I love flowers so much, thank you for those beautiful photos !

Lallee said...

Can I come be a little fairy in your garden and create my wardrobe and teacups from your blooms? So, so pretty!

Deb said...

Your pictures are much nicer than what I am seeing out my window, which is lots of snow. I especially love the blue on that trellis! Debbie

OhSoVintage said...

Such wonderful photos and such vibrant colours. They truly are amazing! My favourites are the foxglove and sweet pea.

judypatooote said...

It looks like Spring has sprung... I can almost smell those roses... I'm getting impatient for spring to arrive....I'm doing Spring cleaning now....and Sat. the time goes forward an hour.....so that must mean it's almost spring.....

Crafty Gardener ... said...

What gorgeous photos of your flowers ... just what I needed on a winter's day. I can't wait for gardening season.

Cindy said...

Those are so beautiful! I can't wait for summer!

Kelli said...

Oh, what incredible photos, Carol!! Your flowers are just gorgeous...some varieties I have never seen, I love the big round balls of tiny purple flowers!!!
Kelli

Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely, lovely post and incredible pictures...thanx

Jill said...

*Great Big SIGH*...aw...summer....can't wait!

Naturegirl said...

You took my breath away with these photos it was like a beautiful dream...I must replay this dream..sigh! hugs NG

Verena said...

Hallo Carol,
ich habe gerade deinen Blog entdeckt und dabei gesehen, dass du auch eine Claude Monet von Delbard hast :-)! Sie sind einfach wunderbar!
Ich freue mich schon auf viele neue Fotos in deinem Blog, wirklich ein wunderschöner Garten!
Viele liebe Grüße aus Österreich, Verena

Nadine said...

Hi Carol,

thanks very much giving us the hope to be back in summer soon.
Your garden looks lovely, I love the variety of photos you take, they all look very nice.
I like the ring perfectly matching the colour of your flowers ;-)

Best regards,
Nadine

linda t said...

It's me again Carol.
I thought I'd let you know I just posted about my Lady Banks Rose that is blooming right now!
Be sure to click on my link so you can read all about the largest rose in the world! Quite amazing!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Carol,
**sigh** indeed! How beautiful all of your photgraphs are - they really lift the spirits.
My garden is starting to wake up, so I am sure yours is too....won't be long now.....
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki. xx

pam said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous garden you have! I especially love the rose in the 3rd photo...do you know it's name? and the canterbury (sp?) bells...and the delphiniums...I could go on and on. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Jo said...

OMGosh Carol! What exquisite photos. I so enjoyed each one. They are so lovely I think I can smell them. What camera do you use, if you don't mind my asking? Thanks for sharing such beauty! xoxoxo

Pia..... said...

Hi, so beautyful and nice..Fine blog..i come back some day..Pia....sweden

MariaJ said...

Every pic is a diamond! Oh how nice to write comments again, my computer is working again.

Kali said...

A lot of these photos are familiar! You know how much I adore your pictures of your home and garden...a favourite spot for me to come and visit and daydream!
Take care Carola, xo Kali

Tracey said...

Stunning images! I can almost smell them. I'm so ready for something other than dull and drear winter!

Allison said...

Oh my gosh Carol, your photos are amazing. I can't believe what a beautiful flower garden you have. Thank you so much for posting this wonderful eye candy. Just gorgeous!
Allie from Minneapolis
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Barbara said...

Just found your blog (I am a new blogger) and I just know I will be coming back regularly to see that beautiful garden of yours. If you have time (I see you have many blog connections) do come over and visit me. I just love gardening and will be posting much on this as the months go by.

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Every now and then when the day gets really busy and I need a quick relief, I love to come to your virtual garden and take time to smell the roses.

Thank you TOO for the sweetness you leave me :)

anno domini said...

We're having a really dreary, damp, overcast day here in Cumbria - but your pictures have raised my spirits! Thank you.

gena said...

Oh Carol! I too long for summer! those roses are just perfect, you must have magic in your garden!

Salix Tree said...

I'm feeling a little bit warmer just looking at all these flowers! I love the pink bellflowers, looks like campanula? And that first soft peach colored rose is so pretty!

Dada said...

Carol, your garden and flowers are enchanting! they inspire so much quiet and harmony, I'd like just to close my eyes and imagine me there. I live in a sun-dried part of Sicily where gardens like these are just a mirage...you know, like water in the desert!
Thanks so much for sharing them with me! Dada

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