Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rain laden blooms

Good morning everyone ~ I hope you are enjoying the start of your weekend. I'll be working again today, so my weekend hasn't started just yet. It is a chilly 47 right now right around 7:30 but is supposed to get up to around 72 later today. That will feel good.

Below are some blooms taken the morning after we got a good soaking rain from a thunderstorm that blew over bringing this little cold front.

Click on pictures for a larger view.

This is a sweet little rose called Borderer.

I think this is Bon Silene.

A Dainty Bess bud with an open blossom in the background.

I love the delicateness of George Tabor's petals.

A Louis Philippe bud against a frangipani trunk.

The next three pictures are of Louis Philippe growing up in front of and over the top of my shed.



More Old Blush.



Spiderwort, a real favorite of mine. There will be lots of blooms of this pretty soon.

Not a rain laden bloom, but a blossom anyway, sweet Tork, in my main garden. She had caught the scent of something and jumped up onto this column's top. She did not find what she was looking for. What an intense look she has.

****

There is no spot of ground,

however arid,

bare or ugly,

that cannot be tamed

into such a state

as may give an impression

of beauty and delight.

Gertrude Jekyll


Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

14 comments:

Sandy said...

Thank you for the refreshment of your
beautiful blog. I love all the lovely
blooms but especially sweet Tork. :0)
Have a nice warm weekend.
Shalom!

Becky said...

My hours were cut today so my husband and I will be going for a walk today - perhaps by the River.

Masha said...

Your Louis Philippe is the most gorgeous specimen I have ever seen! Your flowers are all beautiful.

Southern Lady said...

72? Wow, we are going to get up to about 60 today and I am excited about that! I plan on doing some yardwork this afternoon. I hope you have a wonderful day! Carla

sweetbay said...

Your Louis Philippe is huge! And beautiful. Borderer is a lovely rose. I will have to look that one up.

Tonk is adorable. She has a good set of whiskers. :)

gld said...

Glad you are getting the good rains.
We are still dry here and waiting a winter storm to hit.....talk of zero temps, ice or/and snow!
Winter isn't over quite yet.

I love that red rose over your shed.

Have a super Sunday

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

What a gorgeous way to start my Sunday off. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your "weekend" when it starts.

Jeri Landers said...

We had 64 glorious degrees today! I left my art table and cleaned the barn, it was great! I hope to have rose pictures to post this growing season, though they will never compare to yours.

Amrita said...

The beauty of your garden left me breathless. Wow I am amazed. I can almost smell the roses. i love your blog.

NanaK said...

I can't wait until my little LP cutting reaches greater heights. I can't believe how big and beautiful yours is. I always enjoy seeing how it wraps your your shed in such lovliness.

Susan said...

Your Louis Philippe is huge and gorgeous...as are all your other rose blossoms. I moved two of my rose bushes this past weekend to sunnier locations. So far they are doing well. Glad to see your garden enjoyed all the recent rain.

Gardenfrisk said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I have a few antique roses, but they're falling prey to some kind of fungus. I think.

And the music is wonderful. I'll definitely be back for another gander!

Miss Gracie's House said...

love that quote...and the pretty flowers...spring fever is setting in...you are 72 degrees?!...wow!
Have a great week!
Rene

YayaOrchid said...

Love, love any and all cat photos! Your garden is amazingly beautiful!