Thursday, June 24, 2010

These are the days of roses ...

It's been going round and round in my head. Although the song line actually goes "...those were the days of roses, of poetry and prose and ..." - a favorite song of mine from Tom Waits. But now that temps are back up around 20° and the sun has remembered where I live - everything in my garden is trying frantically to catch up. Which means, everything will explode into bloom at once and then it will be all over. Sigh.
The last winter we had was bad for my garden. I lost about 10 rose bushes and half a dozen clematis.

But these are the days of roses - won't you join me in the garden?









Love the way the light comes through the blooms here!

I hope the sun is kissing you, where ever you are!

17 comments:

steufel said...

Ohh, sind die schön, Renate! Ja, uns küsst die Sonne auch - fast 30 Grad. Ich liebe Sommer.

lilylovekin said...

I'm so happy for you. Enjoy the sun and your beautiful garden. I'm enjoying a sunny day myself.

sharon said...

You are surrounded by beauty..breathe it all in and savour it! I adoooore the giant yellow climbing bush, I have always dreamed of that! At least I know where to go to find it!

Doreen said...

These pictures make me want to come to your house to go to your yard to lie on my back to look up at the sky! Sigh!

romantic decay said...

Beautiful flowers! You can almost smell them.

Wanda said...

Your roses and clematis are beautiful! Love the photo of the white roses and fern against the soft yellow wall!

♥...Wanda

Lenna Young Andrews said...

what an absolutely gorgeous garden, renate! Thank you for the walk through it, I so enjoyed. Breathe deep and smell those roses!! xo lenna

Beverly Herman said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful blooms. After heavy thunderstorms this afternoon the sun is out along with heat and humidity. It's summertime in New Orleans.!

Studio Sylvia said...

As I am viewing your photos of sunshine and blooms, the rain is coming down here. That clematis is stunning - such a gorgeous velvety purple. The roses are wonderful too.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita,

I'm going to try this again before the server does it's nasties and drops all of my comments again. :(

I'm so glad that the sun is back sharing it's warmth with you!!! It's really hard to not get depressed when it's rainy and icky all the time and your soul mate is far away!!

Your roses are incresdible I think I can actually smell them through your amazing photografts!!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Beautiful Renate just beautiful.
You always take awesome photos.

Esther said...

beautiful roses Ren!! little bee is drinking... they look so good!!
I have the same big purple flower i don't know what it is .. never seen before... do you have the name?

Magda said...

This blue clematis is owesome!!:)

Round Rabbit said...

What beautiful flowers! That Tom Waits song is one of my all-time favorites, too. :)

Barbara Lewis said...

Thank you for the stroll through paradise! You have quite the green thumb! We lost lots of tropicals in FL and in Maryland, we actually lost a tree! because of the winter. Now the summer is proving to be as bad. Temperatures of 104 in Maryland in June is not normal!

Silke said...

Oh, I so love roses and we have a few bushes in our yard. But only those that do well in our heat and humidity... Love, Silke

Kerin said...

There are so many flowers on blogs and while I love them so, none really stand out. I have to say these are exceptional Renate!!!