Tuesday, June 30, 2020

What's Blooming Today

" Almost any garden, if you see it at just
the right moment, can be confused with paradise. "

The morning is fresh and drenched in bird chatter, and the single hansa rose on my desk fills my study with that deep satisfying rose scent. Sure wish I could share it with you. I went to sleep last night when the deep northwest sky along the horizon boasted wide ribbons of apricot and peach. I wake up and it is still there. Has it been all night while I slumbered? I do love how these long summer days wrap themselves around the night sky. Visiting the North in summer is on my bucket list. Not this summer but one day.  

We take our moments in the sun when we can these days. Thankfully there are a few of them. I deadheaded pansies, geraniums, dahlias and roses when everything was still dripping from the last downpour. The promise of sunshine for today has been revoked, and we are in for more showers. I might hum that old English nursery rhyme....

Rain rain go away
Come again another day   

Peace Rose Perfection

" What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet. "

Darling Buds of Mock Orange

" Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. "

Ivory Silk Lilac in Bridal Bloom

"Every garden-maker should be an artist along (her) own lines.
That is the only possible way to create a garden."

Mock Orange Against Summer Sky

"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint,
and the soil and sky as canvas.

Delphinium Blue

" Perhaps, after all, our best thoughts come when we are alone.
It is good to listen, not to voices but to the wind blowing,
to the brook running cool over polished stones, to bees drowsy
with the weight of pollen. If we attend to the music
of the earth, we reach serenity. And then, in some
unexplained way, we share it with others.

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Wishing you a beautiful day.

Heart Hugs,

© Images by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life


  1. So beautiful. The ivory silk lilac is my favourite, I can smell it from here. ☺️

  2. Too much rain? Because I'm thinking that since you are west of me, it is coming my way eventually. I only like perfection. Just the right amount of rain please.

    Reading Gladys there reminds me that I have one of her books set aside for my daughter-in-law. She was born on Cape Cod so she must have "My Own Cape Cod" for helping to create a home with family history.

  3. Such lovely flowers, Brenda, especially those stunning blue ones! Wowsers. Thanks for stopping by Writing Straight from the Heart. Always a joy to know you have visited. Susan

  4. So refreshing, Brenda. Delphiniums always surprise me with their loveliness, their incredible blue-ness, and their towering stems.
    We have needed rain and now we have it, almost too much as flower heads are becoming battered.

  5. What a beautiful garden you have, Brenda! I love the mock orange but I believe the ivory silk lilac is my favourite. You always give us something to ponder and your quotes are lovely. Thank you for leaving your footprints on our hearts, and Happy Canada Day! Hugs

  6. Beautiful flowers in your yard. I have always loved the Peace Rose.

  7. Lovely quotes about gardening (and food for thought) accompany the beautiful things in your garden. Thank you for this gentle, soothing post today.

  8. Oh my goodness, what beautiful flowers you have. I love the mock orange, somehow it speaks to my heart. The delphiniums are such a glorious shade of blue. Thanks for sharing and the wonderful thoughts on gardening. Enjoy the rest of your week ~ FlowerLady

  9. That peace rose is beautiful! My favorite. You've reminded me I need to water my little deck garden of herbs and geraniums. We are expecting a week or so of low 90s and no rain so they will be thirsty this week!

  10. Brenda just love that last photo of delphiniums. My grandma always grew them with her roses. Reminds me of such sweet memories. Hope you have a delightful day. Hugs!

  11. I've never seen a rose any more fittingly live up to its name as your Peach Rose Perfection. One bloom is all you need to just sit and look at for ages. I wish we had a Mock Orange tree! I haven't tried delphiniums in years, never had any luck with them this far south but that gorgeous blue makes me wish I had a flock of them. Dear Gladys, a paragraph a day from her makes me feel all may be right with the world, someday. But in my own yard, if nothing else.

  12. Beautiful flowers! It's no wonder that your garden is one of the finalists!


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