Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Flowers everywhere

Walking up the steps to my apartment
The neighbor's garden that they inherited from Keith, who moved out earlier this year, greets my eye every time I walk up to my place. And there are flowers simply everywhere. Just a few steps away is this lovely rosebush that has been here at least a decade. This is the best season I've seen of these gorgeous roses, though.
Just beautiful
Some of these roses are mostly yellow; others are peach or pink. I love to see them, as they are right above where I park my car. I can gaze at them and enjoy their abundance whenever I want. Oh, and then there's the garden!
My pretty snapdragons, zinnias, borage
I have taken enough pictures of my spectacular snapdragons that I'll be able to enjoy them for a long time now. I notice that my fennel is beginning to turn yellow. Perhaps I should just harvest the bulbs and enjoy them. The two zinnias are the only ones that managed to survive the slugs, and the borage (in the foreground) are volunteers from plantings of previous years.
Corn and sunflowers
And we have corn coming up quickly. It was "knee high by the Fourth of July" or even taller than that in places. Oh, what we've got to look forward to, although it's an amazing thing to be alive right here, right now. Counting my blessings.
:-)

20 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful rose! Flowering plants seem really happy this year.

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  2. Such glorious roses. The garden is like a bountiful jungle.

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  3. Too many flowers would be barely enough. And a garden is always heart balm.

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  4. It's been a spectacular year for our local flowers and gardens. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

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  5. They certainly are a cheerful sight to see.

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  6. Beautiful. Love the snapdragons!

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  7. Beautiful roses and your Snaps are so tall and beautiful! :)

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  8. I never cease to be fascinated by the growth and progress of my garden plants.

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  9. I love bright yellow-orange roses!

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  10. Isn't it wonderful to be able to share in your neighbor's beauty every day?

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  11. Roses...sure incredible color D J!! Oh, and the cat books you mentioned in your comment sound great!

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  12. Gorgeous flowers!

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  13. I LOVE those roses and, well...all of it. So beautiful.

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  14. Fabulous flowers. Love the colors.

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  15. Your area has the most gorgeous flowers!! And corn within walking distance!

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  16. I love other people's flowers ('cause mine are usually looking small and droopy and friendless).

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  17. Beautiful! I can’t help but photograph flowers, and I love looking at other people’s photos of flowers. They last such a short time, this is one way we can enjoy them for days and days to come.

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