Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Flowers: At Their Peak!




Yes, the impatiens are at high bloom....





The prime of their lives...





I'm appreciating that.





I'm thinking ahead, to when there isn't much color on this "prairie" and the wind is sweeping snow and the topsoil in drifts across the desolate landscape...





In those dreary months, I can always punch up "July" on the archives and relive the days that were hot, sunny, sweet with color, impatiens dripping their hues all over the front yard.





I can savor it then and so can you, if you like.






This mixture of pleasure for the senses, this summer, this season.





And these beauties?
They remind me of peppermints.




Ahhhh....Summer, you give us so much color to revel in.






Summer allows special times for coffee on the porch,
on a gentle, breezy morning,
listening as the birds sing me awake...



Ivy in old enamelware and crocks...



It doesn't get much better than this!

8 comments:

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I just love all your flowers and your porch.... so cute!!!

Cheyenne said...

The colors are brilliant! Your plants look great...enjoy every single moment.

Dawn Dutton said...

thanks for the post today.. It is a lovely journey to go on this am with my cup of coffee in hand.. Lovely................ made me smile and feel good...
Enjoy your garden and porch. I love the wash tubs with the geraniums in it... cool idea..

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Ok, I commend you.
You know I grow A LOT of flowers... but I kill impatiens EVERY TIME! I don't even bother anymore. Yours look LOVELY!

I need that rag rug. Gorgeous!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Ok, I commend you.
You know I grow A LOT of flowers... but I kill impatiens EVERY TIME! I don't even bother anymore. Yours look LOVELY!

I need that rag rug. Gorgeous!

Elaine said...

The photos of your flowers are lovely, but I really like your quote from Winston Churchhill on the side. It is so true. We must wake up and fight to keep our freedoms that the constitution gives to us.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Ah impatients...even in the shade, the heat has wilted mine. Your impatients are fabulous and soooo full.

Dena said...

I just love impatients and yours are stunning! I really love those peppermint ones :)

Hugs,
Dena