Friday, June 4, 2010

Our Garden in Bloom

Hello everyone,

I wanted to share some of the blooms in our garden today.We have been getting a lot of rain lately and for awhile i was pleased because the garden was so dry but now it is enough already! We are promised some sunshine for tomorrow before it rains again in the late afternoon. I was reading a nice book on photography(Digital Flower Photography) and I spent a few minutes this morning practicing as the rain had stopped. While I was out I saw lots of busy bees and even some cedar waxwings. I was able to get a good shot of the bees but not the cedar waxwings.Someday next week I am going to sit out in the garden with my camera on a tripod and practice on bird shots.

The bleeding hearts are still hanging in there.

As are a few late blooming tulips.

The apple blossoms are still pretty but already there are showers of petals falling to the ground.

The lilacs are coming to the fore front for their time of glory.

The viburnums are starting to bloom-I love the green color of the snowballs.

This is the first clematis to bloom in our garden.

The magnolia (one of the little girls maybe Anne)

The lilacs are starting to bloom

Johnson's blue geranium

This is yellow bird magnolia -a birthday gift from my husband a few years ago. It is borderline hardy in our garden so I had to cover it a few nights that we had frost but it is starting to bloom now. It is still small so it doesn't have more then twenty blooms but they grow fast when they establish.

I love this primrose lilac as it has yellow buds starting out before becoming creamy white.

You can see the raindrops on the lilacs.

This is an annual snapdragon that I picked up a few flats of to fill in a few bare spots on the hillside garden.

I love this Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume'.It seems to bloom a good few weeks. I would like to get the white one too but I haven't found it locally.

The pink tree peony will soon bloom. It is so pretty.

The clematis again

My favorite crabapple tree-unfortunately I forget the variety.

Beauty of Moscow lilac

the alliums are blooming now and I love them even the seed heads are pretty later on.

And to end, another collage!

I am joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday again if I am not to late. If you haven't already be sure to check out all the lovely shows.

Thank you for visiting ,


Enjoy your weekend,



Cabin and Cottage said...

Your photos are exquisite! Otherworldly--certainly other than my world here in the desert southwest. What a beautiful place you live in. I'm so glad you have a blog.Jacqueline

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....I love the close ups of the apple blossoms! Nice photography!~Hugs, Patti

PAT said...

Gorgeous images!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I think you've done MORE than an adequate job of photographing! And what gorgeous subjects to have! Simply magical ♥

Sherry said...

This is so beautiful! Even your snapdragons you just picked up are the most amazing color! Very nice.
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Naturegirl said...

Carolyn such a beautiful series of blossoms that grow in your garden!
The viburnums resemble the annabelle hydrangeas!At first that's what I thought it was!
The pink tree peony really grabs my attention..seeing that I adore peonies!
I enjoyed my vist today as I alwasy do!Enjoy your weekend!

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Carolyn, this is so exquisite. Your garden sounds so lovely. I just want to take a stroll through it and absorb.

Debby said...

WOW!!! Your gardens and your photos are gorgeous eye candy.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, your photography is beautiful as well as your gorgeous flowers! You have so many varieties! Would love to see them in person.
Be a sweetie and have a beautiful weekend,
Shelia ;)

Martha said...

Alas, most of those blooms have come and gone on the prairie. Even the pansies are about to give up --

Your photos are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love how the rain drops are are on the petals...just beautiful!

Georgianna said...

Magnificent, Carolyn! Your photographs are really wonderful, well done. :) Amazing what a variety you have in your garden, all at once! Have a lovely weekend. – g

Jackie said...

Hi Carolyn

I am back blogging, I missed you all!!

Your photographs are wonderful,your flowers much more forward than here in England, but we did have a very cold Spring.
Hopefully the weather has changed now, we had a good forecast for the weekend.

Enjoy, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn.. Your wet flowers are beautiful! I am like you we have had nothing but rain, I whole heartedly agree... enough already:-)
Wishing you blue skies:-)

Riet said...

Beautiful beautiful flowers and pictures Carolyn.I love them all. Isn't this a wonderful time of year with all those colpours in your garden.
Have a nice weekkend.

Susimac said...

Such wonderful photos, I love the close up of the bee, your lilacs are so lovely.

Crystal said...

Pics are wonderful! That's the best part of a flower, they are beautiful standing alone or in groups large or small!

podso said...

Beautiful! Reading the book seems to have brought you to a new level of exquisite photography! Hope the tour goes well this weekend.

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Lovely fotos flowers , nice blog,
have pleasure in garten and son day!
Greeting from Belgium, Have a nice weekend .

sweet bay said...

I love Phlox 'Clouds of Perfume' too, it has such an exquisite fragrance. You have so many beautiful flowers in your garden now!

Virginia said...


Joanne said...

Lovely photographs Carolyn lots going on then in your garden at present plenty of colour and variety.

Donna said...

What a beautiful garden and your photos are great!


Lacy said...

Simply Gorgeous!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful photography of the flowers, the book is working. The shots are perfect. Take care.

Andi's English Attic said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for the tour. xx

Sonia said...

Every picture is so stunning..I love the closeup details of the petals. Such a great variety of flowers...ahhh summer is here!

Miss Bloomers

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Lovely close ups of your flowers! I don't think it is necessary for you to read a book about photograpy, because your photo's are already beautiful. I see that we have a lot of the same flowers in our garden :-)!

Hope the sun will come out soon! Enjoy your sunday!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

beautiful images, I see that your garden is doing well... hope you are having a great summer.

Sharon said...

Oh Carolyn your garden is heavenly. I love the snapdragon color you picked. I must get hold of that book as I could use a little camera help these days. Thanks for sharing your beautiful world with us.

Marja Visscher said...

Dag Carolyn,
Excuses dat ik niet altijd een berichtje achter laat, maar ik bezoek je zeker 2 keer in de week. Maar door mijn drukke werk voor het Magazine heb ik niet veel tijd om altijd een berichtje achter te laten. Verder is mijn Engels ook niet zo goed om uitgebreid te schrijven. Maar ik zag dat je een Google vertaler er op hebt zitten, dus ik waag het maar in het Nederlands. Ik geniet van je prachtige tuin en mooie bloesem foto's en ben verrukt van je prachtige serviezen, en je schoonheden van kleinkinderen. Soms is het Magazine wel een beetje vermoeiend om van deadline naar deadline te hollen. Maar nogmaals, neem van mij aan dat ik geniet van je prachtige blog!! Fijne avond nog.
Lieve groet, Marja

The Tablescaper said...


Your photgraphy is exquisite. Clearly the book you were reading gave you some wonderful inspriation.

I love the close up of the bee. Your many varities of lilacs are amazing and that crabapple is devine.

Perhaps next Sunday you'll come join my meme "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU - like gorgeous flowers!

- The Tablescaper

Nishant said...

Your photos are exquisite!
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Neil and Susan Brown said...

Wonderful photos Carolyn! You are quite a bit a head of us on your side of the Island. The blooms in your garden are lovely. Lets hope the rain stops soon. Cheers, Susan :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your photos are stunning, Carolyn! Have a lovely day.


Carol said...

So beautiful!