Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jack Frost!



Where Did The Summer Go?
Where did the Year Go!
Just the other morning as I was heading out the door on my way to work, Jack Frost grabbed me and insisted that I stop and take pictures of my Garden covered in the sparkling crystals of Late Autumn! This happens to me often, Dear Friends, as I rush past the Garden on my way to work; that I Must stop and take pictures and try to capture the Beauty that is such an endless source of Joy for Me in my Garden! It seems it was only Yesterday I was adoring the crocus that bloomed so beautifully and so Early this year! And I really meant to come back here regularly and often to share the Beauty with you! But Alas, I did not and now the year has sped by..... but I did take the pictures and I will now try to share a few of the highlights with you...


The weather turned hot in the middle of March this year, and continued to be hotter than usual for most of the summer, which meant that all the flowers bloomed earlier than usual and for shorter length of time. Beginning with the Tulips that usually bloom in May arriving in April....

 And the Sweet William too.....

 Capturing me as I rushed by.....
And the dew drops on the Lady's Mantle....
Glistening in the morning sun... 
Who could resist stopping to take a picture or two.....!

And the Lilacs came in April.... 
when usually they bloom in May...

And in May the Roses .... 
that usually wait for June....

Not to mention the Clematis....
That I must admire as I enter my door....

And even a rainy morn captures me.... 
as the rain is caught on the leaves....
of  Lady's Mantle...

And Rose...

Leaf and Bloom alike.....

But we cannot linger, Dear Friends,..... rushing to work.....
As the plants are rushing to bloom.... 
and the seasons are changing so quickly....

Peonies explode forth....

Roses adorn Every shrub.....

And Foxgloves.....!!!

That seeded themselves last summer.....

With Such Abandon.....
Only rivaled by the Blossoms of the Roses Overhead....

And Every Single Blossom wanting to be admired....
As I rush by.....

On a Beautiful Summer Morning....

Calling to me....

In the morning....

In the Evening..... And was that only June...?
July was Merciless.... but the Day lilies didn't notice....

They glowed.....

And my Favorite Orchid Lily too.....

But before we know it, the Summer is passing by.....

The Queen Anne's Lace and the Phlox begin to bloom.....

And this year the Queen Anne's Lace was a sight to behold!

In the heat of the Summer all the other flowers faded.....
But the Queen Anne's Lace simply took my breath away...!!!

I could never get enough of it!
But even this must pass....
We are busy rushing back and forth...

And suddenly the Summer is Gone!
Cobwebs and dew greet us in the fading dawn...

Some so splendid they rival the most beautiful bloom.....!

And the morning light is meeker as I rush by....

And evening light is just as soft.... and early....
As the leaves begin to fall....

And cluster at the gate....

While the late roses continue to bloom....

And seed pods cast their treasures....

Until Jack Frost appears......

Where did the year go?

Alas... I think we know...!

7 comments:

  1. You have the kind of garden that I can only dream of. If there are flowers in my garden, I imagine it'll look quite a lot like yours; ramblingly pretty in a wild but comforting way. A Nature's Garden.

    Every year now, I shall wait for a post like this one from you, Betsy, so I can watch my twin garden from a far :)

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  2. Your garden is beautiful at any time of the year! Oh lucky you Betsy!
    Thank you for sharing beautiful pictures!

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  3. Oh my stars!! What a visual treat this post is! Thanks for taking the time to share - wonderful.

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  4. I Love this blog. Your travel through the garden season is so lovely... Almost makes me wish I still lived in New England. But I'm glad I no longer shovel snow..
    Lots of love (hope you see this!)
    Mom

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