August 03, 2011

A Peek at the Garden

Hello sweet friends.  Hope you're having a wonderful week.  I can't believe it's already August.  I'm trying to enjoy the last bits of summer that we have ahead and thinking back over how quickly the past few months have flown by.

I took a few photos at my parents' house the other day.  They have a wonderful flower garden and I thought I'd share it with you.


You'll find some pretty pastel pink coneflowers.


A weathered, cast-iron bird bath nestled amongst all the greenery.


A few pretty purple hosta blooms...swaying in the breeze.


Lots of fluffy white hydrangeas...


Some daylilies and astilbes...


and more coneflowers.


This last one is at my house...I was feeling a little left out.


Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the
 two most beautiful words in the English language.  ~ Henry James.


Hope you have a wonderful summer afternoon.

xo Tricia

40 comments:

  1. Tricia!!! Your photos are always so amazing...like art that comes alive!!! You my friend, are so talented!

    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  2. Un bellissimo post che dà allegria in queste foto molto colorate e piene di fiori! Brava. Ciao Cri : )

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  3. Lots of photo beauty today - my fave is the birdbath with the hostas (my favorite plant!). Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  4. What beautiful photos of a beautiful garden!

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  5. Loving your photos today Tricia, but then they are always beautiful!! :) A favorite of mine is the birdbath photo as well.
    Hugs~

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  6. I cold look at cone flowers all day. I don't think they'd grow well in the CA heat...someday when I don't live here anymore...i'm going to have tons of these beauties! Your parents garden looks like an oasis!

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  7. What a beautiful garden. I love your moms flowers, they are gorgeous, especially the hydrangeas!
    I love your yard as well, it looks so peaceful.
    Enjoy your day sweet friend.
    xoxo

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  8. seems like a corner of paradise...xo sandra

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  9. Amazing flower pics...

    so nice.

    Oh that garden must be really really beautiful with all those lovely flowers around.

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  10. Such beautiful flowers and pictures. Now I see where you get your green thumb from.

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  11. Very pretty...I love Coneflowers and they don't do well for me. Love the soft effect of the photos, something I have trouble with too(-: Very nice. I was thinking the other day how much I missed your Photo Friday...it was something I really enjoyed.

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  12. Oh what a beautiful garden you have!

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  13. Beautiful Garden! Makes me want a flower garden! Great pictures!

    In our sea of love

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  14. They do have a beautiful garden. And your view and not bad at all :) I always love your photos! Summer afternoons are just too hot around here...

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  15. Just gorgeous Tricia. I have been looking for coneflowers and I can't find any! I really want to take some photos of them since they are gorgeous!

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  16. The coneflowers are beautiful! What a lovely garden.

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  17. Oh Tricia, what a beautiful garden your parents have! Oh, and your view is absolutely stunning! I would love to spend a lovely summer afternoon there!
    hugs, Cheryl

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  18. I'm so glad you shared! It's such a lovely garden and beautiful images. I especially ove the pink coneflowers. (I hope I got the name right)

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  19. Such a beautiful garden - thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. Tricia - Your beautiful photos perfectly convey a laid-back "Summer afternoon". I love garden photos and even with the extreme heat we've had, most of our garden has survived (with a bit of extra watering). Always enjoy your pretty pics. :)

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  21. Oh, Tricia, what a lovely garden you have....looks just like summertime!!

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  22. You continue to inspire me....Love these photos! Xoxoxo

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  23. what a beautiful garden!

    xo
    ~molly

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  24. Hi
    Nice to see your blog ..
    Congratulations

    Rose

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  25. What amazing photography. It looks like I can just step right in the photos.

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  26. LUV YOUR BLOG, STOP BY & SAY HI, WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON :) GIO

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  27. So pretty, Tricia! All the humidity has made for beautiful blooms this year! What a gorgeous view you have!

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  28. Your parents have such a beautiful garden. And they have Astilbe which is one of my favorite perennials. Love their airy look and their big plumes.

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  29. Tricia,
    I wish I was a gardener but since I'm not, I will just have to enjoy everyone else's beautiful flowers and plants in their lovely gardens, and your parent's is gorgeous! All my favorites and the birdbath is so sweet!
    Thanks so much for visiting!
    Rebecca

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  30. You can say greetings to your mother that I love her garden:)
    I have noticed that I have started to thinking upcoming winter even there is still time for that but I try to enjoy every second the green nature and last flower, sunshine. If I just could bottled the summer memories. I'm loving this moment, it is not too hot anymore.
    Hugs
    Henrietta

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  31. Wow, what a really beautiful place to live in! And beautiful photos!:)

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  32. You take the most gorgeous and inspirational photos. Thanks so much for sharingthem with us:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  33. Wonderful garden images!!! Love Yvonne

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  34. What a beautiful garden, Tricia! :)
    The coneflowers are beautiful! I have never seen them here in Scotland, while back in Italy my parents have many in their garden. Have a lovely summer weekend!

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  35. Awesome! And your garden is so healthy!

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  36. Your parents' garden is gorgeous! That must have been a fun photo shoot for you.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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