Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The end of 'New Dawn' for another year
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24 comments:

john.g. said...

Lovely photo Pat, we have a nice rose arch but they are finished now.

PI said...

John: I think our gardens are similar,except that yours is much better cared for.

FOUR DINNERS said...

Oi!! how'd you get in me back garden?? Seriously. Looks like it to a tee.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I guess there's nothing left now but to wait for the snow.

PI said...

4d: I'll bet it's tidier than mine!

PI said...

Hoss old pardner - your words of wisdom put a smile on my face:)

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

That's a lovely wee nook to sit with a kir of an evening.

PI said...

It is #~~~~Sam. when I had the arbour made - you can't see it fot plants- I had a competition for friends, to design a plant structure and gave a prize to the one who designed the best. It was anonymous, and wouldn't you know, my friend Margaret won it and there is always something blooming there. My mother used to lve to sit there also.

belle said...

I am amazed - you must be in a mild part of the UK - my acanthus hasn't even started flowering; my New Dawn keeled over and died; most of my roses are still in their first flush! That's what happens if you are 54North and at 200 metres above sea level on the top of a hill!

PI said...

Belle: I'm sorry about your 'New Dawn' We are quite mild in the SW and the sea(Bristol channel) is close by. I'd forgotten the name of the acanthus. It replaced one of those spiky red-tinted New Zealand plants which grew and grew and had to go. Cordyline I think it is.

Bob-kat said...

All those petals look like confetti!

The nights will be getting longer from now on so I guess it's the countdown to Christmas LOL!

Michele sent me to say hi.

PI said...

Hi bob-kat! It isn't just sloth that lets the petals lie until they have finished - I love to see them - same with magnolia petals on the lawn. Makes me feel delightfully decadent and Vita -ish!

Annie said...

How beautiful! I can just imagine a breeze stirring those petals into the air. A beautiful photograph. Thank you for sharing.

Here via Michele today.

sage said...

I love your bench in the garden, it's peaceful. Michele says hi!

Bob-kat said...

Hi Pat. Michele sent me back!

Your rose is beautiful - it certainly has plenty of blooms. It must be a lovely place to sit and have a quiet cuppa :)

PI said...

Thanks Annie! they are now sodden with rain and a bit of a hazard!

Sage: pop in anytime.

bob-kat: it's just about time to have my glass of wine but it's not quite warm enough!

Tanya (for GreenStone) said...

What a beautiful photo... Reminds me of spring -- I want to sit and read in that chair!

Hi from Michele's this morning!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A fine natural picture. Michele sent me.

D.O.M. Dan said...

Here from Michele's - where you snuck in a comment between me and Tiffany. Well I get to say hello to the both of you. By the way, I love that picture and would enjoy just sitting on that bench and relaxing.

PI said...

Thanks Tanya and jean-luc!

Sorry Dan if I queue jumped. My bench is very popular:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL Picture, Pat....Really so lovely...!

Thanks so much for yout sweet dear words....And you are right...it does take it out of you Spiritually, too...but I must say the lady that took care of me at the DMV was so nice....Business-like, but very very nice. And that lady that Mark got to solve this problem....These two people really renewed my faith in the true goodness in people, especially if they are approached in a calm way...! I am SOOOO glad this is over....Now, I re-coop....!

PI said...

Naomi: so glad it got sorted and you can get back to normal - in your own time. I think you should be proud of yourself:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Oh, what a lovely, lovely garden. I'd sit there quietly, sip tea, read books and day dream.

PI said...

GG: I can offer you Earl Grey, English Breakfast, a local speciality - Myers tea and any herbal you can think of:)