Thursday, August 1, 2013

Flowers to Enjoy


August 1st,already. I can hardly believe it,but it is so.
I recently spent a few hours at the English Gardens again and have lots of pictures to share.
No,I won't share them all at once,but more are sure to follow.


The Poppies are so bright that it is almost hard to photograph them.
I do love how they look and the paper thin petals on them.


The Gardens have benches like this throughout. I love the way they are nestled among the flowers.
I usually do not take the time to sit down,as there are just too many flowers begging me to capture their beauty.


At the Water Lily pond,there are various colours of flowers.Most often one can capture double the beauty with the perfect reflections.
Did you notice the little Damselfly on the flower? I think that is what it is called.I only saw this once I put the pictures on the computer,A pleasant little surprise.


This is such a pretty colour.So far this year I have not noticed too many bugs on these flowers,so they are still a joy to photograph.


Here is just one of the many sculptures in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.This is all within the English Gardens.At another time I will show a few more of these sculptures.
I also love those healthy  Hostas. Wish mine looked like that.




Thought for Today:
Character is one of those qualities that takes time to develop.

I thought this fit into a garden post,because the plants also take time to develop and grow into a thing of beauty.

34 comments:

  1. Love your August Blog look (and your FB header).... Looks like you enjoyed the gardens. I could sit there for hours and hours!!!!! Love poppies and waterlilies... Hope we get back to Biltmore soon to see their waterlilies. Your purple one is gorgeous...

    Love the sculpture also...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Ruth, your blog design for August is beautiful. I admire folks who change their blog look so frequently. It's too much of a challenge for me.

    Anyway, this is indeed a lovely post. That poppy is just stunning. And the shot of the lavender water lily is amazing. I would not have noticed the damselfly on the white water lily if you hadn't pointed it out, but it's a nice touch. Love surprises like that.

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  3. That looks like such a pleasant and beautiful place to spend a summer day. Like your new banners both here and on FB.

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  4. I love it when you go to the English Gardens. Always a treat. Beautiful flowers, Ruth. Diane

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  5. Hi Ruth...Gorgeous Popp, and stunning shot with the reflection of the white Pond Lily!! I find that both of the color are had to photography !!
    Lovely place to visit!!
    Grace

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  6. Ruth, how wonderful to be able to visit a place of such charm and beauty. The waterlilies are entrancing and I know just how difficult it is to get definition in the bright red of the poppies. A really joyful post.

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  7. Be still my heart!!! My love of poppies is unbounded!!!! So this one is the star of the show and even better than MY poppy pictures!!! Stunning! How could you resist not taking a hundred more? I also love the water lily reflection!

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  8. Beautiful flowers! I love the water lily reflection shot! It's always a treat to get to visit a beautiful garden. I always wish I had a visiting gardener or two to help me keep mine looking so good!

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  9. Beautiful garden of visit. Love the waterlily reflection. Have a lovely weekend Ruth.

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  10. Wow.....those are really beautiful!!

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  11. Love your August header. The blooms you have shared today are oh so lovely. What a delightful and peaceful garden to visit.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  12. What a vibrant collection of flowers. I really enjoyed them....:)

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  13. your august header is beautiful and just right.
    the flowers are spectacular, especially the detail and color on the poppy. that said. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that bench shot... awesome

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  14. really, really is beautiful. the purple water lily stole the show for me - which is hard to do when you've got poppies!

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  15. I enjoyed "sitting" here with you for awhile!

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  16. It has been a while since I visited a Garden so it was lovely to be taken on tour. The quote goes well.

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  17. I look forward to more pictures from the English Garden. These are all wonderful, but I especially like the water lily photos.

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  18. I love poppies....so gorgeous and so red! What a lovely garden. Wish I had the stamina and know-how to make a really lovely garden. Love the statue, too! What a beautiful place.

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  19. dear ruth,

    these are amazing flower shots!
    love them all!
    that second one with the bench made me feel relaxed just looking at it.
    gosh, it looks heavenly!

    happy weekend, dear and thank you for such beauty.

    blessings!!

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  20. Ruth, gorgeous shots! I really like the water lilies, especially the purple one! That poppy is a wonderful close up!

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  21. Such color and perfection....What a wonderful place to visit and be renewed and refresh by all the beauty....

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  22. That looks like a wonderful place to visit. Your pictures are beautiful...The one of the poppy almost looks like a watercolor.

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  23. Beautiful photos. I love the Water Lilies!!

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  24. Love the purple water lily - so very pretty.

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  25. Thanks for sharing your visit again Ruth - what a great place to walk around and make photos. Especially love that purple water lily ! And great header.

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  26. Wow Ruth, those flowers AND your photo's are beautiful. what a beautiful garden

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  27. Gorgeous, Ruth. If only I kept my own gardens looking so wonderful. (That's what I always think when I see well-kept public gardens.) ;))

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  28. Awesome photos here. So inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Hello Ruth, your photos are gorgeous!

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  30. What a beautiful place. The poppy is my favorite.

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  31. awww the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the blooms!!

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  32. I must say the poppy would be one of my favourites too; beautiful Ruth

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  33. Lovely photo of the white water lily Ruth. They are easy to over power the view.

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