It’s a time of year when colourful beauties flaunt themselves shamelessly – some are wild and some a little more refined but they’re all determined to reproduce.
…a time of year when it’s often hard to tell the weeds from their cultivated cousins.
They are worthy of framing, right where they grow!
Flowers can be abandoned as well as the buildings but they don’t know it and continue to each compliment the other’s faded beauty.
The wild ones bloom around my home town …
and the ones I like best are the milkweed, not because they are the most glorious but because they bring hope that the monarch butterflies will return…
Happy summer to those of us in this northern hemisphere!! It passes all too quickly.
Now when winter is surrounding me (or just darkness and now snow at all) it was lovely to feel the warmth and joy of these photos. They are so beautifully captured.
I love all that flaunting too! This is very beautifully done. I’m sorry it took me so long to visit. 🙂
Always nice to have you drop by – anytime!
Such a beautiful display of flowers! And I agree – they all disappear to quickly so let’s enjoy while their still here! 🙂
Thank you for visiting.
Such a lovely gallery of colour and sunshine. Whether weeds or cultivated they all shine…
So true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder in many things including flowers.
What beautiful pictures! I love the purple flowers, what are they? Your summers may be short but ours seem to linger for such a long time. It will be November before we get any relief and it will be hot, dry, and windy in the fall. Your lush green is so lovely! Beautiful countryside.
We’re especially green this year😊The purple flowers are foxgloves – very English garden like! Hope you are enjoying your summer.
Gorgeous summer images! The weeds are just as lovely as the flowers. 🙂
Thank you – this seems an especially good year for wild flowers. Some think it’s because of the record rains we’ve had.
Wonderful post. I adore flowers! That picture of the building and the purple bloom is quite lovely. 😀
Thank you. They seemed somehow dignified with both carrying on although abandoned.
The pictures are so beautiful – wild flowers are my favorite. I love the picture of the rustic frame on the fence and the view behind it.
Wild flowers are my favourite too☺️ That frame is a brilliant yet fairly simple idea – very clever.
Beautiful photos! I love the second one 🙂
So beautiful and such wonderful composition. soon enough the summer will gone but now it really is like such a rich feast for the eyes.
Isn’t it though! As long as we fully enjoy this season while we’re here I’m sure we’ll find pleasure in the ones to follow.
It looks so green and beautiful where you are. I like the picture frame in the fence! You must be getting good rainfall up there?
We had a record breaking June for rainfall. Isn’t that frame a great idea? Wish I could say it was my garden instead of just one I admired.
a beautiful tribute to something that adds such beauty to our lives
It is a time of year when we have such feasts for our eyes.
Wildflowers are gorgeous this year! Great shots:)
We are very lucky and they come with no work on our part!
Is it just me or has this summer produced considerably more flowers than previous years? I’m thinking all that rain did something positive. You’re so right …. the landscape is an absolute riot of fabulous colours.
I loved your line “some are wild and some a little more refined”. I look at some of the magnificent wild flowers (aka weeds) growing along the sides of the road and think they would look spectacular in any garden 🙂
We have something to thank the rain for besides a record crop of mosquitos! As I get older I too find myself appreciating the amazing wildflowers more than in the past…maybe it says something about changing values.
Yes, the skeeters seem to be worse than usual 😦 but like you I’m appreciating the wildflowers … I think the Bruce did a lot to help me with that education 🙂
Yes – flowers I’ve never seen before or in such profusion…The Bruce is life changing!
Oh my God, that is so true!
Thank you! Not African safaris or foxes in London but it is rather lovely just the same.
You have me missing all that green. It’s been far too dry around here.
It’s normally looking a little dry by now as well but with all our June rains it’s especially lush.
Glorious photos: and very English to my eye too ( that’s a compliment 🙂 !)
It is a compliment and the foxgloves are especially lovely this year. We have had more than our fair share of rain so that could explain it.
So true! Summer does pass by too quickly!
Do you find that they’re speeding up along with the months more generally?? Enjoy it while we can I guess.
Beautiful photos so rich with all that green – here it’s already beginning to look parched and tired with our low rainfall. You’re right it passes quickly best to get back out and enjoy that summer sun.
We had a very rainy June and have been reaping the rewards and consequences – flowers and mosquitoes…every garden of Eden has a snake I guess!
Yes, that would be fat slugs at the mo decimating the lettuce!
Oh no! At least when it’s the hostas they’re not taking your food.
Hostas !! gave up with those years ago, always ended up looking like tatty old lace.