Summer glories

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.

flower display

They are worthy of framing, right where they grow!

Garden frame


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 …

Ducks at Kempenfelt Bay

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…

Wildflowers on Kempenfelt Bay

Happy summer to those of us in this northern hemisphere!! It passes all too quickly.


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44 Responses to Summer glories

  1. 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.

  2. restlessjo says:

    I love all that flaunting too! This is very beautifully done. I’m sorry it took me so long to visit. 🙂

  3. Inger says:

    Such a beautiful display of flowers! And I agree – they all disappear to quickly so let’s enjoy while their still here! 🙂

  4. pommepal says:

    Such a lovely gallery of colour and sunshine. Whether weeds or cultivated they all shine…

  5. mommermom says:

    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.

  6. Gorgeous summer images! The weeds are just as lovely as the flowers. 🙂

  7. Wonderful post. I adore flowers! That picture of the building and the purple bloom is quite lovely. 😀

  8. quilt32 says:

    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.

  9. Monika says:

    Beautiful photos! I love the second one 🙂

  10. Sue Slaght says:

    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.

  11. Lavinia Ross says:

    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?

  12. icelandpenny says:

    a beautiful tribute to something that adds such beauty to our lives

  13. Lynn says:

    Wildflowers are gorgeous this year! Great shots:)

  14. joannesisco says:

    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 🙂

  15. Gunta says:

    You have me missing all that green. It’s been far too dry around here.

  16. margaret21 says:

    Glorious photos: and very English to my eye too ( that’s a compliment 🙂 !)

  17. Brenda Elliott says:

    So true! Summer does pass by too quickly!

  18. agnesashe says:

    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.

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