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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

An Old Friend Returns

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow





The Rose of Sharons are in bloom, a fitting entrance for this first day of Summer.
Hopefully, the hummingbirds will be right behind, they have been a scarce sighting around the feeder.









21 comments:

Denise said...

So beautiful Jo. Happy Summer!

Sandra said...

i saw your rose of Sharon and thought, looks like a hibiscus to me, i googled and it is, R of S is a hardy hibiscus for other climates, it is beautiful, a little different than our tropical ones are

Sandra said...

forgot to say i like that poem and it says exactly how i feel. just got out of the pool, the temp is 98 the pool is 88 which is way to warm but felt like warm silk

Rob said...

They are lovely colours.

Patsy said...

We are very much in to summer, it is so hot. Lovely poem.

John'aLee said...

Beautiful pics!

Betsy said...

Beautiful! Good bye, spring....hello, summer!

Louise said...

I love the Rose of Sharon. My neighbor has a hedge of them. Around here, though, the flower that ushers in Summer is the Sundrop. They are right on time this year, the first one blooming a couple of days ago.

Country Gal said...

Lovely poem and photos !
Yup Summer is finally here YIPPY !

Deb said...

So pretty!

DJan said...

Happy Summer! I do hope that those hummers are really right behind the flowers... I am missing mine, too.

L. D. Burgus said...

Your blossoms are all so beautiful. You have so many wonderful colors and the close up shots are marvelous.

Anonymous said...

Put the kettle on, Jo, or I
will if you are near to
Brentwood.....Just discovered your blog and
spent a good part of the day
in it being reminded of our
time living in England. You
put me away with your video
of the children singing
"Going Home" and one could
not visit a Cathedral during
Christmas without hearing
"In the Bleak Midwinter"
What dear memories were
conjured...Bless you. The
invitation stands. I make
a mean pot of the brew.
Blessings ~
Gentility
Love your Queen Anne's Lace

matron said...

The flowers are beautiful and liked the poem that went with them.
Our summer,at the moment,is cold damp ,grey and miserable.

Diane said...

Just lovely!

Barbara Anne said...

Lovely!

Hugs!

karena said...

Lovely flowers. Happy Summer to you!

Romy said...

Happy summer!! :-)

Toyin O. said...

Very pretty flowers:)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

When we lived in the old Victorian home in town we had a whole row of Rose Of Sharon on the south side of the house. Here on the farm we don't have any....but maybe next year we'll plant a few. I miss them. Yours are beautiful! Have a great day Jo...
Maura :)

Clipped Wings said...

Love Oliver cat and teddy.