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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May Flowers

We've been experiencing hotter than normal weather for this time of the year, record-breaking weather to be exact.
The flowers need to be watered every afternoon, since the rainfall has been slight to none.
There is hope of a late evening shower, thanks to the remnants of tropical storm Beryl, I'm keeping my fingers crossed ! 

" Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which it's loveliness arises."
~Pedro Calderon De La Barca: 17th Century Spanish Playwright

The Balloon Flowers opening


Coreopsis and Lantana


Would you care to sit awhile ?


Mrs. Wren in her nest-box


Delphiniums in bloom



16 comments:

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Beautiful snaps! Blue and purple are my favorite color for flowers! Nicely done!

Dianna

Gerry Snape said...

great pics...hot here in Penketh too!..the statue looks a bit like the one at Norton Priory...have you seen it?

donna baker said...

Oh Jo, we too are getting summer's heat too early. I am letting the water drip on my newly planted hydrangeas, replacing my old ones killed by last summer's heat wave. I can't go out in my garden during the day now as it is too hot.

DJan said...

Such lovely pictures. I looked for Mrs. Wren in her nesting box but couldn't see her. Then I figured she must be inside, where I would be with temperatures that hot. Right now at noon here it's 50 deg F. And there you are setting temperature records. It would be nice to have an average! :-)

Denise said...

Gorgeous flowers, such pretty photos. Thank you for your well wishes on my Achilles problem. I have my foot propped on a cushion as I type. Very hot and humid here too so wouldn't be going out for a walk even if I could.

Patsy said...

Flowers are looking good in your yard, Arkansas is in a drought.

Snapper II said...

Beautiful flowers.
I realy like the chairs and bench.
I hope you get the rain you need.
We got some from the same system.

Cozy in Texas said...

Lovely. I hauled the hose pipe around the garden yesterday evening because there was no rain in the forecast and then we had a thunderstorm!!!
Ann

Nellie said...

Another post with lovely pictures!

Incidentally, it was your mention of the Renaissance Fair that took us to Triune this week-end to check it out! We stayed with our oldest daughter in the "big city," and she took over driving duties for all of us on Saturday. There was great attendance, in spite of the heat. Thank you for mentioning this event. Our daughter had never attended, though she has visited Arrington Vineyards more than once, a visit we also made.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

So beautiful photos!
I do hope you get some rain, but no wind!
love
tweedles

Michelle said...

Beautiful colors! I love the blues AND those chairs!

Miriam said...

I clearly need to add delphiniums to my list of plants to add to the garden next year!

Terry said...

The delphiniums are spectacular.

We are finally warming up - 60s by day, low 40s by night.

matron said...

Lovely photos of your garden,I also have a good show of Delphiniums,I love them,the blue is so vibrant this year.
Carolyn.

Mamabug said...

Lovely flowers! Love the pretty blue blooms. We have a little thunderstorm moving in on us right now.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, WELL---all of that rain yesterday missed us... Darn!!!! Like you, we need rain especially after all of the HEAT we have had...

Your flowers are beautiful... Love the Delphiniums.... Gorgeous!!!!

Hope you have a nice day. At least, it's COOLER.
Hugs,
Betsy