Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where, oh where did this glorious jewel of a day come from. 

The weather forecast said clouds and showers, but this morning I was first up and 'what to my wondering eyes did appear' but an upside down bowl of pure blue with just a few wisps of white like the remnants of whipped meringue dropped from a heavenly spoon.

After turning on the percolator the camera and I flew down the steps and into the garden.  Such bliss, - faint fragrances, long shadows and poppies shimmering in the morning sun.

Around in the shaded borders the delicate volunteers that have taken up residence crowd
 together in delicate cheerfulness.

The Abraham Darby catches the morning rays

The lovely new yellow rose lies shaded under its bright green leaves

A few new Stargazers open their petals to the sun

Down the path a little way, and the remnants of the peonies gathers itself together
 for a surprise day of sunshine.

The Philadelphia Orange flings its creamy blossoms against the heavenly bowl

I stop to admire the last of the iris to bloom 

and then to go in and retrieve a cup of fresh perked coffee to enjoy with
the quietness, the lovely mystical air of the morning garden
and the wonderful serendipity of this gift of sunshine
amidst days of lowering clouds and showers.


Dar said...

Isn't the morning light so perfect for photos? Yours are lovely of all of your gorgeous blooms. I love the orange of the poppies and the orange blossoms. I can just smell them.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes - it is days like this which equip us to survive the awful wintry days I think.
I love poppies - they are just so magnificent and 'in your face' and I love the way the light shines through them.
That iris is a beautiful colour - I have clear blue ones out and also some purple iris sibirica dragonfly.
Morning light is definitely the best.

Wanda said...

Your morning was similar to mine, appreciating the coolness of the shadows and early morning light. My poppies, iris and peonies bloomed over a month ago, so it was a pleasure to see your's in full beautiful bloom!


Barb said...

Oh, happiness for the beautiful shades and forms in your garden, Hildred, and for the wrong forecast! I can almost smell the coffee perking! My poppies in the front yard are beginning to bloom.

Kcalpesh said...

Stunning, Gorgeous and Beautiful captures...

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