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Thursday, May 29, 2008

To a Wild Rose

A lovely evening, so I decided to go for a walk to the beach in time for the sunset. First I took photos at home.... of the peony bloom, sweet peas that were planted late last year, blue flower like the plant in Flighty’s stone feature, a cloud that reminded me of the UK, Mr. or Mrs. Nuthatch on the clothesline, the neighbour’s veggie garden, my first yellow rose bud…then off I went down the path to the beach where I saw my first wild rose of the season, bramble blossoms, deep purple lilac, wisteria dripping from a tree, an eagle on top of a tree, the bright sun getting ready to set, footprints in the sand, and a dragon-fire sunset! I felt infused with the fragrance of lilac, wisteria, wild roses, blossoms ~ and the fresh sea air. All senses completely satisfied!




7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful selection of photos, and as you say a real feast for the senses!
    I like them all but the beach ones are really good, as is the nuthatch.
    I've actually moved my Centaurea montana 'Mountain Cornflower' as it wasn't very happy there.
    Thanks! xx

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  2. I am of the same mind as Flighty. Those seashore images are so beautiful and refreshing. How splendid that you're so near the beach. Lovely!

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  3. Flighty ~ thanks, glad you liked the photos. I finally got a decent picture of one of the elusive nuthatches, and one of these days I'll have to look through my photos, and see if I can figure out what they're up to! I've loaded a couple of videos taken last night at the beach ~ watch your toes....the tide's coming in!

    My "Mountain Cornflowers" appeared at the based of the lilac tree. What do you have planted in your stone feature now?

    Hi Roomie ~ So glad you enjoyed being at the seaside as well:) Yes, it's lovely that the beach is within walking distance...a good walk, too because it's downhill there which, of course, means an uphill walk back! Hope you enjoy the videos, too.

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  4. Oh, that cloud looks like the UK! And how lovely to see your peony in full bloom.

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  5. I also have Centaurea Montana in my garden, the blue bursts are one of my favourites. The cloud is definitely the UK. I live right down in the bottom right-hand corner! x

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  6. Thanks Nikki ~ Glad you could see the resemblance with the cloud shaped like the UK, too! Yes, the peony continues to bloom beautifully :)

    Louise ~ I'm glad to learn the names of the different types of flowers. Loved your comment about where you are situated in "the cloud"...LOL :)

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  7. I know it's been too long since I stopped by to comment... but just sitting back and watching the photos go by... with a smile

    I have a "thing" for water, clouds and sunsets and sunrises; the dragon-fire sunset made me beam a smile across the room (where my pearly whites Hollywood-polished I'd've probably blinded and bedazzled my co-worked on the other side of the office)

    It's been too long since I've been the beach; I've some time off due - maybe a trip is in order.

    Thanks for sharing,
    and thanks for the smiles
    WPx

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