Garden delights

I love gardening —

I could watch it for hours!

Or even better, photograph it…

Rhodies

There’s nothing better

Than flowers in full bloom,

Poppy copy

Scenting the air

And acting as a landing pad for bees,

Bee

Or petalled beauties

Wearing pink wigs.

Thanks to all my neighbours who have such photogenic gardens!

Ladies in bath

For more beauty, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

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99 responses

  1. Wow those poppies are gorgeous – wonderful scenes Jo.

    July 7, 2014 at 15:24

  2. daryledelstein

    oh my .. i had never seen a white poppy .. lovely …

    July 7, 2014 at 15:28

  3. Really wonderful and colorful.
    Best regards, Synnöve

    July 7, 2014 at 15:29

  4. Beautiful post, beautiful photos flowers Ladyfi! 😃❤️

    July 7, 2014 at 15:30

  5. ‘watch it for hours’ – too cute!

    July 7, 2014 at 15:42

  6. A fine post of gorgeous flowers. I like your sentiment about watching flowers too. I wish we could have the fragrance on line! ;-)

    July 7, 2014 at 15:58

  7. We too love staring at these beauties.

    July 7, 2014 at 15:59

  8. What a gift to have one’s own garden. Beautiful captures.

    July 7, 2014 at 16:05

    • Not my garden, unfortunately – I’m far too lazy for that! ;-)

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 7, 2014 at 19:36

  9. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful – that orange poppy is especially striking, and you know from my blog header I have a special place in my own heart for the bleeding ones! :-)

    July 7, 2014 at 16:06

  10. You’ve captured some beautiful garden delights. Your photos are gorgeous.

    July 7, 2014 at 16:13

  11. How gorgeous! The poppies are beautiful!

    July 7, 2014 at 16:21

  12. Gorgeous and delicate and vibrant photos! I feel much the same about gardening as you. Greatly appreciative of others’ efforts! :)

    July 7, 2014 at 17:47

  13. wow those orange and purple flowers are amazing…so crisp…i def love a well done garden…but also the wildness of nature in the raw…..

    July 7, 2014 at 17:53

  14. Such exquisite, colorful flowers, Fiona!! And superb captures as always! I love the bee in the next to last shot! Looks as though he’s found lunch!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty of your world!! Have a great week!!

    July 7, 2014 at 17:56

  15. I like how you snuck some humor into this marvelous post of posies and more. Nothing better than a little bit of poetry too with your photos. Love them!

    July 7, 2014 at 18:29

  16. The bleeding hearts are indeed a wonder! And the poppies as landing pads is a brilliant leap of the imagination.

    July 7, 2014 at 18:36

  17. Pat

    Lovely shots from your garden.

    July 7, 2014 at 18:39

    • Not my garden – but a garden in my neighbourhood.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 7, 2014 at 19:25

  18. What beautiful flowers you have in your garden.
    I especially love the white poppy. We see a lot of reds/oranges here, but very few whites, so this is a real treat.
    Happy day to you!

    July 7, 2014 at 18:42

  19. Wondrous blossoms of summer!

    July 7, 2014 at 18:53

  20. I love them in the same way you do! Beautiful shots. Tell your neighbors I said thanks!

    July 7, 2014 at 19:13

  21. JM

    A feast for the eye!

    July 7, 2014 at 19:23

  22. Flowers are so amazing in close up detail. There is so much more to see. Nicely caught and presented. :-)

    July 7, 2014 at 19:42

  23. Oh, you make me laugh, with “I love gardening —I could watch it for hours!, ha ha ha. Beautiful images you have done.

    July 7, 2014 at 20:13

  24. Absolute Beauty!

    July 7, 2014 at 20:15

  25. Gorgeous flowers, Fiona. You know me!!! I absolutely love pretty flowers. Yours are TERRIFIC.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    July 7, 2014 at 20:17

  26. The garden is gorgeous.

    July 7, 2014 at 20:35

  27. Beautiful flowers. Very lovely colors.

    July 7, 2014 at 20:39

  28. Beautiful colors. Summer is such a great time of year with flowers everywhere.

    July 7, 2014 at 21:19

  29. Lovely shots of beautiful flowers!

    July 7, 2014 at 21:46

  30. Absolutely gorgeous – and perfectly captured too.

    July 7, 2014 at 21:53

  31. Your words and photos always have such an uplifting quality. Love all your neighbors’ blooms, but that poppy is a wowser!

    July 7, 2014 at 22:11

  32. Yes, some wonderful photos, great colors and beautiful flowers!

    July 7, 2014 at 22:23

  33. So colourful and beautiful!

    July 7, 2014 at 22:32

  34. Pat

    A beautiful variety of flowers from the garden! restore the colors of gaiety

    To reside in Venice, personnaly I ‘was in a hotel in Mestre, and the bus to the hotel, a 15 minute ride – if you would like to address?
    good week!

    July 7, 2014 at 22:36

    • THanks – but I’ve found a Bed and Breakfast in the outer reaches of Cannaregio.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 8, 2014 at 07:54

  35. I love watching the flowers too. They are all so beautiful. And I love the cute Berner pup! Thanks for throwing that in for Our World. Have a happy week!

    July 7, 2014 at 23:08

  36. That white Poppy is spectacular! Mine are ready to burst their little bud caps soon. Every morning, I look out the kitchen window hoping to see a new little spot of color!

    July 7, 2014 at 23:13

  37. miyahde

    What a delight for morning; thank you verry muh for hosting♡♡♡ Lovely poppy is one of my favorite flower.
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    July 7, 2014 at 23:55

  38. Hi! Very beautiful. I like the bleeding-heart flowers very much. Thanks for sharing.

    July 8, 2014 at 00:06

  39. I’ve never seen a white poppy. The red one is breath-taking.

    July 8, 2014 at 00:23

  40. Every morning there seems to be something new, a wonderful way to begin the day! Awesome…crisp, clear photos…:)JP

    July 8, 2014 at 00:25

  41. Lovely flowers! Wonderful shots!

    July 8, 2014 at 00:33

  42. Now my heart is abloom! Thanks

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

    July 8, 2014 at 00:35

  43. AHHHHHH, Stunning.
    I just ADORE mandarin poppies! xx

    July 8, 2014 at 01:02

  44. gorgeous images.

    July 8, 2014 at 01:23

  45. I also love gardening. The flowers are really relaxing.

    July 8, 2014 at 01:28

  46. You and I are the same kind of gardeners! So I loved this post. We have good neighbors who share (and perfect strangers too who don’t even know they’re sharing … I’m shameless at stealing flowers!) So … we are them same, but you take better pictures! These are truly lovely. Wonderful summer.

    July 8, 2014 at 02:46

  47. Beautiful!!!

    July 8, 2014 at 02:56

  48. Those bleeding hearts are gorgeous!

    July 8, 2014 at 03:12

  49. Your flowers are gorgeous!

    July 8, 2014 at 03:45

  50. What a “deliciously” vibrant orange Poppy! (Interesting to see your photo too of the Bleeding Heart flowers, an image of which I also posted last week – hadn’t seen them previously) Thanks for hosting, Ladyfi

    July 8, 2014 at 03:46

  51. love that poppy!!! these are great. you should join Annie’s garden link up on thursdays :)

    http://www.manneskjur.com/gardens/60-how-does-your-garden-grow

    July 8, 2014 at 04:56

  52. Beautiful shots, you are such a versatile photographer

    July 8, 2014 at 05:08

  53. Rahul

    A visual treat!

    July 8, 2014 at 06:19

  54. Gorgeous flowers, lush colors!

    July 8, 2014 at 06:33

  55. joannajenkins50

    Oh to have a green thumb!
    xo jj

    July 8, 2014 at 06:48

  56. Great poppies!

    July 8, 2014 at 07:21

  57. Gorgeous flower photos!

    July 8, 2014 at 07:23

  58. What a bunch of delight!

    July 8, 2014 at 07:26

  59. That purple in the centre of the poppy – gorgeous!

    July 8, 2014 at 10:34

  60. stuning shot of the poppy. :)

    July 8, 2014 at 11:35

  61. lindyloumac

    Calling by today from Our World Tuesday, stunning shots of your neighbours flowers. :)

    July 8, 2014 at 11:41

  62. Stunning photos and lovely sentiments. All the best, Bonny

    July 8, 2014 at 12:00

  63. second picture is my favorite :) it is so full of details :)

    July 8, 2014 at 12:47

  64. Wonderful flowers, wonderful colors:) Greetings

    July 8, 2014 at 13:05

  65. jolies

    July 8, 2014 at 14:38

  66. I do like the shot with the bee – norther summer seems to be going to rather well!

    Sorry for slow reply – hectic weeks!

    Cheers – Stewart M

    July 8, 2014 at 15:19

  67. Yes thanks indeed. Such vibrant colors that you found. We have not had much time for a regular flower garden, but we are doing a wildflower garden again in the backyard. It is so little work and produces beautiful rewards.

    July 8, 2014 at 15:41

  68. All the flowers are gorgeous, but the winner is the fiery red poppy! It made my day! Thank you and have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

    July 8, 2014 at 16:23

  69. Those photos are gorgeous! I could almost smell the fragrance just from looking at the pictures!

    July 8, 2014 at 16:45

  70. Hmmmm,….the best thing next to having your own beautiful garden is to have neighbors with fascinating gardens. The array of shots shows it.

    Yoko

    July 8, 2014 at 17:01

  71. You have some beautiful scenery.

    Lucky for me, my wife is an avid gardner. I try to help with some of the maintenance, but she does all the hard work.

    July 8, 2014 at 17:24

  72. Beautiful macro floral shots for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    July 8, 2014 at 18:29

  73. Your neighbours may have great gardens, but you have a lovely eye for capturing their beauty. Wonderful shots.
    Wren x

    July 8, 2014 at 18:51

  74. chaitalipatel2000

    Beautiful garden and gorgeous pictures.

    July 8, 2014 at 18:54

  75. We always love shots of flowers…bring on summer.

    July 8, 2014 at 20:06

  76. I love gardens but not the gardening. Beautiful flowers.

    July 8, 2014 at 21:48

  77. Lovely! And love your quote!

    Linda

    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

    July 8, 2014 at 22:21

  78. I love the red poppie

    July 9, 2014 at 00:09

  79. onceupona

    So many gorgeous flowers! The bleeding heart is gorgeous! Cheers! Danette

    July 9, 2014 at 02:26

  80. I hate gardening with a passion, but I love nature, and I have to admit those photos are stunning!

    July 9, 2014 at 02:47

  81. oh how gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

    July 9, 2014 at 03:51

  82. I agree – flowers are wonderful photo subjects! You have some amazing shots here. I really love the poppies.

    July 9, 2014 at 04:43

  83. It should be a law that all neighbors have to be like yours…smile.

    July 9, 2014 at 06:09

  84. You can’t beat a good flower photo :)

    July 9, 2014 at 08:44

  85. The flowers are gorgeous … so true, flowers in full bloom one of the beauties of nature.

    July 9, 2014 at 09:31

  86. mir

    these are beautiful! i love that side of the flowers that colours our life

    July 9, 2014 at 22:44

  87. Anonymous


    Nice… very nice…

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    July 9, 2014 at 23:14

  88. What gorgeous colors, thank God for neighbors’ gardens :) Thanks for visiting us Ladyfi.

    July 10, 2014 at 02:18

  89. Pretty flowers! I would watch flowers the whole day. I just bough Bleeding Heart plant, can’t wait for spring!

    July 10, 2014 at 03:40

  90. beautiful photos of your garden flowers – you must have a really green thumb, kiddo!

    July 10, 2014 at 11:14

    • Nope – I don’t like gardening, but my neighbours do!

      July 10, 2014 at 11:27

  91. I couldn’t agree more Fiona.. as much as I complain about my ‘jungle’ it’s extremely satisfying working out there.

    July 11, 2014 at 18:45

  92. Beautiful flowers, stunning colors and close-up photos

    July 12, 2014 at 14:10

  93. What gorgeous blooms! I love pretty gardens too and miss my old garden terribly. We only have a tiny courtyard at the back of our unit.

    July 14, 2014 at 06:02

  94. They are all pretty but I specially love the picture of the orange poppy.
    EmCi

    July 17, 2014 at 05:47

  95. Beautiful posts my friend ,beautiful blog thank you for share it for us ! with love maxima

    July 17, 2014 at 06:48

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