Saturday, March 20, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ Dusk in the Garden

Dusk falls gently in my garden after a long day of judging
children's pets at our local agricultural show. I am very tired
but happy remembering the children's glowing faces as the
deserving were presentd with their sashes.

Now I can appreciate the peace and quiet beauty of the last light
on my roses drifting scent from every direction.



Above, a massed bed of pink with just one red rose among them.

All photos enlarge with a click.



The beautiful 'Heritage', one of David Austin's roses that I
absolutely love.

Below, a close up with a few dew drops shining on the petals.



The mystery hour, the blue hour, the light fades while the
flowers glow like fairy lights until you hear the merry
laughter from the bushes, from the grass, from the trees ....



and gently tinkling from between the gleaming petals ....



Are the gods strewing rose petals on your path too with
fairies thrown in for good measure?
Flowers grow wherever raindrops fall, click on the Logo and see.
Thanks to Luiz Santilli Jr. and the marvellous Folower Team for
keeping this great meme going.

42 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flowers and beautiful words as always, Arija, and the perfect way to start my day! Have a lovely weekend -- or what's left of it!

    Sylvia

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  2. Lovely roses, my favorite flower! I enjoyed the poetry, too.
    Judging children's pets sounds like fun.

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  3. What a wonderful atmosphere! I think I love the third picture best, it's a perfect rose! Have a lovely weekend, Arija!

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  4. The roses are so very beautiful.....I am hoping in the Spring that mine will produce a few decent blooms. Chipmunks have taken over the flowerbeds and I actually am not sure WHAT will be left..... ;)

    XXOO!!
    Anne

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  5. Oh is that really the colour of your sky? Magical.

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  6. Lovely flowers in the shade of the close of the day, really a quiet time to reflect in the garden at this time of the day...or any time for that matter. be well~

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  7. Oh how beautiful! I love looking at the ways flowers look in the evening light or at dark. Wonderful pictures.

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  8. What a magical place your garden is...I'm sure faeries must live there. I can smell their fragrance from way over here...

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  9. It's a pity that we cannot smell all those flowers! They look so inviting and beautiful. Very nice to read your post!

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  10. You have such beautiful roses.

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  11. Your rose garden is so beautiful and your words to go with it are lovely.

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  12. so pretty! and so many, lucky you! i love the close up...too bad it's not scratch and sniff! :)

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  13. superb! flowers are by themselves poetry, and words come to add to their beauty!

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  14. It is too early for animal judging here. We normally have it in Easter.

    Your flowers are beautiful, so is your heart, the children must be so happy.

    A friend's mum love German shepherds, and she lived her life judging them and making so may friends.

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  15. Those roses are gentle and beautiful, my friend. Lovely.

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  16. Wonderful roses and beautiful words!
    Have a lovely day!

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  17. Your roses are so beautiful and I love these shots. Beautiful words too. I can imagine it was tiring judging the children's pets but also sounds like fun.

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  18. Your roses hold true to your garden of delights!

    A perfect place to be after that judging event.

    Take care Arija.

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  19. So beautiful Arija! They look like they smell good too! :)

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  20. How wonderfully lit photos, you certainly are good with your camera. Gorgeous flowers I can almost smell their fragrance through the computer.

    Today’s Flower

    Tyra

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  21. Lovely! Your words are as beautiful as those flowers.

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  22. What beautiful roses, and lovely commentary. Thanks Arija, for sharing these with Today's Flowers. Your photos make a heart sing.

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  23. Gorgeous shots...

    My entry this week: Spring Garden Exhibition. I hope you have time to visit as well. Thanks.

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  24. Love the first shot - it's magical as are your poetic words!

    Judging pets sounds like a wonderful activity. :)

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  25. These are great! But I don't understand. You said the heat destroyed your garden then how come you look like you have a nursery? My garden is gone, totally wiped out by 1-inch snow but today I say green buds coming out. Life! renewal! I miss you. How are you?

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  26. I am very happy to have found your blog. Your photos are beautiful and I'm discovering that the Aussie gardeners have very much in common with those of us who live in the Desert Southwest. Our local Botanical Garden has many specimens of plants which are native to Australia and they thrive here as well.

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  27. Beuatiful. Thanks for sharing your glorious garden with us.

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  28. A lovely blog - I really enhoyed it
    JJ

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  29. Your roses are truly beautiful. How nice you can sit back and enjoy their scent at the end of a busy day.

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  30. Such lovely roses! The Heritage rose is gorgeous, no wonder it is one of your favorites. I love the "mystery hour" photo.

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  31. These are SO pretty Arija. I wish I had your luck growing them. I'm sure it's not luck after all, but knowing them like a best friend, and knowing just what they need.
    B.

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  32. Aria, your roses are absolutely gorgeous. The light pink color gives them delicate and gentle look. I can imagine what wonderful scent they have.
    I am so happy that you liked my crocuses post. I love these lovely flowers too. I took the photos on Saturday of this past weekend. It was our first day of spring. The scene was really fantastic, and I was exciting like a little girl when I saw blue carpet of crocuses all around the wood. Thank you very much for visiting and for your nice comment.

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  33. ~ Very enchanting post Arija ~

    Maria

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  34. I love roses Arija. Thank you for sharing this delightful post. I have included roses as contributing to the memorable scents of childhood post and although lamenting that there do not seem to be as many roses around now,on the Adelaide plains anyway,yours in the delughtful countryside seem to be doing just fine. It's my opinion that roses do just fine in our heat, so it is upsetting that many people are removing them to become more water-wise. I am thrilled when I see an old fashioned Lorraine Lee rose, so reminiscent of those around when I was growing up.

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  35. My dearest Arija,

    Please do not do anything else but take good care of yourself andachieve some sort of comfort. Reading your comment made me feel your pain and I feel so sad! That you, my feisty, wise and strong friend, are succumbing to great pain and discomfort. Yet you are out here sharing the beauty that was gifted to you. You are an incredible woman. I love you. I pray for you and I do think of you everyday.

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  36. What a lovely way to end the day! It is me, Sandy, from Fourwinds Photo. I am writing from my garden blog these days

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  37. Arija, I really enjoyed reading your post today. Your roses are so pretty....they happen to be a favorite of mine.....especially David Austin roses. They take on such a magical quality in different lights, don't they? :)

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  38. Mmmmmm, I can smell them. I really can! And that beautiful sunset to embrace them, wonderful hues of blue and pinks. Spectacular!

    You were judging children's pets? Oh, how sweet! I love that. I bet you made so many children smile.

    xoxo

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