Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More Flowers

It is a beautiful breezy spring day here Amongst The Oaks. This morning I watched a hummingbird taking a bath. First it flitted amongst the sprinklers. Then it wriggled around on the wet leaves, but I must have startled it because suddenly it flew away. Maybe it was embarrassed about having its picture taken just out of the shower.

I also took some more photos of flowers. The Lord of the Manor calls this the Headache Rose because we bought it just after he recovered from his first migraine headache. He seems to have gotten over them, but the name has stuck. I think its real name is Melody Parfume.

This rose is called Evelyn and it smells heavenly. It's a David Austin rose.


Next are some irises, but I don't know their names. The peach colored one smells like, well, peaches sort of. Or peach cake.




This rose is called Julia Child. We got it because we admired the chef, but we've grown to like the rose too. It's another David Austin rose. I guess I'm old fashioned, but I prefer the ruffled, old world look of these roses over the hybrid teas. And with their small petals, they seem to do well here in our summer heat. I hope you all have a happy day too.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a darling little hummingbird. I love to hear them and then try to find them. I bet they really love your backyard.
And the Julia Child is lovely.
Karen

Mary said...

Just beautiful! I love the old-fashioned roses, too. Unfortunately, the deer like them as well...
xoxo,
Mary

Morning said...

I can't believe you just have hummingbirds flying around in your garden -- how exquisite! I've never seen one in real life before.

Beverly said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. It is a bit of morning delight.

Pat said...

I love your beautiful flower pictures! It's always a treat to visit your blog

Hugs, Pat

Rhondi said...

Beautiful photos of flowers. The roses are especially lovely. I can almost smell them!
Rhondi

Tara said...

How gorgeous are these! Thanks for sharing--the hummingbird--stunning!

:0)
Tara

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I've been wanting a peachy coloured iris for a long time, yours is lovely, so are the others. I remember beautiful roses in my grandparent's garden, the lovely old-fashioned varieties with a wonderful scent. x

Rosezilla said...

Ah, what lovely photos of roses! Thanks for sharing.

Miss Jean said...

I just love Iris'! I have some that were from my grandmother's garden that I cherish. I purchased a Julia Child rose myself last year. I have it in a pot as I have a horrible gopher problem and they just love my roses. It certainly is a beauty. We have hummingbirds and I am always amazed when they land and stand still. Yours must be a lovely garden.

Janet said...

I love that Julia Child Rose..looks so buffy, yellowy ( if there was such a word. I am trying to clear some room in my limited sunny space for a couple of roses. I went to a wonderful, newly expanded nursery and found a David Austin rose called "Pat Austin", a great copper color. A perfect Mothers Day gift, don't you agree?

lifeinredshoes said...

Such a beautiful blog! Love the pics, jealous of your walk on the Great Wall, and I too have my Grandmas sewing box. Priceless.