Monday, April 23, 2012

~Roses and Artichokes in the Rain~

The rain makes everything beautiful.
The artichokes are just starting to produce.
The leaves look like birds with their wings open. 
Can't wait to have fresh 
artichokes from the garden.
We have a lot of roses in beautiful colors.

The rain was just what the garden needed.
I love how open the Sally Holmes flowers are. 
The Cecile Brunner has gorgeous clusters of pink. 
New buds are just as beautiful.
Our latest photos of the baby hummingbirds!
So cute...
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed your gardens.


  1. Those are some gorgeous roses my friend... love ya

  2. What a gorgeous view you have given us of your garden...the roses are so spectacular, and I love the contrast of the green artichokes!! Love this time of year, when we bloggers get to view such beauty by the flick of a finger! Here in Ontario we are still at the bud and leaf stage, so this is so great to see! Thank you, N.xo

    1. I'm glad you like the photos. I bet Ontario is beautiful too! Thanks for your comment.


  3. I really love the way you capture the day to day life.

  4. Jody, Dear, these are all so beautiful...and those baby hummingbirds...Oh, MY!! I see your lights there for scale...where is the nest? (And I would love to participate in your Friday party!)

  5. Beautiful roses!
    How lucky you are that you can grow them so well.

    Darling baby hummingbirds.
    How fun that you can watch the nest and watch them grow :)

  6. hi jody,
    your roses are a dream!!!great photo of hummingbird!!!!!
    have a wonderful day,

  7. The wee hummers just stole my heart. We have a few just starting to feed at our house now. The artichoke is just glorious. Your photos are splendid.

  8. Beautiful photos. Love the blossom right after it rains.
    Mary Alice

  9. I like the way you capture the beauty and freshness that spring rain brings out in the plants ...something we often overlook . Thank you for your nice comment on my post today .

  10. The flowers are beautiful. How did you get a picture of the baby Hummingbirds. So wonderful.

  11. OMG Jody!!! This post of your roses in the rain is gorgeous. Your photos are just amazing!!!!
    I have been reading here for a few posts that I have missed, and have to tell you how beautiful your gardens are. And the post about your mom was so lovely. What a beautiful woman she is. It is so difficult to lose a mom or to know that soon you will lose them. My mom is 83 this year and I cherish the minutes I have with her.
    Thank you for your lovely blog!
    hugs from here...

  12. These are some of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. What a wonderful treat!

  13. Anyone that can grow roses, artichokes, hummingbirds, AND manage two blogs is tops in my book! Thanks for dropping by, Mary...going to head off and look around both of your beautiful blogs. Happy weekend - Tanya

  14. Hi Jody, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  15. Hi Jody! I miss you!!!! These photos are was so fun meeting Stan and your sweet daughter at Summers Past. Lets get together for lunch k????

  16. We are spoilt for choice here Jody. Both your blogs are beautiful. Thank you for pressing the little follow button, I have much pleasure in doing the same!


  17. Jody, so beautiful! I'm so happy to have found your blogs.

  18. Thank you Jody for your visit on my blog! YOur garden is gorgeous and what a charming atmosphere!!!! You truly have green fingers...your roses are stunning!!!
    Enjoy this beauty!

  19. Hi Jody, you have a very beautiful blog here with such gorgeous pictures. Those roses you grow are magazine worthy!
    The hummingbirds are so sweet what a treat to see them. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog.
    Have yourself a super week
    Eileen @ cottage Beach House

  20. what gorgeous roses... and the little birdies... how cute!

  21. I love your pictures and your blog, full of inspiration! Catherine

  22. These photos are AMAZING!!! Simply gorgeous, they need to be on a magazine cover.
    And those little humming birds are the best. Your photos show God's hand all around.
    Have a great week!

  23. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. Just loved seeing all these gorgeous pictures and yes the rain makes everything so pretty. Those baby hummers are precious!

  24. I am delighted that you have stumbled upon my humble little blog! Thank you for becoming a follower Jody, and for the sweet comment that you left for me to find.
    Oh my, your blog is ever so lovely, and your gardens simply take my breath away! I shall certainly return as a follower time after time.
    Until we visit together again, I wish you much joy!

  25. Gorgeous photos! Nice, beautiful and lovely.

  26. Wow! Gorgeous pictures. The hummingbirds are adorable.


  27. Your roses are some of the best I have seen. I love them with the raindrops that have collected between the petals. Without rain, no roses..I hope to succeed with my roses this year. The beetles devour them. I hope the soap and water will work. Too sad to see them eaten to bits. How lucky to have the Humming bird babies in your sight. I love these small beautiful creatures..Very nice post. Happy May Day...


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