Monday Meanderings–The Flower Garden


Photo Credit: V. Slotto

Photo Credit: V. Slotto

Photo Credit: V. Slotto

Photo Credit: V. Slotto

After a busy weekend for many of us celebrating a holiday, I thought it would be good to start the new week with a moment’s reflection.

I took the photos of the Yucca and Smoke Bush at neighborhood homes the rest are from chez nous.

Here’s a Mr. Linky to this post in case you want to add a link to some photos of your garden. Or perhaps you’ll be inspired to write a poem based on a photo from your own garden or, if you like, use one of these. Take a few moments to enjoy the beauty of nature before charging back to whatever awaits you at work or wherever the day will take you.

An aside–a special thank you to Laurie Kolp who took the time to read and review my novel, “Winter is Past,” on Amazon.com

Oops. Had this scheduled for the wrong date!

Photo Credit: V. Slotto

Photo Credit: V. Slotto–Clematis

Photo Credit: V. Slotto

Photo Credit: V. Slotto–Rose

Photo Credit: V. Slotto

Photo Credit: V. Slotto–Various Perennials

Photo Credit: V. Slotto

Photo Credit: V. Slotto: Day Lilies and Coreopsis

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14 thoughts on “Monday Meanderings–The Flower Garden

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    These are lovely photographs, Victoria. You must have a lovely garden. 🙂

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  2. A lovely page of truly loved natural spaces here Victoria – my pleasure to accept you invitation to post a link to the fresh cut peonies and roses from my garden here… http://www.scotthastie.com/?p=2210
    With Best Wishes to you and fellow garden lovers! Scott

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    • Thank you, Scott. As I mentioned on you blog, these peonies and roses are exquisite. I though of them as I walked past my own peony bush which was spent a few weeks ago. But the roses are in full bloom right now.

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  3. brian miller says:

    is that second one the smoke plant? its cool…i dont know that i have seen them…love all the flowers…the deer at my rose bush this year, oh well we got to see it for a little bit….hmm…got to go see what is still alive out there…smiles…if nothing else i am sure we have wild flowers…

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    • Victoria says:

      Yes, a Smoke Bush. We had a huge one in the backyard that took a big hit this winter so David cut it back a lot. It’s alive but not like this one. Hope you enjoy the wild flowers as much as the deer enjoyed the roses.

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  4. […] prompt came from Victoria Slotto where there are some beautiful garden […]

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  5. Sorry, Victoria, I misread that I should have put the poem on my blog. If you like, cancel my comment and I will put it in my blog and add it to Mister Linky

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  6. heidi says:

    Hi Victoria! Lovely post. I hope what I linked was okay 🙂

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  7. Rambling thoughts

    Extreme changes are afoot –
    large garden with sweeping lawn
    merging with green countryside,
    by rampant weeds
    for which the energy
    needed is deserting us.

    The joy we’ve had in watching
    trees and shrubs and flowers grow
    towards maturity,
    the satisfaction in providing
    our own fruit and vegetables,
    will soon be in the past.

    A large tablecloth
    will cover the garden
    where we’ll soon
    be putting down our roots
    and tending flowers in pots.

    I can’t find a picture of either garden since the computer mender mucked up my laptop, but you’ve seen lots on my blog, the most recent being http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/6-word-saturday-51/

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    • Victoria says:

      This tells the story of what’s happening in your life now, and something we will anticipate in the not far distant future. As the years go by, the garden seems bigger and harder to maintain. Perhaps when that happen we’ll go to the desert full time, but right now it’s 114 F. Don’t know about that.

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  8. claudia says:

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    • Victoria says:

      Claudia, this is amazing. It’s like that rose creates its own little world, a shelter where you’d like to curl up and write poetry. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. claudia says:

    beautiful pics victoria.. i have a small garden so i have to go skyward… will post a pic i posted on twitter lately about the roses in my pear tree.. just doing it in a separate comment box in case it’s getting too big..smiles

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