Saturday, 17 July 2010

Summer



Carmi's Challenge this week is "Summer". Summer to me means roses - any roses, although cream roses are my favourite.

This photo was taken at Loseley Hall gardens in Surrey. They grow right over a beautiful gazebo in the Rose Garden, and actually have a gorgeous scent! So many roses these days seem devoid of scent - and what is lovelier than burying your nose in a rose and breathing in the scent of summer?

11 comments:

Diane said...

My hubbys favourite thing to do is smell roses. I love it when you find a veru fragrant rose. xxxxxx

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I love the scent of roses - and I love cream or yellow roses too. Lovely picture. A

Twain12 said...

they are beautiful

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Those roses are beautiful. Yellow is my favorite color.

Melanie said...

I love roses. Very pretty pic. I especially like the light on the rose on the top left.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

what's lovlier? almost nothing.

Carmi said...

These are so beautiful! Try as I may, I've never been able to capture roses with as much delicacy as you have here. These are gorgeous...the yellow shadings are almost too lovely to describe!

KathyA said...

You are sooo right, Gilly! There is nothing more beautiful than the fragrance of roses! I don't buy roses (to plant) that have no fragrance.

kenju said...

We used some garden roses in the flowers this past weekend and they had a glorious smell! Those are beautiful, Gilly.

Cloudhands said...

Such pretty roses. You have captured them in a very nice composition. I'm sure it would win an award if you entered it in a contest. They almost look good enought to eat, like frosting roses.

Aunt Snow said...

Beautiful....!!