Sunday, August 9, 2009

94 degrees and very hot!

It's a very "HOT" summers day today here in Ohio and I thought that I would just go in my backyard and take some new pictures of a few of the beautiful flowers for you. We're very fortunate here in Ohio as not to have so many of these "Hot, hot humid days" like today! I'd say that pretty much for maybe a week or so every summer it gets this "HOT" outside and then we'll be back down to the 80's to mid 70's again and 50's to 60's through the night. (Which I can't wait for, I'm not a summer person, I'd much rather see snow! lol)
I'm starting today with my gorgeous Clematis. I love them soooo! The dark purple color is so magical and romantic and and very inviting. To me the color is one of royalty and wealth. It's my favorite color!

With Fall being right around the corner, these beautiful flowers will be gone very soon and then not back again until next year. But I really do enjoy them while they're here! (This is me thinking of something much cooler then today...Fall, the Autumn leaves...ahhh Maybe if yous think central air conditioning which I do not have or just cooler temps it'll be better! lol)

Now, I'm off to the other side of my yard and here I have my Rose of Sharon. I actually have quite a few of these in my yard and they're always so pretty every year! Although some people think of Rose of Sharon as a "tree" (because it gets tall and can be pruned so as to have a single trunk), Rose of Sharon is classified as a "flowering shrub". The fact that it blooms relatively late -- and for a long time -- makes a Rose of Sharon shrub a valuable plant for those looking to distribute their yard's color display throughout the growing season. Now I have to confess, I don't prune mine but they're still gorgeous and bloom regular.



Now, onto some different flowers through my yard...
Even more still!

Oh look, there's a bee, hmm, let me try to get a picture of him...gosh, I hope I don't get stung!

Whoops...there he goes, yep and there he is hiding under that flower head...
Well, I hope that you enjoyed these pictures of some of the flowers I have in my backyard. I also hope that you have a wonderful rest of your Sunday and a fantastic new week! Hugs...Bobbi

10 comments:

Ebie said...

I have enjoyed the lovely flowers in your garden!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Awesome garden pics Bobbi!
I LOVE summer but after several days/weeks of hot weather I do actually look forward again to fall. I REALLY LOVE fall! Winter, now that is a whole different story LOL!
Have a great week!
Darla♥

Bobbi said...

Hi Ebie, very nice to see you and thank you so much! Mine aren't anything thought to your flowers in your gorgeous mosiac picture! Yours are gorgeous! I hope that you have a wonderful day.
Hugs...
Bobbi

Hi Darla, great to see you today! Thanks so much! So...did you get your pool yet??? I hope they have them in pretty colors, I'd like mine in a nice purple or pretty pink, but I guess blue would due to. lol I LOVE FALL, isn't it just beautiful and the weather is so pretty and nice to! Sooooon it will be Fall here thank goodness! But honestly though, winter and snow are fine with me to. lol Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Walking on Sunshine... said...

So beautiful!! Love the Rose of Sharon. My father loved them and he had tons of them in our yard. You take very nice pictures!

Silke said...

Hi Bobbi, your garden is GORGEOUS! Isn't nature just the best artist ever?! I love your clematis - that color is so rich! And your rose of sharon looks just lush! The other flowers we have in our garden as well although they don't look so good anymore this late into our hot season. You are inspiring me to get some pictures of what's in our yard soon! Stay cool!! Hugs, Silke

Brenda said...

You've got more blooming going on than I currently do here in East Texas. Where, let me tell you, if you want to try very hot and very humid, it's here. Been around 100 degrees and I don't even want to know the percentage of humidity. Your flowers are gorgeous! As for the mosaic, Mary at Little Red House did a tutorial a week or so ago. I copied and followed to the letter or I'd never have been able to make one.
Brenda

LDWatkins said...

The flowers are just beautiful! Mine were before the Texas summer took its toll, now they just limpily look at you. Enjoy them! We do! Thanks for sharing.

Marie S said...

Beautiful Garden Bobbi. I am partial to fall and spring with the nights are cool and the days are just right.
Stay cool
Love and hugs.

Bobbi said...

Hi Walking on Sunshine, so good to see you today and thank you so much for the compliment! Hope your day is a wonderful one for you!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Hi Silke, great to see you today! Thank you so much and yep, nature itself is the most beautiful of all! Oh, I'd love to see your garden flowers, now I'm excited! It actually stormed outside this afternoon so now it's even Hotter! But I'm trying to stay cool. I hope that your day is a beautiful one for you!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Bobbi said...

Hi Brenda, good to see you today! Wow, I don't think I'd like your weather t all! The heat and me just don't get along. Thank you so much for your kind words!
Thanks for letting me know about the tutorial, I'll check into that! I hope that you have a great rest of your day!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Hi Lynda,
It's really nice to see you today! Thanks so much for your sweet words and I'm happy that you enjoyed the pics! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Hi Marie, good to see you and thank you so much Sweetie!
It's fall and Winter for me anytime any day and everyday! Yesterday and today I've been thinking about that song "Let it Snow" lol I'll talk to you later. Give sweet lil Madi and great big hug and kiss for me!
Hugs and love to you...
Bobbi