Sunday, August 30, 2015

Summer Gardens And Flowers

Gardens and parks across the city are filled with flowers and blooming plants through the summer, and this one's been pretty good for them. In these parts in July, what I've always thought of as snowball bushes start to bloom. This one is outside the Lord Lansdowne retirement home in the Glebe. As of the moment, where one finds them in the city, these bushes are doing quite well.

These flowers were up in Dundonald Park.

The flowers in these two shots could be found at homes in the downtown core.

These sunflowers are by a restaurant in the city core.

While down at Dow's Lake, this gives you a look at what gets planted in Commissioner's Park after the tulips are gone. You may remember that stone wall.


  1. Such a lovely post today.
    All the flowers and green, so beautiful.
    Not sure if that would last here in Tucson it was a rather brisk 102.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Hi William, this is a lovely blooming post, filled with flowers. I have the same flower like the 1st photo but the flowers in your post are so big and round! Happy Sunday!

  3. Lovely series, William, and my favourite is your second photo!!! I love the brightness...and the yellow and green combination is captivating!

  4. Glorious northern blooms, William

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    //"" SO HAPPY to BE BACK!
    Trip was great, but being without internet made me miss you and all my friends!

  5. Beautiful flowers make life more pleasant.


  6. Very pretty flowers, a joy in summer to see them everywhere blooming.

  7. I've been noticing some late summer bloomers around here, too.

  8. Beautiful flowers. A great pic for Sunday!


  9. É a natureza deixando o seu esplendor numa belíssima floração
    Tenha um domingo feliz
    Um abraço William

  10. The world would be such a sad place without flowers, beautiful images William.. You and I are on the same wavelength today :)

  11. I'm sure you know how much I love flowers and these are all great.

  12. Gardeners do an excellent job to maintain blooms throughout the summer.

  13. Bright light.
    Bright flowers.
    A welcome repite from the darkness of the museum and stone edifices.

  14. I'm going to be redundant here and say what everyone else has already said: beautiful!

  15. I especially like the sunflowe, but they are all lovely!

  16. It does seem to have been a good year for flowers! On the other hand my tomatoes have done poorly!

  17. Such beautiful blooms. It's wonderful to see so many lovely and colorful flowers.

  18. They look pretty. My flowers have been so-so.

  19. Love those 'snowball' bushes William, could they be hydrangeas......

  20. Nice. I have a thing for hydrangea. And lilies.

  21. Absorbing all the colours for the stark whites of winter!

  22. @Tex: I certainly thought so!

    @Parsnip: we've had a few hot days, but nowhere near that high.

    @Nancy: that's very typical of them here. This has been a good year for those bushes, and the blooms have lasted long.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Siddhartha: thanks!

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Tomas: they certainly do.

    @Marianne: it certainly is a delight to see them this time of year.

    @Revrunner: some years if we get too much heat, some of them go early.

    @Janis: thank you!

    @Gracita: thanks!

    @Grace: I'll look for your post!

    @Sharon: and I've got more flowers in an upcoming post in a few days.

    @VP: I wanted to go for the differences in flowers with these.

  23. @Red: they certainly do!

    @Blogoratti: thank you!

    @EG: it really is nice this time of year.

    @Birdman: quite a difference from what I'd been posting for a week!

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Marleen: sunflowers do very nicely here in August.

    @RedPat: some plants will do well under certain conditions.

    @Tamago: thank you!

    @Lois: thanks!

    @Linda: if I tried tending flowers myself, I'd end up killing them.

    @Geoff: I'm terrible with identifying flowers myself.

    @Jack: my favourites are tulips, which of course are only around briefly.

    @Jennifer: and winter isn't that far away!

  24. Ah beautiful hydrangeas and sunflower! Not quite the tulip riot but marvellous summer colours!

  25. Flowers make cities so much more livable...or any place, for that matter.

  26. awesome blooms, luv the hydrangeas. ( :