Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Garden Party


Summer has been here for 59 days now, and it has been a very pleasant one, 
but it is finally showing its true colors with a few sultry days.




While everyone is trying to cool off...




a young female cardinal wonders what's going on in the flowerbed.  




It's a party, of course.  
The Salvia and Rosemary sent out fragrant invitations on the breeze to the butterflies and hummingbirds:


You're invited to a garden party.
Refreshments will be served as the nectar lasts.
Please wear your dazzling colors.




And so they have come, dressed in their finery.  




When the party began,
 the rosemary flowers were all standing straight as soldiers at Buckingham Palace 
and forgot to bend a few stems for the hummingbirds to perch on.  
Fortunately, there was some thin, rusty wire in the shop that worked for seating.




If you build it, they will come.




Linking with:
id-rather-b-birdin
Saturday's Critters
and Wild Bird Wednesday

Thanks to Kim Klassen for her texture Cecile on the first image.

31 comments:

Willow said...

What wonderfully enchanting photos .
Thanks for the share ! :))

Sharon said...

You are hilarious, Connie! Love these beautiful photos.

Ela said...

These are so amazing photos !
I love your first photo !

Brian King said...

That squirrel has to be one of the funniest things I've seen in a while! That's hilarious! Beautiful shots!

totakeajourney said...

So lovely...

eileeninmd said...

Cute post! You are so nice to the hummers, giving them a place to sit and rest.. :Lovely images!

Lisa Gordon said...

Connie, these photographs are absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the hummingbird.

We have actually had a rather cool summer. This morning when I went out for a run, it was just 44 degrees. Definitely not your typical mid-August weather.

Wishing you a wonderful evening!

Susan (ABON) said...

What a lovely and creative post! Love all the beautiful photos!

Karen said...

Terrific shots! I just LOVE that squirrel!

Felicia said...

amazingly beautiful images Connie.

Marie said...

The perfect garden party...with seating for all! :-)

*Manja* said...

♡ sehr, sehr schön! :-)
Liebe Grüße

Mary Cromer said...

Always such a pleasure to stop by, for your images are always absolutely stunning. These are no exception!

Mama Zen said...

These are lovely!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots! I love the photo of the squirrel. Somedays I feel just like that!

Adam Jones said...

That squirrel is so cute. I know how he feels.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

What a wonderful garden party! Squirrelly looks like "the morning after".
Such a sweet picture of the hummingbird. He seems to be posing.

Stewart M said...

The squirrel image made me laugh out loud when it came up!

Nice images.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: and what a great film the line comes from

Kamana said...

these are absolutely wonderful photos.

eileeninmd said...

Connie, stopping back to say thank you for linking up your post to my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Lovely!!! Especially the bird images. If you'd like....stop by I'd Rather B Birdin' and add the link to this post and share your bird garden with all the other bird enthusiasts.

The NEW linking will open at NOON [Texas USA] today....

at

http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful shots! i laugh when the squirrels lay out like that. :)

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful capture, like the first photo.

June Caedmon said...

I love a garden party - your is delightful. Squirrels make the perfect court jesters, don't you think? Gorgeous photos, Connie!

Madge Bloom said...

Beautiful garden and fun/beautiful garden party... love the squirrel.. that's so made me smile, inside and out!

Jennifer Richardson said...

This was pure delicious
brilliance!
THANK you for inviting our hearts
to the party....so grateful:)
I love the way you see!
-Jennifer

Ida said...

Wonderful series of photos. The hummer was fabulous and that squirrel made me laugh. Very pretty flowers and butterflies too.

Anni said...

...this is such a 'fun' post.

Your linking this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin' is much appreciated!!! Thanks.

pattisjarrett said...

Now that's my kind of party! Nice capture of the squirrel.

Ferlynx said...

Preciosas fotos un saludo.

Deanna said...

Oh my, I do love that squirrel stretched out...wonderful capture of all your critters!!