Blooms, Bees & Bliss

A few pink Rose of Sharon blooms~

 Providing a pop of color~

Attracting busy bees. . .

Buzzing from bloom to bloom. . .

In a state of pollen-collecting-bliss. . .

“Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.”  ~Oliver Goldsmith

Wishing you a little bliss & amusement in your tasks :-)

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  24 comments for “Blooms, Bees & Bliss

  1. Jain
    June 9, 2011 at 7:50 am

    So love your garden… I bot a dovecot for sea dream because of you! On iPhone=mum

  2. June 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I love Rose of Sharon. They are so beautiful and hardy. A totally under rated shrub. Yours are beautiful.

    – The Tablescaper

  3. June 9, 2011 at 8:27 am

    We had several Rose of Sharon at the farm and none at our home now. I think we should do something about that!

    Your photos are amazing, Mary!

  4. Pondside
    June 9, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Bliss and amusement – lovely things to think about as the weekend comes closer.
    We have seen few bees up here this year and are concerned that our fruit trees weren’t adequately pollinated – time will tell.

  5. Clare
    June 9, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I’m on a quest this weekend to acquire a Rose of Sharon! How beautiful your garden grows!

  6. June 9, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Beautiful !!! I love the deep color. Mine are all light. Might have to go shopping..
    Happy Thursday and hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  8. June 9, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Hi Mary, Your Rose of Sharon is pretty. My son dated a girl named Sharon once and she said her name was in the bible. He said, “Where?” I remember that so vividly and he looked it up and it is Soloman 2:1. I I think of that remark and the answer every time I see a rose of sharon flower. Your post has also sparked a question. I have been admiring your dove cote for a long time in your posts. That is what it is called isn’t it ? But I am curious that the holes are so small and doves are larger birds. What kind of birds frequent your house? Love all the pictures especially the one with the bumble bee and new buds. Both the rose of sharon and the bumble bee remind me of my grandmother’s house. Now, you have caused me to reminisce and think of questions I have. I loved your gardenia post too. Hope, I commented- crazy but I can’t remember!!!

    • June 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Bonnie~ We have bluebirds that nest every spring/summer. I have photos you can see of them here.

  9. June 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Mary, these are beautiful images. We had a bank of Rose of Sharon across one side of our yard in our previous home. I’d forgotten about this lovely shrub. I need to add some to this garden.
    Hope you have a great weekend. ~ Sarah

  10. June 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Beautiful presentation of the pinks.

  11. June 12, 2011 at 12:33 am

    thanks for sharing at Fishtail Cottage garden party! what a pretty bloom & i love that birdhouse in the back ground! xoox, tracie

  12. June 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Beautiful flowers … and what a lovely shade of pink.

  13. June 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Wow! The Rose of Sharon is just stunning. You are so lucky to have happy bees! Gorgeous!

  14. June 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Stunning shots! Such pretty blooms.

  15. Vee
    June 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Completely lovely…love the composition of your mosaic and the photography as well.

  16. June 12, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Your bees are a buzzing’, and your flowers are a blooming’ beautifully. What a fabulous series of shots…so pretty. The colors are so rich and bright. HMM. genie

  17. A Garden of Threads
    June 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    That is one happy bumblebee. Wonderful shots. I hope you have a great week.

  18. June 12, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Gorgeous, vibrant blooms and beautiful photos! I thought it was a hibiscus at first – they must be part of the same plant family.

  19. June 13, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Beautiful plant. Lovely photos. Enjoy today.

  20. June 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Beautiful outdoor shots!!! Happy Wednesday!

  21. June 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Lovely shots! The bumblebee looks quite happy!

  22. June 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

    What a gorgeous shade of pink. I love how you captured the dew drops on the petals.

  23. June 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Great photos of your Rose of Sharon. We have three of them and they self seed and come up like weeds. We also had a solid white one that appeared a few years ago. I’d love to have a start from it but it didn’t seem to self seed like the pink ones do. Anyway I love your photos and your dove cote. I’m still wishing and hoping for one. Hubby keeps saying he’ll make one but I’m not holding my breath. lol..Did you get yours online?
    I’m ready to order one. LOL

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