Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer 2014, we hardly knew ye



I went back to look at the posting I wrote about the end of summer last year, and I am going to sound like a broken record: Wasn’t it just a couple of days ago we were at the Biltmore for the unveiling of the International Rose Trials winners?





Miracle on the Hudson took top honors at beautiful Biltmore

Then wasn’t it just yesterday we headed out on a 10-day road trip in early June that took us to Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Cambridge, MD, Longwood Gardens and DC? 

The wild onions of Yorktown

 
Another amazing Virginia Beach sunset


American Pillar (a hybrid wichurana)  at Longwood


 
Mama Robin in DC
 

I always feel like somebody's watching me
So what happened to the rest of the summer and how come next weekend ushers in Labor Day?

Well, I don’t have any answers. Once again summer seems to have evaporated. 




My roses were spectacular (if I do say so myself)
















But at least I have some wonderful photographs to remind me of the time that seemed to go by as a blur.


Enjoy my summer snapshots and join me in savoring the final days before we feel a nip in the air.

Because I am certainly not ready for mums, pumpkins and black cats.

Gorgeous wildflowers everywhere

Bees were wild about the 86-bloom spray of Lyda rose
Our hydrangeas died to the ground but these Annabelles survived
The view from the mountaintop garden was just as spectacular
Golf was good
Goodbye summer :(



2 comments :

Sunil Patel said...

Hi Lynn, goodness, I'm not ready to be writing off Summer yet, although today is grey, cool and rainy, the weather is expected to improve and return to being warm and sunny for the week. Just as well as I'm not ready to start putting up temporary greenhouses and fleecing plants. I don't know how long it's going to stay clement though as September is a month of change and the days are noticeably shorter now.

Lynn Hunt said...

I remember September while living in the UK, Sunil! Needed a fan in the bedroom on night, a jacket the next. But I recall it as a very pretty month. Will be back again in September, 2015 for my husband's naval academy reunion!

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