Thursday, July 26, 2007

Reasons I Love Summer...

It's been such an incredibly upside-down summer this year that I haven't had much time for new projects to share here. Fortunately, nature has stepped in for me and has provided many reasons why I love summer so much.

Our new backyard boasts the flowering bush I cannot identify. It's covered with gorgeous white blooms (pictured above). At first I thought it was a type of gardenia, but it doesn't have a scent. Unfortunately for the bush, the Japanese Beetles love this plant.

Also in my flower collection is one of my beloved plumerias, a Dwarf Pink Singapore. She has 3 inflos and this is the first bloom I've had this plant since rooting it 3 years ago. The scent is strong and very much like citrus, and the colors are surprisingly intense.

Another reason to love summer: the storms. We have the perfect vantage point to take in the drama of a proper summertime thunderstorm.

UPDATE: I've since learned the bush is Althea aka Rose of Sharon. It's just gorgeous!


Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Wow, that storm cloud looks amazing!

Bea said...

Those flowers are so beautiful! You've captured them so elegantly!