Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Glory of An Autumn Garden

But friendship is the breathing rose, 
with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

My favorite rose in the garden.  It's hardy and beautifully dainty at the same time.  It withstands the summer heat and the autumn chill.

The aster greets us as we pass 
With her faint smile 
Sarah Helen Power Whitman

Butterflies, bees and moths  in the garden.  Don't you just love it? And the Aster has become one of my favorite flowers

The burning bush is oh so lovely when it's color is brilliant red, but seeing her change so gloriously allows me to appreciate her even more for all the labor that goes into it. 

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

This wee hibiscus is sheltered in the bushes and even now is budding again.  How I have come to love these creations.

I'd rather have roses on my table,
than diamonds on my neck.
tEmma Goldman

And that pretty much says it all!!!  Have a wonderful week and don't forget to give the Glory to God!

Thanks be to God!

Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday

I'm been inviting you  to  join Monday WRites by Gillena Cox.    Today maybe you might join her in this adventure.


I have found a new place to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!

I'm also joining Catching Light for some lovely photos today.  Why don't you stop by?


  1. The pink rose is adorable! You have a colorful garden!!
    Have a happy week.

  2. your beautiful flowers are all stunning; thanks for sharing the quotes as well, Wishing you a week filled with love

  3. Hello Cathy, Happy Autumn! Your flowers are just beautiful. I love all the pretty colors and the images. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  4. Your bright asters, mums and roses are just gorgeous! So "autumn sunshine!"...but my favorite is the first image, so soft and sweetly alluring!

  5. Love the asters! And the subtlety of the transitioning burning bush is wonderful to behold.

  6. Cathy your autumn garden is just beautiful...I especially love the roses and asters.

  7. A wonderful post full of beauty!
    Have a blessed new week

  8. Glorious indeed! That rose is exquisite! Have a week filled with flowers!

  9. Beautiful, Cathy. Great shots.
    Hope to see you at

  10. Cathy, I just love the gradient color on the first rose photo. It's great. Sylvia D.

  11. You certainly do have a good sense of the beauty that surrounds you and all of us ... Your pictures are lovely and your words endearing ... Have a blessed week, Cathy ...

    Andra @ From The Sol

  12. Hi Cathy! Such a beautiful macros! I loves asters, they remind me our home yard and the autumn breeze. That first rose is quite poetic. Happy mosaic monday!

  13. it´s a very lovely garden with gorgeous light.

    Thank you for linking up with Catching light :)

  14. I can see that your garden is gorgeous !!
    Lovely shots ! Greetings !

  15. I like your favourite rose too but best of all is the capture of a burning bush turning colour. This I've never seen and I have one in the front yard. One day the leaves are green and the next they're red!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Cathy.

  16. Your garden is beautiful! I like asters too but mine aren't blooming yet. And I LOVE your hibiscus photo. Well done.

  17. Your flowers are so gorgeous but I have to say I fell in love with the first rose! Such a beauty! :)

  18. Beautiful flowers. This must have taken some time to take all of these pictures.

    Looks you had a lot of fun too.

    Thanks for sharing


  19. I love to see the asters in September. I picked some from the wild yesterday and brought them into an old jar in my living room.

  20. Such pretty flowers, and I like the insertion of quotations!

  21. Magnificent macro floral shots ~ Favorite is the Rose ~ exquisite!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol


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