garden photography: a rose garden

June is all about ‘the essence of summer’

(This month I want to see what summer means to you. Still focussing on the garden or parkland let your photographs tell me your story of summer-time wherever in the world you live. )

My first thoughts about this month’s challenge was that summer in a garden is all about scent. The long sunny days and warm evenings draw out the fragrance of scented flowers and always take me back in time to my childhood when summer was always hot and trying to sleep with the windows open was impossible while neighbours mowed their lawns and the smell of newly mown grass filled my room. I can’t replicate the fragrances on the blog so I shall seek out my favourite scented flowers this month starting with roses. Old fashioned English roses.



If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it JuneThe Essence of Summer
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in July.
  • Please visit the sites in the comments to see what others are posting.

59 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautywhizz says:

    Beautiful roses, you have caught the essence of summer really well.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Now, am I in the right place? It feels distinctly Autumnal here this past day or two but Tuesday/Wednesday were glorious. Just hoping that wasn’t Summer. 😦 Glad things are ok with you. Sending hugs 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, yes definitely in the right place. irises are very summerish and I love the cornflower blue ones. I have bright yellow ones! Our summer continues though the forecast keeps promising rain… cloudy, muggy and foggy at times, but warm. And the sun is shining today 🙂

      1. restlessjo says:

        Oh, do hush! I keep pretending it’s coming out from behind a cloud. 😦 Scarecrow fest tomorrow so sure to be a deluge… and then sun? 🙂 🙂 Pretty please. I was so happy for 2 days!

  3. Sue says:

    Yay! Hurrah for the Walled Garden!

  4. mithriluna says:

    Here is my submission for June but I think I will be posting a few more times in June. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you, these are lovely and so nice to have them in your own garden.

  5. Liesbet says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful garden, Jude. I am so excited about the flowers in “our” yard. They are finally blooming! Happy summer! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks for showing me your lovely flowers 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you, I wish summer would hurry up and reach us! Still very changeable.

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