Saturday, July 18, 2009

Am I too late for GBBD?

Am I too late for July's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day?

(Backyard) *Click collage to enlarge

Held on the 15th of each month at Carol's May Dreams Gardens, participating bloggers have already posted their garden photos--all but me, that is!


(Front and side yard) *Click collage to enlarge

I have a lot of blooms this time of year, and I just have such a hard time trying to capture them in photos and then try to choose just a few to keep.

(Side yard) *Click collage to enlarge

I admit I often feel overwhelmed trying to get just the right angle or pick the best shots--and did I say I've never liked deadlines?!

(Front and side yard) *Click collage to enlarge

Happy gardening, my friends!

--Today I am thankful that it isn't always 'too late':-)

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful blooms Jan! you do have lots of pretty flowers!

    Happy belated Garden Blogger's Bloom Day!

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  2. You do have beautiful blooms!

    Carolyn

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  3. You can never be late for GBBD ... we love to see blooms each and every day.

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  4. Such colourful collages and so many flowers.

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  5. Hi Jan~~ I think you do a fantastic job with your photo shoots. And grouping them as you do just enhances their beauty. They're always such eye candy!

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  6. Jan, with beautiful blooms such as yours, everyday is bloom day.

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  7. All those pinks and purples with a touch of white and yellow.....just gorgeous. Oh, yes....one red geranium. And one other red bloom, a rose maybe? I missed GBBD this month. We were gone and now I don't have the energy to do it. Next month, hopefully.

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  8. You are too funny. I say better late than never right? Beautiful blooms and collages. I think I am like the phlox so much right now and yours is something.

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  9. Jan, your photography was always beautiful, but with your new camera it's stunning. A real joy to look at.
    Have a good week-end.
    maureen x

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  10. Too late? Do the flowers stop blooming on the 16th? I think not.

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  11. Aw heck you can never be late! Blooms are just as pretty any day of the month. Gardeners are awfully busy in the summer anyway. You have so many wonderful blooms too!

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  12. Jan,
    Better late than Never!
    You did a fantastic job putting these together.Love that header!

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  13. It's never too late for beautiful blooms! Thanks for stopping by my blog. -Jackie

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  14. Jan is that a row of daisies in the long bed? What a pretty bed. You have some gorgeous coleus too.

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  15. Too late? Too early? Ah, it matters little. We're just happy to have you join. Wonderful colors...

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  16. Jan, at least you did get a post up... I haven't in a couple of months. Your collages are great and a wonderful way to showcase all your blooms. I notice we have a lot of the same things blooming. Aren't they fun to see in the gardens. Love this time of the year!

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  17. I understand why you wanted to share, Jan ... your garden is lovely!

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  18. Last is just as striking as first :-)

    Is that your art work hanging in the trees? Good idea.
    I found myself using your blog name (not) in vain the other day in one of my posts: it seemed exceedingly appropriate.

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  19. NICE collages Jan!! I fully understand not being able to choose one bloom over another. We always enjoy seeing your pictures- whether it is on the 15th or after!

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  20. Never too late, I think! Great collages, Jan! I agree with Lona, that row of shastas..wow! I also love that bright pink phlox with the contrast center..really pops! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. It's never too late to post beautiful photos of bright, colorful July blossoms! :)

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  22. What gorgeous blooms -- and so many, many, many fleurs!

    Cameron
    PS Ok with me that you're late, because I'm a week or so behind on reading blogs! Been busy (left you a message on Blotanical).

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  23. It's never too late, Jan! I'm still catching up on all the blog day posts:) You certainly have lots in bloom right now--I love the walkway with the arch at the end. This July has been a beautiful month for blooms.

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  24. I also love your collages -- so vivid and colorful. I especially like the shot looking through the trellis. It's gorgeous.

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  25. With so much in bloom, it's no wonder it took you a while to get it posted. (I'm with you on deadlines.) I can't believe you already have Japanese Anemones in bloom! Just lovely.

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  26. very nice collages. All my stuff looks burned up.

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  27. You can't be disappointed with your garden...just stunning !!!
    So many different kinds of flowers and plants. Everything looks grand!

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  28. Jan, these are fabulous, of course! I don't do GBBD any more but I love reading and drooling over the posts of my gardening friends. And your collages are always droolworthy!

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  29. I love your collages, and I can tell your garden must look beautiful. Isn't it great have so many flowers you have to limit yourself? :)

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  30. Hi Jan

    What an enormous amount you have in bloom!

    Rob

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  31. THANK YOU; THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    So soft and wonderful colors! I will have it with me in bed!

    It came to Sweden the 10 of July but I have been away on holiday. BUT NOW it is here and I LOVE IT!!!
    Will try to make a post of it tomorrow.

    THANK YOU; THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    Lots of Love
    Maria Berg

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  32. Me again would like to find the way back to your post in Pion Poem - can I use it on a course I will be head teacher over, in gardening?

    /MB

    Ps.
    It (the blanket) is so soft and warm sitting here over my knee will I am blogging.
    Thank you!

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  33. Happy Belated Bloom Day Jan! Your collages are gorgeous, your garden must be full of beauty with all those blooms. :)

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  34. What a beautiful post :)

    Wonderful flowers :)

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  35. Hi, Jan,
    Thanks for visiting my site. As always I am in awe of your photography! You say you sometimes feel "overwhelmed"? No one would know it... great job!
    I hope you are fully recovered.
    Pam

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  36. Just so many beauties, Jan! You have done a fantastic job putting these collages together too. Thanks. :-)
    Frances

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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