Free Photo Gallery: Summertime Roses & Flowers

Flowers And Beauty To Enjoy.

I love summer for many reasons. Warm temperatures. Being outdoors. And baseball.

But also near the top of my list is watching the full array of flowers in our yard display their colorful hues. Beauty in the backyard makes our home a place we take pleasure in and enjoy coming home to.

This year has been a great year for gardening here in KC. Plenty of rain and relatively mild temperatures have combined to produce petal after petal of earth-given beauty.

I hope this humble photo journal helps capture a glimpse of the spectacle. So enjoy these photos and use them any way you'd like.

Free things are great. But catching brief snapshots of the life all around us is priceless. Please share.

RJ

First Glimpses...

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A Timeless Classic: Peace Rose.A Cluster of Blooms On One Of Our Shrub Roses.A Honeybee On A Sedum.Garden Party In The Dew: My Wife's Favorite!Rose Double Delight, Two Days Blooming.A Soft Pink Portaluca: Annuals That Come Back Every Year!Early Crepe Myrtle Blooms.Mahoghany And Yellow-Leaved Coleus.
A Timeless Classic: Peace Rose.
A Timeless Classic: Peace Rose.
A Cluster of Blooms On One Of Our Shrub Roses.
A Cluster of Blooms On One Of Our Shrub Roses.
A Honeybee On A Sedum.
A Honeybee On A Sedum.
Garden Party In The Dew: My Wife's Favorite!
Garden Party In The Dew: My Wife's Favorite!
Rose Double Delight, Two Days Blooming.
Rose Double Delight, Two Days Blooming.
A Soft Pink Portaluca: Annuals That Come Back Every Year!
A Soft Pink Portaluca: Annuals That Come Back Every Year!
Early Crepe Myrtle Blooms.
Early Crepe Myrtle Blooms.
Mahoghany And Yellow-Leaved Coleus.
Mahoghany And Yellow-Leaved Coleus.

Second Glimpses...

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Shrub Rose Beauty Up Close.A Beetle Has Escaped.Another Peace 'ful' View.A Stunning Pascali!An Impatiens Sea.Our Second Crepe Myrtle: Early Blooms.Memorial Day: Hybrid Tea Rose.Another One Of Our Shrub Rose Bloom Clusters. These Are Awesome All Season.
Shrub Rose Beauty Up Close.
Shrub Rose Beauty Up Close.
A Beetle Has Escaped.
A Beetle Has Escaped.
Another Peace 'ful' View.
Another Peace 'ful' View.
A Stunning Pascali!
A Stunning Pascali!
An Impatiens Sea.
An Impatiens Sea.
Our Second Crepe Myrtle: Early Blooms.
Our Second Crepe Myrtle: Early Blooms.
Memorial Day: Hybrid Tea Rose.
Memorial Day: Hybrid Tea Rose.
Another One Of Our Shrub Rose Bloom Clusters. These Are Awesome All Season.
Another One Of Our Shrub Rose Bloom Clusters. These Are Awesome All Season.

Final Glimpses... Enjoy!

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A Yellow Gladiolus: These Make Great Cut Flowers.Hybrid Tea Rose: Midas Touch.Rio Samba Hybrid Tea Rose: A Very Prolific Bloomer.Oh The Rose Of Sharon!Touch Of Class Hybrid Tea: A few Days Blooming.No Garden Around Here Is Complete Without The Black-Eye Susan. TONS of Blooms All The Time!Garden Party Revisited.Miss All American Beauty At Night.
A Yellow Gladiolus: These Make Great Cut Flowers.
A Yellow Gladiolus: These Make Great Cut Flowers.
Hybrid Tea Rose: Midas Touch.
Hybrid Tea Rose: Midas Touch.
Rio Samba Hybrid Tea Rose: A Very Prolific Bloomer.
Rio Samba Hybrid Tea Rose: A Very Prolific Bloomer.
Oh The Rose Of Sharon!
Oh The Rose Of Sharon!
Touch Of Class Hybrid Tea: A few Days Blooming.
Touch Of Class Hybrid Tea: A few Days Blooming.
No Garden Around Here Is Complete Without The Black-Eye Susan. TONS of Blooms All The Time!
No Garden Around Here Is Complete Without The Black-Eye Susan. TONS of Blooms All The Time!
Garden Party Revisited.
Garden Party Revisited.
Miss All American Beauty At Night.
Miss All American Beauty At Night.

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PenmanZee 8 years ago

Good photography and great flowers. Thanks for making thm available Rob.


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hootnhowell 8 years ago from Peoria Heights, Illinois

Great post as usual! My wife would absolutely love it. She has a green thumb and loves to plant flowers. It is one of the things that truly makes the midwest so special. Great pic's


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

wonderful pictures...you are good... and isn't Mother Nature also wonderful???Thanks again for sure a lovely hub...G-Ma :o) hugs


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Great pics, Rob!


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

Beautiful photos!


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Thanks everyone for stopping by. These are fun to do. Enjoy!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Flowers remind me of many things...a priceless gift that's for sure. Thanks Rob :)


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Madison Parker 8 years ago from California

Rob,

Thank you for your kind words to me and your photos are lovely. I love to photgraph flowers, sunsets and my grandchildren! I should do a hub of some! (Except the kids, parents have the say-so on that!)

Thank you again, I enjoyed them!

MP


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

This reminds me of how Jesus has taught us to contemplate the flowers and learn from them on how to live. Here's a bit of how I see flowers. They bloom gently, quietly, beautifully, radiantly, and effortlessly. They open themselves up to savor all that life is with joy and peace. They bow in gratitude at the end of their time only to bear more blooms from season to season. Flowers are splendid teachers, Thanks Rob and Godbless:)

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