Flower Friday ~ October 5, 2018

Today’s entry in the Flower Friday blog hop hosted by Rosy and the Boyz is this beauty. I think it’s some kind of wood rose. I walk past this church frequently and they have several of them in a flower bed next to the main building and then earlier this week I noticed my favorite neighbor has a few of them planted next to his side walkway. Talk about being an especially welcomed spot of color in the autumnal palette!5dHldRv5TeevPPdDSz8ujA-e1538692380567.jpg

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and can get out and enjoy all the beauty Mother Nature is serving up these days.


Live, love, bark! 🐾


69 thoughts on “Flower Friday ~ October 5, 2018

  1. My almond tree has gone beyone blossoms and is now producing early stage nuts ( what do you call almond pods?) and I’m sure this is earlier than usual.

    1. Oh to have been able to smell the air when your tree was in bloom! Sounds totally divine. Hope you get a nice crop of nuts from your tree.

    1. We’ve missed out on rains until this weekend. Everything in the garden now looks a tad bit happier now.

  2. These flowers or roses are what we call Wild Roses except the mauve colour is different. Wild Roses are usually pink or red. The smell is out of this world…..so fragrant.


  3. Monika, those Japanese anemones are stunning and such a beautiful shade of purple. It’s Spring here but it hasn’t made a huge impact at our place. I’ll be heading down to my parents place on Monday and provided the heavy rain hasn’t killed everything off, their garden is a veritable paradise filled with azaleas, forget-me-nots, snowbells. It’s a real cottage garden and although it was planted by a real garden enthusiast, it’s very low maintenance with self-seeding camellias and annuals. Suits my parents very well. They’re not great gardeners.
    Best wishes,

    1. I LOVE the cottage garden look. And it’s far easier to maintain than an acre of turf and so much more attractive. Enjoy the visit to your parents.

      1. Their garden is amazing. The front lawn breaks out with primulas,forget-me-nots and snow bells and looks like a floral carpet. It also reflects our personality. We’re all fairly laid back about the garden and the house.

  4. I love purple flowers and those are gorgeous. There is an area near us that has purple butterfly bushes blooming. They always make me smile.

    1. I’ve always wanted a hedge of butterfly bushes-it’s a striking look in late summer.

  5. Aren’t those pretty! We are finally getting some sunshine so we can really get out and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather!

  6. What a lovely colour! Autumn certainly has an abundance of rich colours! Nature is beautiful at this time of the year ! 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  7. Wood roses – that is a new one to Mom. They are so pretty – love that shade of purple.

    Happy weekend.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. That’s what I called them. I’ve since been told they’re Japanese anemones. Either way they sure are pretty.

    1. The name was new to me. I’m not sure it’d do well in my garden. Everything planted is more xeriscape with their water requirements but I’m glad to be able to see it along walks.

        1. I live for walks like ones like that which provide such an unexpected pop! Yesterday’s was a bright orange and red maple against a cornflower blue sky. Unbelievable, especially since most of the trees are quite green still. Oh yeah…it’s been freakin summer forever! 😈

            1. Yeah, I’ve officially been over the whole summer thing since the first week of June. It’s been miserably hot this year. *Sigh*

                1. I can’t even imagine what humidity feels like anymore. It was just shy of 90 on Wednesday though supposedly more seasonal today and this weekend. Paws crossed.

    1. Autumn is like that…apologizing for all the extreme weather provided the rest of the year.

    1. Purple anytime is always welcome (and with yellow…divine) but especially at this time of year when stuff tends to be more earth toned.

  8. Beautiful flower and a beautiful color. We are off to the boat today so we’ll be enjoying the great outdoors.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

    1. The color change has barely started here probably because it’s been so hot-everything still thinks it’s summer! Have a great weekend.

  9. Pouring rain the past two days made for lots of mud and cranky pups (not Kali who loves Rainey day recess). Sunshine all weekend which is much better weather for outdoor play for Koda and Kloe and easier for dad to manage crowd control. 😉

    1. Yeah for rain (although I all too well jow pups aren’t fans. Hope you guys have a pawsome weekend in ‘Golden sunshine.’

  10. Pinkish-purple in an autumnal landscape – how pretty!! I like it too! The leaves haven’t even started changing here, yet. I’d love to be able to take a ride up to the mountains in a few weeks, but I doubt it will happen the way things are going right now.

    1. The color change hasn’t quite made much of an appearance in the city, though the mountain leaves turned early. Yesterday I came across a bright orange and red maple for the first time this year. It was quite spectacular and gives me hope for the rest. Even my locust tree is still 95% green and always is gold by now 😲

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