Sunday, September 2, 2012

The last roses of summer

I want to share some lovely pics of roses with you today. We visited a small town in SW Washington a week  ago  and stopped by their historical library where the rose garden is. We found some late blooming roses that were so beautiful that I just had to share them. Longview has some lovely old buildings and a park created around a lake that is very picturesque.  Since the end of summer is near I wanted to share the roses first and the lovely park will be for another post.

Here is a small collage of the variety of roses that are in the garden.  The one in the center really stood out with its lovely cream and pink tinged petals.

Here are some pics of the historical library. It was built in the late 1920's or early 1930's. It is still used as a local library. 
It has some lovely architectural details  from that era.
I'm not sure when the rose garden was planted but it is filled with roses and hybrids that  bloom at different times in the summer months.  These roses were blooming in mid June.

A collage of roses and hybrids including dogwoods from last week.
It was a little windy that day so my hubby held the flowers still for me so I could get better pictures. I love the little buds that are just starting to bloom.
More closeups of my favorite flowers in the garden. These roses were just exquisite. They smelled wonderful as well. We were almost speechless when we saw these. My hubby loved them as much as I did.
I softened the image of this one because it was a little windy and it blurred the image a bit. The soft pink is so pretty.
Most of the roses that were in bloom last week were different shades of pink.
Really loving this fuchsia one!
It was an overcast day but the images still came out well in spite of it.  I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the rose garden. There's nothing quite like roses any time of the year.
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  1. These are absolutely stunning..

  2. So many smaller towns in America to visit ... each with its own special feel. Love these roses!

  3. Beautiful, your roses are so pretty. My roses are not doing well in our hot and drought summer. Thanks for sharing them for us. Really spectacular! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  4. You photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z.

  5. Lovely post of roses....I like the collage the best.
    Joyce M

  6. OH, this is marvelous! LOVE the roses and absolutely love the library - that it is historical and I just adore libraries on principle! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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