Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Year of Records

After the longest sunless period in almost 100 years this winter and the wettest spring in over 60 years, I fear we are in for the shortest summer, which actually took place last week.

Just in time for the longest day of the year, weather changed back to cold and wet again - so much for a lovely late sunset  or later a spectacular super moon.

However, I managed to squeeze in a photo walk last week and here's proof that we had summer this year :

colourful magenta green
I used Kim's textures "maybe" and "antiqued edge" for Texture Tuesday

 Have a wonderful week and let's see what further records we are in store for!


20 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

Awwww, Rosie, don't lose hope.

I don't think we set any records here, but surely we did not have a spring. Over the past week, the weather has gotten really warm with lots of sunshine.

I am sending some your way! xo.

Tammy said...

That is an amazing flower. Our "summer", so far has been rain.

Lisa said...

Yes, it's certainly been a year of extremes here too. Looonnggg winter, short, wet spring and now temps are about 10 degrees higher than normal. But you flower is lovely!
Visiting from Texture Tuesday.

Evelyn S. said...

I agree with Lisa...hopefully, the weather will right itself and you will have summer! We seem to be having summer in spurts--3 or 4 days at a time and the we return to chilly rain. Love this little dianthus(?) arrangement!

Dotti said...

Remember ... 'The sun'll come out ... tomorrow!' It will eventually. Beautiful dianthus here. Excellent processing.

Amiana Li said...

Lovely purple colour <3

Sylvia said...

So lovely, Rosie !
Dianthus is one of my favorite flowers, I've picked some today to take some photos ...
Cold and rainy here too, hope summer will begin soon ...
Nice week,
Sylvia

Katie said...

beautiful photo, and hope you get some summer soon!

amy of four corners design said...

what a great shot of pink! and I don't know where you are...but here in my little place we are having the best June ever - very unusual for us in the NW!

Barb Brookbank said...

So vibrant, and wonderful bokeh!

Barbara said...

This is one WOW image, color is just wonderful.

slsmyth said...

This photograph pops with incredible colour and vibrance! Don't lose hope on summer...I think it's going to be "less than we hoped for" in many places this year. The trick is to make the "good" ones really count!

Becs said...

Yes, we have the same thing going on with the weather. Love your cheerful little flower, though. That colour is gorgeous and I love the detail on the petals. Great use of texture too.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Pretty little purple blooms Rosie -- the weather has been something other than expected I agree!

gina said...

Hang in there, Rosie! It sounds like climate change is not favoring your area. I hope summer returns soon to you soon! In contrast, I blogged about how excited I got about the rain here. Your sweet flowers are so pretty and cheerful!

LONDONLULU said...

Oh, thank you for this lovely picture despite the nutty weather! We've also been facing a lot of soggy days in recent weeks, though a sudden burst of warm sun has also happened. I wish I could share it across the web!

Deanna said...

Oh I know what you mean about the weather....rain, rain go away, but be sure and return for another day. What a beautiful image you captured for your giggle one day of summer. Hope many more beautiful days return for you.

EarlK said...

Beautiful. Love the color against the dark green background.

Earl

the teacup incident said...

Beautiful color! I love the purple shades against the green.

Pam said...

This is the first year that I have not had to drag out the sprinklers!

Pam @ Pamela Greer Photography

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