Friday, September 9, 2011

FLOWERS BEATING THE HEAT!



I have been roaming around my gardens taking pictures of these flowers that have been surviving our hot summer. They even made me write a poem! I had not written one for quite some time!



FLOWERS BEATING THE HEAT
By Judy Haughton-James


Sun shines brightly on my tropical isle
As flowers in my garden smile awhile.
They bravely face the sweltering heat
Somehow this they proudly beat.


With camera in hand I am ready to roam
Capturing blessings that beautify my home.
A gentle breeze is welcomed every day
The flowers seem to dance as they sway.


They come in a wide array of colours
Ginger lilies, the strongest of these flowers.
These favourites attract many an eye
And helps to make my spirit soar high.

56 comments:

Irene said...

What a lovely poem, Judy! Seeing such beautiful flowers is definitely inspiring! :-)

Sunray Gardens said...

It's so nice to see some things can survive and look so good.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Irene! I am not that experienced at writing poems and these beautiful flowers certainly inspired me to write another one after quite some time. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Sunray Gardens,
They have certainly stood up to some serious heat! Thanks for your comments. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.
Judy

UnicycleRose said...

Why is photographing flowers to fulfilling? Great pictures!

Michelle said...

new follower from friday blog hop. i would love a follow back to help build my new blog when i open on October 1

thanks
http://mamasbabycupcakes.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Unicycle Rose,
Seeing flowers helps to brighten my day. Thank you very much for your comments. Have a good weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello Michelle,
Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I will definitely follow your Blog. Take care and all the very best to you.
Judy

Silverfaerie said...

Great poem Judy! Isn't it so wonderful to be filled with so much appreciation for the beauty around you that you're inspired to create something like that! Those are the awe-inspiring moments of life that I lvoe the most.

The pix are beautiful too!

Following back from the Fun Surfin' Weekend Blog Hop! Thanks for linking up!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Silverfaerie! Your comments have brightened my day just as the flowers have. Take care and a good weekend to you.
Judy

Wendy said...

Great poem and beautiful pictures! Thanks for visiting me over at Pickle Jars and pears giving you a follow back. Keep writing those poems you have great writing skills!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Wendy! You have inspired me to write more poems soon. Have a wonderful weekend!
Judy

Jen at A Heart Full of Love said...

Beautiful pictures and poem! The 4th picture down looks like flowers I have growing in my garden this year. The ones I have are called 4 0' Clocks and the buds open each day in the late afternoon.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks so much Jen! I need to know the names of some of the flowers in my gardens! Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for stopping by my Shabby Cottage today! Loved visiting your blog and seeing all you lovely flowers. Warm Hugs, Esther

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for visiting my Blog and liking the flowers Esther. Hugs to you also.

Bonnie twin to Connie said...

Love this Judy. So touching.

Leila said...

What beauty (the flowers and the poem)!

New follower at gotomommy.blogspot.com

Mikki said...

Following back from Mom's Best Nest. Thanks for joining! I have enjoyed getting to know your family through your posts. I'll look forward to reading your posts!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Mikki,
Great to link up with you. Thank you very much for your comments and have a wonderful weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Leila,
Thanks for Following my Blog and your comments. I am truly grateful. Take care and all the best to you and your family.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Bonnie twin to Connie,
Many thanks! All the very best to you.
Judy twin to Janine

Marlee said...

Beautiful pics! And I love the little poem! Great blog, am a new follower :).

http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Marlee! Have a great weekend!

Sheri said...

I love your poem! Wish I had the knack myself! Your flowers are beautiful. Such bright colors! Flowers always make me smile brighter.

Lisa said...

love the poem and the pictures.

Clairejustine said...

Lovely flowers and poem :)

Good Girl Gone Green said...

cute poem! I smell talent! :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you Good Girl Gone Green! I hope to get better at it. Have a great weekend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine. Have a great weekend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Lisa! All the very best to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Many thanks Sheri! Have a good weekend!

Lorie said...

Beautiful poem and garden!
Texas has had a very hot Summer as well!
Thanks for sharing! :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Lorie! I have been hearing about the fires over there. I hope you get some rain soon and stay safe.

Katherines Corner said...

These are beautiful. I've got some toughies in my garden too. They don't seem to mind that it 85 degrees out in September giggle. Umm but I do, I'm ready for cooler weather. Hugs!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Katherine,
Thanks for your comments. We are hoping for some rain today. I look forward to cooler temperatures next month but of course we will still get many hot days. Take care and have a good weekend.
Judy

reanaclaire said...

Hello Judy, what lovely expressions for the flowers! You are very creative in words..
Have a nice weekend!!

Diplo_Daddy said...

You have some amazing flowers behind your home, Judy. And to see how beautiful they are, regardless of the heat, is even more amazing. Here in Kuwait, it's a blistering 110F and you'd be surprised at the vast number of flowers that grow in and around our home.

Diplo_Daddy from Kuwait

Anitra said...

Great pictures. I wish I had a green thumb. I'm a new follower from the So Followed Saturday Hop. Visit when you can.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Anitra,
Thanks for becoming a Follower and sending me your comments. Take care and I will definitely head over to your Blog. Take care.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Diplo_Daddy!
It is really amazing how some flowers withstand the heat very well. Take care and have a good weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks reanaclaire! These flowers certainly reminded me to get back to writing poetry!:)
Judy

STORMBLOGGER said...

this post got my attention...love poems..and lovely flowers! :)

juan said...

nice blog and i like your poem. keep writing poem! very inspiring post!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much STORMBLOGGER! Have a good week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Juan,
You have inspired me to keep writing more poems! Thanks for your comments and have a good week.
Judy

One Pack said...

a very lovely poem.. really nothing beats flowers.. they just make dull areas.. beautiful.. if given.. really gives smile to anyone.. have a nice day judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks One Pack. Have a good week!

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I adore day lilies. We have tons of them in our front yard but they are all done for the season here. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi SocialStudiesSoubriette,
Thanks for your comments. Day Lilies are really very beautiful. I hope to plant more in my other gardens. Take care.
Judy

Pearl said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! I must also say, you are one smart girl:-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Pearl,
Thank you so much! Have a great week.
Judy

Sherry (citychiconafarm) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!! As I look at your beautiful flower pictures one stands out that reminds me of my Grandfather whose last birthday was on 9/11/01. He loved 4 o'clocks and they were exactly the ones you have pictured. My sister and I used to pick the seeds out of the pods for him. I even have pictures of us doing it. Thanks for sharing those beautiful floral pictures and for a beautiful memory that followed. ;)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello Sherry,
Thanks for visiting and commenting. I am glad the 4 o'clocks brought back a special memory for you. Take care and have a wonderful day!
Judy

The Belly Dancer said...

Your flowers are awesome, and the poem very pretty, didn't know you were a poet too, I am a bit of a new follower though, will learn more with time.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Belly Dancer! I have been dabbling with poetry for about 3 years now. I hope to get better at it. Take care.

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