September 9, 2008

Last Rose of Summer

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Caught this last rose of Summer just before the sky began to darken with thick tropical clouds loaded with water.
Note the ground? Yes, thats sand. 100% NJ white sugar sand, darkened by water here. It is hard to grow anything but beachy plants here. I stick to climbing beach roses usually and Pampas grass etc. You can see the wild strawberry creeping along on the ground too. I have tons of it.

The sky darkened and now we are in the midst of a pretty loud thunder storm with heavy tropical- like rain falling. It gathered up very quickly. Isn't the sky beautiful though?

I am happy to be inside with a nice hot cup of coffee watching the action from my chair.

Hope your day is bright and sunny.


  1. I love the pictures. Even the storm clouds look somehow beautiful.

  2. now i know where the beach roses in your pictures come from

  3. Thank you lo!

    Knish, that is a regular rose.
    The beach roses climb on my house and on the sukkah. But this rose is scraggly , though the flower came out nicely.
    I need to fertilize it like crazy and compost too.
    I use top soil etc. but, it fades quickly here in the sand. So.. fish emulsion here I come!

  4. Hi Annie,
    Thanks for stopping by :) I love the picture of your rose. That is one flower that I don't really grow. Our neighbors have a few bushes that invade our driveway a little bit, but that's about it.

    Our sky has been looking like that a lot lately too. It rained all night long and didn't stop until this afternoon. I love the rain, so no complaints here.

    I am glad that you enjoyed the bay photo website. I had loads of fun messing around with it. Have a wonderful rest of the week :)


  5. Hi Annie! Sorry to leave everyone hanging about the vacuum! :) It's back in one piece and no longer thumping but still not picking up like it should. Lovely rose and cloud photos. Are you right on the ocean? (((Hugz)))


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