Saturday, June 1, 2013

A Leaf and a Rose


"It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses."

~Nathaniel Parker Willis~


On the way home this evening the scent of honeysuckle was on the night air and I saw the first lightning bug.  It actually flew through the window of the car and vacated a few miles down the road.  Isn't it heavenly to smell the first honeysuckle, to see the first lightning bug?  The official date for the first day of summer is June 21st but it sure felt like summer on the ride home.  

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I am linking up today with Laura's I Heart Macro which you will find if you click on the button below. Thanks for hosting Laura.

Shine the Divine


25 comments:

  1. We celebrate the turn of the seasons at the first of the month, rather than (more sensibly) the equinox. Our June 1, was decidedly wintry - but blessed with welcome rain. That is a truly beautiful rose - thank you.

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  2. Such delicate and lovely treasures!

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  3. Hi! Beautiful captures. Nice poem. We can feel the season by the scent of flowers. Very sensitive!
    Thank you for hosting. Wish you a wonderful Sunday.

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  4. Everything is green and lush here too Denise and yes the scent of blossom is strong. It is warm today and there is hope that summer might finally have arrived.

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  5. By way of a change 1st June here was fabulous. It won't last, of course ... so they say.

    Loved the picture of the leaf and the flower, and the little rhyme was excellent.

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  6. Beautiful Rose, Denise! I have been enjoying the scent of honeysuckle lately. We have a lot around our yard. Wishing you a Happy Sunday and a great week ahead.

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  7. They are both beautiful!
    Great shots! hugs

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  8. Honeysuckle on the evening air is a delight - so much more satisfying than going and sticking your nose in it:-)

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  9. The ribs on the leaf and the sepals on the rose are so well captured. They speak of character and substance.

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  10. The rose is beautiful yet I find the leaf more intriguing with the veining and tiny visible hairs.
    Judith

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  11. thanks for sharing this quiet joy.

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  12. HI Denise....I can't believe how excited i get when I see the first lightening bug, like I had never seen one before ; )
    Refreshing post, love the leaf and the rose ...yes a lovely time indeed!!
    Grace

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  13. Such a beautiful capture, the leaf is so detailed, and I can virtually smell that gorgeous rose.
    Good things to come....
    ~Jo

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  14. I love the simple elegance of the leaf Denise... and of course the rose is beautiful, thank you for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  15. Honeysuckles smell so nice. Your post is wonderful!

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  16. Beautiful pics, and a good sensory reminder of summer with lightning bugs and honeysuckle. Summer comes a little later here, but we're well into spring now.

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  17. My honeysuckle is no where near ready yet, but the first roses are almost out. Beautiful xxxx

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  18. We have had such hot temps this week, as you most likely have as well that it seems that summer arrived a bit earlier than the calendar date, Denise. The flowers were lovely.

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  19. you appreciate all the little things in life denise, as do i. a ride in the car, summers air, you paint a lovely picture!!

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  20. Terrific detail Denise! Great shots.

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  21. I love the detail on the leaf

    Mollyxxx

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  22. Lovely macro. One of the first things I will do when we get back to Oregon (after hugging everybody) is go bury my nose in our daughter's honesuckle vine!

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  23. This is just so gorgeous, Denise. You do take the most amazing photos of flowers. I tried to take some macro flower shots in China and they were really bad. Sigh... I had to give up.

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