Friday Finds: and Happy Summer Solstice

It’s been another busy week and I’m always astounded to realize that it’s time for Friday Finds. I found many things this week; this leaf, for example.

We had a lovely, soft, steady rain and there were droplets everywhere.

Friday Finds

The Alberta Rose is blooming. There are not very many this year and I’ve noticed that a lot of the shrubs have died off …


I love hanging flower pots …


and the new leaves of Bishops Hat …


and the spent parts of the Alberta rose …


alliums and sunshine …


Hollywood Dreamstate alliums …


Have a wonderful weekend and a happy Summer Solstice!


  1. Each photo is a dream to look at! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Oh wow…..these are absolutely stunning!

  3. Beverly says:

    Such a beautiful walk through your garden Barb!! I love the sun rays on the last two, and the rain on the leaf. Happy Summer to you!!! Thanks for you sweet visits and comments during my “break”.

  4. just beautiful. that leaf, especially.

  5. Simply beautiful Barb your garden is lovely….

  6. What glorious light you found for your garden tour. Gorgeous!

  7. Is it possible that I can see your reflection in the largest bubble? I love your garden shots and they make me want to grab my camera and go out to photograph. You really catch the summer feel in your photos.

  8. They are beautiful. I particularly love the allium.

  9. So many beautiful images! I love the raindrops and texture in your first image, the detail in the Alberta Rose and the light in the alliums.

  10. Such a beautiful garden, love the droplets on the leaf!

  11. Some gorgeous photos here Barb! Beautiful light on some of them too. Must be winter solstice here – a very mild one too.

  12. Beautiful photos of your garden, love them !

  13. Oh my, what gorgeous flowers! I love them all!

  14. Love all of these beauties but thank you for the Bishop’s Hat one especially. I used to have one in the garden at my previous house and I had forgotten how much I loved it. Nice to recollect.

  15. These are all so beautiful… especially love the hanging basket!

  16. Would love to take a walk in your garden! Have not heard of Bishop’s Hat before. Will have to Google it!

  17. These are some beautiful Friday Finds!

  18. Some garden envy here – those with the sunrays are extra special. Beautiful florals.