Sea & Roses
































Arrivederci Rosa


Well summer's almost at and end here in Sydney... the day's are becoming cooler, the air has that crisp edge and the sun has shifted to the north..  signaling the change of season and casting deeper shadows across my path. Already I find myself chasing the daylight to take shots, of what I suspect will be the last roses of the season.. Just a few pink blooms and a little fun with photoshop.. creating different moods and hues from the same batch.. This way I can trick myself into thinking there are more.. that the abundance of summer is still with me.. and the scarcity of winter is only a passing thought.


Summer's last hooray has me craving full bodied colours. The vibrant pinks of the rose and the deep moody blues of the sea  .. Happy partners in my make believe season, a celebration of summers gifts.



Have a lovely week everyone 
And enjoy the fruits of the season... whether that be the last of summer here in the south of the planet.. 
... or the celebration of spring for our northern neighbours ... 


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48 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful Julie, that last photo is a perfect blend of my favourite colours. I could decorate a room around that photo! Gorgeous!!

Jeanne xx

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Lovely roses ...soft colors. I love your magical effects. Sorry that you are losing your summer...looking forward to spring in the north here. Take care my friend, Laura

desde my ventana said...

Wonderful colors and textures... I love this post Julie,

Hope that you are enjoying the new week,

HUgs

Cecilia

Stephanie said...

Lovely, as always. I wish spring would finally make an appearance here. Chilly chilly days!

oldgreymare said...

I always find it startling when you remind me that we are at opposite ends of the seasons. Yesterday began our weeks in the 70's and 80's. Spring may zoom by us and throw summer right into our face.

As your roses fade, mine are bursting forth.. Bottom line..we all must face change, no matter the form. :D

xx
z

becky said...

beauteous, as usual, dear Julie!...hang onto summer as long as you can...it's so fleeting...(can you tell I'm a summer girl?)

Loree said...

Lovely edits. Enjoy the last of your summer days.The sea looks lovely.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How beautiful...roses and sea, who could ask for more?

Julie said...

dear Julie
Your photos always make me smile. Beautiful.
Its getting cold here in Melbourne too. I want to go somewhere warm. (smile) Hope you are doing well.

Julie in Mel xx

La Petite Gallery said...

We have roses that grow wild along the sea shore.
They are ragosa roses in white and pink. Your rose is beautiful, are they wild? You looking at fall and me Spring, half way around the world. Isn't it amazing we can contact like this.
Hugs yvonne and Thor xx

chateaudelille said...

I agree, last one is a stunner! What are all the effects in that one? Fiona

michelle said...

Hello beautiful Julie! I could get lost in your photos on a daily basis. These are stunning! One of the things that I love about winter here is how deep blue the lake is and I love driving out to the beach every morning and see all the different blues. I think of it as the different moods of the lake. :)
The roses are beautiful and I can't wait to smell their sweet scent soon.
Have a beautiful week my friend.
XO

beachcomber sydney australia said...

just gorgeous photos!!
cheryl x

mermaid gallery said...

I know it is sad for you to see summer leave but I am looking forward to seeing more of your seasons...it is all so different from here. Spring is three weeks late here and we are all bushed and half crazy.... Your roses and sea relax me....enjoy the crispness....Do you actually get a frost? Cheers! susan

Anji Johnston said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos - they conjur up the perfect picture for the end of a season. Perfection.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Julie! I'm visiting from Sarah's party. Lovely photos you have here. Here we are on the two shoulders of the seasons. I hope you enjoy the best of yours.

Design Elements said...

wow...the last one...

two of the most beautiful things in life: sea and roses

warm hugs to you, Julie

Melissa said...

beautiful...i love to hear of the seasons changing in my home town whilst we are embracing spring here in the english countryside...

your photos are just gorgeous!

melissa x

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Gorgeous two of my fav things. Pink roses and the sea xox

Misty said...

Hi Ruby,

The second photo of your roses made me want to reach out and bring them into my own home! I also live by the sea and thought your photo of the water was beautiful!

Paige said...

what could be better?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Julie, you really capture my senses. I love how we all have a different vision and perspective. We can all see a rose, but it will have different dimensions to it, depending on our proximity to the rose...what a lovely thought my dear. Ciao, Anita

My life in the hills said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Francine Gardner said...

Roses are my favorite flowers and your photos are so beautiful and poetic. I just love the scent of damask roses and grow them in my garden.

Alicja said...

So beautiful photos!!!
I love roses, I love sea - it's always an inspiration - to visit your blog.
Much love to you!
Hugs from Warsaw:)
Alicja

Roberta said...

Passing summer for you and passing winter for us Julie. Enjoy every blissful moment of warm sunshine, the sea and roses! xoRoberta

giveto said...

the color of the see is incredible; i like it and your rose are so sweet!!
belle soirée
vero

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

How divine! We just love roses and are awaiting ours to bloom in a few months...thanks for the lovely photos :O)

We're dropping by from Good Life Wednesday ~ Please come by and visit us sometime :O) http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

Ann said...

I especially love the ocean photo. I wanted to touch the top of the water.

Amazing.

Bonheur maison said...

Son perfectas,Julie,aunque sean las últimas.
Que tengas lindo día-Marina

Angie Muresan said...

First of all, I love your new header, Julie. Love it! Secondly, the colors in your photos are so pretty and romantic. I want a pink room!

The Paper Mulberry said...

I've just found your blog, it's lovely!!! I'm off to get myself a glass of wine and sit and enjoy the rest of your posts!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Julie,
As always, this post is beautiful. I love roses.
I am so jealous that you are going into fall. I love fall and winter.
Thank you for the sweet comments while I was under the weather.
Have a great COOL evening.
Teresa
xoxo

Andrea said...

These are beautiful images!
I love the light in these photos...
the petals seem to glow.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Absolutely mesmerizing photos Julie! Have you begun to offer these for sale anywhere? Etsy perhaps. Really, your photographic artwork should be seen and enjoyed by all! So glad you visited today, you always make me smile. ~ Angela..

Claudia Lane said...

Hi Julie! I love, love, love these images...so beautiful and the colours are incredible. Yes it's good bye summer for us down under and good bye to day light saving too from tomorrow night...:( But hey if it means incredible colours and more beautiful posts from you then am not afraid...just bring it on! Have a great w/end. ciao xo

The Paper Mulberry said...

Thank you so much for your lovely message Julie & no not too much wine, I was too engrossed in your blog for that! I's so glad you liked my blog and I'm more than happy if people want to use the images (even happier if they give The Paper Mulberry a mention)! Many thanks for such a pleasant way to pass the evening! Warmest wishes - Glenda xxx

Shaz said...

Julie, you are soo clever. These are such beautiful pictures. Sx

JBeaudetStudios said...

Roses and the sea...my two favorite things! It doesn't get any better! Have a great weekend Julie!
Jennifer:)

simon said...

I have had a lovely week in paris Julie. sadly my bags are packed for the trip home. forgot my camera cable so postings will be done when i get back. will wave as i land. :o)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

JULIE!!YOU CAME...and yep, I am a BULL TOUT À FAIT!!! So was my dad, so could you imagine the head butts in our home???

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WELL WISHES MY FRIEND, and yes, we are gonna celebrate at the beach. I am finding some nice photos of the beach, but really, I am dreaming of being by the peaceful blue waters to WAKE UP from this winter slump here in the ICE BOX OF THE UNITED STATES!!! We still have snow on the ground and I need some vitamin D!!!

Much love to you dear Julie, Anita

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh my goodness, roses and the sea...I can't think of two more divine things. I think you should enter my photo challenge. With your great eye, I'll bet something romantic prairie style will surface, even with most of the pretties boxed up!

Hugs,
Judy

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Ruby
What a lovely ,lovely post!
Hugs

Entre Nous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE rough water :} Still looking for a nursury to order old cabbage roses......

Design Elements said...

happy new week, Julie! hugs

lila Check said...

congratulations on your 2 years anniversary Ruby!
A fabulous post full of grace and beauty... Feels really good being one of your followers!
hugs
Lila

Millie said...

What a great combo of images Julie! I'm not liking this fast change in Seasons - MOTH lit my fire for the first time on Saturday night & I wasn't happy!!
Millie x

Ella said...

aaah, sea n' roses, two of my favorite things. I grew up near the bay, where the heaven kisses the sea and hugs the shore. There were these amazing roses that grew in bushes, as you turned the corner to the shore. A mix of pine needles, salty sea air and those roses. I am not home till I smell these heady mix and my feet hit the wharf! Lovely reminder...Thank YOU! xXx