Monday, October 17, 2011

Tickled Pink

While almost all of the late flowering perennials have faded to grey around the old farmhouse, the Rose of Sharon is still going strong. There are enough buds to see us through to December, if mother nature would be kind enough to oblige. The pink blossoms are the last to put on a display this year and I think these three bumblebees were tickled pink. They reminded me of three drunken sailors out on the town. I poked and prodded and repeatedly stuck my nose and camera in their faces but they paid me no attention. 

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Rub a dub dub,
Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker.
Turn them out, knaves all three.

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~Be well friends~




15 comments:

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Oh my! I'm so jealous of this stunning Rose Of Sharon. It's been too cold on our prairie for any more flowers! Stunning photo.

Farmchick said...

Great capture of color in this photo. All of my flowers are gone, but a few tomatoes are holding their own.

Lynne said...

I really like someone who remembers nursery rhymes . .
but then, I really like you too!

The honey bees were in sweet delight for sure.
Bloom on Rose of Sharon . . .

Beth said...

just gorgeous. what a beauty. thanks for sharing. love your blog. (:

Seeing Each Day said...

Really nice capture - you did well to catch 3 'sailors' altogether. Love how you've brought it in close and the 'path' lead your eye from one flower and its bee to the next. I always find it fun visiting your blog.

Elaine A. said...

"the bumblebees were tickled pink" - love it. :)

We have camellias already blooming here. It's so nice to have flowers in Fall/Winter.

lisa said...

One of the wonderful things about photographing flowers is that they do not ever seem to mind being photographed, and they always seem to be most cooperative! :-) This is a really beautiful photograph Andrea, and I thank you so much for sharing it today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Buttons said...

They still look great a little worse for wear but have aged gracefully. Love you little song now it is in my head. :) B

Linda Makiej said...

just MaRvELoUs!!!!

Karen said...

We need to get a Rose of Sharon for This Old House. I love them.

A Garden of Threads said...

Lovely post and beautiful photo. All my flowers are gone until next season.

Pat said...

Beautiful bees and blooms! I love the Rose of Sharon that has planted itself in our yard.

Treasures Evermore said...

Beautiful pinks...God's handiwork for sure.

Flat Creek Farm said...

lovely! I was so excited that two of my 3 Rose of Sharons bloomed briefly this year. (impressive for the 2nd year!) -tammy p.s. thinking of you every time i look out to see my beautifully *stacked* wood pile this year ;)

Elle Bee said...

I love our Rose of Sharons. Our flowers are lavender colored. the bright pink is beautiful!