“…dusted with spices…”

Skylight on porch

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” -Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

3 Tiger Swallowtails and a Bumblebee

 a bumble bee and Tiger Swallowtail butterflies frolicking in the sunshine on Tall Garden Phlox…

Time for a good book

joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard again this week for T stands for Tuesday and wishing you a great day…

“Come with me,’ Mom says.
To the library. 
Books and summertime
go together.”  -Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me

32 responses to ““…dusted with spices…”

  1. Beautiful rose.

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  3. Great use for the tea pot and what a pretty white cup and saucer. Great to see bees and butterflies in the garden.

    Darla

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  4. One of the best quotes I’ve ever read!! go Ray
    and I agree, books and summertime do go together. We use to go to the library all the time in summer. It was cool and you could get lost in a million different places! What a memory. Have you read that book? “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”? if so, what do you think of it? I’ve only read “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman and fell in love with the place!
    ~Dawn
    Oh, I almost forgot, Happy T!! 😀

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  5. Gorgeous photos once again. The butterflies are so pretty in their contrasting color to the blossoms. It’s almost as if they planned for you photo op. 😉 Happy Tuesday!

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  6. OH WOW. Did those roses come from your garden? Or did Mr. M give them to you? They are gorgeous. And I got a glimpse of your yard in the background of the first photo. You have so much ground and so many floral choices. No wonder the garden inspires you, especially if it’s for T.

    Happy T today, dear friend. Love the teapot, the bees, butterflies, and all those great quotes!

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  7. Thank you all for your visit and really nice comments. I am using that old chipped teapot as a flower pot … the rose plant came in a little pot with dirt from Trader Joe’s.

    I just started reading Neil Gaiman’s book as it was recommended by friends…didn’t even know it takes place in England = bonus!

    it is another really lovely summer day here in Virginia with low humidity and the sound of a few summer cicadas in the background!

    Enjoy your day and thanks very much for your visits!

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  8. Gorgeous roses in the teapot!!! Beautiful photos. Love how the butterflies and bee pose for you 🙂 ~Sophia

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  9. i love those roses. i haven’t read that gaiman book, but i’ve enjoyed other books i’ve read by him. will you write it up when you’ve finished reading it?

    i continue to be impressed by your insect photos. just so clear, and the colors come out so nicely.

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  10. I can always count on sweet and delicate images here in your garden of art. so lovely and enchanting! happy T Tuesday!

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  11. What a wonderful quote — and new to me! Indeed — it is quite perfect and beautifully illustrated, too!

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  12. Love the quotes, love the photos! Thanks for starting my day off so beautifully.

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  13. I do believe you have outdone yourselves with the quotes in this post as they are so fabulous. I really must note the ones about books as I have been a Bookworm all my life and do I like to know what others are reading, of course I do! I must hold my hands in the air and declare I’ve not come across this author.
    I do believe all rose bushes should be housed in a teapot. This is so Alice In Wonderland in nature – how I love it!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. When I was young, I thought tiger swallow tails were about the most beautiful thing in the world! Thanks for bringing that memory back to me.
    Rinda

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  15. Beautiful roses and a great Idea for a Tea Pot. Just given me the Idea to use a Tea Pot as a Vase. Well, next time I get some cut Flowers that is

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  16. A lovely pause for tea Patty! I’m intrigued by your book – what a great title – it looks like a good one 🙂

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  17. A memorable Ray Bradbury quote to accompany the beautiful images.

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  18. Two of my very favorite authors! I’m eagerly awaiting a copy of Gaiman’s latest so I can dive into it.

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  19. I had one of these very same visitor’s to my purple butterfly bush over the weekend. I love that you recycled your pretty teapot into a vase! Happy T Tuesday!

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  20. I love the vision of bees’ feet!!!

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  21. Aaaaaah…roses. Not common in this climate, tho’ it’s possible (but a lot of maintenance). You just can’t beat them for cutting.

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  22. I love your use of an old teapot for your gorgeous roses, you get to keep an old friend! LOL at bees smelling… yep, they probably do! Annette

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  23. Fabulous yard! Love the flowers. You’re so lucky. Hugs

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  24. Beautiful photos, great use of the tea pot.

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  25. aww pretty tea inspired photos Patty…:)

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  26. Awwwww, I can look at your flowers, butterflies, bees, teapots and prettiness all day thank you! I just love it over here! Hugs!

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  27. Hi Patty – my blogger issue finally sorted itself out – who knows what issue it had with me – LOL better late than never – hope you have a great week see you next T for Tuesday… Mxx

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  28. Such beautiful photos, especially those lovely butterflies. We seem to have very few this year around here, which is so sad, and I had to get a bumblebee nest destroyed so that my roof could be completely redone. I am looking for somewhere I could site a bumble bee box to give a home to more bees. Thank you for your visit and sharing your pictures with us. xx Maggie

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  29. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos & that wonderful quote Patty! The bees are going mad for our lavender right now!
    Alison xxx

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  30. Such beauty in your gorgeous photos dear Patty… and your book made me smile… not long ago I found a piece of paper where I had written the name Neil Gaiman and I couldn’t remember why…. and then here I see his name again… off to check out his book… wishes for a happy fun filled weekend x

    Jenny ♥

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  31. How funny Patty…. his name is mentioned again in the very next blog I visit after yours… note to self…. check this out :))

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  32. Hello Patty, how pretty this post is. Great pictures and lovely flowers. I agree with that quote, the library has always been my home away from home. For some reason though I’ve been to restless to sit and read long which never happens to me. Sorry I’m a little late but Happy Tuesday and I’m hoping to link up next Tuesday for my first time. I hope to see you on Monday with your mandala, minus any snakes, lol.

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