Thursday, June 21, 2007

A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER

This is the Joseph's Coat climbing rose I planted in my yard earlier this summer. I've never grown roses before so I didn't expect too much, but my oh my this is just the most lovely bloom and I couldn't wait to share it.

My ex-mother-in-law always had a beautiful rose garden. On the occasions when she would gift me with a cutting I would be so thrilled. She'd have these huge rose bowls all over the house with the most fabulous displays of roses floating in them.

As a child most of my fond memories are of the flowers I found in the yards of my grandmothers and aunties. I can still remember seeing my very first tulip. Oh and my gosh, there were Sweet Williams that were a thick field and I walked through them, waist high. A beautiful Bleeding Heart in dappled shade, surrounded by lush green grass. Thick masses of marigolds.

Find some beauty today and commit it to your memory bank.

4 comments:

ParisBreakfasts said...

And I will save myself for only the BEST roses...
Beautiful!

Linda said...

That is a fantastic color! I have just one rose bush, a red climber, that gives me beautiful roses. It is so great, I'm going to plant a lot more to enjoy. They really do well here.

Merisi said...

Thanks for sharing this beauty with us, I love roses and peonies! :-)

SteamyKitchen said...

Beautiful! I first thought it was a painting. Simply very summer.