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May 2012

Rosa Centifolia and (almost) too busy to post.

 

While prepping one of these images for an FB reminder about the upcoming Celebration of Old Roses, I realized how I've been neglecting Rose Notes at the most exciting time of our rose blooming year. Don't worry, I've been taking pictures- there will be MUCH more here when the roses quiet down a bit. Such demanding lovelies!

 

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Sorry, I don't know her name- I brought these home from the Celebration two years ago. Yes, as I said on FB, you too can bring home precious cuttings. At the end of the event they are sold for a small donation.


 

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S i g h  . . .

 

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and one more.

 

See you at the Celebration !

 



Happy Mother's Day in Roses 2012

 

Basket in hand, I was heading out the door. "Woh there woman- stop- aren't you going to take a few shots of us all dressed up?"

 

De-meaux-rose

It must have been sweet little De Meaux that brought me to my senses. 

 

Bonica-rose

Bonica was tucked in so tight she just wanted to get to the party.

 

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The others were laughing- ready for anything.

 

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Gertrude Jekyll said, "Sure you can take me out for a picture, but hurry."

 

Basket-of-roses

Six rose-filled Japanese teacups on their way to a Mother's Day Luncheon.

 

Happy Mother's Day !

 


 

 


May Day Rose Garden 2012

 

The rose flush brought on by a recent heat wave was in full bloom.

 

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I'd been working hard all day preparing for this weekend's Open Garden,

 

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when a friend dropped by.

 

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She asked me, "Do you photograph the garden?" She didn't know about my blog.

 

Crepescule-rose

Her simple question made me grab my camera after she had left.

 

Roses-and-tree-fern

You see, I never photograph at this time of day.

 

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A friend's visit- or should I say cosmic nudge.

 

G R A T I T U D E for serendipity.

 

Happy May Day too!!