Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Stroll: A Rose By No Other Name

It was a dark and gloomy day. I got up early and waited for the sun to peek from behind the clouds. It did for a moment, and went back to hiding. Storms have played all over the state for days. My rain gauge shows 1 5/8 inches, but the cold is the worst. I have worn a sweater most days, and sometimes even more. I felt these early blooms were cheerful, in a rose garden I worked in one summer. They liked my botanical education being prepared and put me on a shovel or push mower most of the summer.  It was fun in the fall bringing home dozens of roses as we prepared them for winter.  I also met a friend who starts his own hybrids from seed.









My favorite shot



This tiny bunny wasn't too afraid, but more hungry.

I thought this was a statue until I turned my back and it started sneaking up on me

21 comments:

  1. The roses are spectacular! We woke to rain/thunder today. We need the moisture, though. Precious little bunny. Love the sculpture, too. Wishing you a very nice week.

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  2. Our weather has been similar to yours, and your roses provide a nice bit of color in the midst of all the dreariness. Your stalker could use a little meat on his bones. :)

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  3. Gorgeous roses! And a sweet little bunny ! Thanks so much for sharing! God bless you!

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  4. Those roses are lovely. I have grown a few in the past, but not with too much success. I like that statue!

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  5. The roses are beautiful. My plants are leafing out gorgeously this year, but I do not see any buds as of yet. It has been sweater weather here most days too. We were in short sleeves for just an hour or two this afternoon, and only right out in the sunshine. Hope the week is wonderful!

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  6. I never thought about planting the seeds. We have had a lot of rain. Without much winter this year, the bugs are overwhelming. I mow as much as I can before 9 am. It is too hot and buggy later.

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  7. Great photos. I needed to see them, as it has been cold and gloomy here also. Thanks for sharing. I love the dinosaur.

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  8. Roses are always a delight. I would not turn my back on the dinosaur again. It has a determined look about it.

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  9. Hi Steve - beautiful roses ... and that's a lot of rain - thankfully we've had some, but could do with more ... though this week - we might get hot ... that will be a pleasure - like you I'm adding layers. That sculpture is so clever ... cheers Hilary

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  10. Such pretty roses. You can keep your colder weather, I'm enjoying the nice mild temperatures we've been getting.
    I'd be careful of that dinosaur. He may not have any meat on his bones but he looks pretty ferocious...lol

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  11. love the roses. is that first white one a tuberose? my dad grew beautiful roses. he would bring old blood home from the hospital blood bank to put on them.

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  12. The roses there are really thriving right now!

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  13. So so beautiful! My mother is the Rose grower in our family!

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  14. So funny about the dino bones.
    The bunny is a darling and the roses are glorious.

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  15. A quick update: two blog friends identified my mystery wildflower...it is asclepias variegata!

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  16. Roses are treat to eyes and soul !
    thank you for delightful sharing

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  17. They are high maintenance, but roses are so beautiful.

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  18. I just love bunnies. Some folks keep them as pets in the house and just keep out litter boxes for them.

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  19. Wishing you and your family a very nice Memorial Day weekend.

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  20. I love the roses and your bunnies! Your "statue" made me laugh! Actually, I think if I was there, I would have ran! LOL!

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