Celebration time come on!

I’m taking some time off to celebrate a special day that is coming up this weekend – my birthday.  Go me! Go me! Go me!  While a part of me is stunned that my odometer is turning over to “certain” number, I am very thankful that I have been blessed with the mileage I have – many have not been so blessed.  Haven’t the slightest idea what I will be doing but I have a few ideas up my sleeve and DH has told me of some plans.  Whatever we do and wherever we go I hope the rains hold off; it’s no fun to have a rainy birthday.  But rain or shine I intend on rejoicing for another year in this world and hopefully many more, doing some partying, dressing up, maybe even letting DH take some pictures with the camera (gasp), and enjoying myself thoroughly.

See you when I return and thank you for being part of this online world :)

Image from igalleriez.com


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Chrysler Imperial – The rose not the car

A beautiful medium red hybrid tea rose which can have a very full 40+ petals per rose.  That should keep you busy with s/he loves me – s/he loves me not for awhile but why would anyone want to to that to such a beauty?


Chrysler Imperial 6539

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Givenchy – Hybrid Tea Rose

Roses come in so many beautiful colors and have some very wonderful names that accompany their beauty.  Reds have a classic beauty about them that has been celebrated in word and image for centuries but I’m partial to pinks, yellows, lilacs, and oranges, and the blends.  This lovely of pink and cream color is another of my favorites from the rose park.  I always stop by to say hello to it.

Talk to me…what rose colors are your favorite?


Givenchy 6578 Givenchy 6582



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Fragrant Cloud – Hybrid Tea Rose

The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.  Unknown

Peace be unto you this Sunday



Camelot 6438

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Tabris not Tardis

When I walked towards this beautiful rose I had to do a double take.  At first I gasped thinking that they had named a rose after the vehicle that the Doctor travels in in Doctor Who, but it was just my eyes playing tricks on me.  Tabris is a floribunda rose that, as you can see, is as a white rose edged with pink and red.  I still think it would be fantastic if there was a rose named after a character from Doctor Who…but that’s just the Whovian fan girl in me ;)

Did I happen to mention that I’ve met two of the Doctors? Insert fan girl squeal here.


Tabris 6610

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George and Gracie

Together again as promised.  I went back to the park the other day and there she was, waiting for me to take her picture; one solitary fresh with morning dew bloom.  A floribunda like her George and quite the delicate beauty.  How romantic…

George Burns and Gracie Allen

George Burns

George Burns

Gracie Allen

Gracie Allen

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Orange you a sensation!

This is the Orange Sensation floribunda rose; another orange and orange blend rose.  Floribunda roses first became popular in the mid 20th century, the offspring of hybrid teas and polyantha roses.  What does that mean in plain English? It means someone wanted to create a rose with the beauty and color variation of the hybrid teas but with the blooming profusion of the polyanthas.

You are now ready to shine in a trivia game with that information :)


Orange Sensation 6602

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