Thursday, June 04, 2009

a rose is a rose
























My roses are beginning to bloom.

















They love to ramble and roll.

















My sweet father-in-law rigged up this suspension wire.
Each Spring, I wait in suspense for my roses.


















Are you feeling my bliss.  Take time to stop and smell the roses.























I do each time I pull into my garage.  I also look for the birds in that big nest.
I think they may be Mockingbirds.

32 comments:

gatherings home said...

So pretty! I on the other hand have killed many a rose bush. Not so much of a green thumb, unfortunately. But I have managed to keep my peonies alive. They are ready to burst! Can hardly wait.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

gorgeous! I've always wished that I had a green thumb.

Ideezine said...

The first rose bloom is always the best isn't it?
I love roses and this year we had more rain so it's blooming roses!

Great placemment to welcome you home right out front.

Bette

Simply Mel said...

Now that is a welcome home banner if there ever was one! Beautiful!

pve design said...

Mel-
you are too cute.
It just might be my beauty pageant banner....
tee hee.
pve

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Gorgeous! I love the way they drape over your garage! Mine are blooming too and mostly coming to a close now, but so glorious while it lasted!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Lovely! A perfect spot for roses.

Frau said...

Beautiful! I love climbing roses!

Purple Flowers said...

Your climbing roses are beautiful. That first photo shows their intricate folds and yet simple beauty. How fortunate to have roses making a home on your home. I know you enjoy their exquisite beauty!

Debra said...

Beautiful! I love the suspension rod- what a clever man your Dad-in-law is. So sweet that the birds have chosen to come live among your roses. What a splendid tree house!

sophiedahydesigns said...

Unfortunately my roses are finished with the first big bloom. They are so glorious when they are in full bloom. We have a precious little robin that is sitting on her nest in a climbing hydrangea on a narrow ledge over the garage. We leave the doors open now because it upsets her when they open and close.

Allie in G'town said...

Mockingbirds AND climbing roses??? I would never get out of that car! two of my favorite little things in life.

vicki archer said...

Beautiful, beautiful roses. I am so excited to see them each year - it is as if it is for the first time. xv

jae said...

roses and singing birds...your art filled life has even spread to your garage. love the soft shade of pink.

Deidra said...

How lovely to have those roses just outside of that window! Such beautiful images! It's always a treat to stop by here.

Emily said...

How pretty! It must be wonderful to come home to all those roses!

Joyce said...

The roses are beautiful and fun to have them growing up and around... a wonderful reminder to stop, smell, reflect and be thankful. Have a golden day! xoxo

Kwana said...

My first roses are blooming too. I can't wait to take pics and show them off. Love yours greeting you each time you come home.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hope you have roses and rose petals all over your house this weekend! Enjoy!

Janet said...

I love the contrast of the climbing roses and the geometry of the house! Beautiful!

annechovie said...

I love your climbing rose bush, Patricia. It looks so beautiful the way it's spreading over the garage. What kind of rose is that? It's such a delicate blush color. Your yard looks so pretty and green.

LindsB said...

So pretty, what a sweet father-in-law you have!

Christine said...

Wow, that's a welcoming "home, sweet home". What a beautiful rose bush.

La Maison Fou said...

Awww roses are my favorite espescially the English variety J & P ...... Lovely to see & smell!
Leslie

Jo said...

It's beautiful! What a great idea ~ I may borrow it for my climber as well. Thanks for the idea!

Jo

Rachel Follett said...

Gosh, I am so jealous! So beautiful!

Liz said...

Love is a rose! Go ahead and pick it!

Kelsey B. said...

Beautiful! I'd love to know if/how you clip them and arrange a few around your house. I love treating myself to a few fresh flowers around the house, when they are from our own garden it is especially exciting.

PS~Erin said...

Oh my! I love how they are growing over your garage. So very pretty!

Tara said...

Gorgeous flora! When you open the windows above I am sure the scent floats in!

erika said...

i love seeing pictures of your house! roses and a birds nest... what could be more inviting!? i can't think of anything. gorgeous!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love the suspension wire...brilliant! My roses were looking pretty good until a total stranger pulled up in a car with clippers and made a bouquet for herself (I wish I were kidding).