Saturday, May 9

My Roses + a Bouquet


My rambling roses are beginning to bloom now, and the blossoms are so heavy that I have to hold them up to see their faces. I added some shadow to this one, since (as usual) I got too close to it and washed it out. That changed the color a little. The one below has the true color.


When the whole bush is in bloom, it's a glorious sight!


This is the only photo I was able to get at work today; we were too busy to stop and take pictures. I got too close to this bouquet too, and the flash washed it out. Mel had just misted it, and the little dots of water reflected the light and look white here. The three peonies in the center are a deep coral color and smell heavenly; like nothing else in the world. I hope to be able to get some better photos tomorrow, but since we have four weddings to deliver and set-up, I may not have much time.

12 comments:

Darlene said...

What beautiful roses! The middle picture is stunning. Roses are my favorite flowers. I had so many rose bushes at my last house that I had a bouquet all summer. I miss that, but don't miss the care they take.

Gilly said...

That is a really lovely rose. Do you know the name? My father grew one some years ago that seemed similar, but I have forgotten what his was called. I think it was nearly thornless, which as it was right by where he got out of his car, was a Very Good Thing!

Our climbing roses have three sweetest little buds now. I expect theyw ill come out soon.

Granny Annie said...

When I was a child we moved a lot but no matter where we lived we had at least one rose bush outside our front door. Mother would make us simple corsages every Mother's Day to wear to church. Your pictures make me miss having roses but more than that, they make me miss my Mother:) Hope you have a nice Mother's Day Judy.

Arkansas Patti said...

Beautiful roses, a favorite of mine also.
Hope you get some rest soon but it doesn't look like it.
Perhaps you will be able to celebrate part of Mother's day anyway.

Happy Mother's day Judy.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous rosees! Love all your shots, lovely, lovely!

JeanMac said...

Beautiful roses and peonies - love both.

Claude said...

Wonderful!! Thanks for these beauties

Ginnie said...

Gorgeous....and Happy Mother's Day to you, Judy. I know you will be exhausted after all the Mother's Day Bouquets that you will have made !

sage said...

Beautiful roses, may you have a happy Mother's Day.

Peter said...

You should post a photo of the rose bush in flower Judy.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Your Roses are just GORGEOUS! I need to learn that "shadow" thingy...So many of my French Pictures are rather washed out---I had some trouble with my camera over there.....
It has to be thrilling to have your own Roses all blooming these days.....! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Roses, as you know....Thanks for these pics, my dear.....!

Catalina said...

Wow. Very pretty bouquet and the roses are gorgeous.