Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Rose

Hansa Rose (Rugosa)

What a treat to find our very first rose of summer. A happy harbinger of many lovely things ready to burst forth as summer officially begins. Not only is it a lovely rose, but the hansa is very fragrant. When the bush is in full flush, our garden is filled with its heady scent.

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Avoid being impatient.
Remember time brings roses.
~ Author Unknown

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Won't you come into the garden?
I would like my roses to see you.
~ Richard B. Sheridan, 1791 - 1816

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"Send two dozen roses to Room 424
and put 'Emily, I love you' on the back of the bill."
~ Groucho Marx

Wishing you a beautiful day,


  1. Oh so pretty!

    Years ago my hubby had the most lovely rose garden. We ordered all sorts of varieties from Jackson & Perkins, and he nurtured them with the care of a new mother. They grew to be incredible additions to our yard, and I remember their fragrance still.

    Thanks for a dose of nature's brilliance, and a chance to revisit another time.

    Be blessed,

  2. yes it is the first day of summer-hurrah!

  3. I got so excited about my first rose also.Let summer begin!

    (Isn't Groucho Marx funny?)

  4. Isn't it funny how we say "a simple rose." so beautiful and complex. I think sometimes simple means classic.

  5. Oh I do love roses and the colour of this one is gorgeous! I came home from my trip to find a lovely bouquet of roses and hydrangeas on the table, and lots more in the garden.
    And now I'm awake, way too early, but using the time to catch up on my favourite bloggers!

    have a wonderful day,

  6. Beautiful Rose!! I'll have to get some for my garden.

  7. Brenda, your first rose for the summer is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  8. WOW! My mom loved her rose gardens. I have such sweet memories of her donning her long rose gloves and snipping several to bring in to the house. They absolutely filled the rooms with the most soothing fragrance. Roses bring my mother back to me...
    They'll always be a favorite.

    I can't help but giggle at Groucho's quote. What a guy! I wonder if he got very many second dates?

  9. I love the bouquet of comments that come my way. Thank you for taking the time to add a blossom to the whole bouquet. It adds depth and layering which is what makes the beauty of any floral arrangement.


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