Friday, September 25, 2015

War of the roses..



I don't often show flowers but I had to share my delight in discovering these unexpected blooms in the garden today. For many reasons I haven't had much time to spend in my garden over the last few months but with the weather heating up this past week it was necessary to get out and do some watering. I wasn't expecting to see the roses out so early in spring but there they were! The four pastel colours are David Austen French Lace, naturellement :) and are a fairly new addition..the deep red I call 'Dad's rose' because I planted it with my dad about twenty years ago and it's still my most robust and exuberant rose, that's how I like to remember my Dad, robust and exuberant! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe... p.s. I don't understand the title either :)



34 comments:

  1. I'm quite taken with the red rose in your collection of beautiful flowers.

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  2. The "war" reference makes no sense in this case...they blend together beautifully. The "War of the Roses" is long over. Unfortunately, one media outlet claims there's a war against Christmas; some conservative groups are fighting a war against women; etc. I like your roses best of all!

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  3. Goodness what a prize to discover. I'd say that's a perfect rose!

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  4. Perth must be perfect for growing roses. WOW!

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  5. Lovely roses and very well photographed.

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  6. Beautiful roses, Grace! When I was growing up, my parents had roses growing everywhere. My favorites were the hybrids--we had one that was yellow with deep red at the centers.

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  7. I can never decide which colour of rose I like the best, Grace. They all make the spirit soar!

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  8. Gorgeous, I love roses. Don't know why I don't grow some myself.

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  9. These are spectacular blooms Grace! Every one of them is perfect. You must be doing something right.

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  10. The only thing I like better than seeing roses is smelling them! These are real beauties.

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  11. Such pretty, delicate flowers, Grace!

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  12. What a lovely living relationship with Dad!


    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  13. Great pictures Grace and a touching story about your dad...

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  14. Very beautiful. My daughter would love them. She's always painting roses.
    Did you notice the color faulting on the red one? Unusual for Olympus. I've mostly seen it with Fuji cameras.

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  15. Gorgeous roses captured beautifully!!

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  16. Magnificent roses Grace and so early too.

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  17. Simply beautiful shots - I'm almost getting the scents...PS I'm reading a book about another War of the Roses at the moment!

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  18. These are wonderful Grace, what a joy to look at!

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  19. They are beautiful roses and photos. It is great they are so good even though you haven't been pampering them.

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  20. WOW! Impossible to choose a favourite...

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  21. Aww, Grace, that is such a nice story, such a beautiful way to remember your Dad.

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  22. They look fantastic and healthy. I love roses because they don't require a lot of care.

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  23. Perfectly formed and beautiful colors.

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  24. These roses are magnificent beauties. Adore the colour contrasts in the last two images.

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  25. Hard to pick the winner Grace.

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  26. French lace! That is a lovely rose. I had them when I grew roses (before I decided they were too much work). And . . . why is it that I associate you with French lace?

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