Sunday, October 19, 2008

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ 2

Although it is supposedly Spring, it feels like
Summer. Our garden is dry, we have NO water
and yet, the roses give me presents every day

Climbing 'Black Boy' or to be politically correct,
'ethnically challenged individual' on pergola.



Fading Spring, one of the last Ranunculae



First bud on a hardy, bullet proof Rose:
'Bewitched', a bundle of perfumed, long
stemmed delight with long vase life.



Half open



and in full bloom,



and the first of my poppies, Papaver somnifera



Next week, God willing, it may be mostly yellow.

My thanks to Luiz Santilli Jr. and Denise B. Castro
for organizing this opportunity to show our flowers.

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50 comments:

  1. Thank you for a bit of spring as our weather gets colder. I loved your "black boy" rose. What a dream flower.

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  2. Hello Arija !

    Very, very beautiful shots !

    Your flowers are so pretty ! Rose white, hummmm...

    Very fine !

    Have a good day !

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  3. Oh,Arija,you just brightened my morning with those lovely flowers.Roses are by far my favorite blooms,although I like all flowers.Thanks.

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  4. Lovely photos. Our flowers are just about gone here, and the fall colors are starting. Thanks for the beautiful flowers to brighten our day

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  5. Nice series. I have posted one single rose!

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  6. It's so funny that you talk about spring and summer while we here in the North are waiting for the winter to come! Anyway it's nice to think about the warmth you are having and most of all: the beautiful flowers you are sharing now, when nothing is growing here outdoors any more. Great photos!

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  7. you have a lovely and pretty flowers, I love them especially the pink in colors...cute..

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  8. Hello Arija,
    The world becomes smaller by the day-
    yes roses seems to be the flower- beautiful pictures and the top one looks like made of velvet
    My best regards from Finland(Helsinki)!

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  9. your "ethically correct" name made me laugh!

    very pretty!

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  10. Great set of great playfulness of the light. Very enjoyable stuff :)

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  11. Hello Arija !
    Thank you for your visit and comment.
    Wonderful pictures of beautiful roses.
    - Cheers from Canada.

    "I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses
    or growing roses makes people nice."

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  12. Just so delightful! I especially like your photo of the poppy because of the curl on the petals and the way the light is shining.

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  13. Lovely shots of these pretty roses!

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  14. Waiting for the Winter to come, it's so unusual for me to see roses in their glory! I almost smell them, especially the red one!

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  15. Beautiful flowers....Mine are mostly dead now with our freeze...sigh..

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  16. Beautiful shots! My favorite is the long stemmed rose.

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  17. So sweet are they all, beautiful pics:)

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  18. Arija I have just picked the last four roses of Summer from my garden - there will be no more now until next year.

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  19. Oh these photos of flowers and blooms are outstanding! :)

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  20. Arija,
    I'm amazed at how early in the season your roses bloom! Do they smell as wonderful as they look?

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  21. Arija: It so wonderful to come down under and see the Spring blooms. We had a freeze last night and my flowers are done for the season.

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  22. These are lovely. I like the second-to-last one the best.

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  23. fabulous set of photos! I love roses too...thanks for the visit...

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  24. Amazing to see the early summer blooms of your garden as mine is ready to rest.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Hi, Arija

    Great moment, a pretty serious with beautiful flowers, enhance the Today's Flowers this week, thank you for participation.

    Denise & Santilli - TF Team

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  26. Beautiful roses! And nice shots too!~Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy Today's Flower!~

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  27. Mmmm...I can smell their heavenly scent from here!

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  28. Your pink rose is a sensation!

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  29. I loved the tour of your flowers, the roses looked wonderful.

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  30. Hi Arija, thank you for commenting on my "today's flowers."
    "Black Boy" rose is very lovely it would go well together with a
    "White Girl" rose!
    Love the last, stubborn, flowers trying to hang on a little longer. I have always grown "Bewitched". It is such an easy going, beautiful rose.

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  31. All beautiful; but I love that rose bud!

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  32. Delightful flower photos!

    Paz

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  33. Yes yours is turning into spring and ours is getting cold so won't be having too many more flowers to share other then from the shops.
    these are very beautiful

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  34. Great shots and beautiful roses. That black boy rose is stunning! What a color!

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  35. Beautiful series of beautiful flowers :)
    Have a good week ahead!!

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  36. Thanks for your lovely photos..

    and thanks also for stopping by my blog also..

    Annie

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  37. You Roses are so nice... and I have never given it much thought about Roses growing over there... and what true beauties they are.... I wish I could swop you some rain or your sunshine. :o)

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  38. A nice idea well implemented - the life of a rose...

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  39. Lovely flowers. I'd love to grow "Bewitched" for its many qualities. And you still have poppies?! Wonderful view of your garden. Thanks!

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  40. Lovely to have Spring as we have Winter approaching fast. Lovely roses with politically correct namage. LOL MB

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  41. How beautiful, a great series of glorious flowers. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

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  42. Your roses are gorgeous! I love them all.

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  43. Nice series of flowers. I also like your photos on the bird.

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