Saturday, January 17, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ 13 Roses, more Roses

Please click on photos to see them face to face.

Roses lend grace and perfume to our gardens.
Whether you have one solitary Rose bush or
one thousand, they speak of love and hope and
healing. They comfort us in our need and pick us
up when we are down. Their buds are graceful as
a young girl or full blown like a comely matron.
They are an Angel's breath and a wayfarer's delight.
So here once more, I give you Roses.



'Charles Austin' in bud on a six foot bush,



and open to a perfection of cupped petals.



Climbing 'Sympathy' a rose of distinction for mass
effect, scent and repeat flowering, holding well when
cut and just taking your breath away when out in force.



A glowing vermillion interloper lighting up the
garden with its exhuberant lust for life.



A peep into the heart and shadowed mystery.



To 'Just joey' lighting up the day like a candle
in the night.

To Luiz, Denise and Laerte who slave to give us
this meme, my hearfelt thanks.
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37 comments:

  1. The roses are so beautiful, I love the last one best because the lights shines so softly on it :)

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  2. Beautiful roses, Arija. I can hardly wait for spring!

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  3. Beautiful ♥ I especially love the Charles Austin.

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  4. I filled some vases yesterday with beautiful, fat orange roses! Alas, they are not the fresh, garden variety that you show here, as we are all greys, silvers, and brown at the moment! Your blog reminds me of what's to come!!

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  5. Ahhhh, my heart is singing.... thank you for sharing your lovely lovely roses.... I'm so looking forward to see the first wonderful and magical signs of spring here.... ;)

    Have a lovely rest of the weekend, my friend...

    cielo

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  6. Yes,... the last one ... perfection!

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  7. Yum! These flowers look delicious enough to eat! I thought of you today when I looked at the sky. The clouds were having a riot and were showing off. Lovely skies remind me of you.

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  8. Arija..I could almost smell them. I know you have loved and raised roses for many years..Thank you for sharing them with us..especially those of us who are buried by snow and cold temperatures...Michelle..

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  9. Lovely roses. We mulched ours today for there just seems to be no rain here in victoria!
    How are you going in the drought in SA ?

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  10. lovely wonderful images of roses! I want to smell them!

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  11. I'll have to visit a flower shop soon!

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  12. comely matrons, eh? and what about the wrinkled old crones...dried off in the vase but still too beautiful to be discarded?

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  13. Your intro text is quite wonderful, as are the scrumptious rose photos below it. My Flower for Today is a photo of a rose garden! Thank you for posting, most sincerely.

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  14. These are lovely. Love the last shot as the color and sunlight make this photo special
    Smiles B

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  15. I have alot of roses in my garden too but ... from May to October. Your photos are beautiful.

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  16. Just fell in love with that first photo, great peach color.

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  17. Arija your roses are a dream and your lovely words tailored to suit them. Just Joe is a very welcome rose in my garden , I love the colour and its huge blooms which are not to formal. All your roses are beautiful . I can't help myself but Roses are still my favourites.

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  18. The roses are always so beautiful.

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  19. Your roses are perfection! What a nice treat of colour and warmth.

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  20. fabulous set of flowers, wonderful..

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  21. Roses are my favorite flowers...
    Beautiful series of roses,I love all...
    Have a nice week, greetings from Portugal...

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  22. Such pretty roses. I love the peach one, and I'm thrilled that you know the names of each.

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  23. Oh thanks for the beautiful and colorful roses, they are so nice to look at, i can almost smell them

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  24. I just can't get enough with roses. Very lovely as always. Thanks for the visit anyway.

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  25. Thanks for visiting my blog. And I can almorst smell the roses on your blog! Lovely!

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  26. Roses are so beautiful, and, as always, my favorite...thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

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  27. Thanks for naming the flower I didn't know - I was thinking it could have been the Vallota as well (Scarborough lily) but the garden encyclopedia I have said it flowered in autumn!

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  28. Sorry I didn't came here before to thank for your visit. I wasn't home.

    I love roses and yours are wondeful!

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  29. These are all such BEAUTIFUL roses. Thanks for sharing ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  30. beautiful roses! you're right it speaks of love and hope! i love white ones! my hubby never fails to give me white roses on special and not so special occasions! love it! pretty blooms!

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  31. I love roses and these pictures lifted my heart. Thank you.

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