Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday's Flowers

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Belinda's Dream

I have a rose collections of sorts. Each year on our wedding anniversary, John and I used to drive to Brenham to buy one or two roses at the Antique Rose Emporium. We did this for several years and as a result, we have over a dozen different varieties of roses growing in our yard. Many are old roses or early hybrids. These types of roses are very hardy and can survive just about anything, even neglect. I know, because mine have been neglected quite a bit in recent years as my interests have moved from gardening to knitting. Still, they continue to bloom and flourish.

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The best part about growing roses is cutting them and bringing their beauty and fragrance indoors. And that's just what I did after taking these pictures, being very careful not to disturb this eight-legged guy who has decided a rose bush is a good place to spin a web.

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Yellow Garden Spider

8 comments:

  1. Your interests are gardening, knitting, and PHOTOGRAPHY too, right? You take some amazing pictures! I love the spider spinning his web! The flowers are gorgeous, too.

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  2. Those are gorgeous! My favorite roses are Salt Mist Roses found along the beaches in Maine. They smell so wonderful ;o)

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  3. Love the roses. Summer and roses go hand in hand I think. Yes spiders and summer go hand in hand too I just choose not to think about that. A great big shutter went up spine.
    Happy knitting :)

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  4. There's nothing as glorious as a rose! THANK YOU for sharing such beauty!!!

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  5. What a beautiful rose! I use dried rosepetals from the garden in my soap :-)

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  6. Nice Post I can almost smell them from here!

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  7. Beautiful! It must be wonderful to see new blooms each day!

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  8. Thank you for sharing them with us ~ they are incredibly beautiful. Like bawana, I can almost smell them just by seeing them. Lovely!

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~Tracy