Friday, May 18, 2012

Spring is in bloom

Every year I make such a fuss about my roses and this year will be no exception. Sorry. They are just too gorgeous not to share.

I'm not a gardening expert by any stretch of the imagination, but for some reason, my roses do so well every year. Despite the fact that I do nothing to enourage them. I prune them, but that is it. I planted the climbing rose bush 4 or 5 years ago and each year it gets prettier. It also does an excellent job of hiding some of the old, ugly railings on our porch.

The scent is just amazing. I love to sit on the porch in the afternoons, read a magazine, sip on something cold, and smell the roses.

After I took some photos of the porch, I decided to try and take some pictures of little Violet. And she did everything she could to avoid me and my camera.

The little stinker.

"No, I will not look at the camera, mom."

Her older sister is always more than happy to have her picture taken. Meanwhile, the little one is hatching up a scheme to escape the situation.

These pictures show a little bit of Violet's personality: independent, determined, playful, fiesty, and, did I mention, independent?? I think I've developed a few gray hairs thanks to her. Oh my.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Soo beautiful and so inviting!

  2. oooh...i LOVE! & the little one? too cute for words! :) Esther

  3. Your roses are totally worth fussing about! Thanks for sharing. Joyce

  4. Wow! So many blooms... beautiful! Gorgeous girls too!

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  6. Too cute!! The roses and the little beauties :)

  7. Your family is gorgeous!!! I am also loving your roses - do you know what kind they are? The blooms are amazing!!! I planted the "no disease" knock-outs, and all the leaves are eaten by some green worms!!! I am so bummed out! Anyway - would love to know if you know?!!!

    Thanks - hugs from Michigan - Diane

    1. I think my roses are knock-out as well. Sorry yours didn't work out! I think mine just really like the soil they are planted in and they haven't gotten any bugs so far, so I've been lucky!


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