Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rose Note Cards

Hello everyone!  I've taken a week off from blogging, and I feel like the break helped my brain re-charge.  I enjoy my blog so much, but I've realized that it's important to take a break from things now and then to keep from getting burned out.  I have still enjoyed reading your posts, even though I've only left a few comments in the past week.

When I checked my blog roll this morning, I realized that it's time for Vee's monthly Note Card Party again.  This is such a great idea that Vee has; you should pop over to her blog, A Haven For Vee, this evening to check out the pictures and join in the fun for yourself.

When I went out to run an errand mid-morning, I was thinking about what pictures to use from my existing posts for the note card meme, and I had almost made up my mind what I would do.  Then as I was pulling back into our driveway, I noticed that our rose bush has some blooms on it.  The other ideas went out the window because I realized I wanted to share these beautiful flower pics with you now, since this is the time of year our roses usually bloom.

This is our one and only rose bush, but it has been such a joy that I want to plant some more.  It's a David Austin rose called "Gertrude Jekyll."  Every year when the blooms appear on this bush, I'm amazed at the rich, pink color and the wonderful old rose fragrance.  So here are my note cards, folks.  I can't wait to see all of yours!


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Their beauty on a table in your home is hard to beat, in my opinion.

 
You can read more about these David Austin roses and see more pictures HERE.  I hope you're enjoying a beautiful spring in your part of the world.  As always, thank you for your visits -- they make my day!

Denise 

20 comments:

  1. Hi Denise, Your roses are absolutely beautiful, and I love the old rose fragrance. I have wanted a David Austin rose for a while, maybe next year. Thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  2. Can't blame you for changing your mind. These are absolutely beautiful. I only have Knockout Rose not those big beautiful hybrids.
    QMM

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  3. Ahhhh..I love roses and this David Austin rose is so gorgeous! The color is so vivid and I like how full it is in full bloom Your photos would make excellent note cards!

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  4. Gorgeous! The colors in that first pic are spectacular-enjoy:@)

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  5. What a beautiful rose! I especially love the ones with the great smell.

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  6. They are spectacular. WOW. Can' almost reach out and smell them from here.

    Lovely just lovely!

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  7. They are beautiful and how nice that they have that wonderful fragrance too.

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  8. Gorgeous roses....I live near a rose garden nursery called Witherspoon...they have the most gorgeous roses and their gardens are phenomenal....

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  9. Your roses are stunning. That colour is so deep and yet not dark. Wonderful photos!

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  10. Wow that's a gorgeous colored rose- nice group of photos for Vee's note card party!

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  11. Your roses are gorgeous and the perfect choice for Vee's Note Card Party!

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  12. really beautiful flowers. i love the photo with the salt & pepper shakers. so lovely. (:

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  13. Oh, my gosh...what intense color!!!! I have never even tried to grow roses. I can predict exactly what horrible fate they would undoubtedly meet! I'm proud of you for what you've been able to do with yours! Good for you for taking a "breather" from blogging. It really does get you all charged up, doesn't it? I took a break last year (about 6 weeks) and was able to come back stronger than ever. I hope you have a wonderful week! Enjoy your beautiful roses!!!

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  14. They are gorgeous! I am enjoying my roses this year also!

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  15. WOW! The roses are just gorgeous! They make the prettiest note cards!

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  16. Your roses are spectacular!!! I can smell them from here.

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  17. I have been so busy this week that I missed the party! Well, poop.
    I love your roses, and I think this is a perfect theme choice.

    Hope your rest has recharged you!

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  18. Hi Denise~ Your roses are beautiful! I keep telling myself I need to plant some David Austin roses! My BFF has all varieties of roses planted in her garden~ for party of her 50th birthday last year, I gave her Constance Spry which was introduced in 1961 :)

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