I'll start my visit with you today by showing you a real survivor.. my "Scent-imental" rose. I got this rose while living on my houseboat about 12 years ago. I am an absolute *SUCKER* for variegated and striped roses, flowers and foliage. So when I saw this rose in the garden store and then smelled it, it had to be mine. It lived in a pot for years then when it was transplanted to the farm when I was - 8 1/2 years ago. :-) This rose has a wonderful aroma. I only like roses that are not only pretty, but very fragrant. The bug is a bonus.. I didn't see it when I took the photo. LOLThe Garden Bell!! Kate is one fantastic woman, she is an amazing crocheter, photographer, gardener, traveler, artist and friend. I absolutely adore her blog, she always has bright and fun photos - but her unique-ness is her fun way of writing, it's bright and fun and exciting. I think of her as one of the best parts of having discovered "blogs". She is also generous - and put together 3 gift bags to "give away" on her blog as she'd reached a milestone of her 300th posting. And WOOHOOOOOOO.. she drew my name!! YAY!!
Another of my roses in bloom, the "Double Delight".
And here is another exciting thing that came in the mail on Tuesday... another of my favorite bloggers, Alicia Paulson from Posy Gets Cozy... created this wonderful crewel embroidery kit and is sold it in her online store. The kit is sold out, but you can order the pattern there. I look forward to working on this, but I need to buy an embroidery hoop!
Below is one of the roses my son planted here from his yard, a pretty yellow centered orange rose. Does anyone know the name of this?
Lastly is a slightly fuzzy photo of one of my pansies that came back from last year.. isn't it just adorable?
Thank you for visiting and I especially want to thank those of you who take the time to leave a comment and to those who are sending healing thoughts and prayers to my son who has just endured a very painful Gamma Knife radiation treatment on a brain tumor. He's recovering slowly but it doing better.
Have a wonderful weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)