Monday, June 8, 2015

Everything's coming up roses...

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For five dollars, a bouquet of Trader Joe's cream colored roses is a beautiful bargain.

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I love this vintage style jar vase from Dayspring.  
Notice the raised letters, B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.

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This sweet little pink rose is from my backyard.
It appears I'm fighting a losing battle with blackspot on my rose bushes.
Any expert gardening advice for this novice?

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I think this last photo, my most unstaged, may be my favorite.
These blue bottles sit on my kitchen windowsill.
The roses and lavender are from my backyard.

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55 comments:

  1. When I get to heaven I am going to have a Trader Joe's very close by--so jealous! My favorite is the third one--luscious!

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    1. Dianne, Safeway has pretty good flowers at reasonable prices, too.

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    2. Or Dianne if you happen to live near and Aldi... they have great little bouquets for a reasonable price too.

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  2. I love how you chose a simple jar vase for your cream roses.... that it doesn't compete with the beauty of the roses. Great call!

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  3. I always used to walk past the supermarket flowers in favour of our local market but your roses are stunning, now !I'm going to check them out! I have just been involved with my parents church flower festival and a lot of the flowers came from the UK Supermarkets - Bargain :)
    Wonderful photos and roses.
    Weren x

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement about my photos. Fresh, local flowers are great when available!

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  4. I am commenting on this post form my Texture Tuesday post. I hope you get good advice for your roses-you can't lose them! My favorite shots are the ones with the pink rose. The creamy ones are nice but the pink is so lovely in its simplicity.

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    1. Abrianna, going to try some of the tips posted in order to save my roses.

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  5. I am commenting on this post form my Texture Tuesday post. I hope you get good advice for your roses-you can't lose them! My favorite shots are the ones with the pink rose. The creamy ones are nice but the pink is so lovely in its simplicity.

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  6. Oh yes - the last one is my favourite, too! But I love them all!

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    1. Jill, sometimes the simplest photos are the best!

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  7. Lovely images. Tom The backroads Traveller

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  8. So so pretty, lovely soft color!

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  9. Gorgeous pictures, I love the soft tones and colours.

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  10. Wow...such beautiful tones, Elizabeth!

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  11. I love the roses, but was drawn instantly to that wonderful vase. Love the shape and the letters. How nice. I miss my roses, but dug them out because I'm just not a green thumb and they were pathetic last year, but then they were really some that I found really cheap. I hope to buy a couple of better rose bushes. I've had a few over the years, but I just don't take the time to keep up with them. The photographs you shared are great. Have a happy week. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the vase, too. And I'm not a great gardener in any way!

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  12. What gorgeous photos! Love the color of the roses!

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  13. So many beautiful rose photographs! My favorite is the pink rose from above. The 'beautiful' vase with the white roses is wonderful too. I have never grown roses and admire those who can.

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle. I'm not having much success at growing roses either!

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  14. Love your photos!!!! I wish I could send you some of my Double Delights!!!! Their beauty and smell is heavenly. Living in California, with a drought, I won't be able to water and keep them going throughout the summer...as much as I would like. I have been praying for rain...as the situation is serious.
    Addie

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    1. Addie, I'll join in and agree in prayer with you.

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  15. Oh, these are so pretty! I can almost smell the *freshness*!!

    As to the problem with your roses, I am not the person to ask. I have a black thumb (actually, two of them!), and I have never been able to deal with plants without damaging or killing them. Thankfully we live in the middle of a forest now. Nature takes care of it all!!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Sharon, I'm not a gardener either, but I tend to be romantic in my choice of things I want to try to grow. Lavender, roses, herbs...all things that conjure up a "feeling" to me, and if they survive, it's certainly not due to any gifting or knowledge on my part!

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  16. I've never had luck growing roses so I have no advice. But the $5 Trader Joes bundle looks more my speed.

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    1. Rebecca, I know nothing about gardening in general. If I plant something and it survives it's pure serendipity!

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  18. Your last photo is the winnwe for me, too. It is very elegant.

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  19. I love the Beautiful vase! I hope your roses survive. I'm not a gardener at all. But I can see they are lovely at this moment!

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    1. I'm not a gardener at all either! I plant and hope for the best!

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  20. Isn't it amazing the beauty AND entertainment us photographers can get out of a few dollars spent at Trader Joes? Haha. Love this entire series, BUT your 4th shot from above?!?! Perfection! Thank you so much for sharing at Song-graphy and I hope we will see you and your beautiful photography back again next Tuesday :)

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    1. I agree! Grocery store bouquets are wonderful!

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  21. Beautiful song and photographs. Really upbeat!

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  22. what a gorgeous series! love the softness and gentle processing techniques! we are supposed to get a trader joes in the next year which I'm fairly excited about! :)

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    1. Kelly, you will love Trader Joe's! Thank you for your kind encouragement re. my photos!

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  23. Aren't they just fabulous roses! I like the editing but I think the full color of the blossoms is the best :)

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  24. I always leave your place much more peaceful than I came. I am thinking your real life visitors feel the same way. :-D

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  25. Elizabeth, these images are absolutely beautiful! love them all!

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