Friday, June 17, 2011

What’s the date?

Spring seems to go by so quickly. First day of Summer is Tuesday the 21st and soon
all the kiddies will be home, the beaches will be full and the temps will be
hot hot hot!
It’s been a challenging season with the weather and all the rain and winds
we’ve been getting. I think we did manage to have 2 weeks of sunny days in a row.

…… it’s raining and thundering out right now.

The roses have taken a beating but we got a handle on it now and they’re beautiful again.
It’s a good thing I don’t mind cleaning them and George stays on top of the spraying.

I love seeing all the roses that people have in blogland and often wonder how they
feel about all the maintenance.
Topic for another time.

Gee I was going to tell you the name of this rose but it escapes me now and I don’t feel like going outside and getting wet.
Oh wait just remembered.
Ebb tide!
so there you go.
And you thought I knew what I was going to write about.
Nope, just let it happen as it comes…..
I overthink things enough during the day…..
I really don’t want to when I’m blogging.
Is that bad?
I do find myself writing posts in my head while working that never end up being written.
 In my head they sound pretty good.
Some may actually be but many I think are subjects that I never feel comfortable writing about.
Does that happen to you?
You come to your senses and think why I’m I going to write about that???
Everyone will think you’re nuts!
or worse hate you! ok hate is a strong word.
Never want to visit you again
Ok changing subject…..
I have the attention of a gnat sometimes…..
but this next picture is of foliage and you know how much I love me foliage!
I noticed a lot of people doing their pots with just that this year.
work it Mr Bee

chalk plant
I’ve used a lot more succulents this year and had intended on showing you more pots that I had made up but they
sold quickly and never got many pics of them.
This was my crown one with hens and chicks.
Someone asked me if it was a religious thing?
no just something different.
Little Fifi looking so angelic with eyes the color of those hydrangeas.
A few seconds later she was breaking apart that hydrangea
and throwing it at her twin sister. Too cute!
I love when they come by with their parents.
George turns into a little kid again and becomes a human jungle jim.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Carole, The roses are just beautiful! It hasnt gotten really hot here in Ca. But I am sure it is on it's way. Thank's for the pretty pic's.....Julian

Deb said...

Beautiful photos.

Denise said...

The flowers look beautiful! Yes, I do the same thing, come up with posts in my little pea brain and then, later, think how stupid they sound. Or whiney! It is sooo hot here already. 100 degrees! HORRIBLE! Everything I had was wilted this evening. Including me! HA!
The crepe myrtle is already blooming! They never bloom in June! I reallly need to move to the mountains! :)

Riitta Sinikka said...

Hi! I love all of these!!Best regards, Riitta Sinikka.

Anonymous said...

Hi, lovely garden! loved it so much.your blog is also good. hope to visit your shop some day in the future.But i stay very far from your land now!
take care and have good weekend.

oldgreymare said...

What a fun post! and fabulous pictures girlie...truly <3
(I had just clicked on you when the phone line went dead...again..Your phone hates me lol!)

anyhoot..sleep tight..have a great weekend. I will hope for clear and beautiful skies.

could that sweetie Fifi be any more beautiful? And they're sooooo BIG!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You have taken wonderful pictures again, Carole. I love your roses and that plant with the bee. It's so delicate and the color is pretty. Little Fifi looks very cute.
Have a great weekend too, my friend!

Madam Butterfly said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you!

Karen said...

Beautiful photos Carole, I love roses but I can't grow them on my lot. That sweet little girl looks like an angelic Botticelli painting.

Bleudelavande said...

Great weekend to you too dear Carole! Your images are always so beautiful! And that little Angel with blue eyes is so sweet and lovely!!!!

Dorthe said...

Dear Carole, so beautiful photoes- I so love the roses, just my colors :)
and the succulents with the crone- how WONDERFUL an idea,- I have to go doo just the same with one I have.... hope it is ok to copy you :)
Little Fifi is a little princess with those blue eyes -princesses can easily change from angels to "monsters" I know,lol

slommler said...

Oh my gosh! Can you say BEAUTIFUL!!!!??? Amazing collection of flora and fauna!! And Ebb Tide takes my breath away!!
Thanks and send some of that rain please!! No rain here since Jan!!!!!!!!

Diana Cohen said...

Mmmmm love roses. Especially scented ones. What a lovely post. Don't ever censor yourself sweet one. Alow your crazy beauty to gift the world.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Gorgeous pictures and a precious little girl......wish we had some rain.

Faded Charm said...

Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful flower photos. I always enjoy visiting and seeing what you're up to and what beauties you have to share. I'm sure this year has been different for you with the weather being so unpredictable. I'm still dreaming of 80 degrees and sunny. We did have a nice day yesterday, but I have so much to do that I don't get to really enjoy it....rain once again today:-(

Wishing you a lovely Summer.


d. reyné said...

I love it when you share your flowers with us!
I haven't been able to spend much time out in the garden this Spring or even now that Summer is here.
I actually have a flat of impatiens that need to have something done with ...but can't seem to manage the time!
Maybe after the French flea!
(My crazy hydrangeas once again came out pink!
I guess I am going to have to soak them in that sulfate stuff:)
Have a wonderful week!

Kathy said... very pretty. Nice to see the photos. Love, love, love summer. Cheers, Kathy

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Carole
Gorgeous roses and shots... makes me wish for spring even more.. especially as this flu seems to have taken hold over here... still trying to beat it off with a stick..

Fifi is adorable.. I can't believe how much they have grown... [assuming both have grown at the same rate.. hehe]

Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

Rebecca said...

Hey Girlie
How is the season going for you, I see your flowers are all so beautiful... I hope things have settled a little but how is the store doing?
I am back and missed my first flush of roses, I have lost so many and I see I have at least 5 that have gone back to the wild or died below the graft.
I will have to dig those up, ugh! Some are large.
Wishing you a great Sunday

Olive Cooper said...

The Ebbe rose is splendid. I think of posts in my head too. Then never post them. The only roses I can keep alive are the knockouts and some climbers so I guess my maintenance is in question! Fifi could not be any prettier with that hair and those eyes! xoxo, olive

Anonymous said...

Oh my - Fifi looks like a little angel. :)

Love your photos and honesty about never knowing what you'll blog about next. Neither do I. But hey - that's part of the fun! :)

It is so dry here (first whimpy rain of the year was yesterday), and some ground creature tore up part of my garden, so my tiny garden is not looking so great this year. For some crazy reason, the columbines are having their best year ever.

Anyway, I LOVE seeing your pics, Carole!!!


vicki said...

Carole- your flower images are stunning as always. I can only imagine how beautiful your gardens are right now. I love roses but don't have the patience or time that they demand- I'd rather just enjoy yours!

Oh my Fifi is so beautiful! Her hair is gorgeous- she is truly a little angel. Love that picture--

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Carole...I had a wonderful weekend, thank you! Hope you did too.

I write alot of posts and then delete them for some of the same reasons you mentioned. Hope one day I don't hit publish by mistake!

Fifi is just adorable!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Carole,
What gorgeous photographs of your roses ..... and, so healthy looking too. George has definitely got the spraying down to a fine art, by the looks of it. Roses don't grow so well in our back garden as it's north facing but we do have a couple of ramblers that are lovely. ....and, we have our beautiful David Austin rose ' St. Swithin's ' in the front.
Fifi is so cute....I remember the photo's that you showed us when they were tiny.
Hope you and George are well and are not too run off of your feet !! XXXX

Renée Finberg said...

super images of the roses.....and the baby doll in the basket.


Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my mind is alllllways writing posts - most of them about stupid things I've done. Then I wonder, "who would want to hear about THAT?" and push it to the back of my mind. lol! But to be honest with you, I truly love hearing my blog friends just "talk" in their posts. You really get to know them better! That little Fifi is just screaming adorable, Carole! What beautiful eyes and hair! :)

xoxo laurie

A New England Life said...

Hello Carole,
Do you have any flowers left after all this rain? Good lord I wish it would quit! I've had quite enough, thank you.

Fifi should be a model!

sweetpea said...

just popping by to say thanks for your comment carole. i always love your beautiful pics. i am forever composing posts in my head too, and if i get a good one going i immediately scratch it down on paper so i don't forget what i wanted to say. ahhh, getting older...