My Rose Collection

Jan 27, 2016

A Bright Spot....

This morning I looked out my front window,
to see another gloomy day...
 
but then....
 

I saw my Snowdrops
are starting to pop open...
 

 
their nodding heads
are barely open...
 
but,
yelling loud and clear...
 
Hello,
I'll bet you missed me!
 

 
and, just like that
the sun peeked out for just a minute...
 
 
and the little Snowdrops
glowed pure white in all their glory...
 

 
I gathered a little handful...
 
 
I tucked them in my shortest vases,
because their stems are still so short...
 
the front vase
 is just a small vintage perfume bottle...

 
not much else exciting happened around here today,
but it was still enough...
 
a promise,
of fresh garden flowers...
the hope for an early Spring...
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today....

Jan 21, 2016

These Boots....

 
These Boots...
Every since I began editing these photos from last Fall,
These Boots
have had Nancy Sinatra singing in my head...
 
"These Boots are made for walking
and that's just what they'll do"....
 
 
I bought these
Victorian Wedding Style Boots last Fall...
 
They have been perched on my hall tree
since then...
 
a focal point for each season....

 
and,
 although tucked under the Christmas tree was nice,
 
my favorite is paired
with this Autumn Bouquet...
 
maybe that is just because
I miss my Roses so much...
 
 
I bought them at a cute little shop
and have never really been clear if they are new or old...
 
they are made of canvas...
and the shoelace ends seem genuinely vintage...
 

 
I enjoy my Romantic Notions...
of a young bride wearing them
when they were pristine and white...
down an aisle of rosy petals...
 

I look at this bouquet of Fall Roses and Limelight Hydrangeas,
in wonder...
 
a wonder that my big muddy mess of a garden
holds the promise of something so stunning...
 

 
Are You Ready Boots?
Start Walking..
 
I am so glad you stopped by today!

Jan 18, 2016

Hope....

 Hope
Is the thing with feathers,
that perches in the soul
and sings a tune without the words,
and never stops
 at all
 
Emily Dickinson

 
Sometimes we all need
 an extra dose of Hope...
 
on a dark day,
or maybe just a grey one...
 
 
My morning view of Mount Rainier....
 
gloomy yes,
but dry
so lets go look around the Winter garden....
 

 
not a flake in sight
but the Snow Drops are up
standing straight and proud...
 
full of hope....
 


 
the Hyacinths are too...
 

 
a few have bolted
after the freezing temperatures of the last few weeks....
 
 
purple in a sea of mud...
 
my early Crocus
pushing forth
beneath the rotting leaves that blanket them....



 
maybe best of all,
a small nosegay
of Winter Blooms....
 
 
The Camellia Bloom was a complete surprise
nestled low and close to the trunk...
I added a few sprigs of Dusty Miller's velvety leaves...
and a bit of Sweet Box...
 
Sweet Box
may not look special,
but it is must have (and so cheap)
It blooms so early
and smells so amazing...
 

 
Just Maybe,
for me anyway...
Hope is the thing with Petals...
 
 
I am so thankful to all of you
 who have encouraged me to continue blogging....
 
Thank You so much for being here....