My Rose Collection

May 3, 2016

The Beautiful Spring...

In the early Spring
I went on a long over due vacation
to California...
 
I grew up in Los Angeles,
and went back to visit family,
see my childhood homes
and reconnect with old friends...
 
I returned home the end of March
to a garden in bloom...
 
here are a handful of photos...


The beautiful spring came;
 and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs



the Kwanzan Cherry
in its full pink glory...
 


 
Bluebells twirling...
 
bluebells always remind me
of happy girls
twirling their skirts...
 

 
Tulips
and half used wishes...
 

 
Money Plants,
newly minted...
 
 
a completely out of focus shot,
but the colors and softness
made me happy...
 
so this we will call
my impressionistic period....
 

Peonies shooting up,
over taking fading tulips...
 


small eager
garden friends...
 



Sensation Lilac...
 


Miss Kim Lilac...
 


 
blooms
for the parlor table...

 
Did I mention?
Bella's Rose Cottage
is now on Instagram...
 
the link is on the right sidebar 
 
I Love When You Stop By....

May 2, 2016

The Caged Flower....

 
my Snowdrops
have come
and are long gone..
 
actually my Roses
have begun to unfurl...
 
but,  I have a big handful
of posts
 I haven't shared yet...
 
So I will be doing lots
of catching up....
 
 
 
the Snowdrops being the first
flower of the season...
 
you just want to hold
them tightly...



 
cage them in
to keep...
 

but, alas...
does a caged flower sing?
and if so
is it as sweetly?
 





 
 
 I found this lovely little poem on...
    
                    
Snowdrops peeping through the grass
Heads bowed in silent prayer
Giving thanks for warm sunshine
While new born lambs skip without a care
Daffodils trumpet their joy
While bees on nectar sip
Spring is in the air at last
Winter has lost its grip
 
 
 
I am so Grateful You stopped by.... 



Apr 27, 2016

A Window...

 
 There is a saying...
 
When a Door Closes,
a Window Opens...
 
I have heard this a lot lately...
 

for you see,
 
last Fall my husband left...
 
he just went to work
and never came home again...
 
I was happy,
he said he was happy...
 
I never saw it coming...
 


 
the seasons,
have been a mirror
of my soul...
 
the Winter
 was cold and dark...
 
this Spring
as the ground thawed
so did I...
 
The garden began
to stir,
as did I
 





 
the garden is now filled
with beauty,
with fragrance...
 
with my hands deep in the soil...

the earth awakens me,
it will heal me...
 

 
I am looking
out the window a lot these days...
 
 I see Sunshine
I see Bright Blue Skies..
 
It is time
 to Open the Window...
 
I will be fine...
 
 ......
 A million hugs to all of you
 who have sent me well wishes...
 
you have no idea
 how much they have meant to me...
 
I'm always so happy you stop by...