Nov 26, 2010

Last Rose of Summer...

Last week we had our first snow..

If you missed it
and would like to see my winter wonderland
while staying warm at home,
no boots required!
The links are here and here...

(click photos to enlarge)

Even after the first snow melted
these Ballerina Roses hadn't faded....


So I had to rescue them
before round two and the deep freeze came...


A perfect spot of happy pink in the window...


To cheer even the coldest day!


The Last Rose of Summer
TIS the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone,
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
To give sigh for sigh.

Thomas Moore

But,  as every gardener believes in their heart,
Next year will be even better!!

Come get your Pink on
and visit PINK SATURDAY...

and check of Hakan's lovely new party

Thanks for stopping by...

46 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

Bella, what a magnificent Pink Saturday post. I love those flowers and your photography is gorgeous. I mentioned you today on my Pink Saturday mention.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Karen

Gracie Jewellery said...

Such a pretty rose. Looks lovely in the pink depression goblet.

Gracie Jewellery said...

I was so enamoured with the rose I forgot to say...Happy Pink Saturday. Hey, I'm having a giveaway!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Bella~ What beautiful photos!! I love how the pink roses look with your silver tray~ just gorgeous! :)

Cabin and Cottage said...

It's just shocking to think how long you've had roses. Very sweet to see. I'm glad you brought them in out of the cold! Very pretty setting! JQ

thestonerabbit said...

Happy Pink Sat., Jillian!! I know you're glad you rescued those lovely roses from the snow!!

I thought we might have snow yesterday, but we didn't...and I'm really glad!!

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family...I know you loved having your mom there!!

L, Dana

NanaDiana said...

Can't believe you STILL have roses after that blanket of snow. You must be a very good witch! (or whitcht as SweetCheeks says). Hugs- Diana

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Bella! Those delicate flowers are just beautiful! I'm glad you were able to rescue them and share them with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

very merry vintage style said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy Pink Saturday!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Where have I been? I just found your beautiful blog. Love it! Newest follower and would be delighted for you to follow me back at www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com
Happy PS!

LV said...

I enjoyed your blog and the the post of beautiful pink roses. They are one of my favorite flowers. I have had some really nice ones in the spring and summer. They are all gone now.

Jacqueline said...

How gorgeous, the last rose is hard to see go. Your lighting is great, they almost sparkle in the light. Happy Pink Saturday.

Nancy said...

Oh, so touching! We have been in California for a week and although everyone back east thinks were are enjoying "sunny California" it has been frosting here at night. Indeed, the last rose of summer. Happy Pink Saturday!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are really beautiful. I can't believe they survived your snowstorm!!

Until next spring...

XO,
Jane

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Roses are tough flowers and can endure quite a lot of weather changes! They look lovely inside and they give you this year's last joy of roses...

Have a great weekend!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Cozy Home Scenes said...

It sounds strange to hear people talk about it snowing, but then again here in the south, we usually don't get snow until at least Febuary if not March. Your flowers are very pretty. Nice to have a touch of color after the snow, I'm sure. Happy Pink Saturday!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous!

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Ballerina is a fantastic rose. It never finishes to bloom. I have Ballerina in my garden, still blooming (a few) in spite of the freezing mornings.
I used this poem last year on my blog to illustrate one of my paintings. I love it.


♥ Hélène Glehen ♥

Sherri said...

I have always loved Ballerina roses and yours is still pretty even though it is late in the season!

Patricia Torres said...

*sigh* those are so so gorgeous!!

viridian said...

Thanks for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday!

bj said...

Just breathtaking. ...so pretty.
I, too, am featuring a Nov. rose on my pink post today...but I had only one survive the freezes here in West Texas.
I am your newest follower.:)

bj said...

well, shoot...your follow me thingy isn't working right now. i'll come back. :)

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Oh you had some snow already! I see I missed that post. Just had a scroll, your house looks like something out of a movie. So pretty!

Enjoy your last summer roses!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Marydon said...

Oh, Bella, what an awesome presentation of the last breath of spring/summer beauties.

Happy PS ...
Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Ah, so pretty! What a contrast against the snow.

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh Bella, that is just breathtaking. Enjoy your last little treasure of summer.

Hugs,
Judy

Marie Arden said...

So bittersweet to see those last roses.I like to think of winter in the garden as a rest and the snow as sugar.
Marie Arden Pink Living

Designing Lady Jane said...

Those snow pictures were so amazing, its like everything in your garden was frosted and glittered, I was stunned to see how much color you still had there. And the pictures of the house and outbuildings were so lovely, makes me almost wish for snow (almost!).

Donnie said...

That are so lovely and delicate looking though they must be pretty hardy to have made it this far. Have a great Pink Saturday.

Sherry said...

Bella,'
Those are just gorgeous! What a pretty picture with them on that silver tray.
Sherry

Olivia said...

Oh Bella, Your pictures are always so lovely and delightful! Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs,
Olivia

Gail said...

How lovely your rose is, and such a befitting setting to show it off. Happy PS

meemsnyc said...

Goodbye sweet roses!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Bella.

These are beautiful, and I love that some blooms manage to survive such cold. They are like a special gift.

I believe the last of our rose blooms froze last night.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

The first time I saw this rose was at the Birmingham Rose Show a few years ago and I was struck by its beauty. You have truly captured its beauty here. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ruth said...

so beautiful. your pictures are always delightful Bella. thank you for being so inspiring...:)

Have a blessed week ahead.
Love,
Ruth

stefanie said...

I adore the ballerina roses!!!!

Farah Muzaffar said...

A true delicate beauty .. roses are so beautiful and you enhance their beauty with that silver tray... very beautiful composition .... True Pink Saturday
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Love
Farah

Stephanie said...

Very pretty flowers. I enjoyed your photographs very much! Stephanie

Brenda Kula said...

The other day I went out and cut a bouquet of red roses from my side yard. I'm still enjoying their sweet scent.
Brenda

Gela said...

Really lovely flowers. I adore your blog.Have a nice day/Gela (Sweden)

Farah Muzaffar said...

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Love
Farah

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. Sorry I had missed Happy Pink Saturday, love your flowers and the photos of your roses with the first snow are Beautiful. I hope you are having a great day~~ Diane

Lori Lynn said...

Oh, I just LOVE those old fashioned-looking roses! Beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

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Terri said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos of your last flowers.
Hugs,
Terri