Jan 1, 2012

2nd Annual Parade of Roses....

Happy New Year!

I thought I would continue
 my New Years Day blog tradition
and host my own version of the Rose Parade....

if you missed the 2011 Rose Parade

the original posts are also linked under
each photo below...


We had another wet spring,
but June brought the first
 of the roses to bloom...


It's sometimes hard to love all that spring rain,
but the flowers do look pretty
 dripping wet...


Eden Roses and Catmint
tucked in a Limoges sugar jar,
SWEET!


abundant and droopy...


wild...


pink summer Roses
and aqua Mason jars
are a naturally perfect pairing...


Lazy summer days,
perfect for tea in the garden...



tender Ballerina Blooms...



this summer
I had a love affair with the simple
Bonica Roses...


and added some cherished David Austin Roses
to the garden...


petite bouquets...


a curtain call,
September came too soon....


Rose reigns Queen...
in my heart:-)

Don't you love a parade!

Today I am joining....

and


Thanks for stopping by today....



19 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Thank you for the parade of roses, it was appreciated since I am covered with snow. Take care, Jen.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Simply breathtaking, Bella. Gorgeous!!

Happy New Year and many blessings for 2012.

Barb

Loribeth said...

What a beautiful tradition!

Bama Girl said...

I loved your rose parade! They are all so beautiful! Blessings from Bama!

NanaDiana said...

Bella- You do roses like NOBODY does roses! Each picture is just exquisite and so real looking that I can almost smell the roses. I love those Eden roses and think I will try to find some of them....gorgeous, Bella, gorgeous- xo Diana

Suzann said...

Happy New Year!!!
Loved your parade you shared your roses are breath taking, thank you so much for sharing them with us.
I hope your New Year is wonderful!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Liz said...

Love your pictures!! Amazing! I hope you will link up again for Fresh-Cut Friday this week. :)

Happy New Year!
~Liz

DANI said...

Beautiful roses ! Happy New Year !

Gayle said...

We are thinking along the same lines in blogging Bella, my new year is starting with flowers as well. I found a great book that I think you would love. You will have to stop by when you have time and see the title. Now on to the Rose Parade!
Blessings,
Gayle

Sabelhagens Olivlund - Maria said...

Wow, what a lovely roseparade! I just love roses!
Happy New Year!
Maria in Gothenburg

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm inhaling the aroma, Bella. Happy New Year to you.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

I like your rose parade! I love roses...any color, any day, all the time!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Your photos always leave me speechless, Bella. You have certainly been blessed with a green thumb! Your roses are just breathtaking! Thank you so much for this breath of summer on a cold, snowy day here in MI. ♥

xoxo laurie

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautiful rose post! Very nice tradition.

Terry hobbies said...

YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!
GOOD YEAR!
TERRY

Jann Olson said...

Yes I love a parade and I love your parade of roses. Usually this time of year we are blanketed in snow. Not the case this year and it feels like Spring outside. I am fighting back the urge to garen. lol! Can't wait to see that first bud bloom.

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

I enjoyed your rose parade. I absolutely love roses and don't have near enough space for all I wish to have. I lost my Bonica rose two years ago. It was a tough constant bloomer seeing yours reminds me to put it on my list to replace. David Austin roses are my favorite! They flourish here in the mountains of N. California.

Delisa said...

Hi Bella, your roses are exquisite and your arrangements and pictures are so beautiful. I hope you have a lovely day! Delisa :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your roses are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us. Hope you have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse