Jan 1, 2013

2013 Parade of Roses...

 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
I always think of the New Year as a fresh page,
an empty journal,
full of possibilities...
 
2012 was a good year for me,
still I am eager for a fresh new page...
 
 
Pasadena has had it's Rose Parade,
and it's time for mine...
 
My 3rd annual!!
 
if you really love a parade
here are 2011 & 2012
 
 
Therese Bugnet was first to pop this spring,
back in May,
an early beginning this year...
 
 
Aloha Roses
in the rain...
 
 
the first sweet blooms
of my new David Austin Roses...
 
 
 
Time for the first Bonica Roses...
 
 
Zephrine Drouhin's on the arbor...
 
 
Gertrude Jekyll
joined me for tea...
 
(Blue)
 
roses for the table...
 
(Blue)
 
 
 
the Sweetness Rose
welcomed in Summer...
 
 
my new James Galway's ruffled petal
stole my heart...
 
 
tender Mortimer Sackler blooms....
 
 
Climbing Eden Rose
is always a star...
 
 
Summer passed so quickly!
 
 
 
I hope you had enjoyed my little parade:-)
 
I love looking back at the year in the garden,
and Roses are a nice welcome to the New Year...
 
it is time to break out the garden catalogs
and start planning my 2013 garden!!!
 
I wish you all a wonderful year ahead!
 
 
Today I am joining...
and
 
Thanks for stopping by...

34 comments:

Shirley said...

Happy New Year to you Bella! The
Rose Parade was beautiful as always, but I love your parade as much! You sure have a way with Roses! 2013 I'm sure will be a great year..
Kindredly, Shirley

Anne said...

Beautiful photos Bella! I enjoyed looking at all those stunning roses! I miss them this time of the year! Thank goodness I can always stop by our market and pick some fresh ones up!
Happy New year!!!
xx
Anne

NanaDiana said...

Oh - To have YOUR roses. They are all just beautiful. I am so glad you share them here with us- Happy fresh start- xo Diana

Rowan said...

Wonderful photos - it brings a real touch of summer to a grey, cold English winter's night. I'd love to actually see your garden, it must be a really beautiful place. Happy New Year!

Madelief said...

Your roses look amazing Bella! Wishing you and your family all the best for a Happy, Healthy and Sparkling New Year!

Madelief x

Amanda said...

You lucky girl Bella to have those beautiful roses!
Happy New Year!
Amanda @ www.notsoperfectmess.blogspot.co.uk
xxxx

Olga said...

Happy New Year, Bella! Wish you all the best in 2013!
Your roses are gorgeous. Thank you for this parade!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Sooo beautiful Bella... much better than the Rose Bowl Parade... I too have my seed catalogs out and lingering over them each day now... loved seeing your year in review... Aloha roses are one of my VERY favorites!... but then, I think I say that about every rose... and also love seeing all the others out there in blogland... so much so, that I did one too... Happy New Year to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Roselle said...

Happy New Year Bella! I'm not sure which I love more, your Roses or the gorgeous ways you display them!
Roselle

Beth said...

Hi Bella, I loved seeing your roses. They are just stunning. I'm sure they will be just as beautiful this coming spring, summer, and fall. Thank you for the Rose Parade today, and may 2013 bring you joy, peace, love, faith, hope and great health!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Nice to see your beautiful roses again! Happy Nedw Year!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your roses are so beautiful! I can't wait to have fresh cut roses again. Happy 2013!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Beautiful roses! I love a parade! LOL! Happy New Year! Hugs, Leena

Carolyn said...

Love all your beautiful roses.

Happy New Year!

Carolyn

Susan said...

Love, love, loved the parade, Bella. Soooooo beautiful. What a pleasure to see such loveliness on the first day of the new year. May your new year be super! Susan

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Bella, Loved the parade, your flowers, and photos, are just gorgeous! I am going to look back at your other two parades now. Gina

JAPAN SAMURAI said...

I wish you a ☆ :: * Happy-New-Year * :: ☆ From Japan.!! God bless you during 2013!
Ryoma Sakamoto.

Janneke said...

Happy New Year Bella!
Your roses look gorgeous. And...I should like to have Gertrude Jekyll as a guest for tea, haha. Well, I still have her books.

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Happy New Year, Bella...roses and a parade...just beautiful!

kehc said...

Live in Renton near by and have an awful time with black spot on my roses--have any good secrets in that dept?
Karen

Karen said...

Thank you, Bella for this sweet rose parade! Each one more beautiful than the last. Just heavenly! xx Happy New Year to you, my Dear! xx

Linda said...

Happy New Year, Bella! I have a soft spot for roses and yours are lovely.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

janice15 said...

Just breath taking, I love love all your Roses. Roses are my favorite flower...Happy New Year to you..with love Janice

Junkchiccottage said...

Bella,
Your pictures are just gorgeous. Ohhh how I miss the beautiful roses in the winter months here. Thanks for posting these beautiful pictures.
Kris

thespanishdahlia said...

Bella~

Strolling through your heavenly rose parade was pure bliss for me! My heart always skips a beat and I just SIGH of so much beauty!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my dear. I know where to go to stroll amongst this perfection!!! Your James Galway is gorgeous and you will be in glorius heaven with that one!!! I know, I'm not sure if I'm going to add more roses to my gardens this spring.... I've got my hands pretty full right now. We shall see... Have a Happy New Year and may all your dreams come true !

XOXO~ Steph

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

So much eye candy all in one post... Yummmm-o!

Blessings,
Spencer

pinkkandy said...

I love...love...love roses
Happy Pink Saturday!!
And a blessed 2013...I know God has good things for us this year..stop by "My Sweet Prairie Home" and take a look around...

Mary Clark said...

Oh my goodness, I have never seen so much beauty on one page - your roses are just unbelievable! I found your link at How Sweet the Sound and had to come and see them in person! Thanks for sharing, they're just gorgeous! Mary

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Happy New Year! Your roses are gorgeous! I love roses, but can't get them to grow like yours! Happy pink saturday!

Hugs,
Debbie

Fishtail Cottage said...

Happy New Year Bella! I too am ready for the new year ~ especially spring in the garden...how I miss it this time of year! your photo's are always so breath taking! xoxo, tracie

The Porcelain Rose said...

Amazing photos!
I LOVE roses!!
Wonderful post.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy New Year!
Elizabeth

Victoria said...

I don't find the words to tell you how your roses are beautiful !

Cindy said...

Your roses are heavenly. The "James Galway" is my favorite from the photos, it looks soooo sweet, I think i must find one... and Gertrude Jekyll is such a soft subtle beauty too. What a welcome experience to have a parade of roses this dark and dreary time of year. I'm so feeling the need for green and new growth right now.

Cindy

Haworth said...

Your roses were so beautiful, Bella, and how wonderful that all your new roses grew and flourished. It is so lovely to look back at our garden photos, especially when winter winds are blowing around the cottage and snow is flying past the windows. One of my favorite quotes is by J.M. Barrie: "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."