May 2, 2014

'Tis the First Rose of Summer....

Here in the Pacific Northwest
bare root roses arrive on my door step
around the first of April...
 
last year I added Old China Blush to my garden...
 

it is said to be the Rose
Thomas Moore wrote about....
 
'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,
Or give sigh for sigh.
 


wasn't I surprised
 to see...
 
it was my
First Rose of Summer...
 
maybe I should
write a poem...
 

 
 


sweet and petite...
 



 
Rose season has begun!
 
I am linking up to
and
 
Happy Weekend Everyone....

22 comments:

Michelle Pitts said...

A beautiful rose to start the season with. HPS Michelle

JP said...

Rose season has begun and I am in delighted that you will be sharing many more breathtaking photos, like these, with us once again!
JP

Heaven's Walk said...

Lucky girl!!! You are quite a ways ahead of our growing season. My roses have tiny green leaves on them, but that's it. The peonies are growing, but it'll be another month before they bloom. Until then....I'll just cherish your beautiful garden, Bella! :)

xoxo laurie

NanaDiana said...

So very, very beautiful, Bella. Your photographs just get better all the time! Lovely- I am so jealous. I think we lost all of our rosebushes nd several others this year- xo Diana

Sarah said...

It's exquisite, and what a surprise to be the first rose of the season. My knockout roses were in full bloom in recent weeks, but they've begun to fade. The nice thing is there will soon be another round.
Thanks for sharing this beauty. Happy Pink Saturday!

Mari said...

Your roses are beautiful Bella...

Have a wonderful weekend~
Mari

Rose L said...

I have not seen any roses blooming here in Oregon City or nearby parts. Lucky you!!

Rowan said...

Roses already! Not in the chilly UK though. Over here it's known as Old Blush Chine - same rose but different word order. It's lovely whichever order the words come in though. Interesting about the poem too, I didn't know the name of the rose it referred to until now.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Beautiful photos and such a gorgeous rose!

Tiny strawberry, columbine, and delphinium leaves are just now starting up in our cottage garden. It will be summer before there are any roses here!

Enjoy your beautiful garden!
~ Lin

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Bella,how beautiful. I wish I could fit in more roses.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Love them in the cup. Have a beautiful day, Bella.

Blessings,
Sandi

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful Bella! (You certainly have the right name!) I love the poem, too. We are no way near roses blooming, so I am enjoying yours!

Beverly said...

Exquisitely breathtaking. That is a gorgeous rose, and your photos are stunning. We don't have blooms yet, but we have lots of buds. I can hardly wait.

Happy Pink Saturday, Bella. I am so glad you joined us this weekend. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special.

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful! Beautiful rose, photos, and poem! Thanks for the loveliness!
Robin

Janneke said...

Old China Blush is a beauty, but in my garden it is not flowering yet. I love this rose and you made great decorations with them. It is one of my favourite roses also because it is continuing in bloom until December when frost begins.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh you definitely should write a poem! but your photos are poetry enough. All gorgeous, but the last is my favorite. So glad to see your beautiful roses again! xx

A Fanciful Twist said...

You are a girl after my own heart! I followed a photo of your garden through pinterest, which I rarely if ever do. I am so happy I did, our gardens are so different, but there is a kindred garden loving quality I see. Beyond beautiful garden you have, swoon! Warmest, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Bill said...

Your roses are stunning! Spring is finally in full gear here in Michigan, but it's too early for roses. They are my favorite flower.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful!!! I am still waiting for my first daffodil of spring.

Carolyn

Nancy's Notes said...

What a sweet and beautiful rose! Nothing like the first bloom of the season. Your shots of them are wonderful! Have a glorious Sunday, Bella~
Nancy

Alessandra said...

A such beautiful start. Your roses are wonderful
Kisses
Alessandra

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I have so many buds but no blooms yet. Your photos are beautiful!