Aug 29, 2016

A Rose Fan...

Happy New Week!
 
so many people dislike Mondays,
although I too
 hate to see the weekend end...
 
I always view Mondays
 as mini New Years Day's
 
a fresh start,
full of possibilities...
 
 
 
My Monday is off to a lovely start...
 

 
 
I am here to share
 a little simple joy with you...
 
A paper fan
and a spray of roses...
 

 
the pretty paper fan
was my grandmothers...
 
the simply Victorian Romance
tugs my heart...



 
while as you know
 the Roses consume my heart...
 




“There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom,
 something shallow and raucous,
 like women with untidy hair”
Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca



 
Happy New Week!

Aug 22, 2016

More of the Point Defiance Rose Gardens...

 I hope you don't mind...
 
I am going to take you back
 to Point Defiance Rose Garden
with me again today...
 
Its as close to heaven on earth
as I can imagine...
 

The Rose Garden

© Lorena Glass


  Come walk with me
 In the heart of the Earth
Where sweetness conquers bitterness Always.

Come sing with me
 In the soul of the Earth
Where joy is flesh
Where love is visible
And diamonds and rubies are made Of velvet.

Come dance with me
 Among the silken flames
 That are never quenched
That never burn.

Let us dance Forever
Here
Where the spirits smile
In my private world












 
 as we start
this new week
my fellow rose aficionados...
 
I hope you too,
find a reason to dance
 
 
 I am always so grateful for your company...

Aug 16, 2016

My First InstaSale...

I am hosting my first InstaSale
over on Instagram tonight....
 
I am so excited
and a little nervous!
 
my first small offering
are these Retired Rachel Ashwell
Paper Lanterns...
 
if you would like to stop by...
 
in the future
I will be expanding
to offer dishes,
antiques
and hand crafted items...
 
I will also be opening my Etsy Shop here
soon...
 
 
 
Thank for stopping by....

Aug 15, 2016

My Favorite Rose Garden...

The old saying...
 
Take the Time to Stop
&
Smell the Roses
 
 
 is more true these days than ever...
 
these mid Summer's Days
as Autumn will be knocking on our senses soon...
 
 
I took the time to
Smell the Roses
recently...
 
with someone special,
at Point Defiance Park
in Tacoma,  WA...
 
it is the home of my favorite Rose Garden


abundance,,,
 

 
 
delightful structure,
freestanding no arbor necessary...
 




 
the pure delight of the narrow grass pathways...
 
conjures up childlike thoughts
 of secret gardens...
 
affirming the belief
that there is magic
in the simple pleasure of life...
 

 
 

 
it feels magical
to stand among the overflowing abundance...
 
to feel the gardeners inspiration...
 
I feel humbled,
and inspired at once...
 


 
 
Thanks for coming along today,
I have so many more photos of the garden.
 
I am sure you are not surprised...
 
I know if you my friend are here reading my blog
you love roses as much as I do
and will enjoy seeing them
 as much as I will enjoy sharing them...
 
Don't Forget to Stop and Smell the Roses :)

Aug 8, 2016

Point Defiance Park... the border garden

The gardens at
Point Defiance Park in Tacoma,  WA
 
are one of my favorite places to wander a morning away...
 

 
the border gardens
are so inspiring...
 
they just make me want to go home and fine tune my own garden...
 

 
while my color palette
is very simple,
only white,  purple, blue and pink..
 
its always a treat
to see a color explosion..
 
there is so my energy in a garden like this,
mine feels so quiet in comparison..



I  loved this past it's prime display,
it felt so whimsical...
 




 
now you know
 how good these lilies smelled!
 

 
such a lovely combination...


 
this sweet little wishing well garden,
features mini roses...




so lovely lying on the rockery...
 



 
there is also a wonderful pond...
 

 
full of duck and turtles
happily sunning themselves...
 
of course,
the very best part of Point Defiance Gardens
is the formal rose garden...
 
I took so many photos
 I divided them into a couple posts...
 
I cant wait to share them with you...
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today...