I had a lovely surprise in the garden the other day. After all the rain and the trauma of the falling tree (which has now been reduced to a pile of cut up stumps and some split logs at the side of our house) I haven't spent much time in my garden. I did manage to get some pots planted for my side deck, but still have a lot to do to catch up with the Spring planting. I love it when I can sit on the deck and enjoy all the different, colorful blooms trailing up and over the edges of their containers. But for now, there aren't many flowers out there, and I am content gazing at the green, tree-covered hills that surround our home.
I was so happy when I discovered these pale pink Cecil Brunner roses blooming on the vine which covers the trellis near our front door! (That's it up there in my blog header.) I'm considering these an early birthday present (mine's on Saturday!), and because I can't have a party with you I'll share these two little roses instead.
Aren't they just perfect? What a welcome surprise after all this wet weather. Everything else is so beat down and sad looking, and the daffodils have already stopped blooming. All that's left of them is their long green stems and leaves, which I need to braid down into bundles to tidy up the flower beds.
These beauties are teeny-tiny, only the size of quarter, with just the slightest rose scent. In all my rushing around I might have missed them, since I wasn't expecting to see anything blooming out there for quite awhile.
I'm glad I noticed them. This is a good example of why I should "stop to smell the roses" more often! They brought joy to my day, and I want to spread some of that joy to you.
"Light pink roses, or the pale pink rose, sends a message of joy, gladness, admiration, grace and sweetness. Pink roses, or a single pink rose, in general, conveys and expressess happiness and gracefulness" (from Rose Gardening Made Easy) - I'm happy to share some of that gladness and grace with you - and the feeling of delight I get when I see a rose blooming in my garden.
Have a great day! Your comments make mine, so I hope you'll remember to leave one! And a reminder that Friday is the last day to enter the drawing over at Kelee's place the Katillac Shack, so go check it out. You'll be so glad you did!
Until next time,
Linking to Show and Tell at Cindy's and Pink Saturday with Beverly. Thank you, ladies!