Tag Archives: Roses

The Second Blossoming

Several months ago, we had an arborist come out and tend to two of our precious trees – the plum/apricot tree and this darling rose tree.  He cut it back MUCH further than I thought proper, but, of course he … Continue reading

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Tenacity

Hard to believe but these quadruplets blossomed at the base of our rose tree.  DH discovered them when he went out to cut off all the deadheads from the tree yesterday. These were a complete surprise.  I had not seen … Continue reading

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Steampunk Roses

I picked some blossoms off the rose tree today to make a bouquet for neighbors. Of course I couldn’t resist taking a picture before they came to claim it. The plain photo just screamed out for me to make it … Continue reading

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Princess In Training

Hard to believe that the Queen rose bush is now completely devoid of blossoms . . . B U T . . . her Princess in Training has taken up the slack. There are at least as many buds on … Continue reading

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The Last Rose of Summer

Just before the “yard beautician” came to give our bushes their last haircut of the year, I found two roses and two rosebuds on our rose tree. They cried out to be immortalized. There was a small leaf hopper enjoying … Continue reading

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Roses Past Their Prime

In addition to the rose tree that gets so much attention, our yard also boasts a rose bush that produces smaller, red blooms in a mass profusion. They pop out all at once, sparkle for a few days, and then … Continue reading

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What the Bees See

I’ve taken a bazillion pictures of this tree and its beautiful flowers, but always miss showing how really gorgeous the sky is here. We have little pollution, so frequently (not always), the sky is an electric blue. The bees are … Continue reading

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Behold the Whole Rose Tree

Here’s the mama to yesterday’s budding beauty. It is equally full of blossoms on the other side of the tree. This is about a third of the volume. It does this at least twice a year, and each time more … Continue reading

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Raindrops on Roses, and . . .

This is just one of the seemingly hundreds of roses on our rose tree this week.  Magnificent! Click on any raindrop to see it fullscreen!

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The Great Woodpecker Chase

This beautiful feathered friend led me a merry chase all over my backyard the other day. I had apparently interrupted something that he was doing, because he chewed me out royally and flew from tree to tree to taunt me … Continue reading

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Yellow rose

This is a rose that I took a picture of many years ago, but have only recently played with it in Photoshop.

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