Sunday, February 24, 2013

Red Roses



A bouquet of red roses showed up with my husband on Friday. What a sweetheart. We have enjoyed this weekend MUCH more than the previous, lost weekend.


In the midst of sickness, I wondered if I would ever have energy again. Our God-given healing mechanism is amazing - I spent Saturday outdoors, digging in my garden. The dirt was a little heavy with moisture, but the sun shone and I rid my garden bed of the last of the pesky vinca and lamb's ears. No more spreading plants for me. Not content to confine themselves to an allotted amount of space, they threaten to take over the entire garden bed and suffocate anything else that tries to grow there. 
 

Today we're back to chilly winds, clouds, and occasional drizzle. A good day to stay indoors and play with my camera and roses. How did you spend your weekend?

Linking with Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.

25 comments:

Elizabethd said...

How very beautiful those velvety roses are, there is nothing quite like a perfect rose.

Andrea Dawn said...

What a sweet guy my cousin is! Your roses are gorgeous. Thankfully your lost weekend is history and you are energized enough to do some gardening.

My Little Home and Garden said...

The roses are beautiful and I'm glad you're feeling well enough to enjoy them and work in the garden. Mine is still under the snow, so it's been a bit of knitting, cooking and reading for me this weekend. There are good smells coming from the kitchen right now.

Have a lovely (and healthy) week, Lorrie.

-Karen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love dark red roses! They are beautiful! And I'm glad you are feeling better...take care of yourself! I went to a BIG festival yesterday and an Art Show today...my best weekend! Hugs!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful roses. They are a delight.

Pat said...

Beautiful red roses!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful roses, you have a sweet hubby! Have a happy week!

Donna said...

Such a beautiful bouquet! I'm glad you are feeling better. I spent the weekend mostly doing chores! But I also got some reading done and a little bit of Photoshop work.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magical red roses ~ lovely photography and what a sweet husband ~ Snowed here again in New England ~ your roses cheered me up ^_^ Thanx

podso said...

You like Pamela have lots of color tonight. Love your roses and the way you have photographed them. And thankful you are feeling better.

The French Hutch said...

What a lovely bouquet of red roses! Glad you are on the mend.
Blessings to you and yours.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Cheryl said...

Isn't that just how illness is? When you are at the lowest, you cannot imagine ever feeling good again! What a mercy that we recover relatively quickly.
Your roses from your sweetheart are beautiful!

bettyl said...

So glad to hear that you are able to work in the garden. Your luscious red roses are gorgeous!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm sorry you weren't feeling well, Lorroes, and I'm happy to hear you are a bit better! Your red roses are beautiful!
It was a snow day today for me. We had over a foot and the plow did not clear our street so I stayed in and relaxed all day. It felt good!

Tina´s PicStory said...

so lovely roses! :)

cucki said...

so sweet x

cucki said...

lovely roses...glad you are bit better..
hugs x

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So glad you are feeling up to speed once again. Beautiful...the red roses!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

lovely red roses

Diana Taylor said...

What stunning roses, and so beautifully photographed - what a lovely husband you have.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet man to bring you red roses. They are beautiful! We had a beautiful winter weekend with no storms. I see you have a spam comment above and I got the same one. I'd like to know how to stop these guys but I see they have eeked their way into Blogger.

BunnyKissd said...

Gorgeous roses and lovely photos of them!

Vee said...

Simply exquisite deep red roses. I can see how they came home with your husband just for you.

I didn't realize that vinca could take off in a garden garden like that. I use it sometimes as a trailing planting for containers and window boxes. The lily of the valley was all that I ever want to dig up again. In fact, it beat me. I gave up before I got it all out and I'm not going back to digging so it'll be some nasty plant killer unfortunately.

We had a quiet Saturday and a lovely Sunday with family. It was good.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Really Pretty!

amit said...

Really Gorgeous Roses. Such beautiful fresh flowers always captivate my heart.I am so glad to see these awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing......