Wednesday, March 21, 2012


The letter this week for Alphabe-Thursday is 'R' and I can think of no other flower more deserving to be recognized than the regal rose.
'Queen Elizabeth'
David Austin's beloved 'Mary Rose'

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.  
~Dale Carnegie~
This week I received a trio of chocolate roses as a thank you for a gardening presentation.  They're too pretty to eat!
Join Jenny Matlock and her students for more ways to use the letter 'R'.


  1. That top rose is stunning! You could certainly use that for cards!

  2. I know in our house we would have no problem eating chocolate -- even if it is pretty!

    And I really like the quote; how true that so often we take for granted what is right in front of us.

    Artful Rising

  3. Oh, I can smell them! Great R post:)

  4. No wonder roses are so beloved! That first one is gorgeous. I look forward to seeing buds on my rose bushes if the weather ever warms up here.

  5. Well I'm one for living, doing and enjoying as much as possible! Your blog is just so beautiful too, it's like visiting a garden in itself...lovely colors! The photos are stunning!

  6. Queen Elizabeth is one of my favorites. Roses are wonderful. Very cute chocolate roses! I wish you a wonderful day! Zinnias

  7. Fun Fun! I am so sad because the rosebush my girl gave me when she married didn't make it through the winter. It was struggling last year from the heat and now it is no more. I wish I could grow roses like yours! LOVELY!


  8. Beautiful Rose and those chocolate ones are fantastic. I would be hard pressed to eat them too, but would before they spoiled.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  9. Hi,Judith.
    Beautiful roses! The soft, subtle and beautiful of petals look fragile.
    The trio chocolate is so cute! What a wonderful gift for your gardening presentation!

    Enjoy early spring!

  10. What beautiful colors these are! I love the softer hues of these roses!

  11. Those roses are beautiful!!! Love them!! Yummy chocolate roses...they do look too pretty to eat!

  12. Hi Judith, Your roses are glorious, the first is so perfect! Love your thank you trio, and they are way to pretty to eat. Like you I would not. They truly are eye candy!

    The French Hutch

  13. Very pretty, I agree... but I would eat them anyway. :))

  14. Hi Judith, I adore both the Queen Elizabeth rose, which I grow, and the David Austin, which I do not. We are redoing our rose garden this year. We'll be interspersing some of the roses into the cottage garden instead of having one bed that is all roses.
    Have a great day, or perhaps I should say, a "rosy" day!

  15. your Queen Elizabeth looks like my drawing. How nice to see it! {:-D

  16. Beautiful roses. And lucky you getting chocolate roses. The roses are shooting and growing so looking forward to blooms later in the season.

  17. I love roses too, your photos are beautiful !

  18. I just love roses and those are so beautiful! love the colors too! the chocolate roses are soo pretty! i agree they're too pretty to eat!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  19. Judith,
    ooo...the chocolate roses look luscious! Hopefully, you will break down and eat them eventually.
    Your rose photos are so beautiful, I'm sure that I can actually smell them!
    the Dale Carnegie quote is so apt.

  20. Love your roses and the quote... but I like the real roses way better than the chocolate ones, although that was a nice gesture! :)

  21. The Queen Elizabeth Rose is just wonderful... I planted Blaze of Glory, container Climbing Rose just a few weeks ago and hope to have it over my front porch in a few months/years...
    Beautiful post

  22. Hi Judith,
    I have the Mary Rose and love it.I have never see chocolate roses before but I am sure I would love them too.

    Have a lovely weekend,

  23. Awwww, what better R could it be??? I love flowers but my roses are my passion.

    In fact I have a little slide show up in my post right now of some small pieces of my rose garden last year. Gotta love 'em!!!

    Beautiful pics sweetie.

    Have a blessed weekend my Lavender friend!!! :o)

  24. Ah, your roses are gorgeous, Judith! The chocolate ones are too. I'd be hard pressed not to eat at least one. Enjoy your weekend.


  25. Judith,

    There is no other flower, for me, that holds such magical qualities as a rose. I absolutely adore them.

    About living for now....that is one of the reasons I so adore Alexandra Stoddard books (I have 25 of them), she teaches how important it is to enjoy our lives NOW.

    Happy Friday,

  26. Beautiful roses. Those chocolate ones do look yummy!!

  27. We added a couple of Queen Elizabeth roses to our rose garden last summer .. I can't wait to see them in bloom this year!! happy week-end..xo C. (HHL)

  28. Judith,
    I'm looking forward to the scent of roses. As for the quotation, I can be guilty of looking "over the horizon" but am trying to remedy that.

  29. Love your roses, they can be so perfect. I haven't grown roses in many years now but still enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  30. Beautiful roses Judith. The pinks are so pretty.

  31. I adore roses but I love your froggie photos even more! I just love those little green guys! Thanks you so much for commenting on my Reuben post! Have a great weekend!

  32. Hi Judith, what a great R post! I love roses too, unfortunately so does the herd of deer that live behind my house. Hubby and I are getting ready to fence in a portion of our backyard and I can't wait to plant roses, hydrangeas and all the other things that I haven't been able to. Have a beautiful Sunday, Nan
    ps, I'm a garden and landscape designer and can't wait to have a look around your blog!

  33. They are really pretty but I bet they are delicious too!

    Wonderful post for the letter "R"!

    Thanks for linking your beautiful Roses!



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