roses

01 Oct

The seasons may change (and they do)

By Silver Blue

However, someone needs to let Mother Nature know these things. Why?

Well, currently in my front yard:

The burgundy iceburg rose is in bloom…

Plus, not only is the climbing peace rose in bud…

It’s also in bloom.  Then there’s….

Pinky. Due to the sunlight hitting the leaves in this way, it makes them look yellow instead of the red going to green that this rosebush does.

Labour Day is long past. Doesn’t Mother Nature understand that Halloween is around the corner? Soon, that too will be gone…

….like a butterfly. (I didn’t spend the 4.97 on it at Walmart, but believe me, I *WAS* tempted!)

Silver Blue, who thinks that everything is coming up roses…and he’s right!

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
What do you think of this post?
  • Interesting (0)
  • Funny (0)
  • Touching (1)
10 Sep

The Days of Wine and Roses…

By Silver Blue

…and you.

A couple of things that bring joy to my life.

My Waterford Wine Hocks and a good, sweet Sauternes wine…

(Sauternes, for me, is a treat, as it’s more than I’d normally pay for a bottle of wine. Above, a mere 1/2 bottle, ran me $31. A top of the line (98 point) full sized bottle can be more expensive than Dom Perignon, and run in the hundreds of dollars.)

Then of course, there are my roses. Even now, as the summer is coming to an end, their little engines are starting back up and I’ll get one more bloom (or possibly two) before the snow flies.

The magnolia tree is severely confused, too. It is on the third bloom cycle this year.

Silver Blue, who wishes to remind you to find beauty in the things of now, before they fade away to just a memory.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)
What do you think of this post?
  • Funny (0)
  • Touching (1)
  • Interesting (1)
11 Jun

When Nature Calls…

By Silver Blue

…you’ve just got to answer.

Especially when it’s the Beauty of Nature that calls. Here are a selection of photos of the roses (and other flowers) around the Shenandoah Forester (the name I christened my house):

Azaleas tend to bloom in early spring, except here where they bloom into June. Strange, I know, but then again, I’m the one who has roses that bloom in December. Speaking of roses:

I had a bout with blackspot, but won. I liked the way the sun singled out this rose to “highlight.”

Red (or maroon) seems to be a very popular colour for roses, and around my house is no exception. I like the way these clustered.

Mother Nature has been PMSing the past couple of years with massive thunderstorms. While I don’t care for all the lightning, the aftereffects make for some beautiful photos.

I have a Peace rose by my driveway that does something interesting (other than hold rain beautifully). It’s actually a tri-coloured rose off one rootball (and on the same cane, no less):

You see, the roses are yellow, pink and yellow, and almost all pink. I don’t know what causes it, but I do enjoy it.

Delicate, fragrant, and prolifically pink!

I’ve lost this rose since taking its photo, but it was known as a “Charisma.” I had it, and a “Gemini” (of which, unfortunately I have no photos of) that didn’t make it through one of the massively snowy winters we had about a decade ago.

Taken just this morning (that’s my Cinnamon basil to the right, and purple basil to the left), the heat doesn’t stop my orange roses from blooming any more than they did the red one I posted yesterday.

Of course, there’s Irises (in many colours), and gardenias:

and these smell just as wonderful as they look.

The mimosa (not just a drink!) is in bloom:

and they’re a lot like dandelion clocks in their delicate airiness. Of course, then they look really unattractive as they fade.

Rhett! The magnolia’s in bloom! While everyone tends to photo them fully open, I captured this “unique” (to me) look:

Who watches over all these flowers, especially when I’m not around? Why the magical bunny of course!

He’s hard to photo, as he’s always on the go, but the lure of the delicious clover was too much for him to pass up and he posed, majestically, for my camera. (Actually, having a quality zoom lens helped QUITE a bit!)

Finally, just for my Northern Star…no flower photo journey would be complete, sans “Bud”.

Perhaps the favourite of all my roses, because this plant came into “Bud” in November, and stayed tight in its bud, weathering most of the winter, until Valentine’s day, when it opened up.

Silver Blue, who is a true romantic at heart.

(A note about comments: If you wish to comment (and I welcome them), you have to click on the name of the post, which will open it, and the comment box is at the bottom of the screen.)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)
What do you think of this post?
  • Funny (0)
  • Touching (0)
  • Interesting (2)
10 Jun

The little things make me happy

By Silver Blue

Especially the fact that Mother Nature, in all her heat and discontent, still hasn’t stopped my roses from blooming.

I’m also happy with the fact that, as I’ve said I’m an audiophile, that I’ve now acquired a widget on the right of the screen “The Audiophile In Me” — while it doesn’t read the ID3 tags in the files (that’s coming in a later version), at least you’ll be able to hear some of the music I may (or may not) be listening to at the current time. If you want to know what a track is, just ask.

Silver Blue, back to work.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
What do you think of this post?
  • Interesting (0)
  • Funny (0)
  • Touching (0)

Days of Silver Blue

June 2019
S M T W T F S
« Jan    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  

You are number…


View My Stats