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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

My Roses Are Blooming!

Happy Tuesday to you all ~ We are having some wet weather the last couple of days but the gardens need it. I can tell June is here, not because of the warm weather but because that is when my roses start to bloom! I took these pictures on the weekend before the rain came. These roses smell like those Yankee candles you buy in the shops. I can't get enough of this scent. It is heavenly!
Today, one of the bushes is just loaded with these gorgeous blooms so I skipped out between rain showers and snipped some for the kitchen table.They send a romantic fragrance throughout the room almost as strong as lilacs do. These roses are much like the variety that grow all along the shores of the Island and they conjure up all kinds of wonderful memories from my childhood. My father used to take us camping at the beach in the summertime and even then, I loved to stop and smell the roses. What kind of memories do roses bring to your heart?
Have a lovely and rose-scented day everyone!


  1. I, too love to stop and smell the roses...thank you for the reminder and beautiful pictures.

    Blessings, andrea

  2. Roses evoke pleasant memories of my grandmother's home in New Brunswick. She had huge shrub roses, and I am not even sure if they had an aroma, but they were the first thing that you saw as you pulled into the driveway directly across from the Bay Of Fundy.

  3. Oh beautiful! Love them!

  4. I can hardly wait for my pink roses to bloom...they look much like yours, but only a little pink showing right now...enjoy the fragrance...

  5. Sandi,
    I see some of my sweet blog friends have already commented here, Florida Sue and Sandra! I love your blog it is warm and inviting and feels like I am visiting a good friend. I have adored Ann of Green Gables since I was in grade school and would love to visit Prince Edward Island sometime. I look forward to visiting often and getting to know you better. All my best, Cathy

  6. Very nice! I love that shade of pink!

  7. Sandi,
    Did you email me your address for your prize??
    thanks and blessings,
    Barbara jean

    PS Your roses are beautiful!!

  8. PS Love your blog banner and background. I have my new blog I'm looking for just the right look.
    Who did yours??

    Barbara jean

  9. Sandi- Loved the red bunch bowl. It is so beautiful. What a beautiful setting. Wonderful post. Stop by Country Wings in Phoenix. Would love the visit. "Country Hugs", Sherry

  10. Hello , Happy Pink Saturday, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! I love your post this week, I also loved your previous post on the beautiful blue coast!
    BLess you, Shirl
    SHirls Rose Cottage


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