29 May 2010

Smell the Roses

Straight from the garden… xv

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So much beauty contained in one glass vase, no wonder the master artisan's loved to paint still life's.

Have a lovely week-end and enjoy your beautiful roses.



Look at those colours! oh your roses… always divine!! Have a wonderful weekend sweet Vicky!
Hugs, Jen xo
(ps – your fabrics came in early so they are on there way here!)

Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design

How beautiful and I can just imagine the smell. I grew up in a household that had roses in our garden but Dad would never let us pick them. According to him, they looked better on the plant than in a vase. He's still the same. I pick mine as soon as they bud to enjoy inside. Hope you have time to smell the roses over the weekend.

Jennifer XX


Beautiful. I need to cut some of mine along with the gardenias that are blooming. Hope you have a great weekend!


These are incredibly beautiful, I love how you have effortlessly placed them in a simple vase with the surrounding objects and art….just simply stunning!


These are beautiful, to be surrounded by olive trees and decadent blooms must be delightful. You would enjoy our Chelsea Flower Show, which is on at present.


Vicki, how stunningly beautiful. I know how gardening makes me feel so peaceful. I nurture each little plant & prune with nail sissors almost. May I make a copy and credit you? Have a great weekend.

Nutmegger Workshop

Thanks for this lovely image. Portland, Oregon is known as "The city of roses," and this weekend begins our 2-week long Rose Festival which happens along our beautiful waterfront park and at dozens of venues around the city with fireworks and the popular Grand Floral Parade. Have a great weekend also!

Roses, Lace and Brocante

What a gift on a cold late Autumn morning in Auckland!!

I can almost SMELL the perfume from that lovely bouquet, such beautiful colours too…

What's in a name? that which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet; From Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.

How thoughtful of you!!
Do have a fun filled weekend where ever you are just now.

Paige Turner

As soon as I opened this image I gasped. The beauty of this abundant colour grab literally took my breath away. It's probably fortunate that we don't have 'smellaputer' otherwise I would have been on the floor. Enjoy your weekend in your lovely garden.


Heaven in a vase !
Looks as if you have my very favourite rose amongst those gorgeous blooms – is it a Cecile Brunner ?
We are now in Provence and LOVING every single minute – I cannot believe how prolific the rose bushes are here – and that's coming fom a Perthite where roses do well even though it is so hot and dry…
Vicki, I can so relate to how you love life in this part of the world … mind you I am feeling very mellow and in love with life after a delightful meal at Bistro du Paradou !!!
Enjoy the weekend,
Joanna Brazier xx

red ticking

dear vicki…you are so right… and i finally have learned to stop and smell the roses… (in my own garden!) lovely image…i am sure you and i have some of the same roses… i love all of the old ones… what are your favorites? happy weekend xx pam


Oh Vicki , I just did my post this morning titled 'stop to smell the roses' , after I posted it & went back to view it here was your beautiful post ! We must have been on the same wavelength today. At first I thought
your stunning roses have put my one little rose to shame , but then I looked at its perfection new it was loved also.
Happy Weekend
Karyn x


Thank you for the gorgeous Friday flowers! Your garden must be magnificent. Happy weekend. We're at the beach and having a fabulous time. Sigh-h-h-h

Shell Sherree

I know it's wrong to be envious, but … oh, how luscious!! There's a lot of love and care bred into those flowers. Have a gorgeous weekend enjoying them, Vicki!


Wow! Oh now this would have to be my dream. I am surrounded by roses everyday at the florist — but there is nothing better than a fragrant garden rose.
mmmm – delicious!
x Happy Saturday to you


I think possibly your best flower photo ever – beautiful Vicki.
Have a lovely weekend.


Just the perfect pick-me-up thanks Vicki on a cold, grey & misty Adelaide Hills Sunday. A glorious riot of colour to give my day a fabulous zing!
Millie ^_^
P.S. Thanks for your lovely comment re La Mirande. I hadn't reached that chapter in French Essence, so I grabbed my copy & have just enjoyed reading it in front of the fire. Carla's images are, as always exquisite. I especially loved her view into Le Salon Rouge.


Bonjour from Perth. My roses are almost finished so it was a joy to see yours and to find your blog. French Essence has pride of place on my coffee table at the moment.


A burst of colour…doesn't get any better than that.
Fantastic shot!!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend Vicki.

Jeanne x


Beautiful!! Im struggling to keep my pansies alive in the recent heat. I can't imagine being in charge of caring for roses. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Where My Heart Is

How fantastic to have roses like that in your own garden – I am envious. I love the way you have combined the pale pink with the bright. Just beautiful!


Intoxicatingly magnificent! My first thought is, 'Wow, this lady must have an amazing garden to produce such beauty!'. Such a wonderfully composed photograph too, mmmm I can almost smell them. I hope your weekend was as sweet as the roses x


oh my lord! Vicki, these are stunning. I can smell the sweetness, thank you so much.
Happy weekend.


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