11 Jan 2017

Floral Bliss # 3



Today I'm joining Riitta's Floral Bliss linkup


Arthur Bell

I've just been out in the garden to photograph the roses. Blue skies, but I nearly got blown away by the strong wind and had to snap the flowers very quickly when there was a lull so that they weren't blurred!

Joie de Vivre

Arthur Bell

These photos were taken in the first week of December when there were many more flowers.

Joie de Vivre

Brother Cadfael


Our son and his family came to visit during December and daughter-in-law gave me a bouquet of roses and lilies that lasted for ages. 



It's possible that snow is on the way and the garden scene might be very different by the end of the week. I want to get out and about this afternoon before then and meet our granddaughter from college. She and her brother come on a Wednesday, have something to eat and then Mr. P. takes our grandson to his football training session. I plan to go to the library in the park and get in some provisions just in case the weather worsens and we are snowed in later in the week.

Wishing you a good day and a peaceful rest of  the week.
Linda :)

34 comments:

  1. Your roses and bouquet are so lovely Linda! Oh how I long for summer... Thank you for sharing, have a nice rest of the week. For a change, our snow is melting again :)

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    1. Thank you Riitta. Glad to hear that your snow is melting again!

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  2. Lovely photos of your roses both in the garden and from the beautiful bouquet with the lillies. It is very windy here today too,I hope you get all you want whilst you were out and about so that you can staysafe and warm at home if the snow comes:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie. We are keeping in the warm after getting in what we need.

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  3. it is always good to be prepared with a few good books on hand, for weather, illness or just plain want to read. all of the flowers fulfill your title of bliss

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    1. We are prepared for the snow and thankful that it's not necessary for us to go out at the moment.

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  4. Beautiful roses. It is blowing a gale here too, hopefully you manage to get all your provisions before the snow.

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    1. We have been able to get the extra bread and milk in. So far we've had a light fall of snow which has now melted.

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  5. It is surprising the in January you still have so many beautiful roses in the garden - I am hoping that the snow will not travel this far south - fingers crossed.

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    1. We have not had much frost here and the rose bushes are quite sheltered by the hedges and walls. Snow and ice is disruptive for those who need to travel. I hope that you do not experience extreme weather where you live.

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  6. Goodness me, how lucky are you to have roses in December. I hope the winds die down, they are awful here....I wouldn't mind a little snow!xxx

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    1. Very changeable weather here at the moment. A sprinkling of snow fell in the night and has melted in the sunshine, but it's still very cold out.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous... I can't wait until Spring when our flowers start blooming.... After our horrible drought this past Summer and Fall, we are not sure what kind of blooms we will have this year... Some are pretty sturdy and others are not...We shall see....

    We had blooms until we had a hard freeze the end of November... Once the freeze hit, ALL of the blooms were gone for the season.... We were out-of-town when that happened ---so we came home to lots of drooping and dead blossoms....

    Hope you are feeling well and had a great holiday season.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you, Betsy, we are keeping fairly well. We see signs of Spring with the bulbs pushing through in the garden. We just have to accept that Winter weather comes first and look forward to warmer days.

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  8. Wow, how lovely to have beautiful roses in Winter. Enjoy your storm if you it comes. Stay cozy.

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  9. Oh how lovely to see these beautiful flowers, they are such wonderful colours.

    Yes, they are forecasting an Arctic blast and snow for the UK.
    Stay warm, stay safe ... bring out the warming soups if needed!

    All the best Jan

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    1. All the best to you too Jan.

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  10. Such lovely winter flowers! So nice to see! Too bad the snow is coming.......we have snow here today, too. xx Karen

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    1. Hello Karen. I know you go out to walk your dogs Karen so take care when out in the snow. Enjoy your warm, cozy home.

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  11. How totally wonderful to see the roses. I do love them so. I must buy a bouquet soon at the market. Last weekend we were stuck home with ice, then yesterday it melted and I ran out to do errands and buy a few groceries. The weather people said we might get a little snow last evening, well we ended up with about 20-24 centimeters of snow this morning and we are stuck at home again. It is very beautiful, but we haven't had that much in Portland for 40 years. It will be here for a few days then warm up and wash it all away with rain. It is quite a winter.

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    1. It sounds like you're experiencing erratic weather this Winter. Take care and keep warm during the cold periods Marilyn.

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  12. We're forecast snow here too, so I've made sure I have lots of goodies to keep me going!

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    1. I hope you enjoy doing your crafting in the warm Liz. Thanks for your visit.

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  13. Awww...your roses are so beautiful! Lovely white lily. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Such a lovely variety of flowers! I have had the same problem lately with the wind--so I set my shutter speed to 'really fast'!

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    1. What a good idea re. shutter speed!

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  15. Hello Linda, you captured them beautifully. A beautiful collection of flowers. I really love rosebuds, where just a tiny hint of the colour to come is shown... there are several in your photos which are gorgeous to see. Cheerio now :D)

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    1. Hello Sue. Thank you for your visit and kind comment.

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  16. Your roses really are stunning! Your lovely Husband - and you! - are such good gardeners. Lovely to see.

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    1. Roses seem to like the conditions in our garden! Glad you enjoyed seeing the ones still blooming in December and right now! xx

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