Saturday, July 12, 2008

Rosy Pink Saturday

This is one of my favorites because it reminds me of those old fashioned roses in still life paintings from the 1900s. My granny had one of those prints and I remember it vividly. It was a mixed bouquet with petals falling on the table, and a bee on one of the blossoms. My granny also loved roses and had a beautiful little rose garden on the side of her house. I remember following her around as she tended it, amazed at the beautiful things growing there. I've been told that I broke off several unopened buds when I was a small child and I can't believe she didn't lock me in the basement for it. But she didn't, and they developed new buds, and she must have forgiven me. I think. I hope. I'm so sorry Granny. I like that about my memory; I tend to remember the good stuff and forget the bad. Isn't it funny how a bunch of roses brought all that out?

P.S. I walked today; 60 minutes/6036 steps.

20 comments:

Beverly said...

Laura, those roses are gorgeous. I enjoyed reading about you and your grandmother.

Both of my grandmothers loved flowers, too.

And, about the memory issue. I just glad when I can remember anything.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Those are just beautiful, Laura!

ellen b said...

Such beauties. I could sit and look at them all day. Happy Pink Saturday to you.

ellen b said...

Oh I forgot, good job on the walking. I'm meeting friends at 9:00 with my pedometer on...

Joy said...

Those are some delectable looking roses!

Dawn said...

Beautiful roses. That was a nice story. You are right, we do tend to remember only the good stuff! Thanks for sharing the story of your grandmother!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Take care,
Dawn

KarenHarveyCox said...

oh, I love pink roses, and these are gorgeous. Reading about you and your grandmother brought back memories of mine too. Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Laura!

LOVE your beautiful PINK roses!

Hugs,
Maryjane

CONNIE said...

Happy Pink saturday. I always love roses. I wish I could grow them in RI all year round!

suesue said...

that is a simply stunning bouquet! have a sweet pink day. (i'm envious of the walking because i hurt my foot badly and i miss it)

suesue said...

that is a simply stunning bouquet! have a sweet pink day. (i'm envious of the walking because i hurt my foot badly and i miss it)

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Laura, those roses are beautiful!
It was nice meeting you on Pink Saturday!
love, Ann

Deborah said...

Gorgeous flowers, Laura!

Deborah

Tara said...

Laura

Gorgeous flowers...I am back frmo Vaca and have been an exercising maven...the food? Well, I am still eating but, hey, I feel better! Thanks for logging!
:0)
Tara

Jeanne said...

Laura, I love your granny story. Your pink roses are so pretty. Roses will always bring a smile to my face.

Jeanne

dana said...

I loved the sweet memories you shared about you and your "granny". I don't recall flower stories about my grandma, but I do recall she taught me to make little quilt squares AND how to fish using a cane pole in her farm pond. And I thank YOU for letting those memories surface tonight because I read your Pink Post.

Morning said...

Wow! Those are breathtaking.

Jill L said...

Happened upon your blog and enjoy your pics. You must be in Northern California? That's were I live....

Your cottage roses are lovley and aren't wellies highrubber boots?

Margie said...

Such a lovely shade of *pink* roses! I can just smell them! I liked your story about your grandmother too! She must have been a sweet lady, we weren't allowed to even pick wild blue bells growing in my grandmother's yard!

Shirl said...

Hi Laura, I'm still making my Pink Saturday rounds, your roses are just beauitful, I love the softness of this color!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage