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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Letting Go Of May



Our roses have rewarded us well this year after what I have to say has been minimal attention. It's just a shame that they won't continue to bloom in such profusion for long. All of the first blooms have been deadheaded. Something we have never consistently done. We will feed them again (another first), and see what is to come.





Summer has crept up on us. After what seemed like an eternal wait for spring, it appears that she's passing us by. I have found that the enjoyment of spring can last much longer when you read blogs because it arrives so late for some of you in the north. The spring flowering has just continued to unfold online. I think for pretty much all of you now it's full bloom. So here is a little celebration to make the seasonal transition!






The holiday weekend here will be a good time for us to say goodbye to the early sweetness, and greet the coming season with open arms. I'm looking forward to a summer full of understated adventure. Not quite with the abandon of  youngsters breaking free from schedules and classrooms. But with the pure sense of possibility that hot weather always brings. . . . 





Rose strewn china and linen helps extend the blooming season!





We had these roses in pots on the patio for a couple of seasons. Now that they have been planted in the garden they are really taking off!







































































I hope your last week of May is full of sweetness!

Jacqueline





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29 comments:

Kay said...

So so beautiful!! Wish I could "beam myself over" and enjoy some of your heat. My Miss Kim lilacs finally bloomed in great abundance, only to be beaten to death by days of rain. Poor things. And our high today was 56! So again and again, thanks for the beautiful, uplifting blog to keep me near sane!! Love, Kay

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I, too, have enjoyed your early blooms. Other than the flowering trees, we really don't have much blooming right now up north. But with many days of rain, everything is lush and green. Your roses are lovely and so are your vintage teacups.

Olive Cooper said...

I deadhead my flowers until my head feels dead. I am rewarded as you are. The roses are beautiful. I do not fertilize much if ever. It is very hot here and I have been watering up a storm. Have a terrific weekend.

Deb said...

Your roses are beautiful and so is that little bird tea-cup with the mis-matched saucer. So sweet!

Anne said...

Jacqueline,
Your Roses are beautiful.Mine are still not in full bloom.We had crazy weather.Early spring and then back to winter kind of confused all of my flowers.
((Hugs))
Anne

Pamela Gordon said...

I love this rosey post! Your roses, teacups and that gorgeous tablecloth are amazing. Maybe your roses will keep blooming. I hope they do. Hugs, Pamela

wendy said...

Such beautiful flowers.
And I AM IN LOVE with those clear glass plates. Oh my, I'd love to get my hands on those!!

May is kinda going out "like a lion" here. Rained all week, and only in the high 40's.
Oh my, Alberta can be miserable sometimes.
Have a great Memorial Weekend. I was in Utah last year at this time, and it was wonderful to enjoy the warmer temps. and go visit my sons gravesite.
I will miss that this year.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your roses are lovely, such glorious blooms. I am particulary fond of pink roses and the combination of yellow and pink as you have done here. Magnificent!

Mary said...

The bird on the cup caught my eye too and I do love all the florals.

Cottage and Broome said...

Your roses are beautiful, mine are not blooming yet. I love your mix and match tea cups too…. Have a wonderful weekend, Laura

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

J,

Your roses and china and rses tablecloth and everything is so so beautiful - but I couldn't take my eye off of your BIRDIE TEACUP!

Haha, that was an expected and wonderful surprise to see your bird playing amongst the pink roses!!

Enjoy your weekend and I hope it doesn't get TOO hot too soon for you - but where you are it must get super hot.

SizzleandZoom said...

That white rose with the pink center pedals is beautiful. My roses are in full bloom. Wonderful posts. Love the photos at the end of your blog of your used to be shop. Wish I had visited.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

I love that table, everything is so beautiful here. Gorgeous flowers!The table cloth and napkins are to die for!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog:)

Carolyn said...

Another beautiful post with lots of my favorite things.

Enjoy your weekend,

Carolyn

Maria said...

Oh, my gosh! I own the cake plate that goes with those glass dishes! Fabulous! What a pretty tea setting! All those floral tea cups are so lovely!

Claudia said...

Your roses are beautiful!

xo
Claudia

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Just PeRfeCtLY ChiPPy GARDEN TRELLIS!*!*!
LoVeLy contrast with your beautiful RoSes...
Have a wonderful HoLiDay Weekend...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Everything is so beautiful! Your roses are heavenly and your tea setting so inviting. Love your teacups and tablecloth. I am one of the bloggers from the far north. My lilacs are just now in full bloom and they are early this year! Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day.
Nancy

jean@pilgrimscottage said...

How so very pretty! And, your teacups are just gorgeous! Looooove the roses!!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Love your beautiful pictures. Signed up via email.
Betty

Denise Adorian said...

Fantastic outdoor tea party,everything was perfect.I'm so glad to have attended.Thank you very much for your hospitality,Denise

Gretchen said...

What lovely roses! I'm just loving your beautiful tea table. I'm especially partial to the little tea cup with the bird on it.

Sandi said...

Your roses are gorgeous! I have old fashioned pink ones blooming right now also! Love them and their fragrance!
Blessings~

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueine,
You could post roses everyday...and everyday, I'd come visit you!!! These are stunning! I adore the yellow in your vintage tablecloth! Not quite ready for Summer here on the Prairie...although its already raring its head. Everything is coming about two weeks earlier this year. Ready of not...
Fondly,
Pat

Linda said...

I never tire of seeing beautiful roses. I have enjoyed yours. your teacups are so pretty, especially the one with the bird. That tablecloth is stunning. I might have to start looking for some. Thanks for sharing your tea setting. have a wonderful Memorial Day week-end. Linda

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Your roses are absolutely beautiful Jacqueline..
Your photos are incredible. They are thriving in the soil now.. they love to be fed.
Your table always looks so nice with the rose tea cups.. i love the cup with the bird..
Hope the roses give you buds for some more time to come. Mine are still going very strong.
Happy weekend Jacqueline.
always enjoy your posts..
val

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful farewell!

Rowan said...

There's nothing like roses to say 'summer is here'. The photo of the very pale one near the top is absolutely stunning, what a beautiful bloom.

Haworth said...

Dear Jacqueline, Your "rosey" table is just so pretty. And you certainly did have so many beautiful roses in bloom in May! Here in New England the last of the roses have finally gone by. The red rambler bloomed throughout June, and the little Cape Cod rose bush bloomed right through July! You're right that it's nice to hang on to the seasons a bit longer (or experience them sooner!) by reading blogs from other climates. I hope you've had a beautiful summer.

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