There's a reason why there is the popular phrase "take time to smell the roses." It's because the roses just last only so long!
Some of our roses grow in an area in which we rarely sit. But I decided to fix that by dragging over a small seating area to enjoy the bushes at their peak.
It started to rain just after I got these shots and I had to grab cushions and run. But there is shade here in the early morning and again in the evening. The perfect times to pause and savor the good things in life. I just wish there were roses all year round! (Does that make me a "half empty" kind of person???)
These knock out roses have really gone to town and really are a knock out!
The creamy David Austin, Litchfield Angel roses we planted a couple of years ago are thriving too.
The armillary sundial always reminds me of my son David who handed it down to me before he move to Connecticut. He had it in a smart silver to match his modern style, and I painted it white to match mine.
The draping roses make me want to lie down on the grass here. But any excuse to lie down on the grass is fine! Haha!
I found this terrific vintage lawn chair just yesterday. There's always a cushion or two around to make things comfy.
I also thought it was a fine time to show a few laces that turned up lately for me. Roses and laces go together like tea and scones!
This gorgeous long runner with Irish lace has a few obvious repairs, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it in any setting.
The breeze from the approaching storm helps me show off this wonderful Victorian lace curtain panel with roses of its own.
A jumble of small pieces makes a lacy display.
Among the pile are a couple of laces made with skinny knitting needles like this long mantle cloth I found. Always an awesome find.
The pale pinks here and in the top photo are Bride's Dream, David Austin roses. My absolute current favorite.
Roses in bloom make me so happy!
I hope it's a cheery weekend for you too!
And don't forget to take time to smell the roses!
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