The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Roses of My Very Own!
Remember my rose fence Nate built for Valentine's day??? Hopefully to keep the deer from eating my roses and killing them! Then for our anniversary the lovely man went to buy me another rose bush (I had three--one from Mother's day last year, one from some other time, and the third from Valentine's day along with the fence:) and since the roses were on sale for one to two dollars each he brought home no less than 15 bushes!! *Swooon* ;-)
And now they're blooming!! My first rose garden ever!!!! Yay!!!!!!! :D
Here is "Charisma"
(not looking very gold, these yellow lovelies apparently fade really fast. Still pretty though:) "Dublin Bay" a climber bought to replace my "Don Juan" my first Mother's day rose. I couldn't find anything nearly as dark as Don Juan when we were searching...
And... Drumroll!...Don Juan was not dead after all! :) My favorite dark red beauty in growing wonderfully and covered in buds! Yay! (Since I took this picture though the stinking deer reached through the fence and nipped the almost fully open flower and the bud next to it. Aaaaurrgggh! The wretches. There's a whole wealth of food around here, Leave My Roses Alone!!!!) This pic doesn't do justice to this color...
"Fourth of July"
An amazingly brilliant white, they really do look like they're glowing
"Joseph's Coat" another climber
"Dublin Bay" again, that's the same flower as the bud earlier
Not the best pictures, but I was very excited. I have more! But, not to give you a rose overload I'll save them for another day;)