Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Rose parade

Originally posted by Brenda Coulter at No rules. Just write.

Yes, the garage door needs painting. The other day I pointed that out to my hunk o' burnin' love, then admitted it looks sort of charming as it is. He was quick to agree. Maybe I'm the suspicious type, but I think he was more interested in taking a paperback thriller for a ride in his backyard hammock than getting out the scrapers and paintbrushes.

Although I'm a fine one to talk about letting things slide. I didn't get around to pruning this tangle of "White Dawn" roses earlier this spring, so they went a little crazy. I took this picture several days ago, just as the buds were beginning to burst open. Why don't I get out there and take another picture and show you what it looks like now that the plant is covered with white blooms? Because as soon as I finish blogging, I'm taking my computer outside to write a little romance.

These shell-pink "New Dawn" roses quickly scrambled up their sturdy 8-foot trellis and reached for the sky. I suppose you'd have a better view of them if you flew over my house in a hot-air balloon or rode past it on a giraffe, but I thought I was being creative when I stood next to the trellis and pointed the camera up.

A byline has been added to this post to foil a site which has been stealing my daily writings and passing them off as its own.

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15 comments:

Amy A. said...

This has nothing to do with your post, but had to tell you...

This morning when dropping the kids at swimming lessons I saw a lady in the next car reading. I am a snoop, so I peaked around to see the cover and what did I see?
A Family Forever by Brenda Coulter. I was tickled for you! I wanted to knock on the window and say, "Hey, I know that author!" But I don't, not really, so I didn't.

Just wanted to share. Love your roses!

Magnolia said...

Hi Brenda, I read the post about your blog content being taken. There was a teeny little saying at the bottom of the site about hosting and pointing the way to Word*Press*org (remove*) and they have an e-mail address if you want to send them an e-mail. hosting at word*press*org

They're apparently a new business.

Brenda Coulter said...

I don't think I'm following you, Magnolia. I can't remove my posts from that site. That would be editing another blog's content--not possible. And WordPress is a very popular blogging platform. It's not new. But thanks for thinking of me. :)

Amy, it's good to know someone other than my mom and my sister is reading the book. Thanks for reporting in. And by the way, all regular readers of this blog are welcome to say that they know me. ;-)

Domino said...

My husband is a fan of White Dawn and New Dawn roses. Before we moved to our current location, he had those two thrivng in our back yard. We don't currently have those roses, but give him time - he has a "plan".

Have you ever smelled "Perfume Delight"? They're pink and a bit of a show-off with the aroma.

Your pictures take me back. Thanks!

Shelley said...

Those roses are beautiful, especially the white ones! We can't seem to get roses to grow here, they don't seem to winter well...even a hardy one that supposedly did well in the climate. It's a shame, because I love roses.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

*sigh* my roses are still buds...alas, the drawbacks of living in the country in upstate NY!

Brenda Coulter said...

I know "Perfume Delight," Domino, but don't grow that one. My faves for fragrance are the David Austin ("English") rose "Evelyn" and the "antique" rose "Zepherine Drouhin," both of which I grow in the front garden.

Shelley, I will weep for you. ;-)

Bonnie, stop whining. ;-) I've seen upstate New York, and I can't believe there are many "drawbacks" to living in such a beautiful place.

Katrina Stonoff said...

Call me a fool...but I clicked on the link in the byline. ;-) I figured it out while I was waiting for the page to load.

Brenda Coulter said...

Jeepers, Katrina, I never thought about visitors to my blog clicking on the link. But I bet you weren't the first person to do it! I don't suppose it hurt you any, as it's just a link to my main page, but still. Maybe I need to come up with a better plan.

Why does all everything have to be so complicated? Argh!

mercurial scribe said...

Love those roses.

Camy Tang said...

Gorgeous roses!!! I wish my thumb weren't so black.
Camy

Katrina Stonoff said...

Nah, don't worry about it. I think fans clicking back to where they were is an acceptable price to pay to stiff those stinkers stealing your words (ooo! alliteration!).

Debra Young said...

It's a great shot, Brenda! d:)

Sharon J said...

We have New Dawn growing in a pot waiting to be transported to my MIL's garden. We originally planted it in our garden but it wasn't happy, and yet now that it's stuck in a little pot, it's flowering its socks off. Roses are strange!

Brenda Coulter said...

I'm glad you all are enjoying my garden pics. Thanks for taking the time to comment. It means a lot to me.