Glorious Roses – I think I posted my first video (scroll down) – who says you cannot teach old dogs new tricks?!
I am sorry for the disappearing act for the last three months but my reasons are many. I have been traveling a great deal, for work and some pleasure, dealing with family matters, trying to learn new things such as Instagram and how to do videos ( I have a long way to go in that department!) and basically I have felt at times overwhelmed with life and just needed to create some space for myself. Time to play with my pups, smell the flowers, pick vegetables and visit with my mom. We won’t even get into trying to understand this world we are living in at this time. I have not figured out a thing, and with every passing day I find myself more bewildered. So…. if anyone has any insights PLEASE share them with the rest of us (or perhaps I am the only one who is clueless?)
So on to the world of beauty and design which I feel I do understand a bit. I have a couple of thousand photos to share of my travels and adventures, but following my mother’s advice I have stopped these last three weeks to “smell the roses” both literally and figuratively. After a very difficult spring gardening season I have to say that the summer of 2016 has been the most extraordinary rose season I have seen in all my years at Weatherstone. Perhaps I am older and wiser and have just learned to finally “see” but this rose year does seem exceptional. I have been posting imagers on Instagram – a new thing for me in 2016 but for those of you who did not see those pictures, here they are. I have also tried to video (in a very primitive manner) some of the garden in its rose glory. Alas whatever photos I snap, videos I film, and certainly paintings I attempt of these spectacular flowers, nothing cannot truly capture their exquisite beauty. I know this is sounding like a great deal of hyperbole but this year has been special! I hope you have had the same experience if you are rose lover.
I love these floribundas – a deep, rich red that are magnificent
Delphinium in contrast to pure white shrub roses – nepteta in the foreground
The beautiful Constance Spry – David Austin’s first attempt to hybridize the qualities of the old roses and the modern rose – it did not work as Constance only blooms once a year, but when she is in bloom, she is a stunner!
What is beautiful outside is extra special in the house – Constance Spry on my dressing table with things I love
I love every shade of pink but most especially those with a touch of blue in them
My favorite flowers with blue and white
The Roses in the cutting garden ( above )
My first video – this has only taken me about 4 hours to figure out how to post -fingers crossed it works!
And one more video – the Word Press gods willing!
I hope you have enjoyed my roses and I hope these videos work, and don’t crash this sight! Happy Summer
p.s. Shall try to get a post done more quickly from now on !!!