Thursday, 30 October 2008

Stop and smell the roses ...

Come on a tour of my rose garden is just over 4 years old.
Monday, I noticed every single rose was blooming beautifully. They made my heart sing.

Charlotte Rose Standard


Mother's Love
Children's Rose

My Angel

Diana Princess of Wales

Peace Rose

Remember Me

Charlotte Rose Bush

Inspecting pushing my stone teddy and dog statues in the wishing well (dry)

PS The odd shoes - on the same feet - completely their doing ... Cross my heart ! I found them in garden this way.They are smarter than me because I had no shoes on and got a huge thorn in my foot.

The Love seat
Throwing tiny rocks they collected in the nappy sacs LOL.

I planned to post earlier this week ...but spent over 30 mins digging a rose thorn out of foot instead.
We have more than 13 roses but the light was bright . I have lots of red roses too (5 different ones just didn't photograph well).

It's been raining here for 2 days . The sun is shining today.I wanted to post this yesterday.Yesterday, was the my dear Toolman's birthday.I planned to post this ...but life , spring cleaning, de-cluttering and keeping up with the Brothers just kept me way too busy.

Come Rain,Come Shine

Darling, we have now celebrated 19 birthdays together through the good and the bad times. I have known you almost half my life.

We have shared the joy of success, a home and 4 children. While it hasn't always come easy we have shared many good things in life as well as enduring the loss of loved ones.

I hope this next year is going to be a great one for you and I cannot imagine anyone else that I would want to spend this life with. You are my heart - even though we have had some hard times of late.

I hope that we all have a respite from the struggles and can pause a moment or maybe even three, to just reflect and recognize all that we do have and enjoy it simply for what it is, without thinking about what it is not.

You are a good and responsible man, the sort of fellow anyone can always call on for help. Where you can possibly find a way to help, you will... beyond measure. Even at the expense of physical and emotional pain.

You work very hard for our family ... though I wish you didn't have to work so hard .You amaze me with your strength and tenacity.Our sons are going to be incredible Dads someday, owed mostly to your spirit and love.

I saw the look in your eyes at our newly born children.The incredible awe and wonder that a newborn (or two) inspires and the anguish and disbelief that stillbirth brings.When D, and then the Brothers arrived neither us of knew what to expect but you have most definitely risen to the challenge and have every day since...

Here’s to the year ahead with lots of fun, more laughs and love, less arguments and more making out up! Come rain, come shine I will love you forever and beyond measure.

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M said...

Look at your roses! I just love roses but don't have a rose garden in my current home. I used to have Mother's Love - isn't it a gorgeous one. My aunt planted the driveway at her farm with a mass display of Seduction. fabulous.

Happy Birthday to the Toolman.

Jen at Semantically driven said...

I took a heap of photos yesterday from flowers in my garden. Haven't posted them yet. I love this time of year for all the flowers.

Trish said...

@M - my mother's love has rarely flowered I keep meaning to move it.A mass display of seduction would be awesome to see.

@Jen - so do I , it's my favourite season spring.

tiff said...

Beautiful Trish. The roses are gorgeous. I love the Brother's mismatched but matching shoes.

Trish said...

@ Tiff - they are great sharers LOL. Mind you the drawer is full of all the shoes so they chose these particularly and matched them.

Judi "Jlo" Moran said...

Oh, Trish...the beautiful. Your garden so inviting: you have created a small oasis of beauty to feed your soul.
And now you feed ours as well.
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful pics and your touching tribute to your hubby.
Very lucky woman you are!

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

I am not doing TT this week but wanted to tell you how absolutely gorgeous your garden is...lovely!

M+B said...

Your rose garden is gorgeous, Trish. Do you think you can do a flying visit and fix mine - they're plagued by blackspot and aphids, though they are blooming, just not quite like yours!

I too LOVE the Brothers shoe matching abilty lol

The Bumbles said...

Trish - thanks for visiting our first TT Edition of our lives through music. I had always wanted to play the drums but I instead was steered toward the violin. When my little brother was allowed to become a percussionist I became drummer adverse (aka JEALOUS). He spent many a day (and night) in our basement with his friends pretending to be the next big rock band banging away on his drum set. That was enough of the drums for me.

Regarding your site - I think what you have created is tremendous. I am sure just a few years ago you never thought anyone would be jealous of you - but I certainly am. I am sure that you, your husband and your eldest all dealt with things together but in very different ways. That you have survived such loss and struggle to come out together with happiness is admirable.

And the pictures of your twins wearing opposite shoes is precious - I love the look on his face fighting with his brother over the hose.

~Just Me~ said...

Those are gorgeous shots! The kids are so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

alicia said...

ohh such nice flowers!!!!!! and such cute little boys!!

Jeanette said...

what a gorgeous garden, and happy anniversary

Xbox4NappyRash said...

The roses take me way back to a place I haven't thought about in a long time.

Your words to your husband make me think forward to a place I want to be for a very long time.

Just lovely.

Bettina said...

What a lovely letter to your hubby.

And your roses are gorgeous!!

forgetfulone said...

What a beautiful garden! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Trish said...

@Jlo: yes Charlotte's garden does feed our soul, nearly all these roses were given to us at her funeral or shortly afterwards.

@Lori - thank you !

@Lani - we have a fair bit of blackspot too ... creative angles hides it. I would love to visit one day ...

@Bumbles : thank you for your kind words and sometimes I am over the drums too LOL - with three potential drummers ... My mum's very special man friend is a drummer too ... she goes to watch him play in his band.

That is the look grim determination LOL... his favourite I might add.

@Just me - thank you

@Alicia - thanking you

@Jeanette : thank you too!

@xbox : thank you and I hope it was a good place.
And if you could learn to read ET's mind and just understand she is always right, become a yes man - it will surely happen. ... just speaking from experience...but don't listen to my assvice LOL. I sincerely wish you and ET a long and smooth life ahead.

@Bettina- thank you , I have been reading so many Birthday tributes I just had to count him in.

@Forgetful One - thanks for visiting and remembering me.

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