Saturday, April 16, 2011

My first rose bloom of the Season!

The weather has been very peculiar here today. We woke up to cloudy skies, then torrential rain and high winds. Then the sun came out and it was beautiful. Then the cloudy skies came along with the torrential rains and high winds again! Crazy, crazy weather. Well after the first deluge of rain I looked into the courtyard and saw my rose had its first blossom on it. In between the raindrops I went out and snapped some photos of the buds and bloom. I just love this rose!
First full rose bloom of the season.

This rosebud was so pretty, just hanging there. I love the shell pink against the dark green leaves.

The moss rose is starting to get in on the act of opening too! I love these roses, the buds are covered in "moss".

These coral bells (Heucheras) were from my Nana's plants. Nana gave them to me about 32 years ago and I have moved them with me where ever we have lived.

2 years ago I had bought some Gerbera daisies from Lowes. They were beautiful and they must have reseeded themselves. Last year I got the greenery but no flowers, but this year I got some beautiful blooms this year! I love the orange color.

This is a closeup of this beautiful bloom!

Here is another photo of the coral bells, just getting ready to open.

My Chives are starting to bloom.

This iris bud is huge. Last year I waited and waited for it to get a bud and it didn't. I think this one is either a peach colored one or a really deep purple. I can't remember which one I dug up when we moved. It will be a nice surprise!

I just love this time of year-such renewal and beauty!! Enjoy!!


  1. Wow! Those flower photos are just fantastic. The roses look almost like chiffon petals. I am so impressed.

  2. Your rose is beautiful. We did have some crazy weather yesterday, but today looks much calmer and our Carolina blue is back. Yay!!
    I think we'll be seeing a lot more things blooming this week after the rain.

  3. We had that same weather while in Dobson, NC yesterday. Freaky. Loved all your blooms. My roses have lots of leaves but no buds yet.

  4. Ooooo... pretty.... lovely glimpses of heaven in your garden!

  5. Everything looks wonderful, Sherri! What a green thumb you have!


  6. You've got me just itchin' to see some blooms of my own! Just lovely...

    Blessings, Debbie

  7. Ooooh - it´s beautiful and so are the other photos! :-)

    I´ve had a great time and will try to post photos tonight! :-)


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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.

Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!

Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!