Saturday 22 March 2014

Last rose of Summer...

Photo taken April 2013 Nancy Steen Rose Garden, Auckland, New Zealand


You love the roses - so do I. I wish

The sky would rain down roses, as they rain

from off the shaken bush. Why will it not?

Then all the valley would be pink and white

and soft to tread on. They would fall as light

as feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be

like sleeping and like waking, all at once! 

                                                                            George Eliot

I'm joining

The days are flying by so fast now I'm a working girl!
My energy levels have reached a low  point
by the end of the week!

The weekend is all about relaxing
easing into the day and doing little bits
of everything....
from cleaning and cooking to
time in my garden
with phone calls to friends
and visiting you my bloggy buddies too!
My birthday was last Wednesday and my
husband's the week before
so last night we celebrated with dinner at our local
Italian cafe 'Bosco Verde'!

Thank you all for your visits and thoughtful messages.
Special thank yous to Patty and Suzi for your
sweet "on-line" cards

♥♥♥  you both made my day ♥♥

I will be visiting you all again
very soon!

Take care and be kind to each other

   Merci à bientôt




  1. Hi and Happy Belated Birthday! I love your photo of the rose! It's so pretty and I love the color. Have a wonderful Birthday weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  2. Beautiful rose - thanks for sharing.
    I remember my working days well. Don't know how I accomplished what I did - actually I was more organized then.:/
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Oh, Shane! Happy Belated Birthday! I hope roses were raining down on you that were as lovely as the one in your photo!

  4. Happy belated birthday dear Shane and how lovely that you and your husbands birthdays are close and you were able to celebrate at your favourite Italian Restaurant.
    Sending many good wishes dear friend and hope that you are having a relaxing weekend - hasn't the weather been great.


  5. Have a lovely, peaceful weekend dear Shane! xo Jen

  6. Dearest Shane,
    That comes with an almost melancholic feeling... last roses of summer.
    Wishing you a sweet weekend.

  7. Wishing you a belated happy birthday! Thank you for sharing the beautiful image and poem. Hope you have a restful weekend. Sarah x

  8. Your last rose of summer and we are searching for any signs of our (late) spring here! Happy Birthday to you and your husband! Hope you are having a RESTFUL weekend!

  9. Happy Birthday dear Shane, and may you receive many such pink roses. I for one can never see too many of these gorgeous beauties! xx

  10. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely celebration. Hope you're having a relaxing weekend. xx

  11. What a beautiful rose. Thanks for sharing this with us. A belated birthday to you and your husband. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  12. Dear Shane,
    Happy belated birthday my friend,- so lovely that you could dine out with your huscond, to celebrate both his and yours day !!
    Thank you for showing the most beautiful rose, I hope there will soon be some to see in my garden.
    Hugs and love,

  13. What a gorgeous rose. Happy birthday to you both.

  14. Happy belated birthday, Shane !

  15. Saying a prayer for rest and and a time to decompress. Don't be too much the weekend warrior now. A happy belated birthday to both you and your husband!

  16. The happiest of happy (altho belated) birthday wishes to you and your DH! Enjoy your weekend!!

  17. I guess you are in autumn there now Shane. It's hard to wrap my head around that idea and having Easer in Autumn too. I hope you have a relaxing weekend.

  18. a very happy belated birthday Shane!! Hope you enjoyed a splendid dinner celebration. The rose is stunning- I can just about smell its sweet fragrance. Lovely poem too. Glad your working days will soon be over.

  19. Belated Happy Birthday, Shane. And to your husband.
    Roses are the most beautiful flowers. Pink ones, like the one you've shown, are my very favorite.
    Wishing you a weekend of rest and recuperation and lots of little pleasures.

  20. Happy belated birthday to you and your husband Shane!

    Have a restful weekend!

    Madelief x

  21. Shane
    This rose is exquisite in its beautiful, I am sure I can smell the scent of it in the air! A glorious photograph.
    Belated Birthday Wishes To You.

  22. A very happy belated birthday to you and your dh! The rose photo is stunning...oh, to be able to grow something so lovely....the beetles seem to eat mine up before they get this pretty.

  23. Happy belated Birthday to you and your husband!
    Love the shots!

  24. Happy belated birthday to you! Love March birthdays! And LOVE roses! The last one of the season is always seen with sadness, but I must say yours is a beauty.

  25. What a beautiful 'last' rose, Shane. And here we are gettting ready to see the roses set their buds. Belated birthday greetings! Wishing you well.



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