Friday, March 25, 2011

And I present...

The first roses of my garden this spring. I have a rather small yellow rose bush that has lots of thorns, but produces a yellow rose with little streaks of peach and light orange. And smells amazing.
And my other rose bush is a giant round bush that produces hundreds of small pink roses that don't have many thorns and don't really have a smell, but look so, so pretty.
Here is the first yellow rose and small pink rose of the season, with many more to come:

I always look so forward to the bluebonnets here in Texas. But we have had so little rain in the past 6 weeks or so, that I have only seen a couple here and there. Hopefully before the season is over, I will find a small patch that I can capture in a picture to last me until next year.
I plan on carrying my stitching to the arboretum or to my yard this weekend and will have a post of my latest on my ABC's (along with some thoughts from me!)
I gave up Facebook for Lent. I was spending WAAAAYYYY too much time on it. I gave it up for several reasons, and while I have missed it, I have also found I spend more time in the yard looking a birds and smelling the warm fresh air and have been going to bed earlier and getting much needed rest. It is amazing how something like Facebook steals precious time from you without you noticing.
When I go back to it, if I go back, I hope I can monitor how much time and energy I use and keep it under control. But for now, I will enjoy roses, family and stitching.
Hope this post brings you sunshine and roses.


Kathy said...

Your roses are simply gorgeous! I am jealous. :) I hope your stitching time this weekend is productive. As for fb. I don't play the games and it still takes more time. :) Oh well, it's almost time to go sit in my stitching chair and get some done.

Meari said...

Beautiful rose, Donna.

I don't do FB, and I've heard it's a big time waster... I mean stealer, lol.

I'm still waiting for the warm spring days *sigh*

Marian said...

Love the roses! And maybe I should give up FB for awhile, but it does keep me in contact with far-away friends (is that a good excuse or what????)

chrisstitches said...

I love tending flowers too. Mine are under snow....haha...send me some spring.

Anonymous said...

Those roses are beautiful. We found out that if you play games on facebook then it allows hacker to mess with your account. I have seen this happen so many times. I only use it now to see what family is up to.

Sorry to hear about your grandson. I understand your needing to focus on him and yourself. We all need time for ourselves and family. It was a joy for me to stitch for a cause and when your ready for another cause keep me posted.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Ziggyeor said...

OH pretty roses! When I was in FL I never got around to getting any pictures of the wisteria that was growing. I haven't seen any here in TN.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm jealous, things are JUST starting to peek out of the ground here!

lenna said...

Donna ~ Love your sampler from Lizzie Kate so much I got the fabric and pattern and threads and have put the center lines on the fabric. I have one more Huddle to do for retreat at the end of the month. At that retreat I will work on the Lizzie Kate project. Thanks for being my inspiration once again.
I miss getting to see you.
Love the picture of you four. I have been to that place and it is awesome.
Take care my dear friend.
God Bless ~