April 5, 2012

A rose and a (very) minor personal challenge

I'm hoping that a few gratuitous rose photos might distract from the distinct lack of decluttering going on here lately.

Roses are my all time favourite flower and I have quite a few around the yard.  Unfortunately they don't do too well in the hot humid weather, and would probably prefer to live somewhere a bit cooler (which would suit me too!).

Having said that though, occasionally when I pick the odd bloom or two I get the warm fuzzies and start taking photos.

This rose would have to be one of my all time favourites.  Don't know the name of it, all labels seem to come off and I lose track.

However, it is a lovely old fashioned scrambling variety, and I just love the colour.  In fact I prefer pastel shades in roses and don't really plant the brighter variations of red or orange.  What are your favourites in a rose I wonder?

All this is a distraction from the real task of some good 'spring' cleaning which will be happening over the Easter break.  We are staying at home, interspersed with a few visits from family and friends.  A nice break I hope.
Clutter:  This is a good example of it.  Unfortunately, the cupboard still looks the same, but I am aiming to be able to proudly show a new photo of it in the next post.  That's my personal challenge.  Here's hoping!

Have a safe and Happy Easter break.

PS: Gooseberry Jam if you read this - I'm sending a cyber bouquet to you on the safe arrival of your gorgeous baby girl :)

cheers for now