Roses in June

Our former backyard in California ~ definitely taken in June when the hollyhocks were beginning to bloom.
Roses in June…  There is just something 
ethereal and wonderful about roses which captures
the imagination unlike any other flower 
in the garden.
At least for me anyway!
How about you???

All part of $10 thriftshop challenges… 🙂
Whether faux or real
dark or pale

O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem, 

By that sweet ornament which truth doth give!
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem 
For that sweet odour which doth in it live. 
The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye 
As the perfumed tincture of the roses, 
Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly 
When summer’s breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show, 
They live unwoo’d and unrespected fade, 
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so; 
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
   And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
   When that shall fade, my verse distills your truth. 

                                           Shakespeare, Sonnet 54

Roses in any form
are always as sweet!

Ruby red roses at Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens

 Petalled perfection

on china hand-painted
Rose printed cloth
colours untainted…

Silly little ditty… I know
but seriously,

June is a big birthday month for five members 
of our family ~
my daughter, my mother, my brother,
my niece and my grandmother.

To Amy Rose, Happy 25th!!!!!
To Gene, Happy 50th!!!!!
To Anna, Happy 12th!!!
To Mom and Grammy ~ what would have been
their 79th and 108th.
And, to Daddy who passed on this day
right in between 
my daughter’s and mother’s
Miss you both…
I’d just like to wish them all a rose-filled 
month full of best wishes!


Later this week I’ll share more of 
when I found 
this beautiful rose and morning glory
and I hope to finish a new 
tablecloth and napkins
create a lovely tablesetting for you!

Happy Monday,

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