Sunday, January 8, 2012

Roses and such

Happy Sunday to all!

Phineas would like me to thank everyone who left a comment regarding my most recent post. Being that he's a cat he can never get to much adoration.  Currently Phin's dealing with a bit of Feline Herpes, causing his right eye to have a runny, yellow discharge. Usually it only lasts a few days and then he's fine. The girls and I wipe it all the time while he leans in for the rub. If things get worse we shall be off for a visit to the vets *sigh* 



Roses

So far I've bought only one bunch of roses this winter but I photographed them every which way I could think of! Oh what fun, and oh-so glorious. Now they lie on the counter, drying up, but it was a good friendship we had. Who knows, maybe it shall continue.

Currently my Amaryllis and (lousy) Paper Whites are in full bloom but I'm thinking more roses are in order today or tomorrow.

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All of the following are iPhone-ography and Instagram


Speaking of roses ... above is the 2012 Monets Garden calendar I purchased from Georgianna Lane's Etsy shop. If you're looking for beauty look no further. G has got it!



Again, more Phin. This time relaxing in front of the fire on a chilly January day



And finally, a trip to the local greenhouse, Churchills, last Wednesday morning with my husband. It was a true touch of spring I tell you, especially when a butterfly came flying by! One of the people there said it had shown up a day or two before and must have hatched from a plant brought in for the winter. And yes, I did take the photo with my iphone.

Still no snow here in NH. Not good. Well I like it but it's not good for local businesses. After all, New England is supposed to have snow in January. Instead we have balmy temps in the 40's. A friend of mine from Instagram who lives just outside of Washington DC even has Daffodils in bloom! Hows the weather where you live?



Linking up with Marys Little Red House for Mosaic Monday


28 comments:

Chrissykat said...

80 (stinkin') degrees ~pardon my French~ but it's just too warm for January even for this area....grrrrr.....

Pamela Gordon said...

Minus 3 degrees celsius and partly cloudy. Well, the sun is now setting. :) It was a pretty nice day here in New Brunswick Canada. We only have about 2 inches of snow on the ground. Very unusual as it seems to be across the continent. I wonder what spring and summer will bring us? I love your flower photos. Gorgeous roses. Have a blessed week, Sharon.
Pamela

Carol Mattingly said...

It was 65 here on Friday in Kentucky and 50 yesterday and today. Your images are always so gorgeous that I sometimes have to sit back and wonder how you do it. I hope you'll stop today because I left a special gift of warmth and grace for my bloggers to enjoy. Carol

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

We have been in the 50's the past couple of days here in Roanoke with no snow yet this winter. The weather report says we will get some tomorrow, but I'll be VERY surprised if that happens.. such a dry winter does not bode well for fires in the forest. ugh.


Hope Phineas' eye gets better soon.... :-(

Carolynn said...

Although we don't have anything to measure by, our neighbours tell us it's much milder here than normal. We have very little snow and it's usually warm enough during the day to melt most of what may fall during the night. I saw a mosquito on our walk today, of all things!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Weirdly warm for January at the Jersey Shore! Your rose photo is beautiful!

Pondside said...

I've heard about your unseasonal winter weather - out here in the Pacific Northwest it is warm-ish and rainy every day - grey and foggy, but we're not shoveling it!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers and mosaic. We have been having warm weather here too, a very nice January so far. Have a great week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What delicate pink roses! We are warm...but we are in Florida! Enjoy your week! ♥

Lorrie said...

It seems to be a mild winter almost everywhere. We're warmer than normal here in the Pacific Northwest, but still have lots of rain.

Carol said...

Warm here in NY! Beautiful flowers, such a lovely mosaic.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love these photos and we've also had warm days recently, 60's last week here in TN. Have a beautiful week!!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's warmer than usual in my part of Canada, with no snow to be found. It's still cold, though.

MariCrea said...

What beautiful pink roses!
Enjoy a nice week
xoxo
Mari

Rosie said...

The photos are beautiful! We have no snow here in NY either....it seems very odd, but I have to admit I'm enjoying it! Hope Phin's eye clears up soon...now, I think I'll go buy some roses!

Laura said...

Who couldn't love a beautiful picture of pink roses! And, of course, more Phin! I won't even bore you with the temps here - let's just say I'm loving it!

Donna said...

I love the roses! That is my favorite flower. We're having a really mild winter in Iowa too. No snow and mild temps. Very, very weird and unusual! It's kind of nice but it would also be nice to have some snow!

Oliag said...

I do believe we broke a high temperature record in Providence this Saturday....I love and miss the snow!

Wonderful mosaic...there is nothing like visiting a greenhouse in winter to cheer one up!

Country Girl said...

It's so beautiful here. I love your roses and your instagrams, Sharon.

Our weather was balmy this weekend but today it turned bitter cold. Oh, my!

Lynn said...

Goodness that is highly unusual for NH in January! "Home" to me is just west of the Albany, city line in New York State, although FL has been home now for over 30 years, hehe. Today was the picture postcard FL day, thank you. Love our winter weather. Love the roses and the butterfly who flew in for his picture to be taken, hehe. Lovely post. Blessings

Chatelaine said...

Dreamy! Love the blooms. We had a dusting of snow this morning. It was pretty. I actually wish we had some snow this winter. Although it has been nice not to cancel plans due to weather.

Phin looks adorable as usual. Such a cutie!

Porch Days said...

No snow in Connecticut since that disastrous October snow. It was nice enough to go out with just a wool sweater on today. That is a great shot of the butterfly with your iPhone. Who needs a fancy camera?

Jesse Peak said...

Hope he is all better soon! Your photos are always gorgeous!
xx

Phyllis said...

Hi Sharon,

Thank you for the kind words about little Tinkerbell. She was a special chicken :)

So far we've only had a short spell of really cold temps; been incredibly mild so far but I'm sure things will change soon. We need some good freezes to kill bugs and such.

I hope Phin is doing better!

Mary Lou said...

I hope you don't have to go to the vet!
Beautiful flowers. I'm going to have to break down and try to make some supermarket flowers look good. I'm not too good at keeping them around if they have much smell.
Best to you.

Mary Lou said...

I forgot to say it is 50 and sunny in VA but colder tomorrow. I hope my KY/TN friends don't send their snow this way!

♥ Lisa RedWillow said...

So Very Gorgeous

Georgianna said...

Hi Sharon, I was captivated by that first gorgeous image of the roses in the Mason jar and then was surprised and delighted to see my calendar in your beautiful frame! Thank you so much for sharing it here. Even though it hasn't been much of a winter so far, I sense spring around the corner. Thanks for the Instagram inspiration – I managed to get one image posted last week. :)

xo – g