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Friday, January 28, 2011

2010 Best Of...: ROSES -Part II

If you didn't see the first 6 roses I posted,  please click on OLDER POST at the bottom of this blog so see them.   Today,  I will post six more of my favorite photos of our 2010 roses.    Above is one of my favorite NEW roses in 2010,  PEPPERMINT SPLASH.  This picture was taken on 6/28/10.





This beauty is named STRIKE IT RICH.   Isn't it a gorgeous color?  This picture was taken 5/31/10.





This one is named PERFECT MOMENT.  I love the pink and yellow colors.  This picture was taken on 5/15/10.





This  beautiful rose is called SUMMER OF LOVE. This picture was taken on 6/20/10.





The colors in this rose are gorgeous.   Its name is SUNDANCE, and this picture was taken on 5/19/10.




Finally,   I saved my 2nd favorite rose in our yard until now.  These beauties are called VETERAN'S HONOR.  This beautiful red rose is HUGE and smells heavenly...  The picture was taken on 5/31/10.  (My 1st favorite rose was shown yesterday,  and was named Double Delight.) Hope you enjoyed all of my favorite 2010 Rose pictures...

We visited George's parents yesterday --and are working hard to get them to move in with their daughter in Tullahoma, TN.  They are 'thinking about it'.   George's sister has a great place for them --and they would be safe and well-taken-care-of...    Dad will be 99 in August and Mom will be 91 in May.  Both are legally blind --and still trying to live in their home, and remain independent.  Please pray for these two wonderful elderly people.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday.

Hugs,

61 comments:

Ann Nichols said...

Beautiful roses...every one of them! And George's parents sound amazing! They are of the same age as my husband's mother! She will be 99 in August as well! Imagine them all as babies at the same time... Oh my... do they share the same day even? The 6th? Please let me know if it is so!!
Blessings, dear Betsy,
Ann

Catherine said...

My goodness ~ I sure hope George's parents decide to take George's sister up her offer. Such a worry to have them living on their own I think.

I wish you and George good luck Betsy!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful roses with us!
xo Catherine

Kelly said...

...what a beautiful sight...especially now when everything around us is white and gray! All the colors of the roses are great. The Sundance bud is gorgeous!

Tabor said...

Now I want the pros and cons of growing all of these..needs lots of water...disease prone or not...ha!

eileeninmd said...

Morning, Betsy! I love all your pretty roses. The colors are all beautiful. I think your IL's are amazing, at their age and they still want to be independent. I will keep them in my prayers.

B. Meandering said...

The Veteran's Honor is an exceptional red rose!
I really liked all of these. The Strike it rich had such lovely variations on the bottom petals in contrast to the main color.
I think my favorite would be the peppermint splash even though the olthers are lovely.
I will pray for G's folks.
Have a lovely weekend--we're heading to Cinci. Blessings! b.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Another colourful and gorgeous post.Looking at these flowers first thing in the morning makes a good start to my day.I'm having some friends over for a full.Bacon and Eggs,toast and hashbrowns,breakfast,so I had better get to work.Oh,we're celebrating my friends 65th birthday.Happy Birthday,Marge.
Ruth

Neal said...

Wow Betsy....those are absolutely gorgeous.

I understand wanting to be independent but I hope when I get old and need help that I will look at what is best for my supporting family rather than what I want.

amelia said...

I do hope you can get Georges parents to move for every ones sake, especially theirs! They surely are a truly amazing couple!!!

Let's hope you and George make it as long!

Arkansas Patti said...

Beautiful roses Betsy and so nice to when surrounded by brown these days.
Hope you can find a solution that will ease your minds and allow his parents to maintain their independece.

From the Kitchen said...

Those gorgeous roses are a special viewing treat when there's so little color outside. I can only imagine the scent!!

I hope that you can convince George's parents to be comfortable and safe with a move. I'm sure it's hard to give up their home and independence. I wish you all well in moving forward.

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

my two favorites are the peppermint and the sundance. i do hope you can get your inlaws safely with their daughter. it is so hard for them to give up their independence, but at that age we both know they should.

Dorothy said...

My favorite is 'Perfect Moment'! All are gorgeous and they are a breath of fresh air for these winter days! Thanks!

Mildred said...

Prayers are being lifted for George's parents.

Thank you for sharing these pretty roses. I think Sundance is my favorite.

Have a nice weekend.

Fred Alton said...

What wonderful parents George and his sister have. Living independently at that age is fantastic.

Small City Scenes said...

Again with the beautiful Roses. I bet your yard is heavenly.

I hope George's parents do decide to 'make the move'. They don't realize it now but they will still be happy and can still strive for the independance they want. MB

Jen said...

Betsy your roses are absolutely stunning! !
The only scent of rose I like is the real thing.
How lucky you are to have roses everyday during the season.
Prayers for your in-laws....we are in the same situation.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Beautiful! I really like the Love and Peace in yesterday's post. The yellow center and pink outer petals is lovely. It would be hard to choose a favorite, they're all gorgeous. I've never had much luck with tea roses, but the Knockouts do well. I'm planning to plant more of those this year. But looking at these makes me want to try a couple of teas again! Have a great day, Cheryl

Daisy said...

Wonderful roses, Betsy! Hard to decide on a favorite, they are all so pretty. I hope all works out for George's parents. It sounds like the move would be a good solution.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I like "Strike it rich" out of this new bunch of roses you are showing. I will be praying for your in-laws to find the perfect place to live. I understand about care-giving of elderly parents. I took care of my late mother for six years full-time before she passed away at 92. Have a great day!

Janice K said...

My heart goes out to you and George's parents. It is so hard. They have lived independently so long and it is really hard to let go of that. I laughed when I saw his mother said, "I'll think about it." My mom's famous quote was, "We'll see."

Have a great weekend.

Sunny said...

Truly breathtaking, it would be difficult to choose a favorite.
What remarkable people George's parents are, God Bless them!
Happy weekend.
☼ Sunny

agrigirl said...

Love the sundance but then I'm viewing it from the Sundance film festival. Great photos.

Ginny said...

Sundance does it for me this time! I also love Strike It Rich, and I would love TO Strike It Rich!

Tricia said...

Bless their hearts... 99 & 91! WoW!
I will definitely be praying for them... God bless them both & you & George too & his sister, also!

Of course, your roses are awarding winningly beautiful!!! =)

Pat - Arkansas said...

Another bunch of gorgeous roses! It's easy for me to pick a favorite from this bunch: Sundance!

My thoughts and prayers will be with your in-laws, their daughter and you and George. That is a difficult decision.

Becca's Dirt said...

It's so hard for them to give up their independance. They are in my prayers. They do need someone to care for them now. Betsy you have beautifulest (is that a word) roses I've ever seen. Love them.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely choices again. When my parents were getting ready to move to my town and retire I bought the house next door and fixed it up. They came to look at housing and I handed them the key. My dad went and looked and said I did a good job but the biggest horror was having to live with a kid, and the next was living in a care center. They chose living in a retirement high rise, but thanked me for the gracious idea.

Barbara said...

They are so gorgeous,I never haven been able to grow them like you, I think my land here stinks, lol

Pam said...

Hi Betsy, I'll love them all and will take one of each.. please! They are gorgeous roses, you should be very prod!

It must be hard for George's parents to give up, but I pray they do.. for their sake and the family too.

warm hugs,
Pam

Darla said...

These roses are as beautiful as the ones yesterday. It's probably hard for your in-laws to feel as though they are becoming dependent on anyone after doing so well by themselves for so long. Prayers for peace in their hearts and minds that this move will be a good thing for all.

Tracy said...

Betsy,
Every single one of those photos is absolutely gorgeous! I just want to keep staring at them. Now, the first is stunning with its detail of the veins; gosh, that is awesome!
I do have to admit that my favorite is the Perfect Moment...pale pink and yellow together are my favorite color combinations and that rose just epitomizes that concept of mine.
Thank you for sharing and have a fabulous weekend...I need to do some revisions and re-write on my book the publisher sent back to me on WEd. so that will be my task.
hugs to you!

Amin said...

Hello!
My grandmother is about 100 old years!
I know how difficult to take care of her.She can not walk very well!
She is in our country,in my uncle house!
We must help them!
I love my grandmother!
Do everything for them!

Amin said...

Wonderful post!
Beautiful roses colors!
Thank You very much for sharing!
I love Your blog!

SquirrelQueen said...

Betsy, I love the photo of Veteran's Honor, that is gorgeous.

While I can understand George's parents desire for independence this sounds like a perfect option for them. I will keep them in my prayers.

Hugs to you and George,
Judy

mudderbear said...

Hi Betsey, I will certainly pray for George's parents. They must be very amazing people. It sounds as if they truly know how to be content and happy.

I have to tell you that with each of your roses that I saw, I would think, oh that will be my favorite for sure. They are sooo beautiful and it's nice to see your roses in the cold of winter. Thanks again for all you do to improve my days.
love, Rosalie ^.^)

LV said...

I had a hard time picking a favorite today. I tend to go with the third one. Such a pretty color.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful post. I just loved looking at all of the gorgeous roses...your post is just what I needed, as we have had a foot and a half of snow in the past couple of weeks! The photos are truly a "pick me up". I certainly will keep George's parents (as well as you all)in my prayers. They are truly an amazing couple. Sorry I haven't been around lately but am on the upswing and will be around alot sooner. Take care.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Surely a little piece of heaven growing up on the plateau !
I would say George's parents would be better off with his sister, I'll say a prayer for them to do so.
In the 50's tomorrow ...yoohoo !
~Jo

Rose said...

How far is Tullahoma from you guys??? I will surely include them in my prayers..I hope they decide to make the move. It would have to take worry off everyone.

Beautiful roses...not sure which I would chose as a favorite...

Theanne... said...

Prayers for George's parents and the family...difficult decisions...the roses are all gorgeous...I'm going to have to vote for Veteran's Honor 1st and Peppermint Splash 2nd...such beautiful photos!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I really do hope your in-laws move in with George's sister, Betsy. That would be so wonderful for all!

Your roses are a joy to see on a winter's day. I wish we could also smell their lovely aroma!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Besty gorgeous roses . Im in aww. Nice to see them when the earth here is still covered with snow.

Karin said...

I'm heading off to dreamland with your gorgeous roses on my mind! Thank you!

Praying that George's dear folks will accept the invitation to move. That they are still able to live independently is certainly amazing! God bless!

Loren said...

Betsy,

Your roses are Stunning! I can only imagine how breathtaking your yard is! My favorite was "Perfect Moment"

Wow! George's parents sound amazing! I cannot imagine being their age let alone legally blind and still independent! What a blessing they must be :) Will definitely add them to our prayers!

Hugs from OK! :)

Regina said...

Wow how vibrant and delightful!
Enjoy your weekend both.
xo

Amin said...

Beautiful colors!

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Amin said...

Wonderful photos!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
Oh, how beautiful! I love roses. I can almost smell these sweet flowers. You have such a gift taking fantastic photos. I love this posting. Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers. I needed this to lift my spirit.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Praying...wishin you a beautiful week-end...m..

Janie said...

The roses are gorgeous. Perfect Moment is my fav.
Sounds like a dilemma for George's parents. I'm sure they want to keep their independence, but they would surely be safer living with their daughter.
I will keep them in my prayers. Have a wonderful weekend, Betsy.

Ann said...

Wow!!! both in laws are in their 90s, they must live a healthy life style.

Carletta said...

Betsy, do you know just how beautiful these photos are - excellently captured!
I'll be praying for George's Mom and Dad and all of you that all will work out in their minds that it's the right thing to do.

Elettra said...

Hello Betsy, your roses are gorgeous, a warm greeting to the parents of George

dibear said...

Betsy, I'm jealous!! I LOVE roses, and have a few plants in my garden, but need more beds so I can grow more. I need to get Farmer Chuck to till me up some new beds. :) Your roses are spectacular.

Amin said...

I love the roses very much!

eileeninmd said...

Heello, Betsy, thank you for your reply. In this case I knew is was the flicker and typed the wrong name. Thanks for the heads up.

ratieh said...

love..love..love those roses so much! ^^

Ruthi said...

Ahhhh Roses... who doesn't love them. They are the flower of flowers. Love the orange one. It's my favorite. thanks for sharing.

Cicero Sings said...

Just catching up on my blog reading Betsy. Oh, I do hope George's folk GO for it. The transition probably won't be easy but I know you'd breath easier.