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The Header Picture is a gorgeous ROSE named Princesse deMonaco (I call her Princess). She is one of our 2017 ROSES in our Yard.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Our Yard is FILLED with COLOR (and a SURPRISE GIFT)

Our Home on 6/8/14
Today,  I'll show you some similar photos taken on different days....As I've said many times,  George and I 'walk the yard' early in the mornings and then again after dinner. Of course,  we take our cameras with us --getting the best photos we can of our flowers/yard/home. 

This is the perfect time of year here... The weather is warm --but not too hot.  The first batch of Roses are usually some of the prettiest all year long.... AND--with not only roses blooming,  but also the beginning of both Lilies and Daylilies blooming,  that keeps us busy checking them out and taking LOTS of pictures....

Hope you enjoy seeing different days in our yard recently.  Pay attention to the dates --so that you can see the progression.  Click on the photos for enlargements.


George  getting up close and personal with that rose!!!! (taken on 6/6/14)
We both would do all kinds of things (including getting in all kinds of positions)  in order to get the best photos we can.... This is evidenced by George sitting in the driveway getting a good close-up.


Rose Bed-- (taken 6/3/14)



Close up --- (taken on 6/4/14)



More and more Roses Blooming; (taken on  6/9/14)


You should smell all of these beauties!  (taken on 6/10/14)



Add in some Daylilies (Early Bird Cardinal) --and you have even more color!  (taken on 6/10/14);  NOW--compare this photo with the 3rd picture from the top --taken on 6/3/14... What a difference a week can make!!!!


The Early Bird Cardinal Daylilies are in the bed in front of the Rose Bed.  (taken on 6/11/14)


More and more blooms (taken on 6/12/14)


Different Angle---(taken on 6/13/14)


One more similar photo;  (taken on 6/13/14)


Our Home --from the road--with some LILIES added to the beauty;  (taken on 6/14/14)
Even though many of the photos look similar,  they were taken on different days and/or from different angles.  It's hard to capture the true beauty that we enjoy here this time of year... Hope you enjoyed seeing the COLORS in our yard!



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Huge Photo/Poster (photographed by George) of WHITEWATER FALLS,  North Carolina
These two pictures are my 'early' ANNIVERSARY present from my Sweetheart.  Our 13th anniversary is on June 23 ---but I got a special GIFT early... This is a HUGE photo (made into a big poster and framed) of WHITEWATER FALLS in North Carolina. The next photo tells you where it is placed in our home.  It just takes my breath away every time I see it...


The new framed photo/poster of Whitewater Falls over the Fireplace
Whitewater Falls is perfect above our fireplace, don't you think???? This HUGE 'poster' (Photo which George took when we were there in March, 2014) is 30 inches by 45 inches... I couldn't believe it when it came by UPS.... I just sat and cried--with all of the emotion I had inside of me. I am so truly blessed to have such a fantastic husband --and I thank God for him constantly... Isn't it amazing???? (Our anniversary is not until June 23 --13 years-- but when this big package came, George couldn't hide it from a 'nosy' wife!!!!! ha)

Needless to say,  we are taking a week off from Blogging to celebrate these wonderful 13 years we have had together..  I'll be back on June 30...   Hope all of you have a great week --and think about us on Monday,  June 23!!!!!!

Hugs to ALL,

81 comments:

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CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Betsy, your Rose Garden has a beautiful array of roses and their blooms are most lovely. Jigs Judy

Ann said...

You are surrounded by beauty. Your yard is amazing.
That waterfall poster is so pretty and that's the perfect spot for it

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That surprise early gift for you just screams yumminess!!! [such a word as yumminess?]....

And Betsy, love the elevated rose bed.

Oh, and thanks for stopping by to visit/view my bird blog this past week!! You comment was appreciated...hope you enjoyed the babies as I did.

eileeninmd said...

Love your gift, very nice! And your yard and flowers are all gorgeous.. Beautiful photos! Happy weekend, Betsy!

From the Kitchen said...

Lovely gardens, a perfect waterfall over the fireplace and an anniversary--enjoy them all!!

Best,
Bonnie

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, i love all the blooms. you all have such a great yard. i love all the color. so awesome!! i guess the surprise was the picture. what a great waterfall to keep & enjoy daily. what a smart smart man. ( :

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The flowers are amazing! I net you are surrounded by beautiful aromas. And I love that picture of Whitewater Falls. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! :-)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What beautiful blooms! I know it is with sheer joy that you two walk around your gardens taking pictures. Everything is colorful and happy.

That poster of the falls is perfect over the fireplace.

Have a wonderful anniversary.

FlowerLady

Beatriz said...

Betsy
I wish a great rest to you both! Your garden, I never tire of saying, is wonderful! How you can be so careful! Hopefully your yard is even more beautiful when you get back. I wish I could have a yard like that, to seeevery day...

Hugs

Bia

linda m said...

You have the best looking yard and most colorful yard I have ever seen. You should be featured in Home and Garden. I love your anniversary gift and the spot you chose to display it. Happy Anniversary to you and George and may God continue to bless you both

Arkansas Patti said...

Love that Cardinal daylilie. Just the color I was looking for. Your place must smell divine with all those roses.That waterfall is awesome.
Have a wonderful celebration and Happy Anniversary to an amazing couple.

Big Dude said...

Your yard is gorgeous Betsy.

George said...

Walking the yard with you each morning is a perfect way to start our day. I'm glad you like the poster.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The roses are just amazing…..I've never seen so much color in one yard.
LOVE LOVE LOVE The anniversary gift; George is such a special man and he loves his special girl.
Happy anniversary to you both!!!
XO

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh it's a perfect gift!

Your flowers are so beautiful.

Out on the prairie said...

Beautiful, nice to have all that bloom. Wondered who took care of all those planters when you travel. I have a plant/critter sitter.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flowers and colors and variety! What a great way to start your day!! And I love the waterfall picture!! Perfect!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend, Betsy!!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flowers and colors and variety! What a great way to start your day!! And I love the waterfall picture!! Perfect!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend, Betsy!!

David said...

Betsy, Your garden with all its flowers is really beutiful! Way too much work for my style though... Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary...romance is alive in your household, that's for sure! Nice gift from your other half... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I always enjoy y'all's flowers! Now that is such a nice gift, pretty above fireplace
Enjoy 13!

KathyA said...

Superlative beauty!!

KathyA said...

Superlative beauty!!

Betsy said...

HaPpY aNnIvErSaRy Betsy & George! Oh how I would love to be at your house smelling all of those beautiful flowers. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us. Your anniversary gift is beautiful too. How thoughtful of your Hubby to give you such a lovely and heartfelt gift.
Blessings,
Betsy

Betsy said...

HaPpY aNnIvErSaRy Betsy & George! Oh how I would love to be at your house smelling all of those beautiful flowers. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us. Your anniversary gift is beautiful too. How thoughtful of your Hubby to give you such a lovely and heartfelt gift.
Blessings,
Betsy

Ginny said...

I can't wait to find out what you did, George always has special things up his sleeve. Happy anniversary! Your yard really does look like a Botanical Garden, as I have said before. Some Gardens do not even have as many roses as you do. And this is just the ROSE part! I love the shots of the rose bed with the glimpse of your pretty green house as the background. Also LOVE George getting his close up! His wonderful gift ideas are so creative!

LV said...

What a difference a day makes. You no doubt have the perfect area for your home and flowers.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

An early Happy Anniversary to you and George.Get out and celebrate each day. I LOVE your yard,it's like a beautiful park filled with colour.Note to self,if I ever get to come your way in summer,I MUST see that yard.

Terry and Linda said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Dan the Mountain Man said...

What lovely roses! You truly have a amazing husband when he remembers your anniversary and not only get you something for it but gets it early.

Fun60 said...

Such a colourful garden. How wonderful to have scented roses to appreciate as you walk around. Just love that poster, a really terrific present. George knows the way to your heart.

Blackberry Lane said...

Very colorful yard and I love the poster. Happy Anniversary you two.

NCmountainwoman said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you.

Joy said...

Happy anniversary and enjoy:)

Lola said...

Flowers are gorgeous. Have a great time. We will be here when you get back.

Our photos said...

What nice colors in Your garden

Susie Swanson said...

Oh I can just smell those beauties from here. Here's wishing you both a Happy Anniversary. Hugs, xo

troutbirder said...

What a gorgeous landscape around your home. I'm impressed with the roses considering all the shad trees. They don't do very well here on our "Oak Hill." :)

Happyone said...

A beautiful, beautiful garden you have. The colors are fabulous.
Happy Anniversary a little early. : )
And the photo/poster looks perfect hanging there.

Kay said...

Everything looks so beautiful.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

It's like all the roses are in tune to bloom together. Love the photo of George taking photos.

Serenity Cove said...

Love all the color! I lost my beautiful climbing rose to the harsh winter:( I was so upset because I don't have a lot of roses. Yours are gorgeous! Wish I could smell them.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your flowers are so beautiful and the framed waterfall is just awesome! It looks perfect over the fireplace. Happy Anniversary to a super couple and have fun wherever you're going!!

Daisy said...

So many gorgeous flowers in your yard, Betsy! It's like you have your own private paradise there. Happy Anniversary! I hope you enjoy your time away. :)

Linda said...

Happy anniversary to you and George!It's a beautiful, meaningful gift that George gave you. Enjoy your garden and your week off. It's a lovely time of the year to celebrate that special date as you will remember from the fact that we gave thanks for our own just a day or two ago.

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi, Love the juxtaposition of your water falls over the fire place....two restorative elements in one place! Happy Anniversary and look forward to seeing you after your vacation. Best, Vickie

Shug said...

Perfect spot to hang your picture!! It is so sweet how George is always doing things to surprise you....you have a "Keeper." Beauty surrounds you! Hope the two of you have a fabulous time at whatever you choose to do to celebrate your special day!
hugs,
shug

Small City Scenes said...

First off--Happy Anniversary!!
Your yard is so colorful and beautiful. I walk the yard everyday too. I drag Bob along--not really he a willing partner in it all. I am fortunate too to have found such a love. Enjoy your time off from blogging.
ENJOY!!!!
MB

Marie said...

Oh Betsy! You and George have the most wonderful, beautiful yard! It shows all the love and care you guys put into it. It's a gift to you both every June, and of course, all year long! Great pictures! Wow...I am impressed George can get down on the ground like that. My hubby and I are in our 60s and we both have such bad knees and backs, we can't do that anymore. We're working on the weight...I know that would help some with a lot of our issues. And that poster of the falls over the fireplace, oh how awesome! It reflects the two of you perfectly and was the perfect anniversary gift. Sweet sweet George to do that! Have a great week off!

Betty Manousos said...
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Betty Manousos said...

...and happy anniversary!!:)))

Betty Manousos said...

oh, betsy, your garden looks heavenly!!so many colors, such beautiful flowers.

and...happy anniversary!!
enjoy!

big hugs!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Betsy! all my love and best wishes to you and George.
Honestly your gorgeous green house and that garden just overloaded my senses with its sheer beauty of aroma and colour and texture. Truly breathtaking! (Did George need a hand up?) :)

Beth said...

Gorgeous. What wonderful color to walk out your door and see. I esp. like the Cardinal day lilies.
Happy Anniversary early!

That framed photo is awesome!:>)

Janice K said...

That picture looks awesome above your fireplace....Have a Happy Anniversary!!

Retired English Teacher said...

Betsy, I have been away from blogs for at least two weeks. It is so good to see your beautiful flowers. I always look forward to seeing them.

Happy Anniversary to my two favorite love birds.

diane b said...

Your garden is a riot of colour. George has worked hard and no wonder you are both so proud of it. It is Mon 23 here and I wish you a happy Anniversary. You are lucky to have such a guy. The picture is perfect there.

MTWaggin said...

What a great gift and I can't even imagine how lovely your yard must SMELL!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Hi, Betsy! What a gorgeous yard you have and I'll bet the roses smell wonderful!

Have a fantastic anniversary!

ladyfi said...

Congrats on your anniversary! What a gorgeous poster of the falls - and lovely roses too.

ladyfi said...

Hope my message got through?

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a special gift! Who did he have do the enlargement? We've been thinking about some photo enlargements for our place in Florida.

Your yard is so lovely. All those roses! I like the extra pop of color from the lilies too. Just wonderful.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Enjoy your week off and Happy Anniversary. Your picture poster is stunning as are all of your many plants. I do wish I could smell those many roses. The two we've planted are not that fragrant.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Enjoy your week off and Happy Anniversary. Your picture poster is stunning as are all of your many plants. I do wish I could smell those many roses. The two we've planted are not that fragrant.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Enjoy your week off and Happy Anniversary. Your picture poster is stunning as are all of your many plants. I do wish I could smell those many roses. The two we've planted are not that fragrant.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Enjoy your week off and Happy Anniversary. Your picture poster is stunning as are all of your many plants. I do wish I could smell those many roses. The two we've planted are not that fragrant.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Enjoy your week off and Happy Anniversary. Your picture poster is stunning as are all of your many plants. I do wish I could smell those many roses. The two we've planted are not that fragrant.

Janie said...

Your yard is truly a riot of flowers and color, and I'm sure the scent of all those blooms must be delicious.
How sweet of George to surprise you with the waterfall photo. It looks great over the fireplace.

Jeevan said...

Wow! Splendid photos on the roses and daylilies from the yard, simply inspiring to smell their rich fragrance and present to enjoy the delightful colors. That’s beautiful how you both capture those graceful flowers like down to the earth attitude.

Great poster by George! That’s definitely a fabulous gift and I hope u have memorable anniversary Betsy :) Enjoy

Pam said...

I hope you are enjoying your anniversary week!

Mary said...

Your roses are always so beautiful! That is a fantastic photo of the falls and what a great gift for you! Happy Anniversary!

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Anniversary you two love birds!
Your yard is gorgeous with all those flowers. I love the print of the waterfall.

Small Kucing said...

I really envy your roses. I dont have luick with roses....only manage to plant Japanese roses

amanda | wildly simple said...

Your flowers & yard are absolutely beautiful! I love the kaleidoscope of color.
Happy anniversary, Betsy & George!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Enjoy your blog break. I am back from a trip West to Yellowstone National Park. I'll have a lot of pictures to share on my blog in July when I return to blogging. Have a tremendously nice rest of the week and weekend! I just love your yard!

Terry and Linda said...

Your roses are to die for...just outstanding!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Miss Debbie said...

He is quite the photographer! Happy Anniversary!

Betty Manousos said...

simply gorgeous!!

i may have said this before, because i'm back seeing this a second time.
happy sunday!:))
big hugs!!

Back Porch Writer said...

Oh your rose garden bed is just beautiful. George and I accidentally planted a rose bush and thought it was a knock out rose bush. lol We were happy with it though. We just picked up the wrong thing that was in the wrong pile. lol Now we have pretty pink roses. THere is talk of perhaps some more! Love yours!

Kay said...

Sigh...... Your poster is beautiful and you are both so very beautiful. I wish you could bottle your happiness and spread it around.

Pat Tillett said...

Your yard is amazing! So beautiful.
I know it took a lot of work creating all that and even more to keep it so nice. really nice photos also...