Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header this month shows the early morning sunshine shining on the mountain ranges, taken from our balcony at Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway not far from Asheville, North Carolina (9/26/19). I took this amazing shot with my iPhone!!!!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Oh---How I LOVE Roses!!!!

One of our best bloomers,   SEDONA  (photo taken 5/22/19)
Dear Friends,   Hope you are having a nice September... Here in Tennessee,   we are going through a DROUGHT ---which is even worse due to our unusually high temperatures this month.... September has been much hotter than any other month in the summer this year.... Our leaves are dying and just falling off.   Reminds me of last year when we had very little Fall Colors here.... Makes me SAD!

BUT---Hopefully this post will make us all SMILE....  We have had a good year with our ROSES --and I probably have about four more blog posts to show you as we go deeper and deeper into Fall.    Today's post is (with a few exceptions) a post showing your some of our Roses in GROUPS....

Sit back and get a 'cuppa' ---and ENJOY...


STRIKE IT RICH  (5/23/19)



 EIFFEL TOWER (6/3/19)



FRAGRANT CLOUD  (5/23/19)



SWEET FREEDOM (5/10/19)



ABOUT FACE  (5/25/19)



A very interesting ROSE since all three of these roses in this photo are the SAME ROSE;  At different stages in its life, it turns different colors.   This is RIO SAMBA  (5/25/19)



QUEEN ELIZABETH (5/27/19)



HELEN TRAUBEL  (5/30/19)



TOUCH OF CLASS (6/9/19)



BEWITCHED (6/1/19)



MELODY PARFUMME  (6/1/19)



SUMMER SURPRISE (6/17/19)
Okay---that's enough for today!!!    I love seeing roses in groups as well as individually (either in buds or open)...... Ah Shucks---I just love our ROSES....

As you can tell --if you looked at the dates---most of these group roses were blooming in May or June...IF you ever visit us here at our home,   come at that time of year... The 'first' group of roses is usually the prettiest  (especially in groups)....

Have an awesome week ahead and pray for RAIN in Tennessee.

Hugs,

19 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

All of your roses are beautiful!! I love roses too. Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

Ann said...

It seems like this year everyone is getting too much rain or not enough. Your roses are absolutely beautiful.

Betsy said...

Your roses are stunning Betsy. Isn't the weather something this year? You have drought, here in Nebraska things are still underwater and it's rained a lot since we arrived for our visit. A strange year indeed.
Blessings,
Betsy

George said...

You got photos which are just as beautiful as the roses themselves.

Arkansas Patti said...

Interesting about the roses being different colors at different stages. I never noticed before. Sure hope your drought breaks soon.

Dee said...

Wow - your roses are spectacular!! I especially liked Touch of Class, Melody Perfume, and Summer Surprise. Your husband is extra special to plant all those roses and care for them. I have had roses in the past and I loved them but I didn't like the pruning and constantly fighting june bugs and black spot. I'm sure I will enjoy your next post on more roses. Praying you get some rain.

David said...

Betsy, Lovely roses for sure. As for rain, the plateau has had a lot more than we have in the south valley, but then again since we've had no rain all month, that isn't saying much! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are all gorgeous. You know how much I love roses. My favourite is the Rio Samba.That's a bouquet in one plant.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Sedona and About Face for me! We have had no rain either. And none predicted for the rest of the week.

Connie said...

Your roses are so beautiful, Betsy! I'm sure they must bring you much joy. I hope you get rain there soon.

Lady Fi said...

Your roses are so pretty!

Linda said...

It has been very dry here too. Your roses are beautiful.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful flowers!

BeachGypsy said...

Love all these pretty pictures!! I love 'touch of class' best and also the 'melody' ones because they look "ruffly" to me. You have many beautiful varieties! Which was your very first one?

Shug said...

I never see a rose without thinking of my grandmother. I was young when she passed away, but one thing that I do know it that she loved roses. These are all absolutely gorgeous. Goo is so good and HIS creations are stunning..

a rich tapestry said...

Your roses are beautiful and you have so many varieties to enjoy. Roses do well in our garden too. I love to see them change colour from bud to open flower. Even as the petals fade they're still pretty. My favourite in this set is Melody Parfumme. I hope that you get the rain that you need.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Betsy
I had just made a nice cup of tea, so I did indeed sit back and really enjoyed looking at all of your lovely roses.

I do hope you get rain soon, the weather worldwide seems so mixed up at the moment.

Blessings.

All the best Jan

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, thank you for sharing the beauty you look out upon each day. I especially like Eiffel Tower because I like the single petal--like a wild rose. Peace.

Kay said...

Oh... me too, me too! I've always loved roses. And I loved their smell. It's sad for me that I can no longer enjoy their scent. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos, Betsy.