Tag Archives: Roses

Last Blooms of November

The weather service has issued a freeze warning for this week, so I’ve gone out to the garden to take pictures of the last blooms in the garden before it’s too late.

Closeup of rose by Lynn Kilmore

There’s something bittersweet about roses in November in New Mexico, since we know it can end at any time due to the coming of winter. The days are still warm enough for plants to grow … it’s the 30-40 degree F drop during the nights that kills the plants off.

We are currently on round 3 of the rose bushes blooming this year. This third blooming just started about a week-and-a-half ago.

Roses in November picture

The rosemary bushes are also in bloom right now. The blossoms look very delicate.

Rosemary in bloom picture by Lynn Kilmore

I hope you all enjoy the turning of the seasons this month.  Cheers, Lynn

 

Two Weeks in Pictures

Picture of ripe Bing Cherries in treeWell, the pictures are back up and working on the website. Hurray! So for this blog post, I’m going to attach pictures from the last two weeks. This first picture is of ripe Bing cherries, up close. The robins have had a grand old time eating them.

I also took another picture up close of a single rose. Picture of a rose up close The hot desert air has now dried it out, but two weeks ago it was still fresh and fragrant.

And then for this week I took a picture of four roses that are blooming in the shelter of the rose bush. Right now the sun and heat are intense, so it is only in the shade that the roses are still blooming.

Picture of four roses by Lynn KilmoreIt’s great to have the website images working again, and I want to thank the support staff at WordPress for helping us fix things.

I hope you all have a great week.

Cheers, Lynn

Peace Among the Roses

Picture of roses while standing next to themI try to post on Mondays so that it’s off the “To Do” list before the week gets too far gone. But as you can see from the date, this is being posted on Wednesday.

There’s been a couple of crises that erupted behind the scenes in the past few days, and so writing this post got pushed back so I could concentrate on getting a handle on things before they got out of control.

All of us, sooner or later, face serious troubles and tribulations. All of us have times when the problems come on so thick and fast that it feels like we’re trapped in a rowboat during a raging sea storm.

I’ve learned through trial and error that it can relieve stress to walk outside for fifteen minutes, and just go on a short walk, or go wander through a garden.

This time of year, I like to go out into the garden and stand among the roses.

Picture of a rose taken by Lynn KilmoreI tend to let the roses bushes grow too high before I trim them, so right now (being rather short), I am nose-to-petals when I stand next to them.

But it’s amazing how much peace can be found by just standing by some roses for fifteen minutes.

There is peace to be found by a rose bush … a cherry tree … a winding path through the pine trees …  or a prickly pear cactus in the desert. It’s there, waiting, if one goes in search of it.

Until next time, Lynn

 

First Roses in Bloom Last Week

Picture of roses taken by Lynn KilmoreThe roses began to bloom last week, so I took some pictures at the same time that I took pictures of the green beans sprouting in the garden.

The roses are hardier in the desert here than the lilac blossoms. While the rose petals dry out, the bushes keep blooming all summer long if I make sure to to trim the bushes monthly.

When the summer breezes are coming from the right direction, the rich scent of roses in bloom reaches the back porch. Their scent and beauty makes even the dustiest hottest summer day a moment of joy when I gaze at them.

I hope you all find a moment of beauty this week.

Until then, Lynn