Wednesday, June 26, 2013

We Want to Know Wednesday *and* Farmers' Market Roses

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{no. 1} What are a few things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this year?
I don't really have a bucket list.  Maybe I should write one!

{no. 2} What would you rather have, a short order cook or a maid?
Neither.  I'd much rather have a chauffeur because I hate driving, and I hate the traffic here in Birmingham!

{no. 3} Are there any projects you hope to do this Summer?
At the moment I'm too focused on my kids.  It's proving to be a very busy summer, and we're focusing on academics with one in summer school and one receiving tutoring.  I am planning on starting a series of paintings based on literary heroines this fall once the kids are back in school and in a regular routine.

{no. 4} What do you want your next big purchase to be?
I would like to buy a sweet-tempered thoroughbred.  {for Shelley}

{no. 5} Why did you start blogging?
I had major surgery, and I was bored.    ;P


As you know from yesterday's post, we visited the Farmers' Market in our area Saturday.  I bought a few roses, and I wanted to share them with you.  It's interesting to see the ones that opened fully and the ones that didn't.









Finally, the creamy-white ones tinged in pink opened-up!


I miss our rose garden in Arizona.  If I'm ever blessed to have one again, I'll grow some old-fashioned David Austin roses, like these:




Speaking of roses....I have a new blog obsession. If you've never visited Hedgerow Rose, you should, like, right now!  The photography is simply stunning.

Maybe I should change my answer to #4.  I need a big girl camera!

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

17 comments:

  1. Oh! You'd love a big girl camera. A year in and I'm still just getting to know it well. I'm doing the same this summer-just concentrating on the kiddo and enjoying being with her. I'd love a maid-not to live in the house but just someone to come in once a week and do the deep down clean.

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  2. Ahhh, a chauffeur would definitely be nice! Not that I need one for my regular ol' day-to-day, living & working in a small town means driving isn't much of an issue. BUT - when I want to go somewhere in the city or beyond, I get nervous and often skip going just because I don't want to drive there!

    Beautiful roses, Ricki Jill :)

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  3. Good Morning Ricki! Your blog posts are always fun to visit and I appreciate your subtle sense of humor;) The roses you bought are so pretty!
    xxleslie

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  4. Those roses are gorgeous! All 4 of our pink rose bushes blossomed 2 weeks ago, and then got ripped apart with our recent storms (before I thought to snip some and bring them inside). :(
    I'm really looking forward to seeing this heroine painting series of yours! :D

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  5. I too, want a nice DSLR camera. Love taking pictures, but it's not the same with a camera phone.

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  6. Another great list! I need a camera too!

    We have done some literary paintings here. I also love looking at ones done by various artists. It would be a neat project, because they are so personal to literary interpretation and artistic style.

    I don't have a "bucket" list. I don't like the word and its stop sounds.

    Beautiful roses!

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  7. Beautiful roses! I'd love to grow David Austin roses too, but only have Knockout roses. They are great, but not good for cutting. I'm off to visit Hedgerow Rose. '-)

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  8. I love your roses and all the colors. I want a new camera too.

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  9. Stopping by from We Want to Know Wednesday.
    @JLenniDorner

    Beautiful flowers.

    I know someone who breeds AKC certified labs (yellow and white). They are in PA though.

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  10. Hmmm...if the maid was going to clean up after I cooked AND the laundry would be done? I might just drive around all day aimlessly!

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  11. Your roses are beautiful and the picture are great. I remember when my summers were like yours. I kind of miss those times.

    I got a big girl camera for my birthday yesterday. Yikes! I need a class. :)

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  12. Gorgeous roses - I love the combination of different pink and red and peach shades together. They are so pretty. I followed your link and love the flower photos at Hedgerow Rose.

    I would have thought Arizona would have been a difficult place to have a great garden as it is so arid. Interesting that it was your favourite garden.

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  13. Love all the "facts" about you and those roses are just beautiful. I am off to visit the link you have here- xo Diana

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  14. I'm totally buying flowers this week! You've inspired me!

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  15. I so loved all the pictures of the roses..........really lifted my spirts on this cold and very wet Thursday........

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  16. I like the idea of having lists, but I don't like calling it a bucket list. I should call our summer bucket list "Lovely's list of fun" or something like that!

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  17. Your roses are gorgeous. I've noticed that my roses are turning a dark red or purple after they've been in water for a couple of days. I love roses! And it's fun to read your answers! We have a lot in common! Hugs!

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