Sunday, March 20, 2011


They waited for me.
My never fail to delight Banks Roses.
Draping and dripping down the wall.
I was afraid I would miss their fleeting blooms.
Some years, our Spring winds decimate them within days.

My yard is looking pretty sad, this winter took it's toll,
and days of labor await. 
Today is supposedly our last nippy day,
so I am heading to the studio with my wools instead
 and will try to enjoy the last cool day
 before the misery of the heat engulfs me.
 I did not say warm, warm I like; 
it is the blast furnace, 
melt your mascara, make your bra itch,
 make you snappish inferno I despise.
oh happy day lol 


Blondie's Journal said...

I know that furnace like heat very well...if you are anywhere near Vegas. We go every October. I've never been there in the summer though...maybe I don't know it! It is pouring rain here. But it IS spring!


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...I also meant to say that your roses are stunning!


Claudia said...

So glad you got to see them! And they are indeed gorgeous!


Terra said...

How gorgeous are your Banks roses.

sharon said...

These pictures are breath taking, what a wonderful rose, I wonder if they bloom a second time in the year. Love your bird box too.

Robin Larkspur said...

Oh good grief, are those real roses that are blooming right now where you live????!! They are gorgeous and I am sooo envious! We have probably 6-8 more weeks before we see roses. Thanks for showing such a beautiful photo!!!

Char said...

absolutely gorgeous

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh - that bird house is to die for.....i so have been looking for something like that to put up in a new garden project area i am working on.....those Banks Roses are so lovely! Would love to know more about them.....? xoox

Beatnheart said...

ok that’s it I’m gettin me some of those Banks roses. Lovely! Your home and garden are just amazing.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Suzan

The roses look wonderful.. sadly we are moving into autumn here.. and I feel like hatching an escape plan...

Just looking at your last post too.. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with the kids... I've never been to NYC.. it's on my list of must do... Did you get a chance to catch up with Carole?? That would be the icing on the cake..

Okey dokey... have fun back home... You're probably missing your kiddies now.... ciao xxxx Julie

Cheryl said...

Love your roses! Just gorgeous.

erin said...

love, love, LOVE the lady banks roses!!!! gorgeous!!

i have tried growing them here and they just aren't happy....hmmmm, i wonder why?

funny, i have a birdhouse that is almost identical to yours.

i am so glad you are back, cuz i missed you!


tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh..."makes your bra itch" that I understand! ;}

m ^..^

Carole said...

Wow they almost don't look like roses at all but like Japanese Kerria. I wonder if it's a rambler and that's why it flowers only once. Gee now you have me doing research....haha thanks a lot.
Ok going home now....someone used up all my battery on my phone:)

Glad your back!

Jane said...

What beautiful pictures. The roses are gorgeous!! We had a glorious day here today and I think the week is looking pretty good. I love spring!

A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty! Spring is really teasing us here in New England...she gives us a few beautiful days and now is going to sprinkle some snow today!

gail said...

I love Buddy Holly!!!
and I love that birdhouse and the roses are to die for!

April said...

How gorgeous...I can almost smell them from here! Hey...stop by if you get the chance...I'm having a Shabby Apple Giveaway! :)

Vicki said...

I bet they smell divine. So pretty. I know what you mean about the heat. It's coming here in FL all too soon! June, July and August are steamy

kluless said...

Your garden is simply stunning. I am right there with you on the heat. Made the mistake of visiting Nevada in July once. It was just like someone was pointing a blow dryer in my face. I find the older I get the narrower my comfort zone becomes. My favorite temperature is I don't need my sweater and I'm not sweating. said...

They are beautiful!!!!! It snowed here again today. I am looking forward to the warm days of Spring and Summer. I can't wait to get into my garden to see how everything made out from this winter. Hope you are having fun with your wools:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

kitchu said...

oh my GOODNESS with these blooms! magnificent! thank you for sharing them here with us :)

and this?

"it is the blast furnace,
melt your mascara, make your bra itch, make you snappish inferno I despise."

yeah. i get that. we have that kind of hot like... 6 months out of the whole year! i need a portable AC unit.

Mamamotherlode said...

Enjoy those woolies, we have already lost the blast furnace war down here in fire pit Florida.
It's almost too hot for roses here, so thanks for the pictures.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

ahh, thats the kind of heat i looove. cant wait
~laura xx

Susanne said...

I'm with you on the weather! Ha!

Love the roses. My sister, who was just here for a visit, bought a couple of those for me the last time she was here, 2 years ago. They grow like crazy!