Sunday, January 17, 2016

Roses and Friends

It's time to brighten this blog with some color.
I can't find color outside in our winter world of black and white,but I can still find color.

In December,my neighbours brought over this colourful and cheerful floral arrangement.By way of explanation.The base is the bottom part of a 'Christmas Ornament' and the piece on the top right,is the  rest of it.When the flowers were gone and I put these two together it was a cheery Christmas ball.

Roses are always welcome in my home,whether at Christmas or any other time.These red ones were exquisite.

Red,white and green,what perfect colors to display at Christmas time,or any time.


I found this quote,think about and see if you can come up with an answer.
I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice. 
Roland A. Browne

One more picture of the arrangement.It was beautiful and because of pictures,it will last for years to come.

Closing Thought:
Roses and friends differ only in name,
for the joy that they give are one and the same.
Author Unknown

26 comments:

  1. I love the brilliant flowers but i love the bowl even more. beautiful

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  2. I really like the quote about roses and nice people. Of course, I also like each of your gorgeous photos.

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  3. Oh My Heart... How beautiful is that!!!!! Wow----We all can enjoy our photos of flowers forever, can't we? Seeing beauty like that helps get us through the colorless winters... We have some Pansies planted --but so far, they look very puny.... Guess they don't like the weather anymore than we do... ha ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. A Very special gift indeed! Beautiful!!

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  5. Joy in the gift and joy in the friendship that generated it. We all need some red in our lives in winter!

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  6. So beautiful and what a great friend you have to give you such beauty to enjoy.....

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  7. Wonderful to see and wonderful to receive these cheerful colors in the dead of winter

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  8. What a creative and thoughtful gift from your kind neighbors. And gorgeous photos of it, too.

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  9. Your gift is beautiful, and your pictures are stunning.What a unique gift. It is always nice to see color in these grey days. My little Christmas cactus still has a few flowers on it. I wonder when it is going to take its rest. It has been blooming since before Christmas. Enjoy you day, Ruth. Blessings.

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  10. My name is Rose, so no difference! LOL
    Sweet neighbors!

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  11. gorgeous arrangement. i hope you will be able to use the ornament & container again for something. recycle it, very pretty. so festive. i love the colors. happy & cheerful too. ( :

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  12. Ruth, thanks, I needed that! Lovely colours!

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  13. it's a beauty ruth, the designer of this is quite creative. i had a ga-zillion vases, this is a nice change!!!!!

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  14. how very pretty! thanks for sharing it!

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  15. That's a very unusual Christmas arrangement but beautiful. I love it. The colors are beautiful and so are the roses. Diane

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  16. That's a very unusual Christmas arrangement but beautiful. I love it. The colors are beautiful and so are the roses. Diane

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  17. This is such a lovely arrangement and certainly stands out against your world of white! Hopefully, my world will be changing to white for a while...maybe this week :)

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  18. Double the blessing when you can reuse the flowers in another arrangement and then photograph them to brighten up the days ahead!
    You have photographed them beautifully!

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  19. What a beautiful arrangement! I love the bowl, too. Enjoy your week, Ruth, and stay warm!

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  20. Ruth...those roses look absolutely gorgeous and so velvety. You always have the most wonderful quotes. Stay warm!

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  21. These roses are so pretty, red and white is gorgeous. Love the ornament, so cute and creative.

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  22. You sure captured the colour, Ruth. But I did like the winter scenes on your header too (say I from the relative warmth of Florida). And great quotes !

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  23. What sweet neighbors. The rich colors of the flowers are so pretty!

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  24. Yes, very colourful and cheery. Lovely arrangement.

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Ruth