Thursday, May 15, 2014

Yes! Yes! Yes! First Roses of 2014!

Funny I wrote this great post and then accidentally deleted it!  Here goes again.

Yes! Yes! Yes! The First Roses of 2014 are here! They are not the Biggest or the Baddest, but I love these roses!  Unfortunately, I don't really know what type of roses they are because they were already here in 1970 when my parents bought this house.  They had been neglected, forgotten, removed, trampled, reappeared, and transplanted for many years!  Finally, the roses have returned to the rose garden!  Last year the first rose came and that was all, it was my first and last post!  I hope to have more time this year.  Considering last year's post, I was trying to think of a creative way to introduce my first rose of 2014. When I saw the first rose I acted like it took 20 pictures for me to finally see the rose.  First Rose of 2013!  I did see that the rose started to bloom about a week late this year.  Normally, I'm taking pictures of roses all over by Mother's Day!

What I finally came up with is this Andy Warhol inspired collage! It looks like there might be 2 of the orginials in the collage, I'm not sure.  My favorite is the posterised version!

Now for the actually pictures.  I took these pictures yesterday, this morning, and when I got home from work.  These little roses open up wide and I try and catch them before they open all the way.  There was actually a tie and 2 roses bloomed first this year.  The first was hidden under some branches and the second was hanging out over the fence in the open.

Here is the first rose.  Ready for you closeups?
From yesterday afternoon 5/14
Using my old Kodak easy share this morning 5/15
Using iPhone Morning 5/15
Here are the originals not cropped.  This rose was up high and you see I missed a deadhead in the lower right corner!  I promise these pictures are from today!

Here are a couple of pictures of the second rose that had it a bit rough hanging out in the open.

Roses are done taking pictures!  Letting loose and opening up!  Here is what they looked like when I got home from work.

Got this amazing picture of an invisible cat!  She just thinks she's invisible.  It's the neighbor's cat and I pay no attention to her.  I talk to her but don't really look at her.  Sometimes she will roll all around on the ground at my feet,  but I will pay her no attention because she is just testing her invisibility!  Also, she is great at hiding in weeds and in the garden scaring the crap put of me!  I should get a new cat sometime.

Finally, another Andy Warhol inspired collage.  I was not going to leave the rough rose out!

Also, there is this wrestler Adam Rose and he comes out and dances with a group of people and says to people - "Don't be a Lemon be a rose bud!"  Starting to grow on me and he has a nice twitter page with roses in the background!  @WWEAdamRose 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Never Before Seen Photos! What Happened 2013!

My 2013 Gardening Photo Review.  Only 2 posts?  What Happened?

My last post last year was my First Rose!


Charlie and Hellena
The Rest

Before the roses!

I'm 7'5''
Checking up on Emma Peaches!  My Dog Emma is buried under this Peach Tree.  Can't wait to see it's progress in 2014!

Visit with Emma Dog Peach Tree!

Fun with panoramic!

Harvest fun!

Spaghetti Sauce from the Tomatoes and Wings made with sauce from my habaneros and chili peppers.
Oh course I had my sister make it!
Was this the Wings or Spaghetti sauce?
I enjoyed the 1 good Cantaloupe
but could not get a watermelon
Mom made her stuffed peppers!

Some Surprises!

Where did the sunflowers, tomatoes, and rabbits come fro?

Tomato plant just grows out of nowwhere!
Birdseed Sunflowers!

Have not seen rabbits in the yard for years!  I think they liked the watermelon plants!

The Roses!

I did not take as many as I thought!  Here are my favorites from 2013!

Unknown Red Rambler/Climber here when we moved on in 1970

Possible JFK

Same Unkown

JFK and House


Tropicana with Flash in the rain

Tropicana no flash ion the rain

When i see this, it spins in my mind like a Hurricane!

My sister planted a Rose of course I think she lost the name!
Glad she has a rose planted!