Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My love affair with roses. . .



My love affair with roses must have started when I was very young. I can remember one Saturday when my mother, sister and I went for our weekly visit to "downtown" Carlsbad, New Mexico. It was close to Mother's Day, and I was around six or seven years old. We were shopping in J. C. Penneys, and I must have asked my mom for some money so I could go shopping for her a Mother's Day present. I went next door to Woolworths and found this most gorgeous rose (at least in my mind's eye it was). It was a huge pink cabbage rose, plastic of course, this was way before silk flowers and dried flowers. Well, let me tell you. I was so in love with my present that I promptly went back to J. C. Penneys, and proudly announced, "Happy Mothers Day, Momma!" and handed her that rose. My mom had that rose proudly displayed for years.
Wishing you all a rosy week ahead. Vicki

10 comments:

Connie said...

If that is your front garden it is gorgeous, honey! Nooooo, it's gorgeous even if it isn't your yard.......
xoxo,
Connie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki, what a heartwarming story! I love roses too, I always have... yours are beautiful...and I love to hear stories about other ladies mamas...

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Hi Vicki..
who doesnt love roses...I always do! Your garden is gorgeous.

♥Ita

Marilyn said...

I couldn't agree more about the roses. They take my breath away with their beauty!!
My second fav. is a Peony!! Probably because their structure is very rose-like!!
Great Post!
Hugs & Smiles,
Marilyn

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love roses, too! Your blog continues to be one of the prettiest ever! Love the photos of this post in particular. Thanks for sharing and have a fun-filled day!

blushing rose said...

Roses are my #1 ... your garden is gorgeous. TY for sharing ... TTFN ~Marydon

Jennifer Froh said...

Aww... that is such a sweet story. Love your garden!!!
Hugs, Jenny

Holly said...

That pillow is so girly sweet! I love the look of roses but I've never grown any! ♥

Bunny said...

Sweet childhood memory. Your garden is gorgeous.

Bernideen said...

What a lovely garden and a darling memory!