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Monday, May 26, 2014

Our World!!

Welcome to Our World!!  Share yours with us!!  I visited one of the many rose gardens here in Portland and this one was only five minutes away. The variety of colors and types are awesome!! Hope you enjoy!!


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau
The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu

32 comments:

Lowell said...

Oh boy, spring is springing beautifully up your way. Such gorgeous photos of gorgeous flora...and a great way to start off the week. Merci!

Love that new header, too. Your friend has a great sense of humor.

Margie's Musings said...

What lovely flowers, Sylvia!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh I envy you the proximity of these beauties! YAM xx

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, those roses are spectacular. I've heard that Portland is a great city for growing roses. Tulsa's rose gardens are pretty much wiped out by some disease.

Have a great day Sylvia!

TexWisGirl said...

the creamy white ones are my favorites!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful and I bet aromatic also Sylvia, how lucky to have these gardens so close to home.. Roses are by far my fav summer flower.

Betsy Adams said...

Hello There, We just got home from a great week--which was a terrific 'healing' experience for me --as I recover from gallbladder surgery followed by that wicked infection... You'll have to check out my blog post today (if you haven't done so yet).

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours... Let's never forget those men and women (past and present) who were/are in the Armed Forces and have done so much to give us the FREEDOM we have today. God Bless ALL of them and God Bless the USA.

Gorgeous Roses... Ours are beginning to bloom now --and I love them all SO much.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Gorgeous, and how lucky they are so close to home!

ladyfi said...

Gosh - those roses are lovely!

eileeninmd said...

Happy Memorial Day! Beautiful roses, Sylvia! Beautiful photos and what a lovely garden to visit. Have a great week ahead!

cieldequimper said...

Lots of roses around here now too!

Al said...

What amazing roses, and lovely photos. I hope you're having a nice weekend, and I gave Socks an extra pat!

Carver said...

The roses are gorgeous.

Gary Phillips said...

Stunning colours!! Boom, Bobbi, Gary.

My name is Riet said...

Such beautiful roses Sylvia. Lovely to have a rose poark so near the home. You must be able to smell it in your home then
Have a great week.

carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely gorgeous roses and stunning photography and captions ~ Happy Week to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Leovi said...

Good photos, I like those roses, beautiful flowers!

Karen said...

Beautiful roses and great quotes.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

The pink bushes are so beautiful. Lao Tzu is revered among the Chinese.

mick said...

Beautiful roses - I'm sure the perfume was wonderful.

orchid Miyako said...

I have no favorite for these beautiful roses♡♡♡ I think the first quote is really for me, wish to take things more slowly ;)

I hope you are having a wonderful week.
Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Sandy Carlson said...

These are exquisite images of some very beautiful roses.

Thanks for the Lao Tzu quote. I can make use of it in my heart as I approach the work week!

christopher said...

Splendid.

Beautiful words and pictures.

4 great quotes...yielding slightly more to Thoreau's tonight.

Jack said...

Those roses are wonderful, Sylvia. I live two blocks from one of the best rose gardens in the country (which you see all the time on my blog!), but it will be two more weeks before the roses start to bloom.

Rajesh said...

Very pretty roses.

George said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful roses with us. I've always heard that Portland has many beautiful rose gardens, and your photos certainly confirm that.

Reader Wil said...

I guess that the rose is the most popular flower on earth! You shared these beauties with. anyone who comes to visit you. Thank you for that! Have a great week full of joy and happiness!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Gattina said...

A world full of roses ! how beautiful !

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful roses! WOW!

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful close-up shots, Sylvia! Lovely blooms.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that first photo... :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful. Five minutes away! That's just about like going to your own backyard. Wonderful.

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