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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

First Roses

My roses are blooming! Yes!
My favourite one is called Hot Cocoa Rose because it has a sort of brownish tint to it.
And it smells wonderful, too.

A Little Budding Rose
by Emily Bronte
It was a little budding rose,
Round like a fairy globe,

And shyly did its leaves unclose

Hid in their mossy robe,
But sweet was the slight and spicy smell

It breathed from its heart invisible.


Reader Wil said...

What a lovely set of budding and blooming roses!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Leslie.. Blooming lovely :-)

I sent the link about my roses to my brother, as he does not read my blog ... !

Ann said...

such beautiful rose buds.

Starnitesky said...

Such beautiful roses, photographed well too!

Mickle in NZ said...

The older style, scented roses are such a joy. My parents have one in their garden which is always blooming and perfuming the nearby air evey Xmas. They only have been in their present home for 8 years, so enjoying the scent is a new Xmas tradition.

I hope you are both getting out to enjoy the sight and scent of the roses, it all adds to Lorne's healing.

Sending care and wellness huggles,

Michelle and Zebbycat, xxx and many purrrrumbles (his purring is so generous, frequent and LOUD that there is plenty to share)

Liz said...

I think I love the scent of roses more than their looks even.

Shrinky said...

These photographs are simply stunning, what a beautiful collection!

sally in norfolk said...

A great set of photos and such lovely roses too :-)

Jingle said...


Happy June,
Award 4 u on blogger account.

lovely roses.

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