The weather report says there is a possibility of snow flurries this coming week. I clip the last of the roses and, once again, the season of living like a duchess, with flowers in every room of the house is over.
I may not have reached the level of Elton John's floral arrangements but I've had tulips spilling out of vases. ~
Peonies have brightened window sills ~
and apple blossoms in an old, transferware teapot have filled the library with a heavenly scent. ~
There have been lilacs, gladiolas, orange blossoms, paper whites and sunflowers. The gardens have been generous and I have been surrounded by beauty.
The last roses are tinged with frost and far from perfect, ~
but they will stay on my desk until the last petal falls. ~
For a few more days, I'll hold winter at bay.
Beautiful, Maureen. I love the apple blossoms and you displayed them perfectly in the old transfer-ware. DebReplyDelete
It's very sad to me when winter is on our heels. I'll miss the pretty flowers from our gardens and the fragrances will have to be homemade! You had gorgeous flowers this year Maureen! xo wendyReplyDelete
Your bouquets are beautiful. How the summer season has flown past so fast and we will no longer enjoy beautiful blooms from our own gardens. The last roses are so pretty on your desk. We haven't had a killing frost here yet so things are still blooming. I'm hanging on to them as long as I can. Enjoy your day. Blessings, PamelaReplyDelete
How pretty! But you know me...I would welcome winter anytime!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers! I need to add some to my home this week! I need a lift!!ReplyDelete
You've had bouquets fit for a queen, never mind a duchess! They're all beautiful, and I am especially enchanted with the apple blossoms, their pretty white petals shine delicately among the freshness of their leafy greens. Their scent must have been hypnotic!
Maureen ... you are so blessed to have beautiful flowers this time of the year ... all are gorgeous as well as your pictures. Love them all and the roses are so pretty under that beautiful lamp. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
That's it keep old man winter AWAY, beautiful flowers.ReplyDelete
hard to imagine snow already. Your flowers make your home look like spring.ReplyDelete
What a lovely post, filled with flowers! Interesting comment about Elton John, I have a book he did showing his house filled with flowers and it is amazing. Love the apple blossoms in the transferware jug. DianeReplyDelete
The only thing more melancholy than an October rose is one that makes it to DecemberReplyDelete
I can't believe you may have snow soon. Your flowers are gorgeous and perfect for a Duchess (I always thought you might have Royal connections anyway) and I love your lamp Maureen.ReplyDelete
Just beautiful, is snow normal for October? We're having a crazy spring herein wondering if we've stolen your warm weatherReplyDelete
At least you get to enjoy the last hurrah before the cold weather. My roses were suffering in the summer heat and the last few weeks are loaded with blooms again. Here in Texas it's not unusual for us to go until after Thanksgiving for our first freeze, perhaps they will get a chance to bloom before it freezes. My flowers and even banana trees are going strong, along with my basil plant which is loving the cooler weather (80s/50s today)!ReplyDelete
Lovely, lovely roses and what a charming lamp to stand beside them.ReplyDelete
The good news is they will all return, Enjoy them will they last.ReplyDelete