Saturday, July 6, 2013

Red roses for the weekend

 I see trees of green... red roses too, I see em bloom for me and you.
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!
~ Louis Armstrong song

Sorry I am a little late, but just want to wish all my friends in the US, a happy belated Independence day and wonderful weekend.

Today was one of those days that I had much to do, but did not really accomplish much.

Do you ever sit at your computer and visit many lovely blogs and before you know it, the time just seems to have ticked by?

Tomorrow is another day, so hopefully I will get the things on my to do list, ticked off. 

 Flowers are loves truest language.
~ Park Benjamin
 Thank you so much for stopping by and to new followers,  I appreciate your friendship.
I wish you a perfect weekend 


  1. Dear Carolyn,
    I love this Song from Louis Armstrong would not believe, if I tell you know, that this morning, when I got up, I had this song in my mind ....:O)
    Oh yes, and I know those days, start with visiting all the wonderful blogs... the time is flying .... well, as you said today is another day to tick off all the things on our To Do List ;O))))
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful and happy weekend!
    With much love and big hugs

  2. Dear Claudia,

    Isn't it funny when you have a song going through your mind and that is so uncanny, that you had this song in your mind.
    Thanks for visiting
    love and hugs

  3. Ha ha. I think we all have been guilty of being engrossed in peoples blogs and a whole hour has gone.

  4. Red roses is so beautiful and the
    song with Louis is a wonderful
    Have a nice weekend dear Carolyn

  5. Thank you for reminding us this wonderful song Carolyn!Wish you too a happy week end!

  6. Hi Carolyn! Red roses are my fav flower! These ones are so beautiful! It happens also to me, browse blogs and then time flies!:D Happy weekend! Hugs! xo

  7. lovely roses, our wild roses are all in bloom just now, they look and smell wonderful!

  8. Lindas rosas vermelhas!
    °º✿✿ Bom fim de semana!!!
    °º✿ Tudo de bom!!!!
    º° ✿♥ ♫° ·. Beijinhos do Brasil.

  9. Wonderful red roses!
    Have a nice weekend

  10. Dearest Carolyn,
    Well your wishes are timely for me as we celebrate today with our best friends. They adopted us as 'Family' and so we have a big family reunion today. We pray that it will not rain on us with thunder; as it has been doing now for weeks on end. Love to get out in our gazebo or into the garden but it is way too soggy...
    Hugs and happy weekend!

  11. hey hun

    I just found your blog and I love it!
    it looks amazing!You look nice in your outfits!
    hope to see you soon on my blog!!
    keep in touch:)

  12. Hello Carolyn~Your red roses are simply beautiful. They speak the language of love! I so enjoyed your gorgeous photos in your last post. What a picturesque part of the world in which to live.
    Happy Weekend!
    xx, Heather @ Stylemindchic

  13. The roses are beautiful and yes, I know only too well all about getting lost in the computer! x

  14. Aww sweet red roses ❤❤❤
    Wishing you a very happy week.
    Hugs x

  15. A beautiful song dear Carolyn!! love it with Louis Armstrong singing.
    Your own roses looks just so lovely- and I hope your weekend will be some happy and fine dayes!!
    Sending you hugs across the ocean.
    Dorthe, xx

  16. I shall be singing that for hours now! I love red roses but I think my absolute favourites are white.

  17. Hi Carolyn. Just getting back into blogging myself but have always checked up with what's happening in Waiheke. Yes, I can too spend time on blogs and before long I've missed an hour or two haha. But it's fun. Hope you're all well. How is your mum?

  18. Dear Carolyn,
    One of my favorite artist's and songs..
    Oh such beautiful roses... I think we all feel the same about roses.. How could anyone not love them.

    I hope you weekend is joyful.
    Yes, I know what you are saying.. When visiting blogs, time just slips away...

  19. I can hear his voice now singing those beautiful words. Thank you for your kind wishes on our Independence Day.

    Your roses look like a rich velvet with a perfume that will capture your attention. Lovely wishes to you, Carolyn.


  20. Much love and many blessings and thanks for your lovely postings and photographs and all your sweet words and your visits to my blog.
    Love and smiles across the miles.
    Love Jeanne

  21. Hi Carolyn,

    Love the flower vase, the colors refresh the mind like nothing else. And I so agree, time just seems to fly when we are busy visiting our blogging friends. A wonderful world this, truly. Wish you a wonderful week ahead :)


  22. Hello Carolyn,

    I am so proud that you have found me.
    You have a wonderful blog - I have looked around your blog and it is amazing.
    Now you have a new follower - it´s me - I am no. 480.
    You can create sweet bears - they look so charming.
    I have visited your Gallery. Fantastic.
    I have no sewing machine and so I sew it by hand.
    Just in moment I sew always seahorses and some hearts.

    Thank you for your visit - I come again
    Have a good start in the new weekend

    Your Bluemchenmama

  23. Lovely quote and pics, darling!


  24. Charming photos with sweet wishes. Thank you.
    I love the little girl.
    Yes, I too have spent far too long at my computer catching up with virtual friends. But then, why else have a blog if not to encounter new people, new ideas?

  25. Carolyn, I do that too. I sit down and next thing I know hubby is calling...I'm hungry, and I have not even fixed a thing to eat...LOL...
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

  26. Oh yes! Blogs and playing games on my iPad a great way to squander away hours I should be doing something else lol.


  27. Dearest Carolyn,

    Beautiful quote and sweet roses to wishing the the 4th July .
    Wishing you have a beautiful Sunday with your dearest.
    hugs to you

  28. I do the same thing Carolyn. I will look at the clock and be shocked at how much time has past. But it is a good way to enjoy the time :)
    That Armstrong song is one of my very favorites. The music from that era just makes me happy!
    sending hugs...

  29. Hi Carolyn!
    i hope you enjoyed your weekend! I have an evergrowing to-do list and I'm just happy if I manage to tick a couple of things off that list!
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog - much appreciated. I'm your newest follower :)
    Have a great week!

  30. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, how sweet of you and beautiful roses and quote♡♡♡ And we all (blogging friends) have the same feeling, don't we?
    "Tomorrow is another day" is my motto after I saw "Gone With The Wind" about 45 years ago at the theater p;)

    I DO hope you are starting a wonderful week, my friend.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  31. Hello Carolyn,
    I love that Luois Armstrong song too!^^
    Lovely roses and sweet thought!

  32. Re: time at the computer....yes! Time flies by.
    I love those red roses during holidays, filling silver containers. Beautiful.
    Have a lovely week, Carolyn!

  33. Hi Carolyn,
    The roses are gorgeous and a nice way to start the day. I have always loved that song too.
    Thank you for the 4th of July wishes. We did have a nice long weekend. It is very hot here now and in the 100's predicted all week.

    Wishing you a wonderful week and opportunities to accomplish what you can off your list. I have the same sort of days now and then. The day can slip away, but yes, tomorrow is another day!
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  34. Good morning sweet Carolyn!!!!!! Thank you for the well-wishes for our fourth of July! And I was so happy to see your comment on my blog as I finally opened it up this morning; it feels strange to not be "connected" on-line for days, and will resume my blogging by mid week. I fly home TODAY!!!!!!

    Be well sweet friend, and I will see you in a few....Anita

  35. Those red roses are beautiful. I hope you managed to get some things ticked off you list. I too find the time flies when blogging!
    Sarah x

  36. Sweet Blessings to you!
    Flowers really are a wonderful language all their own and I so love them. Your roses are beautiful. Just imagine a bundle of flowers coming to you in cyberspace to bless your day.

    It happens to me a great deal....the clock ticks away and before I know it an hour or two has passed. I need to be restricted.

    Have a blessed day and thank you for the well wishes about Independence Day USA.

  37. Oh Carolyn, I have a tear in my eye now because the song 'What a wonderful world' reminds me of my dad who left this world over 20 years ago. And the red roses are soooo beautiful. LOVED LOVED this post today. Thank you for lifting my spirits, my sweet friend.


  38. Pretty roses! Oh, YES! I can totally relate to sitting behind the "screen" and time flying by...although most of the time I do my computer surfing at night. And then before you know it, it's late, late, late!

    Hope you have a fun and productive week.


  39. Hi Carolyn, it seems no matter what I do lately, time just flies faster and faster and faster! My husband says the same. The weeks are just whizzing by at top speed. It can be a little unsettling for sure. Hope you have a wonderful week. Tammy

  40. Hi Carolyn,

    lovely red roses, and that song is the one I love more




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