Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A little touch of pink

One morning last week I went to have my mammogram after getting the appointment that I was due for one.  I know how important it is to keep the date and get myself down to the clinic for a check up.
Don't enjoy the squishing of the breast and would be great if someone could come up with another way of testing, by another method

With the showers of rain we had lately, my Souvenir de Malmaison rose is blooming yet again and I was excited to see the pretty pink rose appear.

A rose is a rose is a rose

~ Gertrude Stein

Time brings Roses
~Portuguese proverb

Nothing like a little pink rose to lift your spirits.

Have a great week dear friends and thanks for stopping by.
Hope you are well and I look forward to catching up with you soon.



  1. I am with you on them finding another way to test. But glad that you had it done and were able to take in the beauty of your rose!!! Such a gorgeous bloom buddy! Have a great week! Nicole xo

  2. Carolyn,
    The roses are so beautiful. I can just imagine their fragrance.
    Mammos are no fun and I have been putting mine off.
    Gotta get one this Summer.
    Blessings to you and love the pink,

  3. What a beautiful rose! Thanks for sharing. I love roses...especially when they're pink :)

    xo Azu


  4. It is so important to get those mammograms done. I am so glad you kept your appointment. Believe me, I know how uncomfortable this checkups can be but they are very important :-) Your pink roses are just lovely.

    Much love,

  5. Deaest Carolyn,
    yes, I agrre, it would be great , they would find a better way for this Check!
    Lovely, those pink roses!
    Wishing you a wonderful week, my dearest friend!
    sending Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  6. Such pretty pink roses. I've just planted two new climbing roses on our new/replacement arbour Looking forward to seeing them bloom, probably the end of May . I do love roses but have never been very successful where I now live. I think it must be the soil. I too am due for a visit to be squashed, I hope you had an all clear result.

  7. Beautiful pink.....happy week love Ria...x!

  8. Lovely roses. I read lately an article there is another way of checking the breasts, less painfull, but it seems to be to expensive to explore.

  9. I love roses, beautiful flowers!!!
    I wish you a lovely day Carolyn!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  10. It's a beautiful variety and must give you much pleasure. Have a lovely week!

  11. I always goes too, dear Carolyn- No one should say no , to the different screenings we are offered!! I hope your results are just fine my friend.
    Your roses are amazingly beautiful, I so love it, and also the roses blooming once more in autumn!!
    Hugs and a lovely week to you!!

  12. Dear Carolyn,
    I am glad to read that you had your mammogram done.. I had mine done 2 weeks ago... Yes, you would think that with all the technology they could come up with a more comfortable way to test.
    I love your pink rose...
    blessings to you dear friend.

  13. Carolyn, your pink roses are so pretty. I especially love that soft pink color. The ones I planted are a bit too pink, and would prefer something softer (but what you plant and what you get are sometimes very different). Do you know that the pink rose is my second favorite after the red rose? I think your pink rose is one of the prettiest I've seen yet. :~)

    love, ~Sheri

  14. Beautiful my lovely friend.
    gorgeous pink and flowers.
    Love you

  15. These roses are so pretty. I hope all went well with the mammogram. I haven't had one yet, but I will start in a few years when I turn 40. Take care and have a good week.

  16. Oh, yes, no fun at all, but so important! Lovely pink rose - the perfect shade of pink! Have a lovely week! xx Karen

  17. Pink roses are so pretty! Hope your test went well!

  18. Dearest Carolyn,
    Around June I will have to go for my annual check up... Let's hope they really will detect anything; IF.
    Love your Souvenir de Malmaison rose in its lovely pink!
    Hugs and happy week.

  19. I love roses and pink is my favourite colour. What a pretty and romantic post.

  20. "What's in a name? A rose by any other would still smell as sweet."
    Souvenir de Malmaison is a true classic beauty.

  21. Dearest Carolyn,
    I can well understand that mammography is unpleasant for you too! I was traumatized by my first check (20 years ago) and didn't go to mammography for years. Instead, I made a breast sonography. Some doctors believe that is not accurate enough, some think that is more accurate than mammography. Two months ago I gave the mammogram a new chance and then had a month hard pain in both breasts. Therefore: Only Sonography - my body does not like squeezing and I listen to my body!
    I love your pink touches, my dear!
    Lots of hugs, Traude

  22. Dear Carolyn
    It is an anxious time I know and not the most pleasant experience.
    I hope you spoiled yourself by visiting a nice cafe afterwards, and having a treat....
    Your Souvenir de Malmaison is stunning, those Autumn blooms are the most precious - will you dry it?

    Much love

  23. It is not a pleasant trip to go to the mammography, but important. I always buy myself a great bouquet of flowers! Groetjes,


  24. Yes having a mammogram is not the most comfortable of things but necessary and one is wise to keep an appointment.

    I just love the pink blooms, and pink is my favourite colour.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

  25. I've never looked in to it so could be wrong but I reckon a man designed those mammography machines.

    Your Souvenir de Malmaison is so pretty :o)

  26. ..oh Carolyn.. that is no fun and I too wish there was another way to do this routine screening. I have an appointment next week and I'm not looking forward to it. I always feel so invaded when I leave and my poor breasts feel like flat pancakes;( Pink always lifts my spirits. Hope you are enjoying a new day.

  27. Yes...a rose is a rose is a rose, lovely!
    Warm hug to you,

  28. So good to see your rose in bloom again! We have spotted some buds appearing on the new roses we have planted . Some are old favourites varieties and others ones that we can't wait to enjoy. I don't know anyone who enjoys those check ups! Sarah x


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