Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Summer time

Roses are like friends, they bring colour to your world.

The world is a rose, smell it and pass it to your friend  ~ this one is for you.

It was growing in the garden at the Council where I went to pay the rates bill. The fragrance was heavenly and the colour so pretty and perfect. Made a little chore seem a whole lot nicer.
I'd rather have roses on my table, than diamonds on my neck
~ Emma Goldman

Summertime calls for fresh fruit and I get excited when I go shopping, and see a wonderful assortment of  ripe fruit. The perfect snack is a juicy apricot or nectarine.

I just want to say hello and wish you all a very happy week and let you know I'm thinking of you. I look forward to coming to visit you soon.


  1. thanks Carolyn! I love flowers , especially roses , and this one has a beautiful color , and I think a wonderful smell (parfum?).

    have a nice day


  2. What a lovely post.mi like roses, they looks so elegant.

    I wish you a great week too


  3. A perfectly formed rose with not a blemish .... I can imagine that it brightened up your day Carolyn. We certainly have an abundance of beautiful stone-fruits to enjoy in our Southern Hemisphere it sort of makes up for those long hot summer days.
    I hope your week is going well xx

  4. Dear Carolyn,
    Summertime... what a lovely post! We are waiting for coming springtime, but it takes long this year! The last two days we had loads of snow again! Hopefully the sun will come out by the end of the week!
    Enjoy your summertime, the wonderful Roses and all the fresh fruits :O)
    Love and hugs to you, my dear friend,

  5. Dear Carolyn,
    I believe that the sweet scent and the beauty of a rose can brighten anyone's day, don't you? This one is just stunning! What a great combination, a rose and some sweet fruit to enjoy..
    Wishing you a beautiful week.

  6. Wow! such a beautiful rose. And the fruits are really fresh.

  7. Hi Carolyn! Roses are very beautiful:) Hope your week is off to a good start!
    ~Anne xx

  8. Dearest Carolyn,
    Love those apricots and they sure look yummy and juicy. Enjoy them and also your summer's roses.
    Hugs to you,

  9. Love roses and summerfruit !!...spring is right on the corner here......it is cold now.....and we have had snow last weekend again...brrrrr.....love from me....xxx...

  10. Oh la rose est MAGNIFIQUE !! J`adore et les fruits aussi !!

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

  11. Ooh Carolyn, I can smell that divine rose from here! I'm with Emma Goldman on that one ...

    Love Claire xx

  12. Dear Carolyn
    I've just paid my ACC rates too - not sweet - but the roses helped for you!!!
    Love the summer fruit too - I was thrilled to buy Golden Queen peaches from my fruit shop yesterday and the watermelons are amazing this year!
    Shane ♥

  13. ZHi Carolyn, How true that saying is, "I would rather have a rose on my table than diamonds arounf my neck." Love it.

  14. Good morning sweet friend!

    There is nothing like sweet fresh apricots! We are soon going to be enjoying our fruits like peaches, watermelon and my all-time favorites: GRAPES!

    What a lovely surprise that rose was for you, and us! Thank you. Anita

  15. Dearest Carolyn,
    Beautiful rose and apricots; great to feel summer for a change p;) Wishin you a lovely week as well.

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

  16. Oh my favorite fruit! Although I have to say I like pretty much all fruit lol

    Something I am trying to do more and more, stop and smell the roses which is one of the reasons I love our weekend drives!

    I hope you have a great week!


  17. oh roses and apricots, so lovely! I like some chopped dried apricots in my morning porridge, but the fresh fruit is even better!

  18. A lovely rose and juicy fruit - just perfect! Do enjoy your Summertime!

  19. Can't wait for seasonal fruit, yum! x


  20. I'm using apples today...winter fruit I guess... especially Macs.... I can never get them in our summers....

    apple cobbler.... mmmmmmmmmmmm

  21. Yep I rather have a flower on my table than a diamond on my neck. Nice photos.

  22. This day is a rose. Thanks for all the beauty you share. Much love


  23. I just did the pruning on 1o rose bushes last week. So Looking forward to those lush blooms and heavenly scents. Penny is so right, roses and fresh fruit, who could ask for more.

  24. Gorgeous looking rose- dear Carolyn-what a colour!!
    The fruit looks also so wonderful, -here I have to wait for months untill I can buy such in my shops--I`m glad you enjoyes it so much while it is there.
    Hallo and bye for now, I wish you a lovely week.

  25. Hello sweet Carolyn! Thank you so much for visiting me and for your very kind and loving words! Your photos are beautiful! I love the gorgeous roses and the fruit looks delicious! I can hardly wait until it is in season here! I am enjoying navel oranges and kiwi right now! I wish you a very happy week too sweetie! Much love, Paula xo

  26. Well, that is one perfect rose if I ever did see one! Have a beautiful day! xo

  27. Summer is approaching here too! Thanks for the beautiful flower and those fruits looks delicious.
    Have a lovely week ahead Carolyn :)

  28. Carolyn,
    This is one of the prettiest roses I've seen. The color is so unique, and you know how much I love roses. This quote is a favorite of mine, and I even had it on a post that I did at one time. What a sweet post this is today, and thank you for the rose, Carolyn. I love fresh fruit too.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  29. Gorgeous pics, darling!
    Love that rose!


  30. Love that summer feeling of your post Carolyne - so good to see fresh roses. Still winter here in Germany! Warm hugs! xx

  31. Hi Carolyn! Roses are my fav flowers!:) Have a good day dear, kisses! xo

  32. What a beautiful rose especially when it has a heavenly smell thank you for bringing me a touch of summer!
    Sarah x

  33. Thank you for your kind and caring comment on my blog regarding my lovely dad..... and all the way from New Zealand how lovely....xx

  34. Lovely post, Carolyn :0) Love your snacks and delicate bright rose as well :0)
    Have a happy week too dear friend
    Sending a lot of love from Moscow

  35. Oh my you are so blessed to have a rose in your garden...and apricots...I would love to have both right now...thank you so much for your sweet comments. xox

  36. Oh Carolyn the apricots look so good, what I wouldn't give for a juicy apricot this minute. I love how you took the time to smell the roses sweet friend!
    sending hugs...

  37. Dear Carolyn
    I love your summer feeling! We have a lot of snow in Switzerland. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.
    Happy rest of the week and all the best.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  38. Dear Carolyn, beautiful sentiments about roses. I had a magnificent red rose in my white house, but in our former home even though there were roses, none could compare. I can see we have perhaps some gorgeous roses in our new home, but I need to explore some more.;)
    I cannot wait for our summer to commence, but it is still months away - enjoy yours.;))

  39. Oh, the color of that rose is gorgeous, Carolyn! No wonder it made you smile.
    Like you, I love apricots. So often the ones we get here are mealy. Hope yours were lovely and juicy!
    Happy Thursday!

  40. Hello Carolyn!

    Loooove roses, you've got always so beautiful flowers, so lucky! ^^
    I miss summer so much...can't wait for spring!


  41. Hi Carolyn,

    I like the quote! ..roses over diamonds:) and those apricots look delicious. We are still finishing up winter here but I look forward to the sweet days of summer ahead.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and your continued support and kind words. It's good to be back!


  42. Dearest Carolyn, The rose is outstandingly beautiful!!!
    Absolutely beautiful.

    I am counting the days until we have our Spring/Summer. This cold weather is difficult. I'll pretend that I am smelling this rose and enjoy eating fresh fruit.

    Wish I were there,

  43. Nice flower!


  44. That rose is a lovely color. We saw so many different flowers in Sri Lanka. Bougainvillea in so many different colors. Our weather patterns are so different here. We've already seen the time of plums and apricots -- my husband keeps bringing home fresh strawberries right now. Wishing you a wonderful evening. Tammy

  45. The rose is so gentle and beautiful! <33


  46. Very beautiful post!
    Thank you very much for your comment :)

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  47. Hi Carolyn,
    What a beautiful rose. I love it's coral color. I am counting the days until spring here in Pennsylvania. We had another dusting of snow last night but little signs of spring are starting to appear. Enjoy your summertime treats!
    Warm hugs my friend,
    ~ Jenn

  48. Dear Carolyn, I think that rose was there just for you to enjoy as you run your errands. What a gorgeous color. I can only imagine the fragrance.
    Thank you for sharing. I think our warm weather will be here soon.
    Happy Weekend and Happy March my friend.
    XO Celestina Marie

  49. awww so very lovely--you know, this past valentines day---i was noticing the different scents white roses had to red---never knew!

  50. that rose is beautiful Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  51. I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying your summer days. It's been an unusually long winter here. Although I love, love, love winter...I can't wait for summer now :-) Hope you had a wonderful weekend.


  52. That is beautiful ~ what an amazing color! I'm envious of your summer weather. I'm tiring of wool, scarves and boots in my daily wardrobe.


  53. The bowl of fruit (apricots?) is lovely and has a delicate scent, I imagine. I like a bowl of lemons for decoration and eventual use, too.


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