Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shades of pink

Hello dear friends

Days have been busy here and I have been making the most of the sunny days, gardening and staining some outdoor steps and fence.

My rose continues to bloom and just want to share a little of this beauty with you. I adore the pretty pastel pink, the scent and the shape of the rose
We still have not had rain to speak of, had a small drizzly shower one day and would be happy to get some much needed rainfall.

The beautiful card was created by Dorthe,  isn't it lovely and sweet and many thanks for your kindness
The rose looks pretty when it is dried - against the backdrop of my calender, with pictures from around France - the little window with shutters is charming

Hope you are having a happy week.
Enjoy life, stay warm if you still have winter there and for those of us having a long hot summer, stay cool.
I look forward to coming over to say hello soon.



  1. Carolyn, that is one of the prettiest roses I've seen, and very unusual. It looks almost white around the edges with soft pink in the middle. The first flower is gorgeous too.

    Thank you for your comment today on my "eyes" post. It was one of my favorites and I sincerely appreciate it.

    love to you, Carolyn,

  2. My dearest Carolyn,
    your Shades of Pink are georgeous! Wonderful Roses! But, sad to hear, that you still did not get the so much needed rain! I will keep my fingers crossed, that you soon will get the so needed and wanted rain!
    Stay cool, we are still waiting for Spring ....and take care, my dear friend!
    Sending much Love and hugs
    Claudia xo

  3. Your roses are breathtaking Carolyn!!!! They just call out beauty!! Sounds like all is good by you! Enjoy those roses! Nicole xoxo

  4. Dear Carolyn!
    Your roses are so dreamy and in a color I love!
    Sorry for being so rare on your blog.
    Perhaps you know I' m building a new house and sometimes it' s too much with the job, the old house .....I' m a little crazy ...sometimes ...
    I hope you are well and your roses are getting the rain they need.
    You love the house with shutters.
    My new house is like in the France with shutters.
    Hope it looks good otherwise I think I' m getting trouble with my beloved husband.
    It was my idea and he said yes ok ....
    You understand ...
    Wish you a very happy time my friend!
    With love,

  5. Hello Carolyn,

    Your Rose looks very pretty. It is good when a Rose has it all, a beautiful form, heavenly scent, flowers profusely and dies gracefully. It looks as if yours has all these qualities and in this most wonderful shade of pale pink. Perfect!

  6. I think that the smell must be just great!

  7. Hello Carolyn,
    What wonderful shades of pink. It makes me think of spring which seems so far.
    Big hug,

  8. Beautiful pink roses and sunshine and happiness. I can hardly wait for our spring to arrive....................Lots of love to you and yours. Always such a pleasure to visit your blog Love Jeanne ♥

  9. Your rose is beautiful, it makes me anxious for spring!

  10. Carolyn, this is a beautiful rose indeed. Have a great Wednesday :)

  11. Bellas rosas, lindas sombras de rosa.

  12. Dear Carolyn, I cannot wait to see my roses flower. I like the soft pinks! Enjoy your summer.Groetjes,


  13. That rose is the perfect pink Carolyn. What a pure pink it is. Wish I was there right now to take advantage of it's lovely smell.
    The card from Dorthe is a beauty. I love her artwork and how she layers beauty on beauty. Such a beautiful person too! And speaking of beautiful people my dear, I hope you have a wonderful day!

  14. Those lovely pink I really long for the summer! Beautiful pictures too...
    Have a happy week, take care!

  15. My dear Carolyn, oh your roses are stunning, the most soft velvet they look like and the colours so beautiful. I look forward seing mine in some months .
    Thank you dearest for showing my little card, I enjoied creating it for you.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week, Saturday we are celebrating my grandchild`s 8 years birthday :-)
    Hugs, Dorthe

  16. You are so right to enjoy those long summer days Carolyn! Before you know it autumn sets in.

    Your rose looks beautiful! Such a pretty shade of pink.

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

    Madelief x

  17. Hello dear Carolyn! So lovely to be back visiting...slowly coming out of my winter hibernation. ;)
    Your roses are exquisite...we have a few months to go before any rose blooms appear, but it's always a celebration...that fragrance is beyond compare.
    I hope you get more rain, and some relief from the heat soon.
    Sending you love across the miles...
    - Irina

  18. love carolyn, what a beautiful rose !!!!! and the map is cute too !!! I blow the rain clouds to them, because we had rain enough !!! luckily we had snow here in northern Germany no, because I'm not winterfan, but sit in cold prefer the oven !!!! love greetings from angie

  19. What a particularly lovely dusty pink rose Carolyn. It is lovely to see and almost smell summer on your post.

  20. Your roses are just stunning Carolyn! Thank you for sharing the prettiness with us. It's still freezing in NYC and seeing flowers just gives me so much hope for the arrival of spring.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  21. I could crawl inside that rose. I love roses, all I see is snow.
    I don't know how I got this sick, sneezing all day water like a faucet
    and nose bleeds, cramps, headache, sore throat. AND MORE SNOW>
    I am losing it.

  22. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh what a lovely rose indeed; wish we would have them blooming but winter has a very long breath this year...
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Hi Carolyn, your pink rose is gorgeous and I love the dried one with the backdrop of the window and shutters. So French and beautiful.
    Love the card that Dorthe created for you. She is so talented and the nicest blog friend ever. Enjoy your warm days of summer and stay cool while we stay warm. Our weather went from springlike days to ice and some snow. I'll be on a little getaway. See you soon.
    Hugs and Blessings. CM

  24. Your roses are so beautiful! The first one looks like a peony it has so many petals! Wonderful summer days for you! xx

  25. I hope it will rain so your beautiful
    rose continue to bloom. It is a lovely
    pink colour.

  26. How I love roses. The blushing pink ones are so romantic, especially if they have perfume. I picked a hot pink rose called Best Friend, with a 56 cm stem, and had it in a bud vase for 10 days in 40 deg days before it dropped.
    We are desperate for rain as well.
    Sending hugs.

  27. These pink roses are just wonderful Carolyn!!!! I love flowers, thanks for sharing!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  28. Your shades of pink are such gorgeous. The card is wonderful, it's so shabby chic!

  29. Hi Carolyn! These roses are very elegant!

  30. Beautiful flowers! Pink roses just seem so happy :)

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  32. Beautiful shades of pink in that rose, Carolyn. What a lovely idea photographing it against your calendar of pretty French scenes! I hope you get some rain to freshen up your garden beauties. Linda :)

  33. Your roses are wonderful, dearest Carolyn - I can smell her scent in my fantasy - and I'm really looking forward when the flowers in Austria are starting again to make us the gift of their perfume!
    Dorthes card is so pretty, sweet and romantic!
    I hope you will get enough rain soon. We had lots of rainy days the last week, but today it was a little bit like SPRING! YIPPIEEEEEEE! :o))
    Lots of hugs, my dear!
    Have a happy weekend!
    (⁀‵⁀,) ✿

  34. Dear Carolyn, I wish I could send you some rain – we have so much of it! It is trying to snow this morning, but the garden is beginning to look like spring with daffodils, snowdrops, primroses and the odd Christmas rose or two. I hope you get some much needed rain soon and maybe you could send us some of your sun :-) Have a happy week, Barbara x

  35. That is such a wonderful shade of pink! Sarah x


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