Treasure Box... Thursday: The Rose Parade


Well, folkses, thanks for bearing with me regarding the delayed Treasure Box Wednesday post. I really needed this extra day to get myself together.

And you know, it's very lucky I did. Because this morning's rain afforded a few more photos. Flowers love nothing better than to mug for the camera, and when they're covered in drops of rain, doubly-so. (It's like their own special performance of Flashdance.)

So today's post is mainly designed to let them show their stuff. I've been longing for days where I could look into the backyard and see big beauties like these. Like these Helen Hayes roses...



Each one has different colors, depending on where they are in their lifecycle. I love it.


This red rose just opening speaks of promise...


And these Miss America roses get sassy...



This Joseph's Coat is new to me this year, but I think once it gets established, it will be lovely...


In addition to our friends the roses, the foxglove thought they'd put in an appearance...

There are two kinds here. One Camelot in a purple, and one sort of a pink.


This columbine planted itself in my front yard, and having never seen one quite so red, I've left it where it chose to be...


This Sweet William was another one which planted itself. I love the zingy pink color.


The irises are just about done...


And the nigella are just beginning...


I can think of few greater treasures than these...

Well, maybe just having you stop by today as you did. Thank you!

12 comments:

Mom2fur said...

The flowers are so beautiful! I bet the roses smell dreamy. BTW, I'm taking a virtual trip around the USA and trying to link to blogs from every state--you are one of my Pennsylvania blogs!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Mom2Fur- Hey, thank you-- I feel all honored!! I will work hard to be a good blogging rep for the Keystone State. :)

Tere Sanders said...

WOW Gorgeous flowers!!!! Good job!

"AG" said...

I just surfed into your blog, and am very happy to do so! I also love vintage! I'll bookmark and read more later.

Lois said...

What a beautiful garden you have. Doesn't it make you want to grab a hot cup of tea and just sit in it (the garden not the tea) looking at the beauty around you? Sigh!

Vivienne said...

What a lovely garden you must have. I can just smell the beautiful aromas! I like how you likened the flowers and raindrops to their very own Flashdance performance.

Iris is my favorite and also the foxglove. Very peaceful and striking at the same time.

Thanks for participating in my "ends" discussion at BC. That was fun!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Tere and AG-- Thank you so much. AG-- I love the vintage glass mermaid avatar. They just don't make 'em like that anymore, do they?

Lois- Thanks a bunch. It's been so humid, I'd trade that hot tea for an iced one, or a lemonade-- but I do actually sit a lot on my back porch and survey the "Back Four" (four feet, that is.) :) On years I couldn't get away from work to take vacation, it's been my private island. :)

Vivienne- Thank you for visiting. I've grown to really love the foxglove. There's just something very "secret garden" about having it in the mix of things.

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

All of the flowers are so beautiful! I love all the colors. The foxglove is so pretty. My favorite part of flowers is all the different colors. I had a fashion rose in my wedding bouquet, they're red on the inside and orangey/peach on the outside. Very pretty.

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Mandi- Oh, I'll have to look the "fashion" rose up... That sounds like a beauty.

Color is marvelous, isn't it? I actually think seeing certain colors just triggers the content and happy synapses in my brain. :)

Carrie said...

Indeed, with treasures in the garden, what else can we ask for? Thanks for letting us also enjoy these exquisite flowers.

chyna said...

You have such lovely roses Jenn, makes me pink in envy!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Carrie-- Absolutely my pleasure-- and thank you for stopping by today!! You're always a joy to "talk" to.

Chyna- Thanks muchly. :) They cheer me immensely, so I'm happy to spread the cheer around the internet a little.

Now all I have to do is see how my Ginger Syllabub turns out. That's the last of the new roses.