Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rose of the Week: Alec's Red

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

Red roses are the traditional symbols for love and romance, so I think it’s appropriate that we have several varieties of red roses in our yard.  This beauty is named Alec’s Red.  I don’t know for sure who Alec is (or was), but I think he may have been the hybridizer who developed this rose.  All we know for sure is that this is a beautiful addition to our rose garden.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rose of the Week: Sedona

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

Sedona is one of the roses in our newest flower bed, the one nearest the road.  It’s said that the colors of this rose are similar to the red bluffs and high desert sunsets of the American Southwest, which accounts for its name.  All we know for sure is that we really like this beautiful rose and are glad to have it in our yard.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Autumn in the Mountains

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Betsy and I think the mountains are beautiful any time of the year, even if the Autumn colors are past their peak.  This late October picture, from my archives, was taken at the Woolyback Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Rose of the Week: Milestone

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

Milestone is one of the newer roses in our garden.  We first saw it in the gardens of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  We liked it so much that we got a bush of our own, and have enjoyed its beautiful blossoms ever since.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rose of the Week: Welcome Home

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

This bright, cheerful beauty is in the flower bed near the road, where we can see it each time we pull into the driveway.  It certainly is a wonderful way to be welcomed home.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cades Cove

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Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is beautiful any time of the year, and Betsy and I try to get there two or three times each year, if possible.  This picture, from my archives, was taken in September, 2010.  It shows a field near the old Methodist Church in the cove.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rose of the Week: Veteran's Honor

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

9/11 is a poignant day in our national memory.  But as we remember those who died and were injured on that day, it is well that we also remember and honor those who answered their country’s call.  Veteran’s Honor was named to honor all of our brave men and women.