Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sonia Rose



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In a normal year Betsy and I wouldn't see any of our roses in bloom until after we got back from the beach in early May. But everything is blooming earlier than normal this year, and the roses are no exception. Sonia was the first of our roses to bloom. The blossoms are a pink blend with a fruity fragrance. Sonia is one of our container roses and we've had it for several years.

31 comments:

PauloSilva said...

I really love roses.
Beautiful picture!

Betty Manousos said...

so pretty!
such a beautiful photo!
thanks so much for sharing.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is a beauty.

Sandra said...

i know you are happy to see Sonia making and early visit. so beautiful.

The Incredible Woody said...

You guys would love the area we lived in CA last year. The roses bloomed year round!

rainfield61 said...

I can feel how happy I am to see beautiful roses in the morning.

Jeevan said...

Sonia is so lovely :)

I think this year everything seems arrived early like the summer which touched the peak here even in late winter.

Ginny said...

The light is just right on it! And even though the roses bloomed so early, it doesn't matter,does it...because they bloom all summer!

Sey said...

I am always fascinated with your roses, they're lovely and the color combination are exceptional.

Ms. A said...

I still can't see how you are able to have such a splendid yard, travel, photograph, blog... There are only 24 hours in a day. Could I borrow an ounce of your energy? I doubt you would miss it and I could really use it.

momto8 said...

a beautiful picture! look at the perfect shades!

Elettra said...

Sonia is truly magnificent, hooray!!!

Cheqna said...

Hi George!,

I love roses and this one is lovely..thank you for sharing it here.

Want to say thank you to you and Betsy for dropping by at my blog. I've been quite busy lately as I'll be away (again..hehe) this weekend.

I'll drop by again as soon possible. Have a great weekend.

:-)

Ann Nichols said...

Gorgeous shot! I know what you mean... our roses have bloomed early too... Isn't it wonderful!!

Happyone said...

Sonia sure is a beauty!

imac said...

Beauty from the Earth, raises itself to the Heavens.

troutbirder said...

Roses an infinite variety of beauty. Now living in the shelter of hundred year old oaks I miss them....

A Lady's Life said...

Must be nice for Sonia to greet you in the morning.
What a lovely girl she is. :)

Pam said...

Rosy Sonia is such a beauty and a delight for my eyes.

Thanks for your gardening efforts and sharing, George.

Janie said...

Sonia is a beauty, and you do a great job with your rose photos, George.
Our flowers are blooming early, too.

Lynda said...

It's another of your beauties. I hope it survived the storms tonight - - - if you got the same ones we did.

Indrani said...

The tenderness captured so well.

Marie said...

It's such a lovely rose! I can almost smell its fragrance from your description!

Yep, spring is the perfect time to be here in AZ...April for sure! Come on out! :-)

Leovi said...

I like this delicious exquisite flower color.

SandyCarlson said...

What a great surprise from Mother Nature!

Hilda said...

One of my colleagues and closest friend will be tickled pink that there's a lovely rose with her name.

forgetmenot said...

Gorgeous rose, and the iris below are lovely too. Mickie :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Sonia is gorgeous!!!

Reader Wil said...

The rose is exquisite! Everything is earlier here too!
Strange.

Heidrun Khokhar said...

Here things are early too but still we are way behind you. We're in the pansies time and not much else yet.

Marie said...

Sonia is a lovely, lovely lady! So glad your roses are blooming!