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Sunday, November 3, 2013

FALL GARDEN



I had to share this beautiful day with you today.  When I went out to the back yard to feed the birds and do a little clean up I couldn't believe my gardens.  They were stunning!

Meet Daisy and Danny, there are in the front yard to greet you and would like you to come into the front yard to see the flowers.  This rose is Peace.



Meet Marilyn Monroe, a beautiful pale flesh colored rose.  She is next to my Tiger Tail plant, they look so pretty next to each other.



This is the red Eden rose and is a pretty deep red.



This is my frog bird bath that I purchased in Mexico many years ago.  It sets at the end of my dry creek bed.


All of these roses are English roses with many petals on them.  I like them when they have over 30 petals per rose.







This rose came from Covington, GA.  When I was a Meeting Planner we were having a show in Covington at our facility there.  I met a lovely lady from Sugar Babe's restaurant who was doing our catering.  Through the years we became friends and I used her all the time when we needed a cater.  One day I received a package in the mail. In the package was this rose bush.  It came from her home and was over a 100 years old.  She was in the process of selling her home and she wanted this rose bush to go to someone who would care for it.  I was so touched by her kindness..  It's a very soft pink small tea rose.



Can you see the Paper Whites peaking thru... They are really early this year.  My son, Shaun, gave me the bulbs many years ago for Christmas.

This is the side of the front yard.  Can you see the rabbit bench - another find in Mexico.



Aren't these a lovely color - orange with cream under coat.







Another picture of my dry creek bed.  We put this dry creek bed in because when going up to the front door  it always flooded when it rained.

This is John F Kennedy rose - it looks like blood drops on the side of the rose.  A beautiful white... It is almost ready to loose it petals, but so pretty.




Another one of my favorite roses, it's in the back yard.


As you can see all of my roses are really blooming and I hope they continue through Christmas.  I hope this brings a little sunshine to those who are having cold weather.

Hope you leave a comment as I love to read them.

Mary
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78 comments:

  1. It was nice looking at your beautiful flowers. We are having winter temps right now and everything was killed by frost last week.

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    1. Thank you for your nice comments. Our nights are only in the 50's. Only had to turn heat on one morning just to take the chill off. The garden was so very pretty this morning, I just had to share.
      Have a great week.
      Mary

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  2. What a gorgeous garden, and that's neat that some of your flowers have such special meanings! :)
    Susan

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  3. Your roses are so beautiful! I love the heirlooms. It looks like it was a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Amy JO

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  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden. I can smell the roses!

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  5. Your roses are splendid and each has a story to tell. I have an old Peace rose too, and your JFK rose is touching with the red splashes on white petals.

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  6. It looks beautiful! So pretty. Your roses are absolutely spectacular. This has been the most glorious autumn, I hate for it to end. I spent the day out in the garden too...taking out old annuals and laying down soil amendments for winter planting...not much fun but necessary.

    Enjoy this spectacular weather!

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  7. Mary, How wonderful to have roses this time of year! The little rabbit bench is soooo cute and I love Daisy and Danny. Thanks tons for sharing your beautiful garden at the Open House party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  8. I can almost smell your roses from here, Mary! They are all so gorgeous, you have such a green thumb. That is so neat the woman shared with you the vintage rose plant, what a treasure!!

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  9. Hi Mar, the flowers look beautiful, such wonderful colors, I think they like where they live...it's always fun to find things that bring you so much pleasure...Love the little boy and girl greeting you upon entering the area...they are so sweet....your photos are so vivid and clear, thanks for sharing them .....

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  10. beautiful, beautiful roses! your yard is inspiring. love the rock creek meandering through. just lovely. I'm your newest follower.

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  11. Oh wow! Beautiful roses and a gorgeous yard. It is snowing where I live, so it will be a long time before I get to see the beautiful roses again. I just love visiting your blog, you share such beauty. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. It is always good to hear from you and know you stopped by. Hugs, Karie

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  12. Your roses are magnificent...and how wonderful of your friend to send you that precious rose bush...she did know t that not only would you take care of it, but make certain that it would be a gorgeous specimen...

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  13. Mary,
    I love your garden and my favorite it the peace rose. I have always loved the beauty of those. Yours are gorgeous.
    Kris

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  14. Mary, Your garden is gorgeous and your roses are spectacular!! I love your statues, Danny and Daisy and the rabbit bench is something I've always wanted for our garden. It looks perfect in yours. Thanks so much for stopping by, yes I usually cover a lot of the furniture if it rains. But, you know how much we get here in California. I think tomorrow just sprinkles here in San Diego. Have a wonderful week!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  15. I really enjoyed seeing your roses, Mary. Your garden is so lovely and it is wonderful you can share your warmer weather with us! I planted 12 English roses this summer and I am so excited to see them bloom next spring. I can't wait to see more of your roses! Thank you for following my blog :)

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  16. Oh my gosh Mary - how gorgeous!!!
    The thing I miss the most from our old home is my rose gardens - so can't wait to plant some in the new house!!!
    A bad case of insomnia is allowing me to visit every one today - long long over due and such a welcome break from packing lol -
    SO happy I got to see this!
    XOXO

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  17. Mary, your garden is so so beautiful. I love every one of your roses. So glad you enjoy them all so much.
    xo bj

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  18. Mary,
    Your roses are simply beautiful. I don't think I can pick a favorite, but you know how much I love the red rose. The orange and the pink and the white are all so pretty too. I like the John F. Kennedy rose - I've never seen it before. That last pink rose is very pretty. Yes, I can see the rabbit bench - how cute! You must have such a peaceful time in your garden, Mary. I would love to sit there with you and have tea and just talk and talk. Thank you for sharing your roses today. They truly put a smile on my face.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

    ps........I LOVE Miss Daisy and Danny.

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  19. Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog earlier. I love all the roses! They are just amazing and you are so lucky it is not cold by you. I thought that roses only bloomed in the spring, but I guess I'm wrong. It was so cold this morning only 35 degrees and then I had to walk my dog after breakfast! We both walked so fast, Lol. Take care and have a good week. Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  20. Mary your garden is stunning. I love your roses and what a display they are giving you now. I also have the pink tea roses and they are doing great right now here in Texas. Your dry water bed is wonderful. I love all the variety you have and colors. Just stunning!! Enjoy and thank you for sharing your beautiful pics.
    Hugs

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  21. Beautiful! Everything is still so green and colorful versus the dead we have around here. I love the dry creek bed.

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  22. Mary, I can't believe how gorgeous everything looks, and it's November! All of those amazing roses take my breath. I'd love to see them in person. Your photos are so good, I almost felt that I could smell their sweet scent. Are you constantly working in the garden? Whatever you're doing, you're doing it right. This was a beautiful post. laurie

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  23. You have quite the amazing collection of roses Mary. I particularly like the old rose that you got as a gift. The configuration of the petals is quite unique. How nice to have paperwhites in your garden. Here they can only be grown indoors.

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  24. Hi Mary! Oh, my your garden filled with roses is just gorgeous! Love your cute little boy and girl on the bench. You really do have a green thumb. Thank you for your prayers and I appreciate you so much.
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  25. Wow Mary, what an amazing garden and amazing gift. Such a legacy that lady gave you.

    Paula

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  26. I love your garden! I really hope to have my own garden someday. And what an interesting story about the 100+ year old rose bush. I'm glad it's still going strong. :-) To answer your question, the photos from our post were taken in Temecula Wine Country mostly at Wilson Creek (where the chocolate glasses came from) and Churon Winery. Have a great rest of the week!
    ~Jess

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  27. Mary, your garden is always just beautiful. I love those old English roses too. I like the seasons but I do miss gardening when we lived by the ocean..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  28. Mary,I can almost smell the roses blooming. What a gorgeous garden you have!

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    1. Thank you Yvonne, yes there is always something in bloom almost all the time. My paper white are blooming and my Calla Lily's are almost ready. I am not pruning the roses back, only a heavy deadhead. The gardeners at the Huntington Library in Pasadena/San Marino are only deadheading them. Since we do not have frost or freezing weather, they have found out that there is no need to prune way back. So I should have roses all year. Will let you know how they do.
      Mary

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  29. Hi Mary,

    Well, your post today was very educational for me! Although I love flowers, I confess that I have much to learn regarding names, origin, interesting facts about them, etc. Today I am happy to say that I learned SO much from you, Mary! The John F. Kennedy is such a smart name for that particular rose, for obvious reasons, and what a sweet story about the rose from Covington, GA, which is my second favourite. How flattered you must have been when your friend trusted you with her precious flowers! For me, the blushing, orange-y/red roses with hints of yellow, in the last picture, are my favourite and I'm sure, their scent is subtle and sweet.

    But, the most important lesson I learned from you today is the name of my delicate orange flowers that I featured in a recent post! Tiger Tail, yay!! After a few failed attempts on Google, I gave up...only to magically discover it in your beautiful and charming garden, so serendipitously!

    Thank you!

    Poppy

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    1. Poppy, so glad that I could help you with one of my plants. This is the third time it has bloomed this year. the gardener cuts it back and it keep growing. They are pretty drought resistance also. Not many people have the Tiger Tail - I love it. Wish you lived closer as I would give you lots of starts. I always something blooming. Next it will be the Calla Lilies. Well I better get to bed befor I fall of this seat LOL.
      Hugs - Mary

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  30. Wow, roses through Christmas - how beautiful!

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  31. Beautiful are the roses photos.
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  32. B E A U T I F U L !!!

    Will you come over to my house and help me garden?

    You have such a way with flowers.

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  33. Love looking at your roses! I had a rose garden as a child and again in my own home but years ago. I think it might be time to take on the challenge of a rose bed again, now that I have the time.

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    1. Miss Kodee, let me know if I can be of any help to you - just let me know. Have lots of Rose Books you can borrow. I prefer roses with at least 30 petals and the David Austin Roses (Rnglish). I got two beautiful red rose bushes at the 99 cent store and the are amazing.

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  34. Hi Mary and I hope you've had a wonderful day. Big sister loves her little brother and is a big help to her mommy.
    Take care and you're always a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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    1. Dear Sweet Shelia, I want to thank you for being so sweet to me and always make me feel welcome.
      You and your dear sweet family are always included in my prayers. Would love to see a picture of Carter and your grandson.
      Better go to bed as I took a sleeping pill and I;m getting goofy LOL

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  35. Beautiful Roses! What an amazing garden you have! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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  36. Wow - that was an enjoyable trip thru your garden on this cold, snowy NY day! I always enjoy seeing posts from warm weather places during our miserable winters - thanks for the peek!

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  37. I am so glad you left a note when you popped over today! Thanks for the follow...I am here to visit, and have enjoyed every minute of my stay! Your gardens are stunning!!! I wish I had some flowers blooming right now!...I hate winter. I am happy to welcome you to my Tootsie Time...as a follower...and am pleased to say that I am now following you back!
    I am happy to meet you new friend
    hugs from Alberta Canada!
    Tootsie

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  38. The roses are beautiful. I've tried growing roses but I just don't have the right touch. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting My SouthWest Ramblings.

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  39. Your garden is indeed amazing! I love the "peace" rose, but the Kennedy is my favourite. I love white flowers.

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  40. Visiting your garden this morning made me feel as though I'd been on a garden walk. Your roses are gorgeous!! I can imagine the beautiful bouquets you are able to create with them.
    Thank you for sharing your garden with us.

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  41. Hello Mary! I saw your comment on another blog about how you were becoming depressed before blogging and wanted to stope by for a visit. I'm so glad I did. Like many others, I'm blown away by your garden! John F. Kennedy is stunning and so unique. I've never heard of that one. Some of the roses remind me of peonies, my fav flower. I miss my rose garden that I had in my previous home that was sold last year, but someday hope to have another one. Now I know who to turn to for advice.

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  42. Mary your roses are absolutely gorgeous! So nice to see since my garden has been put to rest until Spring. We are having nice temps lately and it kind of feels like Spring. Your garden is beautiful and I like the dry creek bed. The 100 year old rose was such a sweet gift. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  43. Your roses are stunning Mary! Are gardens are done for this year sadly :-(

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  44. One beautiful bloom after another, thank you for sharing your lovely garden with us!
    Karee

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  45. Hi Mary! Have fun taking down fall and going for Christmas! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  46. Hi Mary, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC later today.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  47. Oh what beautiful flowers you have blooming right now! And yes I am very envious! LOL I featured this post on my TTG FB page today. I hope you will stop by and like the page! https://www.facebook.com/thethriftygroove

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  48. Hi Mary and thanks for popping in to see my little felties! Hope your day is going well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  49. Oh my goodness, how gorgeous!
    I had to do a double take. It's November and I was wondering whose gardens look like that this time of year.
    What beauty.
    Cindy

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  50. It's so lovely to see roses again. All of mine have now gone to sleep for the winter so I only have their dried petals to enjoy now. Thanks for the visit, I have returned the compliment. Have a great weekend. xx

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  51. Your garden is beautiful and your photos has truly captured the beauty of your flowers. I must admit I am a little jelly. I would so love to have a beautiful garden. Enjoy, it is lovely. Hugs, Beverly

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  52. These roses are just lovely!! I have never tried to grow them, but maybe I will after seeing yours ;)

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  53. Your roses are lovely! Thanks for visiting my site… Larry

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  54. Mary..I LOVE your yard. A dry creek bed. I never thought of doing something like that. It really look nice.
    I have so many things I want to do..sometimes it's a bit overhwelming!
    Now I KNOW I really need to do some cleaning up. :)

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  55. Oh you are so fortunate to still have a garden like this in November! You have a wonderful climate. I really enjoyed a few days in Ca. PoM Pom Interiors and Rachell Ashwell's shop are almost next door to each other on Montana ave, in Santa Monica. Open to anybody. We always stop if we have time to deal with the traffic. (It was insane this time!) I hope you get to visit!

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  56. Mary, I am sooooooo jealous! LOL! I have never been able to have success with roses. Your's are amazing and so varied. I love that you have one from Georgia and it has such a sweet history. Does the Kennedy Rose always have those red drops on them? I can't help but think about the sad anniversary coming up.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving (spelled it right this time)

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  57. Your roses and gardens are beautiful… we are just heading into quite cold weather starting tomorrow… highs of about 21 degrees. I'm hoping to get my arbor completed today as I really hate working outside in the cold… it seems to aggravate my arthritis,,, getting older is so much fun!! At any rate, thanks for visiting my site and commenting on my new shade… Larry

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  58. Your roses and gardens are beautiful… we are just heading into quite cold weather starting tomorrow… highs of about 21 degrees. I'm hoping to get my arbor completed today as I really hate working outside in the cold… it seems to aggravate my arthritis,,, getting older is so much fun!! At any rate, thanks for visiting my site and commenting on my new shade… Larry

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  59. You have beautiful roses. I love your statuary too. It really makes the garden charming. and adds a lot of character.

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  60. What a wonderful collection of roses you have. Love it!!!

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  61. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Santa Train post, Mary, because they were sweet and I appreciate your 1. visiting, and 2. taking the time to comment--and because your visit brought me to your beautiful post. Wow! What beauties you have in your garden! What a joy to see such beauty out there! Thank you! ~Zuni

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  62. Hello Mary, Gosh, how nice to meet you! I love looking at your roses; I wish I had your green thumb with those beauties, but I don't. So I will live vicariously through yours. I enjoyed seeing your chicken collection, too. They are so beautiful and your home and decorating is exquisite.

    I love your garden statuary, I think they are adorable and did you notice we have the exact same patio set? We've had our cast aluminum table and chairs since the early 80's and then found another complete set at an antique store a few years ago and bought them, too. I have to find a place for them to overwinter and soon...it's cold out today. That's why your roses were such a magnet for me. Everything here is brown and waiting for a blanket of white.

    It sure is nice to meet you, Mary. PS. your dogs are adorable....I have two here also, but mine are only ten pounds a piece. Hugs to you, friend!

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  63. HI Mary! Thanks for popping in to see me and I want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving too
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  64. Happy Thanksgiving, Mary. I hope you have a special day with your loved ones.

    Enjoy the turkey!

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  65. Mary, Your home and garden are stunning! I love your dry creek bed and your roses. Beautiful!

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  66. Hi Mary! Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal with friends and I can't wait to see your trees
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  67. Hi Mary, you have a beautiful collection of roses in your garden! Your garden is absolutely gorgeous and the Mexican bird bath is a charming addition in your lovely garden! Thanks for letting us take a peek and for visiting me:) Hugs, Poppy

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  68. beautiful garden. Such a variety of roses and flowers, I bet they smell amazing as well as looking great. Love the dry bed creek idea, we should really do something like that on the side of our house

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  69. Your garden is stunning! I love roses and your's are spectacular! You have such a wonderful variety! Thank you for sharing your garden with us!

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  70. Mary, Your garden looks lovely! How sweet that your friend mailed you her soft pink heirloom rose. I paged through all your posts newer than this one and saw lots that I like. I'm a new follower. :) I LOVE your Christmas trees and your home is lovely. Your dogs are adorable. :)
    Be blessed, Beth

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  71. All Beautiful. Love Muriel

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