On Friday a local grocery store had a great buy on long-stemmed roses ~ $6.99 a dozen! I was in heaven when confronted by the beautiful selection. There were plenty of red, orange and bright pinks, but as you know, my faves are the 'shabby roses' in dusty washed out pink, pristine white and old fashioned cream.
I mixed two bunches ~ palest pink and cream ~ I know these will eventually dry to those gorgeous papery vintage shades and can remain in the house for quite a while as a lovely decoration.
Well they weren't directly from my sweetheart........but as he paid the grocery bill I couldn't resist thanking him for giving me such lovely roses!
I photographed the roses outside on my back deck, it was such a beautiful day and the strong shadows were most interesting. Now they're next to me here on the dining room table sharing their delicate perfume.
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR is a fresh version of my former three year blog ACROSS THE POND which can still be accessed by clicking on the title above.
I'm a transplanted Brit enjoying life in North Carolina. 50 years journeying back and forth across the wide Atlantic Ocean have kept me busy.......and made my life very interesting! I'm still traveling often - look forward to sharing many new places during the next couple of years.
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