Smelling The Roses

Today has been a day to stop and smell the roses.  Literally.


Can't you just smell them?  That is Souvenir de la Malmaison — virtually thornless and with a pure, gentle rose scent.

I planted her while I was pregnant with Ellie, and every year, she rewards me: blooming through drought, never asking for fertilizer, and always generous with her beautiful flowers.  I love her, and couldn't resist taking a picture of yarn (ok, not just yarn, cashmere sock yarn) tucked into her leaves.

After I stopped to smell Souvenir, I stopped again on the way into the house — there was an  envelope from my friend Angie.  She e-mailed earlier this week to say she had sent me a little envelope to thank me for a wee piece of silk I had popped in the mail to her.  Look at this!  Her "little envelope" turned out to be a world of art, itself.


It's all wonderful.  Especially the vintage German linen ribbon, which I am going to take along to Art and Soul.  I have plans to use it in my Girls Got Goth necklace in Sally Jean's class.  I really don't deserve friends like Angie and feel very fortunate have them.  Thank you girlfriend.

California orchid

4 thoughts on “Smelling The Roses

  1. Wow, where do I start? I’ve looked at Malmaison in catalogs and drooled and pondered. Much problem with black spot? It sounds wonderful. I like the old-fashioned look to them. The German linen edging is wonderful. Can’t wait to see what you do with it. LOVE your story about the son and the WII. Score one for the parents! It’s a lesson he won’t forget for a while and he’ll stay on his toes around mom now.
    Can’t wait to see you in a little over a week!!!!

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