Wednesday, November 16, 2011
ABC Wednesday: Requiem for Roses
I've been wanting to share these photos I took of some beautiful Roses blooming at Trail End, a historic mansion (now a museum) near our house in late October (Roses, in northern Wyoming in late October! That's Really Rare!), and now that it's R week at ABC Wednesday, and the Roses are finally gone till next year, I thought a Requiem for Roses might be an appropriate post today...
A Red, Red Rose
I love how the sunlight illuminated this one
I love this pretty peppermint rose with her little "bud!" ;-)
You can see the mansion in the background.
This Rose garden is beside the mansion's carriage house,
now a theater for local stage productions.
The pièce de Résistance.
I think the colors are Radiant, the bloom absolutely perfect.
Although we've enjoyed enough beautiful weather to Revel in Roses at Halloween and for me to Run errands on my bike Monday, Old Man Winter is now Restless to have his turn. Monday evening, Willow and I headed through the park and up the hill past the mansion with its now Resting Rose garden, to take photos of the nasty front that was blowing in. (This one was taken from Kendrick Park, the Rest of the photos I took I'll share in a post for this week's SkyWatch Friday)...
After a night of Rambunctious weather, we weren't surprised to awaken yesterday morning to our first Real snowfall at Dragonfly Cottage...
Naturally I had to tramp out into the early morning cold
to Record the moment for posterity! :-)
The footbridge in front of our cottage
that leads into Kendrick Park
I love this Restful scene of snow-covered trees and park bench
Dragonfly Cottage seen from inside Kendrick Park.
Is that a wintery-looking dawn sky or what?
Rush on over to...
to Revel in Rollicking Rs!
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"