Squirl's Nest

Friday, June 15, 2007

A Rose

This is a new addition to my yard. My great-grandmother loved yellow roses. My mother had a climbing yellow rose when we lived in Kentucky. For years after we'd moved to Michigan, when I was a preteen and a teenager, I would buy my mother one single yellow rose on her birthday.

So I thought it was fitting to put a yellow rose bush in my new garden. There are three more pictures in Flickr. If you'd like to see them, just click on the photo here.


Have a wonderful weekend!

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Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I dearly love roses. They are one flower that I have been able to successfully grow.

Fri Jun 15, 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, considering the delicate beauty of them, they really are pretty hardy.

Fri Jun 15, 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Oliver T. Kittie said...

aww squirl...that is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri Jun 15, 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Nice flower and all, but if I get that damn song stuck in my head I may have to have harsh and severe words with you Miss Sqrrrlie Joe Bob.

Fri Jun 15, 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, OTK!

Mr B, oops, sorreeee!

Fri Jun 15, 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Yellow rose of Texas? Is that the song he is talking about?

Anyway, I really love the photo. It is a great flower shot. It, of course, helps when the subject is so gorgeous too. :-)

Fri Jun 15, 01:24:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I beg your pardon.

I never promised you a rose garden.

(There, just replace one song with another, I says)

Fri Jun 15, 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Awe shit! I had to come back to read the follow-up comments. Thanks Bucky, you meanie!

Fri Jun 15, 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Wowza, that's one intensely beautiful rose!! And what a nice sentiment to keep giving your mom a yellow rose all through the summers.

Fri Jun 15, 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, um, I think so. And thanks!

Bucky, now play nice...

Mr B, at least these flowers aren't making you sneeze.

Eclectic, it's a nice little link. Thanks!

Fri Jun 15, 05:36:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

It's a perfect flower! And a great picture too, the color and contrast.

Fri Jun 15, 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Ern, I appreciate that!

Fri Jun 15, 08:28:00 PM  
Blogger here today, gone tomorrow said...

Just beautiful. My grandfather was the first man to give me flowers -- a dozen yellow roses when I graduated from high school. I never forgot that.

Fri Jun 15, 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Beautiful and what a great remembrance.

Sat Jun 16, 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

The meaning behind your rose bush is even more beautiful than that rose!

Sat Jun 16, 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

My dad's favourite colour was yellow, and his casket was decorated with 100 yellow roses. A slightly morbid comment, but your photo made me think of him.

Sat Jun 16, 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

That is so sweet. I love yellow roses. I love any color rose for that matter but those yellow ones are just beautiful. Happy weekend.

Sat Jun 16, 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

htgt, that's a wonderful story. So this picture has a meaning for you, too. :-)

Nina, thank you. I'm sure you have plenty of those types of things yourself.

tshsmom, thank you so much.

Courtney, no, not morbid at all. We had yellow roses at my mother's funeral, too. :-)

Tweety, I'm glad you enjoy the roses. I have a white one, too, that was already here. I'll have to get some pictures of that one, too.

Sun Jun 17, 06:17:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Very beautiful rose. And beautiful reminder of ladies who love you. xxx

Sun Jun 17, 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, thank you. I will always think of them when I see yellow roses. Hope your weekend is going well.

Sun Jun 17, 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger Platypus said...

Whilst I could not grow roses in my own garden (on account of beiong to lazy to look after them) that picture is beautiful. It reminds me of the roses in my wedding bouquet.

Sun Jun 17, 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Those are so pretty. And what a wonderful tribute. I bet they smell great too.

Mon Jun 18, 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Platypus, that's so cool that you had yellow roses in your bouquet. Thanks!

Kranki, thanks, they do smell great. :-)

Mon Jun 18, 07:30:00 PM  
Blogger Ladymadaysia said...

Wow, that is a beautiful yellow rose!

I not much a fan of yellow, but when it comes to roses, I like yellow roses.

The flowers we received at our graduation were yellow roses. So that brings back happy memories of being finally finished with high school. :)

And I can just smell it all the way over here. Pretty. :)

Tue Jun 19, 08:15:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Your rose is absolutely gorgeous. I love that color. Thank you for sharing!

Tue Jun 19, 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ladymadaysia, I'm glad that you have a good memory to go along with yellow roses, too.

Laurie, thank you, and you're welcome.

Wed Jun 20, 08:35:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

a rose by any other name would smell as sweet...

and I bet that rose smells delicious...it's gorgeous!

Thu Jun 21, 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, thanks! So nice to see you.

Thu Jun 21, 07:52:00 PM  
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Ooooohhhh, Squirl. That is a truly beautiful rose picture. Just gorgeous.

Sat Jun 23, 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

CK, thanks!

Sat Jun 23, 10:04:00 PM  

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