Well, I sure had some fun this morning! With all the excitement (and frustration) about Typepad being down, then up, then down yesterday, I didn't think to go out front in search of Earth Day fodder for my sketchbook. Let's just say I continued the celebration for another day. Garden lovers are in the Earth Day appreciation spirit regularly anyway, right?!?
I couldn't believe all the roses that were perfect for plucking this morning. Even though I live in Southern California and our wheather really doesn't require our roses to be cut back for winter (especially this non-winter winter), I do it anyway. That means that the first round of blossoms is usually quite spectacular, and pretty much all at the same time.
I cut them with long stems for dramatic arranging in a single abundant vase (and then proceeded to use two vases anyway).
Quite a fun morning for me (it doesn't take much). All these roses were already planted when we bought the house. Over the years I've learned to appreciate them. Today I think appreciation turned to love. The scent alone is heavenly. I know Spring has been slow to show in some parts...hang in there, it's really on it's way!!!