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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Great Rose Decision

Okay, this is not really a post about a BIG rose decision.......in the entire scheme of things it's just a little one.......but it sounded good in the title didn't it ? Actually these are photos of a lovely pink rose bush that is at the property we are renovating in San Diego. It's a beautiful potted miniature rose that has just bloomed non-stop for several months now.
At times it's covered with dozens and dozens of perfect little pink blossoms. We've only been able to be at the property sporadically so it has not received any special attention from me at all. Still it is one of the most prolific bloomers I've ever seen. It belonged to my husband's brother John who passed away suddenly this past summer........ he was a terrific gardener and he had obviously taken excellent care of it.
My dilemma has been that, while it absolutely is a lovely addition to the property and will certainly help it show well as we place it on the market.........and I certainly do want the place to be as lovely as we can make it.......but I really really really really love this little rose......and I want it to bring it home with me! Jim says I should, but it looks so perfect sitting right there at the entry to the front door.
Still , I think you all know what I'm probably..... okay for sure.... going to do. Right after Thanksgiving, right before we list the property, I'm going to load that pot right into our van and bring it to it's new home in Phoenix......I think John would like that.
Remembering with fondness those we've loved,

35 comments:

Jen M said...

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Ginny said...

Elaine, I love the pink roses and of course you should take it home. I love the sentiment behind it!

Arija said...

I am in complete agreement with you. That rose is just crying out to you to take it home where it will be a constant reminder.

Go to a nursery and get another pink flowering pot, maybe a geranium which will do just as well to pretty the place up.

Olivia said...

I am a new follower and I think you should take it home!
Hugs,
Olivia

Design It Chic said...

Ha ha.. load that pot into the van and take that sweet baby rose home with you:) It's too beautiful to leave it there. I am now following you thanks to Social Parade on Friday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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Blondie's Journal said...

Taking it home is like keeping a bit of John alive. You might replace the pot with another miniature rose and see how it does. This is just the sweetest post, Elaine!

XO,
Jane

April said...

hi! i found your blog on follow me friday and am now following :) i'd love it if you could follow me back!

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april

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Sandra said...

Of course you should keep the rose because of course he would want you to. What a lovely post with loving thoughts behind it! And the roses are beautiful!

Hanna said...

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Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Absolutely!
I smile everytime I see my mom's iris's bloom.
another friday's favorite for sure :-)

Johnnie said...

Hi! I am a new follower from Friday's blog hops. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
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EmptyNester said...

I agree! Take that beautiful rose home!

Becky said...

I can sure understand how you have such a warm affection for Jack, Elaine. He's really special. A nice tradition. That's so cute about the kids' imaginations of him coming to life in your attic. Maybe I'll have to make a Jack, someday. I enjoy reading your posts, Elaine. You're a talented writer. Oh, and I'm glad you're keeping your pink rose. :)"

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Shelley said...

Following from the blog hop, hope you can follow back.
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Shanee said...

Thanks for stopping by today! I am now following you back!

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Deb Chitwood said...

Lovely roses and lovely thought! Of course, you must move them. I do love the flowers that grow so easily in San Diego. It's where my son and daughter-in-law live now, and I always enjoy seeing the flowers that do well when given some loving care.

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Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Of course you're gonna take it with you! It's beautiful -- and holds such wonderful memories for your family. May it make many more with you for years to come!

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

What beautiful roses!

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Jodi said...

Ha, ha, ha I am so glad you ended your post with a plan to load it in to your van and take it home! It truly is beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by and following me today! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Have a great weekend!

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JJ said...

I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. Thank you!!

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Jamie said...

Thanks for stopping by. Great blog you have. I'm following you back. Jamie @ http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

anne maskell said...

I'm so glad you are taking it home! I'm a new follower from WW!
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Cheeky Momma said...

Hi there!

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SaysJamie said...

Thanks for stopping by Elaine! I'm glad you're taking the roses! It is a great decision! ~Jamie

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Songberries said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! I'm following you now.
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chubskulit said...

Beautiful rose!!


My Flower post. Have a great week ahead!

lazyclick said...

Very beautiful roses.

Forest Rose said...

Very Beautiful...New follower from the blog hop:)

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Luna Miranda said...

beautiful shade of pink. i think you should bring it home.:p

Mrs.D said...

wow! just stunning....:)

thanks for dropping by on my entry...sorry for the late visit!

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful roses, beautiful sentiment, yes definitely take them with you. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop and for your bloggy friendship xo