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Monday, February 8, 2010

Mosaic Monday

Join Mary at Little Red House to see more wonderful mosaics.

I have been busy these past few weeks, scanning old photos (35 years worth) so each person in the family will one day have a DVD with all the photos. These flower photos that I scanned are from my garden in northern California, I like to say VERY northern California, as we were over 250 miles north of San Francisco (which is where some people think California ends), but believe me - there is lots of California north of San Francisco.

We lived in a small town, Blue Lake, and the weather was gorgeous there - and I could grow just about any flower. Roses loved the coastal climate and I had over 30 rose bushes, from old roses planted when the house was built in 1888 to climbing Cecil Bruner roses that grew to 14 feet tall. I would whack them back in the middle of summer - almost to knee high - and they would grow back and bloom over and over. The bush was right outside our bedroom (which had a door to the outdoors) and the scent was heavenly on warm summer evenings.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you enjoyed the flowers.


Small City Scenes said...

Looks like flowers are on everyone's mind today.
Your mosaic is gorgeous.

The flowers aren't ready in the valley yet. The daffs are up and starting to bud but the Tulips are just poking out of the ground. Mid March it will bwe beautiful there. MB

GardenofDaisies said...

I am enjoying your flowers! Roses, daisies, lillys, glads... very pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty flowers and a gorgeous mosaic.

Patriotic Mom said...

Wow! Gorgeous and mesmerizing colors! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

32˙North said...

I had to laugh to myself about your Cecil Bruners - mine had to be removed and we had to pull the stumps out with a half ton pickup truck with boat rope! Cecil Bruners are tenacious roses!

Dena said...

I just love when all the flowers begin to bloom and the birds sing their songs in the sunshine. Such a refreshing and welcoming time of the year.

How is your scanning project coming along? I know I have tons of photos taken while the kids were growing up, so I can just imagine how many you have.

Stine in Ontario said...

Oh my! I can't imagine scanning 35 years of photos! You must be a saint!