Thursday, September 23, 2010

For Dayle's Simple Pleasures Party: Roses

Roses are among life's simplest, yet most elegant, pleasures.

No matter what color one chooses, roses remain a queen of flowers.  My mother loved white roses and  in the last couple years of her life, I gifted her with many bouquets of them, during several visits.

My own favorites are pink but blood red roses also make my heart pound faster.  During my September birthday month, the doorbell rang one day. It was a man with a  floral delivery of a dozen long-stemmed red roses. They were a gift from my son and soon-to-be-daughter-in-law. What splendor! What beauty! My heart filled to the brim with gratitude.

Of course, anyone who knows me, knows I love rose-covered anything, so, of course, one of my dearest, long-time friends bought me a pitcher with matching plates. They are so delicate and stunning.

Another dear friend brought over a single deep pink rose with baby's breath which I put into a fancy wine decanter. It's now decorating the counter of an upstairs bathroom, making quite an elegant mark.

So, this month I received numerous simple pleasures in the form of roses.


Today's post was written for a Simple Pleasures party at Dayle's blog, A Collection of This and That      It's fun to see what constitutes a Simple Pleasure for others, too, so check out all the other entries. It's a lot of fun. Dayle's blog button is in the sidebar, too!


Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What beautiful roses! They're certainly one of my favorite flowers; I'm most partial to white, pale yellow, pale pink, and peach colored... but they're all very lovely ♥

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your post is lovely! I love roses, especially "Peace" roses, I rec'd one for a birthday gift many years ago - and it's still alive!

When you have a moment you should check out my latest post, especially the bottom - I think you'll really enjoy it!

Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

You captured the velvet look in the picture! Yellow is my favorite. Enjoyed looking.
Joining you at Simple Pleasures.

Dayle said...

I adore roses... all colors. I saw some orange ones in the grocery store tonight. I'm not sure I've ever seen orange ones but they were divine.

Always a pleasure having you link up, Susan.

Ms.Daisy said...

My favorite color for roses is white with Babies Breath - it makes such a statement doesn't it? Great Simple Pleasure.


sarah said...

Roses smell the best. My fave color.....yellow or pink. Have a great simple pleasure day.....

Jennie said...

They are the most simple, elegant pleasure aren't they? I have always favored yellow, but feel silly getting "the friendship rose" from my lifelong love! They are all beautiful. But I honestly treasure a single red rose above all else. Beautiful!

Cindy said...


Although I am not a big rose fan myself...way to formal for me, I do love the peach ones. Nothing says "love" the way that roses do. :)

Thanks for sharing!

mo said...

Hi Susan! What a wonderful son you have brought up. You should be proud. Happy Birthday Susan! The roses are just breathtaking. I love the hot pink roses. They remind me of my Grandmother. *hugs*

Debbie said...

I love the pink ones, but my FAVORITE is yellow.
The most beautiful ones I have ever gotten were from my husband this Valentine's Day. They were yellow with an orange tip to them. I dried and saved them, some in petals and others in buds.

I totally agree that roses are a simple pleasure.
Your soon to be daughter-in-law is a sweet girl!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful simple pleasure!

I love yellow and peach roses, they just seem so cheerful and so warmly loving.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

White roses are my favorite but I never turn down a rose whatever the color maybe. I wish there was such a thing as I heard once that smells bring back more memories than any of the five senses. Hmmmm I wonder if that's true?

Dianne said...

My favorite is yellow. My bridesmaids carried one single yellow rose (because of lack of money) but they were stunning.

Beautiful post. What an awesome thing for your kids to do for you. Happy birthday!

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