Friday, January 11, 2013

A Favorite Thing

Last month, I shared one lone rose bud that appeared on my skinny little stalk of a rose bush.  The bush was here when I moved in nearly five years ago.  It is a real Charlie Brown kind of bush!


I've been keeping an eye on it, we have had some nights temperature down in the twenties, and a light coating of snow one time since the bud appeared.  This past Tuesday morning, grass and cars were frosted over.  


It is a rather tenacious little bud, and is trying its best to unfurl its petals.



I even had one little rose hips, not enough for a cuppa tea, though.


And a second struggling rose bud, this one hasn't fared as well

It was a joy to discover this in my yard, in winter, in the Northeast.  I just had to share it as my favorite thing this week.  Joining for the first time Claudia's party at Mockingbird Hill Cottage

xo

34 comments:

  1. Can you believe this weather, in the 60's this weekend! Nice that you had a little color in the yard in January-enjoy:@)

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  2. Hi Barbara! What a treat! Love your little rose. We've had crazy weather but I don't have any roses.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  3. What a lovely reminder of things to come! I had some plants trying to bloom again in November, but we are deep in the cold months now. I am SO ready for spring!

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  4. What a nice surprise to find in the winter.
    When I was out today I saw a row of trees filled with pink blossoms. It looked like springtime. We're supposed to reach 70 tomorrow. That is very warm for this time of year, even here in the south.
    Hope you have a nice weekend and that your back is feeling better.

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  5. What a tenacious little bud! I find it inspiring. We can learn a lot from nature.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  6. How nice! Rosebuds in January in colder climates are a real treat, even if they stay as buds. Have a nice wknd, Barbara!
    xo Beth

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  7. Crazy weather for sure and so sweet to see a rosebud trying to brighten your day :)

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  8. That is so amazing. Things are so strange now days I don't know what to think! Have a fabulous week.

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  9. Kathy-I have just loaded your blog in for the Grow Your Blog party -- I look forward to meeting you and reading your special post on the 19th. See you at the party!
    Vicki

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  10. Barbara-- Please accept my apologies for addressing my comment to you under the wrong name -- I am very sorry. Im loading in blogs in a frenzy here~~

    Vicki

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  11. What a beautiful rose bud, Barbara! I love the ruffled look of the petals -- gorgeous! We are having kooky weather, too. It's not so cold, but very grey and dismal yesterday, and today it's raining. Yuck.

    Our Tulip Magnolia tree had big fat buds on it last month, and there were some Japanese cherry trees blooming around town. Sigh.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    XO,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  12. With all the back and forth weather, it seems many of the flowering plants just aren't sure what they should do. How lovely to see this little bud fighting through the cold. Says a lot about tenacity. Best wishes, Tammy

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  13. Barbara che bello vedere sbocciare un fiore e poi in inverno!Un abbraccio,Rosetta

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  14. I have rosebuds in the garden too which I can't believe. The weather is mad at the moment.

    I enjoyed looking at your pretty photos this morning Barbara.

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful place.

    I love Italy it is my favourite country to visit.
    I enjoyed looking at your photos today, remind me of sunshine and happiness.

    Have a good weekend my friend

    Fiona x

    ps have you read any good books lately?

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  15. Yes a rare treat in the Northeast ....how precious! :)

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  16. Hello Barbara:
    The struggle for life of that fragile rosebud is such a lesson to us all. In spite of the weather, it is still making a valiant effort to flower. How lovely!

    In our gardening days we would often see things blooming at strange times of the year. Those flowers always seemed so very precious somehow.

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  17. What a little treat for the soul! I noticed a few little bulbs starting to show themselves in my garden. Too early, but fun to see.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  18. Dear Barbara, thanks for sharing this marvellous rose bud...it's so beautiful!!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  19. Barbara, meravigliosa!
    amazing in the coldly winter you still have them;)
    have a nice weekend

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  20. What a special surprise! I do hope you get more. :)

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  21. What a tough flower. Who said roses were delicate?
    Balisha

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  22. Isn't it marvelous! I love to see little surprises like this! The location is "zonal"so it's doing better than say if it was 50 ft. away. I have a rose that did something like this too. I brought them in and the one opened up and the other just kind of dried, but I still enjoyed them, especially since it was in November!

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  23. That little rose has some a strong desire to survive. I love it's beautiful color. Such a treasure to admire. Barbara, I hope you are getting some relief from your aches and pains....XO Linda

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  24. I can see why that would be a favorite thing ... it's always nice to see such beautiful color in the midst of winter. I told Buzz yesterday that I was already ready for Spring. Wishing my life away ... ":o)
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  25. AMazing that it survives in those temperatures - mine froze and died a while ago!
    Mary x

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  26. Just beautiful Barbara! What a special treat. Wishing you a beautiful Sunday! XO Barbara

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  27. What an intrepid rose - so funny we posted on the same thing - I hope you have a blessed Sunday,
    Kathy

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  28. Seeing a rose bud at this time of year in the northeast is a miracle indeed! I love how it's hanging in there in spite of the weather.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  29. What a lovely burst of color and such beauty on a January day.

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  30. What a lovely surprise on a winter day!

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