Monday, June 14, 2010

the calm....



after the storm. 
The storm's name is
Miss Gracie
she touched down here...
the site of the Barn sale


and
 this is the aftermath of the storm.


It is  quiet
and 
I am left wondering...
what to do
 now
after those l-o-o-o-ng  frantic hours of last week.
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I could clean-up
I could do my mountain of paperwork 
I could organize 
but

I did this


I played with my roses


I tried all sorts of backgrounds 


in all sorts of places



Which one do you like best?

I'll be back 
tomorrow
for

White Wednesday 
to show you the rest of the story.


apology here:
I do so appreciate the comments left for me
over the last little while


i am slowly  trying to get around to see you
but I know there is no way
I can get caught up.
Please, KNOW,
that your comments mean so much to me
they encourage me
and inspire me.
so, don't stop!

32 comments:

vintage girl at heart said...

was just wondering about you and how the sale went..even the aftermath looks wonderful!
blessings~

Bella said...

Oh Rene.. I have a big smile for you... because when my world gets to be a big mess, and I have too much to do, I just want to sit and play with my pretties too:-)
Bella

colbycottage said...

Your mess makes me feel a little more normal:) I bet the sale was wonderful!!! and the rose pictures are beautiful.Blessings after the storm~ kathy

Debra@Common Ground said...

What better way to unwind and enjoy the moment than to "play" with those gorgeous roses. Roses may fade, so enjoy them while you can.
Your photos of the aftermath are even gorgeous!!
xo,
Debra

A Vintage Chic said...

That's exactly what I do when life gets too crazy, Rene...play with something pretty! Keeps us
sane(r), doesn't it?!

Those must be David Austen roses...my favorites...so fat, luscious and fragrant! Just can't tell which ones they are...

Hope your night is just wonderful!

Julie

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

hahaha... laughing at the aftermath of the Gracie Storm! What a doozie she must have been!!

Good luck cleaning... and the roses are simply STUNNING.
xoxo

Nancy Dooren ~ Nans said...

Your roses look beautiful! I love your pictures!
Hugs, Nans

Faded Charm said...

I'm so glad you took some time to play and also that your house looks like mine when it is "show time".

Can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

Kathleen

It's me said...

What a mess !!!..........................show that he quickly clean up!..............hahahahahahhah!!! beautiful roses pictures i love it !!! happy day my love...hugs from me..........Ria

fairmaiden said...

I'm glad you played with your roses...they are so pretty and a delight to see.

Dorthe said...

I see you had a wonderfull sale, -must have been a great day.
Your rose photoes, are so very beautifull.
Dorthe

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love this post! It's so refreshing to see that other people make messes to. I thought that I was the only one to have such an aftermath, and then I to want to play... I think I play because I make such a mess I don't know where to begin to clean it up, (it can be a bit overwheleming at times) anyway I love your beautiful photo's, all of them!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

A Cottage Muse said...

Rene' ~ I would have done the same thing! I am sure taking a step back and smelling your roses gave you a little boost of energy. Looking forward to tomorrow ~ hope you enjoy today!

FlowerLady said...

Your storm looks like it was lovely. What pretties you have there.

I love, love, love your rose photos. You are a wonderful photographer, and peace and love come flowing through with each picture.

Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

Sandi said...

I am so glad my house is not the only one that looks like that once in awhile!! lol Isn't it amazing how messy looking it can get when preparing for something. hee hee
Love the roses!!!!!
Hugs~

Crystal said...

Why don't my aftermaths look as pretty as yours???? You've worked hard you deserve a nice rose break!!!

Sue said...

I LOVE the roses in front of the old chippy painted door! LOVE the contrast, and your photos, as always, over the top.

Take care, Sue

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

The pictures are all beautiful!!
I think I like the one with the chicken wire behind it the best!

CeCe said...

There is no way I could pick a favorite background. As long as those beautiful roses are the focus, the background is inconsequential!
Thank you for the lovely distraction of your beautiful pictures.

My Shabby Roses said...

Rene, you make me feel so human! It's so nice to see other people's homes that have things all over the place. I hope your sale went GREAT!
I love the roses, good choice to take pictures! The first rose pictures are my favorites. Talk to you later!

Zuzu said...

Your roses are amazing, Rene'!!! I wish I was a bumble bee and could come by to smell them. :)
Have a great day,
Zuzu

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

This is so funny Rene, having your home all in a disarray. Hey you can always get to it at another time.

Sometimes my bedroom can look like that when I don't know what to wear trying on everything just so I can find the right outfit and not be late for the occasion and I end of being little late anyways.

Beautiful arrangement of Pink Roses.

Your something else.... LOve it!

Claudia said...

Even though it was a storm, it looks like a very pretty storm! I love your rose photos.

xo
Claudia

Lovey said...

The calm after the storm...love it. The roses are beautiful with every background you photographed! Enjoy your calm cuz more storms are just waiting to come...smiles...

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I apologize if you've already blogged this, but what kind of roses are those??? They are BEAUTIFUL!! I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to horticulture but would love to try my hand at growing those if possible!!!

Lori said...

your roses are stunning...i would rather play with those then clean up any day...hope the sale went well...still wishing i could have been there...

sissie said...

I'm glad that your sale went well.

Wish I could have been there!

Your roses are beautiful and I would be playing around too.

hugs
Sissie

julie miller said...

Rene~ I live by the saying "my house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy"!! As long as you are doing what you love~that's the most important thing! I love the rose pic under the mosaic~~Gorgeous and I'll bet they smell yummy! Hugs, Julie

Susan said...

Oh, I think we're kindred spirits! So often I have ignored the messes to concentrate on the beauty! (But I hadn't thought of it that way until now!) Your rose pics are amazing! Impossible to choose a favorite! I love them all!
Blessings!

Amy said...

My favorite piece is the picnic basket filled with goodies.
You have some amazing things and inspire all of us in blogland with your fantastic displays.
Amy

Claire de Lune said...

What a relief to see that I'm not the only one to have a disaster area after an event. I love what you did to distract yourself with these beautiful photos....you are so amazing!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I thought those were peonies....oh my goodness ...I can hardly believe they are ROSES.
They are enormous and of so beautiful in all the settings you have them in, it would be impossible to try to decide.

Rose