Dance of the flowers, part 3

By: Proserpina , 3:00 PM GMT on May 29, 2014


It's time for Roses....

@Maria photo PicMonkeyCollagey_zps79147253.jpg

... and for Poppies

...and Clematis

... and Waterlilies

Red Rose Velvet (Proserpina)
Red Rose Velvet
Petals on Fire (Proserpina)
Petals on Fire
Roses from my friend's garden 1 (Proserpina)
Roses from my friend's garden 1
Pretty to the core, 2 (Proserpina)
Pretty to the core, 2
Purple Star (Proserpina)
Purple Star
Purple Dream (Proserpina)
Photo taken as the sun was low on the West horizon.
Purple Dream
For... (Proserpina)
those of you who look at this photo.
Golden and white (Proserpina)
Rapaciously we gathered flowery spoils From land and water; lilies of each hue,— Golden and white, that float upon the waves, And court the wind. Wordsworth—The Excursion. Bk. IX. L. 540.
Golden and white

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43. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
11:38 PM GMT on June 17, 2014
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42. sandiquiz
1:36 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
Hello Pros
Oh, naughty Mimi. You just cannot trust these little pets we have.

I agree with you about the photo side of Wunderground. They have spoilt it completely, and like you said, people are just not bothering to post photos. But there is a chance that they will go back to the original. After all, who would have thought Flickr would eventually put back the system we used to have. It's much better and things flow far more logically.
There are one or two little issues still to iron out but the overall feel is much better now.
So I suppose Wunderground might eventually get round to being exactly what we want as customers. Flickr did listen to what everyone was saying - it's time Wunderground did the same.

Have a wonderful week :-)
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41. Barefootontherocks
1:29 AM GMT on June 16, 2014
Ps. Just read your comment.

Mimidog sounds like a handful. Send her over here... I got a couple young cats who'll keep her in line. ;)

As does, life, wu cycles. Currrent one seems just another in the series of wu cycles. More streets. More population. But the same old neighborhoods are still here. I am glad you are still here! Maybe sometime you will want to research and write again at wu.

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40. Barefootontherocks
1:19 AM GMT on June 16, 2014
Hi Prose,
Love the Isaac Asimov quote!
Your garden. Wow. Would love to see you make a watercolor of the white(?water lily?) photo with William Wordsworth.

Happy Father's Day for Raindad.
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39. Proserpina
12:37 AM GMT on June 16, 2014
Hi TS, Bug, WW, GG, Sani, Ylee, BC! Here I am! At the moment I am hiding from Mimi who is trying to send me to never never land! Today I worked in the garden, I did more bending than usual and of course my back let me know. I decided to do the heating pad routine right away and at the same time I wanted to spend time with Mimi. I brought my heating pad downstairs, plugged it in near the sofa where I sat and played with Mimi. Hubby came in and said he was hungry, so I turned off the heating pad and went to fix supper (a quick meal of steak, peas, baked potato). Stupidly I left the heating pad on the sofa and yes Mimi got to it. After dinner I went back to the heating pad and was about to turn it on when I notices that she had chewed through the cord, exposing the wired and breaking them up into little pieces! Had I plugged it in, I would have been plastered to the ceiling! But amazingly Mimi did not get electrocuted while chewing the cord, perhaps because the pad was not on. Stupid me, naughty Mimi. The pad is in the trash.

So what next? I sat with Mimi on the sofa, again to keep her company, and she bit my finger so hard that she put a little puncture into my finger! Hence in an effort not to send her in never never land, I am up here cooling down. Hubby is now keeping her company! Ok, I just related a long story without any real substance! Except that I need to be smarter than Mimi and really be a lot more vigilant and never trust her! Her training? Postponed the classes due to the stupidity of the trainer... story in one of the posts above. The classes now start at the very end of June and with a different trainer, as per my request.

TS, so good to see you. I was about to send you a private email, I have been worried about you since I have not seen you anywhere on WU. Glad that you are ok and working hard. Your plan to take off August is a good one. Perhaps you will be able to travel to cooler places! I am amazed that you are still doing the hard work that you are doing! And glad that you have the health to keep going with the tough boat business!

Hubby just finished reading Love... by Marquez, he did like the book even though it is not the genre that he usually reads. I think you will like it too especially if you look at it as a literary 'study' while enjoying the 'love story'. There are so many themes, it seems one for every reader depending on age, life experiences, knowledge of Marquez's literary style(s), etc etc.

As to WU, it has become a lonely experience. Most of the former WU buddies are now elsewhere including facebook where we keep up with our friendships and interest in weather. Many have disappeared altogether! The problems with the photos are real, not to mention that people are not posting as much or at all. And most do not bother to click 'like'! Poor photos, they languish unloved and forgotten! So far I have stuck to WU for the few buddies who still visit my blog and whose posts I enjoy. But I am not posting any meaty stories any more, sorry to say as I used to enjoy the research and the sharing.

Actually I did do a little research about the history of a few flowers to continue the next flower blog and give some info that might be of interest.Well I copied and pasted a bunch of stuff, put it in a new Word document and saved it until I could read the info and write up a few blurbs to go with the my photos. Guess what, it disappeared! Cannot find it! And yes, I did save it! Oh well.

Dear Bug, WW, GG, Sani, Ylee, BC, please forgive me for not writing a proper response to your posts. I hope that TS doesn't mind sharing my post to her with you. I need to get off the darn computer and rescue my husband. Guess why and from whom he needs rescuing! Big hugs everyone.
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38. WeatherWise
12:32 AM GMT on June 16, 2014

Hi Prosp, Love the mystique of your water garden! Your water lily in bloom photo is just beautiful! I love the detailed shots that you posted! Hope Fathers Day was great and Happy Anniversary a bit late! Have a wonderful week!

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37. Thoughtsteader
7:22 PM GMT on June 15, 2014
Good afternoon, Maria. My goodness, I missed your anniversary. Congratulations! And I do like your pond area. That's absolutely lovely.

I've read assorted comments about WU photos, and I must say, I'm having terrible trouble seeing them in the galleries or on the blogs. The flowers in your header wouldn't show for me unless I clicked on the little blank square - then they would pop open as a single photo, and if I came back to this page, there they would be. My gracious. You'd think they would have this sorted by now, but I guess not. Ah, well.

I confess I've stopped using WU for weather, except for blogs like beell's. There are other places where I can open a bookmark and have all the information I need right there, on one page. Even using our mesonet is easier and better than what I get on WU. I suppose if I were a true weather geek, it would be worth the extra time and effort to figure everything out on the site, but for daily use (and no hurricanes!) I want information: what, where, how long and how dangerous. That's about it.

I've been working my fool little fingers to the bone, and finished two more jobs last week. I have the great goal of not working in August this year, and if I keep at it for even a few more weeks - maybe to mid-July - it looks like I'll be able to pull it off. I'm hoping to join a couple of blog book events. There's a Japanese literature challenge, and a Spanish reading event that look interesting. One book they're reading is "Love in the Time of Cholera", and I've been wanting to read it. So perhaps I will

I have two books ordered from an independent press here called Copano Bay Press. They specialize in bringing back important historical books about Texas that have gone out of print. I'm looking forward to the geologist/botanist Ferdinand von Roemer's field notes, and a collation of primary source material from the 1900 hurricane.

How's Mimi doing with her training? Are you done with that, now? Or have you even started? I've been so out of the loop I hardly know what's going on, but maybe I can take myself in hand now and visit around a bit more.

Hope you're enjoying Father's Day -- is the father in the household playing golf? ;)
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36. palmettobug53
2:14 PM GMT on June 15, 2014
Hi, Pros.

Wish Raindad a Happy Father's Day for me.

I am so sorry I missed your anniversary. Please accept my belated congratulations.

I love your water feature! I've often thought I'd like to have one but I think it would be more time to maintain than I've got available to put into it. At least, as long as I'm working. I can barely get things done in the house and yard now.
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35. Proserpina
11:36 AM GMT on June 15, 2014
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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL DADS AND MOMS WHO ARE ALSO 'DADS'! And also to all who act in the role of loving and protective fathers.
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34. Proserpina
12:16 AM GMT on June 15, 2014
I posted this elsewhere and being lazy, I am reposting it here instead of writing a new one!

Anyone miss me today?
I have had a busy day. First I met some friends for lunch and it was wonderful to be with them, eat, chat... Shortly after I got home we went to an Eagle Scout Ceremony for our young neighbor next door and another young man. It was a very interesting and enjoyable ceremony. Lots of speeches, presentations, people to meet, .... we did not stay at the
reception too long.

We stopped for a hamburger on the way home and they served me a disgusting piece of cardboard on which they must have spilled a handful of salt! I gagged, spit it out, and threw it out! So much for that particular McDonalds! No, we will not go back to that particular venue. I guess we should have stayed and eaten the food at the reception!

Just got back but before sitting here I took Mimi for her 4th walk, she took the opportunity to chase the scent of our neighbor's dog. She was pulling so hard that she almost pulled my arm off, and at the same time she put me at peril with the maniacs driving up and down the street! It will be interesting to see what the rest of the evening will bring!

Oh yes, on an earlier walk with Mimi (after I came back from lunch), I saw that a neighbor's Magnolia tree is in full bloom. I went back with camera in hand and took some photos. Will post one or two tonight or tomorrow.
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33. GardenGrrl
4:59 PM GMT on June 14, 2014
Hi Prose, the lotus is awesome.
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32. sandiquiz
9:50 AM GMT on June 14, 2014
You may find that Flickr has changed again!
It has reverted to a sharper version of the original, so the comments are on white, and below the photos!
The 'Three Dots', which gave you access to posting to group, or album etc is gone, and in its place is a "keyboard" system. At the bottom of each page there is the key. To add to the groups all you do is press letter G on the keyboard and the group box appears for you to choose the group. Press letter E and the sets you have appear...
To copy or download you use the arrow alongside the photo.
It is much better... and gone is the dreaded Shift and Return to get a new line... back to return for a new line and Post comment under the box... just like WU!!

Happy Saturday!
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31. Ylee
3:41 AM GMT on June 14, 2014
Pros, I hope that the nice weather I'm having here reaches you this weekend! Hope Raindad has a nice Father's Day, too!
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30. BriarCraft
7:27 PM GMT on June 12, 2014
I do love all your flower photos, most particularly the super macros of the stamens and pistils. Plus, I am impressed with some of the more brightly-lit shots that have not a bit of color blow-out. I hope you continue Dance of the Flowers as long as you have something in bloom.

When I read, "It was all a dense 'veil' covering my eyes. Scary." the ball finally dropped as to the seriousness of your dry eye condition. I have dry eye problems, too, but an expensive eyedrop prescription cleared up my problem in about two weeks. Since then, I am required to use a particular over-the-counter eyedrop several times a day. Obviously, your dry eye condition is much more severe to cause a dense veil over your eyes. That IS scary!

Just a thought, it seems to me that the new system for the photo gallery has produced a lot of apathy. Now that they are not rated it seems that people just don't bother with the 'like' acknowledgement. I am debating about the idea of no longer posting photos here on WU. I used to take pleasure in posting my photos but apathy is not a pleasant thought. Anyone have any observations about the situation?

I am not happy about the new "like" thing in lieu of ratings, but my apathy is caused by the general interface. The galleries are so slow to load and so hard on my eyes when they do load, that I have quit going there. Now that the 4 recent photos are back, I do click through on them occasionally. More than half the time that I do, the photo will not load and all I can see on the page are comments and the caption area. Uploading is cumbersome as well. I may occasionally upload a photo for use in a blog, but I don't think I will bother with anything else. I do miss looking through the gallery thumbnails and clicking through on interesting ones.

GG, your thoughts on life-death-grief-memories is so beautiful and eloquent! Wonderful, wise, and caring words. Thanks for saying it so well. Like Prose, I copied that comment into a document on my computer, to look at and remember some future day when it is most needed. Oh, and Prose, I am sorry for the loss of a dear friend. Those words seem so lame, but they are heartfelt.

Happy 51st Anniversary! I figure if you could celebrate your birthday for over a month, you can at least celebrate your anniversary for a week or so.

I LOVE your tiny pond! Thanks for sharing it and thanks to WW for requesting it!
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28. Ylee
6:27 PM GMT on June 10, 2014
Yours is the second pretty garden I've seen today! (I was at Sandi's earlier) I wish I had the time to keep up a garden like that, but it's hard enough to keep them watered!

Hope you two had a nice night watching TV! Happy anniversary!
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27. sandiquiz
3:40 PM GMT on June 10, 2014

Dearest Pros, and wonderful Yorkshire Tyke.....I wish you a Very Happy Wedding Anniversary :-)
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26. Proserpina
2:46 PM GMT on June 10, 2014
WW, you asked for photos of my tiny pond and here they are. The 'falling water' is not on right now as we need to have the pump fixed. Thank you for asking for the photos.

The rusty road is marking the area of the electrical wires, one of these days hubby will get it out!

This corner is dedicated to my late brother.
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25. Proserpina
12:13 AM GMT on June 10, 2014
Bug, WW, Ylee, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a message.

All is ok here. Today my husband and I celebrate our 51st Anniversary.

To celebrate, we decided to drive to Historic Occoquan to walk around and enjoy the quaint little town and to eat early dinner at our favorite restaurant in Occoquan. We were seated by the River and enjoyed watching the people in their canoes and other water vessels. I was unable to take any really good photos so I will not post any of Occoquan.

'Major Crimes' one of our favorite programs, comes back on the air tonight, and another favorite program '24' also will be airing this week's episode. So guess what we will be doing for tonight's entertainment, yes, watch tv!

Wishing you all peace and joy!
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24. Ylee
7:16 PM GMT on June 09, 2014
Hi, Pros! Hope you're out there enjoying the garden, or otherwise doing something fun! Cloudy here, waiting on more rain! At least I don't have to water anything, lol!

Take care!
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23. WeatherWise
1:53 AM GMT on June 09, 2014

Hi Pros, Sorry to hear of your loss of a dear special friend.

Here's a daisy from my garden to cheer you along.

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22. palmettobug53
2:46 PM GMT on June 08, 2014
Good morning, Pros.

I know I typed up a post here yesterday but I don't see it. Who knows what happened?

It is so hard, losing those near and dear to us.

Reflect on John's life; how full it was and the wonderful things you all did together, rather than the sadness of not seeing him again in this life.

I also loved to listen to Judy. Such a big voice coming out of such a small girl/woman. Her life was so sad, though, and she died way too early.
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21. Proserpina
12:47 PM GMT on June 08, 2014

What an incredibly beautiful voice this lady had! And so much emotion expressed with every word she sang! And she was such a marvelous beauty! Yes, I loved Judy and still do! (Despite her 'little' problems in life.)
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20. Proserpina
1:17 PM GMT on June 07, 2014
Dearest GG, your comments are so eloquent, so beautiful, so reflective, ... they bring tears to my eyes and move those chords in my heart that feel what you say but I am unable to express in writing. I thank you for these universal truths that you have expressed in writing.

I have copied and pasted these wonderfully expressed thoughts for future reference, as reminders of what life is all about. I will try to relish more the wonderful memories that were made in preparation for these moments and those that are to come.

I knew that you could write intelligently and with clarity, now I know that your thoughts on paper can be poetry in motion.

Thank you for taking the time to share the above with me and others.
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19. GardenGrrl
12:54 PM GMT on June 07, 2014
Hi Prose, sorry to hear of your loss. The twilight years are tough. We lose friends, family the things we hold dear. The body stops working like we want it to. So much loss, but also a time to remember. I'm starting to wonder if the end of life, the days of saying good bye to a long list of people, memories, abilities, is a bit like an exit interview.

We can't remember what we did earlier in the afternoon, but we remember a dance... a smell reminds us of a garden from a long time ago, a sunrise. Death reminds us of our bonds and of our mortality. That life is so short and so precious that in the end it is our memories of life that are so valuable.

Yes this comes with a sense of loss, but in there is also the sense of gain. I had that once; it was good. As we live we prepare for death and I believe learning gratitude for all that God has given me and I have recognized as a gift is the best way to prepare.

Over the years, so many losses. So many people I feel should have had more time. So many rainbows and laughter. Tears and joy. Life. And as our own end draws near whether it happens soon or drags out slowly we say good bye not to just to the people we love but to life. At the same time I count my blessings and the memories. The world keeps changing but my memories are mine.

Life is work. But has it not been work that has fulfilled us the most? Even fun can be work and it fulfills us.
Another funeral, another exit interview as we remember. The world keeps changing but our memories are ours. In this we can find the gratitude in our grief.
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18. Proserpina
1:01 AM GMT on June 06, 2014
Good evening.

We just got back from a funeral home, we were there for the viewing of a dear friend who passed away Saturday. We were friends for almost 45 years. We met in a dance class and became friends along with his wife. We traveled together, we vacationed together, they went to our sons' weddings, etc. etc. John was about 25 yeas older then we but he and his wife danced and traveled well beyond their 80s! They had more energy than we ever did! John was a military man with the Army, he was a Colonel when he retired. His formal funeral will be with full honors at Arlington Cemetery in Sept. or Oct. It all depends on how many burials will precede his. An awful lot of WWII vets are leaving this world these days. John was also a family man, a very involved Catholic, a singer with the church Choir, and he sang with a Barbershop group that were basically a professional group. It is hard to say goodby to the friends who have become your family! May he RIP

I hope that you are all well and enjoying life. Sandi, enjoy your course and come back full time to blogging when you are ready. And please show us your photographic creations! WW, your photos of the flowers are beautiful. By now your Stella de Oro lilies must be in full bloom and they are enriching your garden. The daisies also must be in full bloom! My Stella D'Oro lilies are just now putting out their buds, and the daisies are not ready yet to show their buds. What have started to bloom are the Evening Primroses and am looking forward for all of them to be blooming and creating the annual yellow carpet. Ylee, thank you. I love your comment about the Poppy macro looking like abstract art. You are correct as that was my intent! Good eyes and good thinking Ylee. Aqua, so glad that you guys are having a wonderful time at the beach. Have fun, enjoy the water and sand. I wonder how many Shark's teeth you have found on this trip! Love you and Rain! Sklyepony, thank you for the June wishes. Lovely card'! WatchingTheSky, thank you for the wishes and greeting. So glad that you stopped by. Bug, you are right, the Knockout Roses are not as grand as the long stemmed roses or the fancy multicolored roses, but they are still pretty and are not disease prone! So my roses are the Knockout varieties (including a yellow one), and the hardy ones usually found in public landscapes. Don't have the sunny areas in my garden that we used to have, the trees have grown a lot and cast shade everywhere. I feel that adapting to new conditions is the way to go for roses as well as for humans!

Just a thought, it seems to me that the new system for the photo gallery has produced a lot of apathy. Now that they are not rated it seems that people just don't bother with the 'like' acknowledgement. I am debating about the idea of no longer posting photos here on WU. I used to take pleasure in posting my photos but apathy is not a pleasant thought. Anyone have any observations about the situation?

Wishing you all a good evening, a happy Friday, a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, be well!
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17. sandiquiz
6:47 PM GMT on June 04, 2014
Hello Dear Pros,

I have a few moments between completing my week 1 course, eating dinner , going to feed the neighbour's cats, and sorting out the votes for the May calendar for Birds and Wildlife UK to post the results by 9pm tonight!! Phew!

Just time to tell you I met V for dinner last night. Had a great meal and a good gossip and she finally gave me the competition winnings for you...... they will be winging their way to my favourite charity.... the RNLI Lifeboat :)

Thank you so much, and the drowning seamen thank you, too! :-)

Hope you and Mimi are well, and one of you is behaving!!
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16. WeatherWise
8:01 PM GMT on June 02, 2014

Hi Pros, Adding a little golden touch to your flower dance! Happy June Days of Summer! I had three Stella de Oro Daylilies in bloom today! Should have zillions but last year right after I said that some critter came and ate all of the tender buds. I hope that does not happen this year. My daisies are slow to bloom. I have one that is trying to open with several that will be right behind it. I just love the daisies and day lilies of June!

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15. Ylee
7:17 PM GMT on June 02, 2014
Your poppy photo looks like abstract art, Pros! The little bug would think so, too! :' )

I hope your June is a good one!
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14. aquak9
2:03 PM GMT on June 02, 2014
hi mom- your pictures sure are pretty. If you ever do cards again, or a calender, I;d love one.

we are in Manasota again- I SO want to retire here. The gulf is warm and flat, the sky is HUGE, and there are a few Swiss pines here- when the wind blows, they go WOOOSH WOOOSH and sway back and forth, WOOOSH.

There's a place called Yummies- it is tiny- they sell donuts in the front, and barbeque in the back.

I'll try to get some pics- love, me and Rob
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13. Skyepony (Mod)
6:42 AM GMT on June 02, 2014
The flowers are gorgeous!

White Rabbits X3 & Happy Season..

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12. WeatherWise
12:26 AM GMT on June 02, 2014
WoW! What beauties! I have been outside talking to the daisies and the stella dior golden lilies - telling them it is June and they are supposed to be blooming! It is always amazing how usually June comes and they start blooming.

It's June! It's June! You are supposed to be in bloom! The daisies are slow to open! I love June nights, can't keep myself from peeking out the windows at the beautiful daisies after they get in full bloom
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11. WatchinTheSky
11:10 PM GMT on June 01, 2014
A very happy June to you and Mimi! Glad you two stopped by :D
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10. palmettobug53
2:51 PM GMT on June 01, 2014
Happy June, Pros.

Those roses are spectacular! While I love all flowers, roses are my favorites.

Sadly, I've never had much luck with them. They may do well for a year or two, then they all get raging cases of black spot. I spray and spray but I always lose them in the end. I have a couple of Knock Out roses and they're pretty and they 'do' very well for me but they don't have that lovely, heady fragrance.

I'm really sorry to hear that you're still having such problems with your eyes. I hope that your opthalmologist can come up with a solution, so that you can get back to a normal existence again.
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9. Proserpina
1:50 PM GMT on June 01, 2014
@Maria photo 20140530_7622June_zps39a99db8.jpg

For all visitors and lurkers. Hi Kat, TS and to all those who visit here but their blogs are not active. Happy June everyone.
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8. Proserpina
1:20 AM GMT on May 31, 2014
Hi. Today was a get together for my retired colleagues and friends. We usually have a luncheon at a friend's house since she has the most gorgeous garden ever! We like going there in May because her roses are in bloom and they are beautiful. The above photos are just a small sample of the flower photos I took today.

Sandi that a truly beautiful photo of this tropical plant. I happen to know that this photo won at least one award and that a huge amount of people saw it. Maybe you can tell our blog buddies more about the photo. Yes, I did enjoy my outing today. Several former principals came as well as lots of teachers, secretaries, counselors, some students, all to say hello to each other and catch up on our lives. We really had a wonderful core group when I worked there and we are still fond of each other.

TS, the photo of your Bouganvilla is so beautiful. I particularly like the way the vine is set against the setting sun. The sky is so complementary to the flowers. I do hope that I get to see the photos of Godot! My Alchemedes has not budged yet, hopefully he will give me flowers!

Ylee, hi. The ophthalmologist I have been seeing for my current problems is not my usual one but she is in the same office. My regular doc could not fit me in as she is well known and respected with tons of patients. The doc who saw me was really good with me (I hope I judged her correctly). She is a Chinese lady with sensible recommendations and procedures. I just have old uncooperative eyes! In any event, my next appointment is with my regular doc. It is my regular/routine 6 months appointment. She and the one who treated me have the same records to work from so they both know my history.... I must say though, it has been and is tough not being able to see or read. This morning I was trying to read a recipe for the frittatas and I could not see a darn thing. It was all a dense 'veil' covering my eyes. Scary. As to the frittata, I do know what to do with or without the recipe so I was ok.

Well, wishing you all a very nice evening.

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7. Proserpina
12:57 AM GMT on May 31, 2014

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6. sandiquiz
2:01 PM GMT on May 30, 2014
Not quite a rose, but a flower, at least... and exotic flower, growing in the local shopping mall. I even saw some bananas beginning to grow!

Have a wonderful frittata weekend!
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5. Ylee
2:28 AM GMT on May 30, 2014
Hi, Pros! Love your rose pictures! Will you be going to see another eye Dr., or are your eyes getting better? I'm not sure I'd trust your current doc!

Take care!
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4. Proserpina
3:17 PM GMT on May 29, 2014
Dear WU, thank you for bringing back the section that posts one's recent photos. I had missed it very much!
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3. Proserpina
3:16 PM GMT on May 29, 2014
GG, so glad that you too have a flower dance going on! It is good for the soul! Please, do post photos when you have the time, thank you. So good to see you GG, sorry that I have to be a bad WU friend by not being able to spend time posting on your and others blogs.
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2. Proserpina
3:13 PM GMT on May 29, 2014
Good morning. Not much of a change for a new blog but this will have to do until I have more time and my eyes start cooperating.

We have an ugly day. We went from temps in the 90s to the 50s and 60s. No sun, and drizzle on and off. It will be the same for tomorrow, at least for the morning. Tomorrow it is supposed to improve as the day progresses, I hope so since tomorrow is the annual Retirees reunion at a friend's house with a gorgeous flower garden. I was asked to bring a spinach-tomato frittata so I bought a frittata pan from William Sonoma. Tried out the recipe last week, had to make two frittatas as the size of the pan is small. I brought them and more for lunch at this friend's house (the one who is undergoing chemo) and she loved it. As soon as I got home I ordered the 10 inch size which arrived yesterday, just in time for the brunch tomorrow. I'll make the spinach frittata plus a Spanish Omelet to bring. When I get home I will make another Spanish Omelet for my husband who will bug me if I do not make his favorite frittata! Yes, it was about roses and now it is all about frittatas! Nice, mindless conversation on my blog!

Have a wonderful day one and all.
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1. GardenGrrl
3:05 PM GMT on May 29, 2014
Hi Prose, you would not believe the flower dance going on in my yard now that we have had rain. All the seeds I planted and thought were not going to grow have sprouted. The garden may be gorgeous all summer if the flower seedlings keep growing.
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