Friday, February 7, 2014

My Daddy's Roses

My father has been a rose-grower since I was a small child.  All our pictures were taken in our rose garden located along the side of the house where I grew up.  These past few years, Daddy has gardened the neutral ground across the street from his home.  There is a long stretch where he has installed crape myrtles, zinnias in the hot summertime, impatiens and other low-growing seasonal blossoms all beneath his gorgeous roses.  I picked this bouquet of antique roses, the old-fashioned fragrant varieties.  We just celebrated his 87th birthday.  Gardening and his volunteering and bridge group have kept a spring in his step.  He is an inspiration to us all.


  1. Love this tribute to your Dad Suzanne. Beautiful painting and story!

  2. This is really beautiful Suzanne as is the story that goes with it.

  3. Hi Suzzane - love the beautiful colors and your technique.
    Thanks for sharing the story about your amazing father. 87 - wow!


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