Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays!

It's wet and chilly here, and I have been staying inside much of the time.

Pat Austin

A few roses are still blooming, but most blooms are ruined by overnight frosts, wind and rain.

Angel Face

Most of the rose pruning is done, but many other garden chores are still on my list: dormant spraying, weeding, refreshing mulch, propagating, and vine pruning.

We have been busy getting ready for Christmas and meeting up with friends and family.

Chrysler Imperial

I know you are probably looking forward to the holidays too. I hope you have a wonderful and happy time, and a great new year too. Merry Christmas!

William Shakespeare 2000


  1. Felices fiestas. Que el próximo año 2013 sea un tiempo de Paz y alegría
    Un afectuoso saludo.

  2. Mimo wiatru, deszczu i mrozu róże jeszcze pięknie wyglądają. Życzę radosnych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia w gronie rodziny i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku.
    Despite the wind, rain and frost roses still look beautiful. I wish you a Merry Christmas with your family and a Happy New Year.

  3. Hi, Rosemary
    Beautiful photos as usual:)
    Sending the warmest Christmas wishes to you and your family.

  4. Have a great Holiday with family and friends and I am looking forward seeing your beautiful roses next growing season

  5. Поздравляю с Рождеством Христовым! В этот светлый праздник хочу пожелать мира и спокойствия в вашем доме, добра, взаимопонимания, достатка, любви, счастья, душевного равновесия, успехов во всех начинаниях, побольше радости, крепкого здоровья и всех благ! Пусть оправдываются все ожидания и сбудутся самые заветные мечты!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  6. Your photographs are stunning!!!! Your roses beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration in photography and growing roses.

    Have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2013. I'm sorry you've had a sad 2012.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady Lorraine

  7. Dear Masha, what a wonderful holiday post! Your roses look fantastic even at this time of the year and so do your spectacular photos. I haven't even started to prune my roses yet, but I hope that I will get to it during the holidays, I also hope to plant some new roses and other lovely plants. Anyway, I am wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas as well. Hope you have a lovely time together!

  8. Your roses pictures look so sunny and beautiful despite the rain. We have here the dark days before Christmas, wet, cold and foggy.
    Wish you a very Merry Christmas!

  9. thank you, Masha, best wishes for you and all of your roses, these pruned and others;-)
    stay as you are, fresh and nice like a rose!

  10. What gorgeous images, Masha. The sparkle and glisten. Have a great holiday!

  11. Hello Masha, I haven't been here for a while, but your roses are just as gorgeous as I remember :-) My roses are still blooming too, in London, although just a few here and there. Let me wish you a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2013.
    Take care, Helene

  12. Masha, I saw your roses, they are a bit sad! Winter is now...
    But we all have been waiting for Christmas, here is a lot of snow, sledging and skiing around our summer cottage!
    Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year!

  13. Merry Christmas Masha ! Wishing you all the best for the New Year ! Your roses are marvellous, as always :)

  14. The rain drops on your roses look divine, especially the golden ones! Merry Christmas!

  15. Gorgeous photos!I wish you wonderful Holidays and a rosy 2013.

  16. Merry Christmas! The photo of the water droplets is amazing!! :o)

  17. Your phots are a cut above...hope you had a great haoilday

  18. Your Pat Austin photo is beautiful! Happy New Year!

  19. How wonderful to still have beautiful roses in December. I hope you had a most joyous Christmas and that your 2013 will be filled with wonderful blooms!

  20. I wish you that the coming year will bring you peace, good health, good cheer and prosperity. Happy New Year! Valentina D.

  21. Beautiful shots! Wishing you a joyous New Year!

  22. Hello Masha !

    So wonderful !

    How interesting post and beautiful, beautiful blog !

    Wish you & your family a very Happy New Year 2013 !

  23. Hello, your photos are AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL !!!
    BONNE ANNEE 2013 !


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