Sunday, May 27, 2012

Old fashioned roses photo shoot

My old fashioned roses are really putting on a show for me this year.
They are blooming their little hearts out. Their fragrance is intoxicating
and their beauty is unsurpassed so I decided to do a mini photo shoot.
{don't let that word  *mini* throw you. lol. I take a lot of photos to edit out
a lot and save the few that I love}

Alas , before I got to the photo shoot they had started withering and dying ,but I love them
so much that they are even beautiful to me at this stage. 

I saved a gazillion of these rose petal leaves last year and dried them. They looked so gorgeous
 in an aqua blue mason jar , but a few days later they turned the most ugly brown color.  I even
 kept them in a dark place so I don't know what happened, but I don't think I will be drying these
 anymore. They were gorgeous at first though!

Stunning against all white don't you think?

Look at the layers and layers on these lucious roses. Sure wish I knew their name.
 There was a bush already planted here when we arrived 30 years ago.
I have since dug up little starts and planted them along the east side of the house and
they are doing wonderful!! This is one thing that I can seem to grow well!! :)

This is what they started out looking like although the lighting was not
good at all the day I took this photo, but they are still pretty.

This verse popped into my head last night and I thought why not add it to a photo. Love the way
it looks. LDH blog inspired me. :) She has a post of all kinds of floral photos that she added
scripture verses too and they are stunning!!! I am so thankful today that HE loves us with an
everlasting love!

Happy Memorial weekend to each one of you. Let's remember the reason for the holiday.
So many people have sacrificed so much that we might have our freedom.

God bless America!!


Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi... your old~fashioned roses look like Gertrude Jekyll to me... I just picked a big bouquet of mine... do yours smell Heavenly???... if so, they must be those!... I also have dried their petals in the past and have more drying right now... I put them on an old screen in our garage, where it is not too warm not too cold, and the air circulates through the old screen, drying them to perfection!... beautiful photos!... wishing you a happy Memorial Day~Decoration Day weekend!... xoxo Julie Marie

Donna said...

Thank you for sharing your photo shoot with us. The old-fashioned, vintage roses are quite stunning. Such a gorgeous color and the form is exquisite.

Barbara Jean said...


and yes, God Bless America


June said...

Oh I would love to have those blooming around my house Sandi! I love how that rose is shaped. I don't think too many old roses grow here very well because we don't see many of the old rambling bushes at the old farms and homesteads. I guess winter is just too cold (or the elevation too high)
I wanted to tell you that not too many of my lilac blooms survived the late frost we had either. Most of the blooms are just sitting on the bush unopened. It has been very spotty how they bloomed this year and I am pretty bummed about it. But I guess we always have next year :)
sending big hugs...

andrea@townandprairie said...

This photography ius stunning. I love the magenta on the old white.... it's very romantic, yet modern.

Marydon said...

Oh, Sandi, the roses are heavenly! I'll have to look for them ... awesome!

Your photos are splendid ... you sure now how to set up great shots.

Please pray for those that are serving our country & those that have gone before us.

Happy holiday weekend ~

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Sandi! Your roses do look like Gertrude Jekyll! If they smell utterly amazing, then I'll bet they are! :) Loved your photo shoot. I don't think you can ever take a bad pic of roses! lol!

xoxo laurie

Lynnie @ Ramblings from Vintage Gal said...

Hi Sandi,

The color of those roses are perfectly pink. Just found your blog from Town and Country Living...I live in MI too.

Pleuntje said...

Beautiful. Love Petra

julie - eab designs said...

So beautiful Sandi! I would love to add some of this color to my garden.

Susie said...

Sandi, I love your photos. Especially that white gate thing in the back ground. I used to save roses petal too. Smiles, Susie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I've been busy and just caught up on your recents posts. All your little darlings look so precious! Loved your planters post too. I just hung a similar frame in my dining room and love what you did with yours! And of course all your rose portraits are so beautiful. Hope you're enjoying the holiday!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Gorgeous roses & the photos are fantastic! xoxo, tracie

A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful Sandi ~ hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend!

Susan said...

These are beautiful blooms next to your lovely white background, Sandi. You certainly do have the magic touch with these roses!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your crinkly roses look lovely! Especially against all the white! They are such a pretty shade of pink!

Carolyn Robbins said...

Beautiful flowers and photographs. Thank you for sharing.