Monday, June 1, 2009

Mother Nature...can fool us in a big hurry

I took these pictures at 8:30 p.m. huge massive heavy dark clouds were rolling in and yet not a tiny breeze in the air.

I've always wanted roses & ivy to climb my porch entree and there they were in all their splendor... finally, so I grabbed my camera thinking "what will they look like when this storm is over"?

I walked around the yard taking pictures of the other rose bushes just ready to pop their beautiful heads out. Along with the new box garden and tomatoe patch Mr. bed of roses is weeding or WHATEVER he does out there all the time in all that dirt. I have to remind myself sometimes that his dad was a row crop farmer, so this is who he is genetically... But did he HAVE to plant 70 tomatoe plants?

Now is less than 10 mins and it's so windy you cannot stand up (well I take that back, Mr. bed of roses is still hanging onto his hoe his clothes barely clinging onto him...hope something doesnt fly through the air and bonk him in the head!)

You can see him with the second love of his life (me being the first, hmmm, well its either me or the tomatoe & fruit trees? NEVER quite sure this time of year.)

Today I have realized that my dad is just not well at all, he is very very tired and weak and my heart has been so heavy trying to wrap my mind that maybe this time he will not get better so I came home from the shop and just slept. So I was thrilled to wake up in time to grab these photo's mother nature is so generous with her beauty that we can enjoy her in our times of need.

I hope you enjoy them too, and if you need cheering up for some reason or other, remember how good mother nature is to us.
I see lightning...just so I don't see the BAD WITCH IN KANSAS or OZ... this wind is wild I need to hang on...!


Cindy said...

Oh Brenda, you are so cute! And Mr. Bed looks so cute in the garden. What perfect rows. Your climbing flowers are so beautiful.

I'm so sorry about your father, I'm glad you got some sleep, it helps. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

Mimi Sue said...

Your roses are gorgeous. 70 tomato plants? WOW! Wasn't that storm tonight great? We sat out on the swing and watched the lightning. The neighbors think we're so weird. So fun. Mimi

jeni said...

It was quite a storm. Beautiful flowers. Impressive tomato plants. Sending good wishes to you and your Dad.

Joan said...

Look at those gorgeous roses. My one little plant really took a beating this winter. I'm not sure it will flower at all. Thanks for sharing yours. xo Joan

Kelly said...

Your climbing roses are beautiful, I hope that storm didn't ruin them!
How lucky you are to have such a hard farmer-- (I can always use tomatoes ;))
I'm so sorry your Dad isn't doing so well. I know how much you love him. What can I do to help-- let me know, see you soon Brenda.

Gayle said...

Brenda - I've never been a huge fan of roses, but last year we discovered Knock-Out roses and planted several. They bloom ALL summer long, never need to be dead-headed, and are, in all ways, care free. So far, so good! Yours look just beautiful!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Brenda,
Your roses are out of this world! Can you tell me what type of climber it is???
I do remember you as my secret sister, and the plate stand, just darling!
Warm Blessing to you,

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Brenda ~ such lovely roses! I can't believe you have 70 tomato plants! We scaled down this year from 12 to 6! LOL! That's just enough for us to make fresh salsa! ~Stacy~