Thursday, October 21, 2010

Flowers for my Birthday

 

Last Sunday was my Birthday.   I am 29 again.   My husband and I were invited out to supper at the Swiss Chalet in Barrie by our sons and there loved ones.   My Grandson helped me eat my dinner and thus saving me a few calories.   We did have a cheese cake back at our firstborn’s home later complete with a few candles.  Didn’t want the fire department called in.   Second son and his girlfriend gave me a lovely bouquet of white and red roses with a bit of baby’s breath.   I hope I am not flaunting the rules here as it did not come out of my garden but probably from some garden in Equador.   I just had to show it off.

Vase of red and white rosesred and white roses with logo

I broke one of the white roses placing it in the vase and so I placed it in a little blue dish.  I played around with the photo in “Photoscape” and added a texture from Kim Klaussen Cafe. 

white rose in vase with texture

I am joining Ramblings from a Desert Garden for Monthly Garden Bouquet and Tootsie at TootsieTime for Fertilizer Friday.   I thank these gals for hosting this opportunity to show off your blooms.   Have a great Weekend.   Valerie

21 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

How simply gorgeous. It sounds as if you had a wonderful time. Belated Happy Birthday!

Balisha said...

How pretty. I don't blame you for showing them off. Thanks for sharing your bouquet...Balisha

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, What a wonderful way to spend your birthday. The bouqet of roses is stunning. I love the photo of the single rose. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. Jen

Bernie said...

Happy Birthday for last Sunday ... 29 AGAIN! It's amazing how many times that 29th comes around, lol! I personally decided I'm quite happy turning 30 every year for the rest of my days.

Beautiful bouquet ... and definitely worth posting for MGB. Your photo of the lonesome white rose bloom is just gorgeous. I'll have to learn how to do that one day.

Noelle said...

Hello Valerie,

Oh, I do love rose bouquets, no matter what garden they came from. I am glad you had a nice birthday.

Thank you so much for participating in this month's MGB.

Karen said...

Happy belated 29th birthday, Valerie! Sounds like you had a great time and what a lovely bouquet. I love red and white roses together, so classic.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
The bouquet is stunning and you photographed it to its best advantage.
Did you get snow yesterday? In the afternoon I looked out the window and there it was, swirling and dancing in the wind.
Judith

Darla said...

Very beautiful~

xinex said...

Happy belated birthday! Your roses are beautiful. I am glad you got to celebrate with family...Christine

xinex said...

Happy belated birthday! Your roses are beautiful. I am glad you got to celebrate with family...Christine

Floridagirl said...

Happy 29th! We are exactly the same age! I had another such birthday myself just a few months back. ; ) I think, though, that my Son #1 will soon catch me in age. But about your MGB. It is always such a nice surprise to receive a gift of roses, isn't it? I love how you salvaged the broken rose, and what pretty photo effects!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Well, Happy Birthday!!

Lovely bouquet. Sounds like you really enjoyed your birthday, I'm so glad!

Both photos are beautiful, but the single rose is amazing! Love it!
*hugs*deb

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Happy belated birthday!
Lovely bouquet! Nothing can beat roses!

Greenearth said...

What beautiful birthday flowers.

Pam's English Garden said...

Your birthday bouquet is so very elegant. I am glad you had a lovely birthday and wish you many more.

Carolyn said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you!

Beautiful roses and I love the photoscape one-someday I am going to play with that too.

Carolyn

Anja said...

Happy birthday dear Valerie!!!

You made such nice fotos of your birthday roses!!

Have a healty and joyful new year of age!

Anja

Anja said...

Dear Valerie,

happy birthday and a healthy joyful new year of age!

Your roses are so beautiful arranged!

Anja

Marguerite said...

I'm absolutely smitten with the rose in the blue cup. Gorgeous photo and reminds me of lovely bud vases.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Thanks for the link to Monthly Garden Bouquet, a new meme for me.

I love these photos, but the bottom one is my top fave. Lovely and unusual. I want that blue cup!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

It sounds like you had a nice birthday. The flowers are pretty. I usually get flowers from my daughter, too, because she is a floral designer.