May Day Roses

May 01, 2022

Happiest May Day to you! In honor of May Day I filled my house with roses and took a ton of garden pictures because the roses are at their peak! I hope you find a moment today to sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy. 

My favorite garden shot is when my beloved greenhouse is peeking out from behind
a lovely foreground of foliage.

Climbing Blaze

wash day

This unknown David Austin is so fragrant. Luckily it's not too far from our
bedroom door and often I can smell its fragrance wafting into the house.

Climbing First Prize

Climbing Eden, above and below

unknown David Austin

unknown David Austin

The roses against the fence in our veg garden.

Graham Thomas

The patio off our bedroom, and the gorgeous view I wake up to every morning.

unknown David Austin

A good picture of Climbing Eden. 

Last week we got a new, much needed counter, sink and faucet. Totally thrilling for me.

Above and below, a close up of the olive branches with flower buds that I used as a filler.

We're having a dinner party tonight and this is the reason.
I found this hidden away when I recently did my deep cleaning.
It's sealed, and the big reveal will be tonight to find out who, if anyone, got it right.
This would have been written in 2019 or early 2020, before the pandemic
and when we had a dozen or more Democratic presidential candidates. 
Should be interesting!

My adult son made this Lego Typewriter and I fell in love with it and confiscated it!
Maybe it can be my Mother's Day gift?

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  1. Absolutely beautiful roses and garden. I love the typewriter!!!!!

    1. Thanks Carole! Did you see the typewriter on Friday?

  2. Your roses are absolutely stunning! Diane

  3. Glorious roses, so enjoyed seeing them, and your garden,
    Ps Those sweaters on the table are my favorites!!!

  4. I await your blog/email every day. I dont think i would ever tire of seeing your gorgeous garden. I know it took tons of work to design and maintain.

    1. Your comment is so kind. Thank you so very much. Kristen

  5. Also, tell your son that the typewriter is amazing.

  6. What an idyllic setting you live in, Kristen. Chloe

  7. Wow thank you for all your beautiful posts. Your roses are spectacular and I love all your tips and tricks both for housekeeping and knitting.

    Very best wishes

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Best wishes, Kristen


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