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English Muse: Eden

Monday, April 6, 2009



It's officially spring -- at least in my little patch of yard. I found the first full rose bloom of the season on my favorite rosebush, a climber called "Eden." It's a big, pink complicated cabbage-like rose. I planted the bush five years ago and now it covers the railing along the front porch. It's spectacular when it's fully in bloom.

For now, this single rose is positively perfect.

Thank you all for keeping me company during my insomnia last night. I've read all your comments three times already! Can't wait to drop in on your blogs -- such a creative, International group! So happy to meet you in this beautiful corner of the Internet.


(Tonight, I've resolved to go to bed early!)


Blogger Stephen said...


April 6, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

Take melatonin! It works fabulously.

April 6, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Kirti said...

beautiful pic...

April 6, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger SoFine09 said...

That rose is so amazing! I have a rose bush in my back yard as well. Makes me want to check it out and take a few pictures of my own. :D

April 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

yes, that and a glass of wine!!

April 6, 2009 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Bonnie Bonsai said...

Rose, the flower most regalled by the royals. Be it's in their first or last bloom, they always portend beauty all season round.

April 6, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

Gorgeous! Happy Spring :)

April 6, 2009 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger suzette said...

So dreamy and summer-like!

April 6, 2009 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

lol. hopefully you sleep better tonight. love the rose. turning cold here for a few days, but spring should resume soon.

April 6, 2009 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Oh, how lovely, this rose makes me happy.

April 6, 2009 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

oh! thank you!!

April 6, 2009 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger roseleann said...

What a gorgeous picture and what a beautiful rose - you can only imagine what my favorite flower is!
With snow on the way, however, I would delight in seeing any flower blooming in my garden now! Enjoy your Spring!

April 6, 2009 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger smile steady said...

Yay for spring! I love it when the first rose blooms- its like the signal that everything is coming back to life! Ahhh...

April 6, 2009 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger The Cottage Cheese said...

The first rose of the season is so special. My first home had an out-of-control-huge rambling rose bush that was so beautiful when it bloomed.

April 6, 2009 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger DoarATAT said...

Bineţe !(BineTze !)
Draga doamna Tina . Deja v-am indragit.Stil direct, transparent, subtil, complet, laconic...Da, doresc sa comunic SI cu dumneavoastra. Doar sa-mi iertati : lipsa diacriticelor(ar putea crea confuzii , la traducere din romana in engleza , chiar si invers);am 3 luni de blogg-ing si n-am gasit toate instrumentele necesare.
Plec la servici .
BineTze !

April 6, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

insomnia is part of my nights...lavender & lemongrass scent sometimes would help...reminds me of a Bali spa ;)
~Hope Everything come up roses for the rest of your week Tina darling*

April 6, 2009 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger trishiekoh said...

What a beautiful rose and a wonderful way to welcome spring.

April 6, 2009 at 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope it's spring for good up here in Canada; where I am today was absolutely beautiful.

April 6, 2009 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Char said...

sorry I missed your insomnia but I hope you rest well tonight. the rose is just gorgeous - I have fallen in love with cabbage roses.

April 6, 2009 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

great blog -- looking forward to reading and seeing more! and I second the melatonin suggestion -- either that or a fabulous Chinese doctor in Los Angeles.

April 6, 2009 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

Beautiful rose! Spring is definitely in bloom now. The beauty of a rose is that even when only one has bloomed or one is left at the end of the season it always makes you stop and take a moment.

April 7, 2009 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger kle said...

i love how your photos have a certain 'age' to them.

spring is finally here!

April 7, 2009 at 2:00 AM  
Blogger Federica said...

Spring is arrived also here in Italy, unfortunately we are living dramatic moments..
Many hugs..

April 7, 2009 at 2:19 AM  
Blogger jaboopee said...

I'd love to exchange blog links with you,and thanks some some great links to other blogs. I love your photography, its so other-worldy.

April 7, 2009 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Oh that's beautiful - a real English rose!

April 7, 2009 at 4:10 AM  
Blogger Roarclothing said...

lovely lovely photograph - what did you take it on?
i took a very simular photograph the other day for university (i study photography) but it wasnt half as beautiful as that!

April 7, 2009 at 4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovely rose!

April 7, 2009 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger mo'ikeha said...

finally, butterflies dancing ring-a-ring-a-roses, oriole sings here and there - best time of the year.

April 7, 2009 at 5:46 AM  
Blogger dyah a. chandra h. putri said...

what a beautiful ! really i love this pict.. huhu

April 7, 2009 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

that is a fabulous image !
you are welcome at my blog anytime !

April 7, 2009 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger cuteseas said...

wow this is amazing! how beautiful!

April 7, 2009 at 7:25 AM  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

Is it any wonder that roses--particularly the old fashioned ones like your lovely French variety--have inspired more poetry than any other flower? I hope you'll share photos of your porch when the bush is in full bloom!

April 7, 2009 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I have just planted a climbing rose. I keep willing it to grow grow grow. Seeing your rose has cheered me up, it is lovely. It has reminded me that I have beautiful roses to come. Even if I have to wait a year or two.

April 7, 2009 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I wish the weather was that nice over here! We still have a little bit of snow left and the grass is still yellow. So no roses yet lol But at least all the snow is almost gone!

April 7, 2009 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous P. said...

I love Eden climbers! They have such a beautiful form. I'm debating if I should get one to cover the ugly building that butts up against our balcony, but I'm not sure if they will climb it, even with a trellis.

April 7, 2009 at 8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many flowers out now signify this beautiful season but your rose is truly stunning.

CJ xx

April 7, 2009 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Olá Tina! Realmente a primavera é uma estação sempre linda, a estação das flores.

Adorei! Parabéns!



April 7, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Flashes of Style said...

What a beautiful photo! You have an amazing blog, I will definitely be back for more :)

April 7, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Thank you!!! I so appreciate you visiting and leaving comments! Makes me so happy...

April 7, 2009 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger sn said...

gorgeous! i'm a fan of the single pink rose too.... i just had one tattooed on my arm and i love it!
keep it up!

April 7, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger JGregg said...

LA can be a beautiful place ... thx for writing on your personal blog and showing the world some local flora!

here's a little poem I wrote for my son (who was having a bad day) on a windy LA day.

Love your blog ...


April 7, 2009 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

pretty, that's number #1.

April 8, 2009 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger I am Alive said...

Your blog has a magic... Just by using plain, casual world you make people feel connected to you.. I certainly feel that bond too...
Your blog has given me a lot to think... Now I will not wait for any trigger to write... But the best part about you is , for you any small incident also works as a trigger :) I never imagined 'A Cabbage looking Rose' can also gain so much attention ... Keep up the good work man.. I love your blog...

April 12, 2009 at 2:10 AM  

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