Saying Good-Bye

by Janice

The sweetest part of June must be her roses…

I took these pictures on our last Sunday evening in my mother-in-law’s garden. After two decades in their home, my in-laws are downsizing to a townhouse.

I will miss the backyard that was large enough for the kids to play. I will miss the vegetable garden where the kids helped plant potatoes. I will miss the living room where Santa made an extra stop each year. And I will miss the roses…







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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Linda June 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Beautiful roses and photos!


2 Corn June 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

The photos of the roses are absolutely breathtaking.


3 Angela June 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Beautiful. My grandparents used to have roses as well.


4 Susan June 30, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I feel like I can almost smell those roses!


5 julie June 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm

those are beautiful


6 Stefany June 30, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Very beautiful pictures. They should dig one up and bring it with them.


7 Sweet Serendipity June 30, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Truly gorgeous photos! Hopefully you’ll make many more sweet memories in their new home.


8 Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought June 30, 2009 at 5:44 pm

What lovely roses. The abandoned house next door has beautiful roses, too. They look wonderful in our house! =)


9 Margie June 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm

love the roses, take some with you.


10 Cascia June 30, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Those roses are beautiful. Too bad they have to move. I still miss my flower garden that I had at my old house.


11 Casual Friday Every Day June 30, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Oh how sad! I remember when my grandparents moved… it broke my heart! Such glorious looking flowers!



12 Michelle June 30, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Janice the roses are gorgeous.I do hope that they are at least one with them. I’d love to have beautiful flowers every year.


13 Maddy July 1, 2009 at 12:12 am

They are quite gorgeous.

As for the hair dilemmas, I think I may opt for the cheapy version = hair shave.



14 Julie Wrzesien July 1, 2009 at 12:13 am

These are the most incredible roses I have seen in a long time. Wow!!!


15 Pattie July 1, 2009 at 12:20 am

Beautiful roses. We used to have 8 rose bushes at our old house and I miss them.


16 Petula July 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Those rose are so beautiful. I love roses… actually I love most flowers. I remember when I was a little girl we had a rose bush in our backyard. When I ran by the smell would engulf me – I loved that. Hmmm… Maybe I should plant a rose bush.


17 forgetfulone July 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Those photos are gorgeous!


18 melanie July 1, 2009 at 8:06 pm

beautiful photos!


19 Tina July 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Lovely roses!


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