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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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Linda June 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Beautiful roses and photos!

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2 Corn June 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

The photos of the roses are absolutely breathtaking.

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3 Angela June 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Beautiful. My grandparents used to have roses as well.

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4 Susan June 30, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I feel like I can almost smell those roses!

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5 julie June 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm

those are beautiful

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6 Stefany June 30, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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

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

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

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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! =)

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9 Margie June 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm

love the roses, take some with you.

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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.

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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!

Nell

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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.

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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.

Cheers

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

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

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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.

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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.

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17 forgetfulone July 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Those photos are gorgeous!

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18 melanie July 1, 2009 at 8:06 pm

beautiful photos!

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19 Tina July 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Lovely roses!

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