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Climbing roses, and a couple of stray roses from the "rose garden"

Climbing roses, and a couple of stray roses from the “rose garden”

I am simply in the spirit!  I thought for sure I would have to skip my “In a Vase on Monday” post as I hadn’t prepared anything this weekend.  To top it off, when I arrived home tonight it was pouring rain and pitch dark!  But I had an idea in my head so I really wanted to follow through with it.

what a difference using a flash makes...

What a difference using the flash makes on colouring.  I have to say I really prefer these pictures with no flash.

Roses up close

Roses up close

The roses are in an oasis in a red glass dessert bowl. My mother gave me a set of large and small glasses and dessert bowls all in a beautiful deep red, perhaps more of a burgundy colour.  Why the glasses match the dessert bowls is a bit of a mystery, but they do look pretty together!

Christmas tree candle in the background

Christmas tree candle in the background

You can still see some raindrops on the flowers!  It was *really* raining when I cut them!

a little candle light to make things pretty

a little candle light to make things pretty

I was definitely in the mindset of Christmas with my white tree candle and red bowls.  I had to transform these pretty pinks into holiday spirit!

Nearing the end of the roses...

Nearing the end of the roses…

The climbing roses are amazing and still have quite a few clusters of buds.  I tried to cut the ones that were nearing the end, as it is so nice to see them outside when most everything else is “finished”.

Softer look without the flash

Softer look without the flash

Oh my goodness I am so glad I went outside and got drenched! The arrangement is only 7 inches tall and about 7 inches wide and just adorable (so says the very humble arranger, ahem.).

too many pictures?

too many pictures?

You can join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for this very fun meme “In a Vase on Monday” (http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/in-a-vase-on-monday-wintersweet/ )  as a challenge to find plant material in your garden at all months of the year!

I hope you are also ‘in the spirit’!

In peace,
Dana

Roses by Candlelight

Roses by Candlelight

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