Run for the Roses

Beautiful Bunch of Blooms

Something about early May brings a spring to our step…  The weather warms, the flowers bloom, we celebrate yet another birthday and the Kentucky Derby is always a great excuse for a party.  We’re also mindful as we age that we need to try to live in the moment and have fun, even as time seems to speed up exponentially.  The words of Dan Fogelberg’s iconic song are especially appropriate today…

Heavenly Hues

Pretty Posies

And it’s run for the roses
As fast as you can
Your fate is delivered
Your moment’s at hand

Crowned Glory

Pink Perfection

It’s the chance of a lifetime
In a lifetime of chance
And it’s high time you joined in the dance
It’s high time you joined in the dance.

Garden Gems

Will you be dancing this weekend with a spring in your step?  We hope so!

Photos of our favorite David Austin roses via Pinterest, Flower Magazine and Decor8

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  • Reply designchic May 3, 2013 at 8:49 am

    What a beautiful post – my roses are full of buds, but the first bloom hasn’t quite arrived – I can’t wait!! Happy weekend, ladies ~

  • Reply quintessence May 3, 2013 at 9:39 am

    So beautiful!! We have traditionally always attended a Derby party on Saturday and things have been so hectic I can’t believe it’s this weekend – time to do my race research!! My favorite quote of time passing is from Noel Coward who noted that as we get older it seems as if we are having breakfast every 10 minutes! Happy weekend!!

    • Reply carolyn May 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

      We just a read a great quote from Goethe this morning that said “one always has time enough, if one will apply it well” – so appropriate for today’s post, don’t you think?!

  • Reply Taylor Greenwalt May 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Such a pretty post….after my day yesterday I will have a spring to my step….my family is safe…much to celebrate!

  • Reply Leslie May 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Beautiful ladies! This is the perfect Friday post:) I’ll be picking up roses today! Have a wonderful weekend!!


  • Reply stitchfork May 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Oh so very pretty! Especially the pink perfection arrangement. Raising a mint julep, cheers for a fun weekend!

  • Reply Loi Tone on Tone May 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Beautiful roses!!! What a lovely way to start the weekend.
    Cheers to you all,
    PS – Can’t wait for mine to start blooming!

  • Reply The Enchanted Home May 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Love all the roses….so many beautiful colors and variations. I love all the pomp and circumstance around the Derby too….enjoy your weekend.

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