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MONDAY MORSELS


Well, it's that time of year...in fact about a month early....again!!! 'Tis HURRICANE SEASON!!! The Atlantic side of North America has been issued warnings of the first tropical storm for 2012!!! Just off the Carolina Coast ----His name? Alberto!!! Batten down the hatches. And moving to another subject, early Sunday morning Bud and I walked about two hours along Sunset Lake Park and Indian Point near Corpus Christi's Northern Bay ----we hit paydirt for birding this time. Egrets, Ospreys, herons, red-winged blackbirds, sandpipers, and even several Roseate Spoonbills!!! The photos I took are still on the camera's chip. Hopefully I can get 'em framed and ready to post on my birdin' blog sometime soon.

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  1. Are these all your roses? Beautiful!! I hope you are in a part of Texas that isn't as dangerous for the hurricanes, I would be terrified!

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    1. Yes, they're our roses in our yard...and we happen to be right on the path of hurricane alley. It just depends on the wind/current/water temp, etc. to have them hit our area at any given time during the season.

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  2. Your roses are beautiful!
    Hope the hurricanes stay far away from you this season.

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    1. The three of us here in Texas think it's 'our turn' this year...hope we're wrong.

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  3. Your roses are so gorgeous! I have enjoyed my rose garden Dan put in for me a few years ago...we had rain all day yesterday in advance of that early storm...just hoping this is not a portent of a busy hurricane season this year! I get very tired of them! Hope you stay safe!

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    1. Yep, when the roses bloom, all the work and weeding is worth every ounce of energy burned to keep them going.

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  4. Anni, Alberto did not do anything.........they canceled the tropical storm warning. I hope we miss the hurricanes this year. Hope all is well with you!

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    1. Glad to hear it wasn't bad in your part of the states.

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  5. Hi Anni your roses smell divine and are gorgeous!!

    Yep Alberto is throwing his weight around on the East Coast too.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  6. I can almost smell those roses through the computer. Something about the yellow one activated my scent memories! Hope Alberto doesn't do any damage.

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    1. My dad's favorite of all time flower was the YELLOW rose!!!

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  7. Der nimmt meinen Kommentar nicht:(

    LG Mathilda ♥

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    1. ...your comment came through tho!!

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  8. Awesome photos ~ fantastic shots ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  9. Just LOVE roses. We will miss most of them blooming all summer here this summer since we will be going back to sea next month. I'll enjoy seeing them on your and other blogs. :)

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    1. Around here, unlike so many places farther north...ours kinda peeter out during the hot, sultry months of summer.

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  10. Hi Anni, Gorgeous Roses.. Some of yours look like some of ours... Gorgeous!!!! I need to do another Rose blog post soon. Think I told you that we have about 55 different varieties of Hybrid Teas and Grandiflora roses... They are AWESOME.

    Yes---unfortunately, Hurricane Season started a little early this year... I've lived in four different places which are susceptible to hurricanes (Jacksonville, FL, Venice, FL, New Orleans, LA, and Houston, TX)... SO---I know about being prepared....

    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. You two are way ahead of us on the amount of rose bushes, that's a fact!!!

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  11. Nothing more beautiful than roses!!

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    1. I whole-heartedly agree!!!

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  12. Great capture! Are they cross-breeds? The combination of colors are amazing too! Please post the grandeur of your garden if you have one. It must be a delightful sight to be viewing your flowers all the time. God bless!

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    1. My garden is my entire yard...it's too difficult to get them all in 'showing' so I take the photos individually.

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  13. Just beautiful!

    I remember when Amber called me during Hurricane Ike.
    She said, "I am huddled in the dark eating chocolate donuts by candle light like that's going to make everything OK!"

    Fortunately she and Mike stayed safe and did not suffer much damage. But Houston and surrounding areas looked like a war zone for a long time.

    Galveston seems to have finished all its recovery. Miss the trees on Broadway, though.

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    1. She is just so beautiful...in thought and her special 28 week accomplishment today.

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  14. What beautiful roses. I love the water drops in the first shot.

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    1. Well, alas, it should be 'rain' drops but it's from the sprinkler system. We need rain for these beauties!!

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  15. Those roses are gorgeous. I have one rose bush in my yard and it's the ugliest rose bush I've ever seen. Every year I say I'm going to dig it out. I think it's more of a wild rose and they smell horrible.
    Hope those hurricanes blow right around you

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    1. Regarding the hurricanes...hope they do too. LOL

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  16. Your roses are beautiful. I especially like the second one. I've got several tree roses planned for our new house.

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    1. Mmmmmm, tree roses!!! They're so pretty.

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  17. Sadly, I've never had much success with roses. Actually, with anything, but especially with roses. All the other women in my family have very green thumbs, but mine are brown! Anyway, your roses are exquisite.
    Hope we dodge the hurricane bullet. Although some rain from a tropical storm might be nice.

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    1. As for hurricanes...yes, I hope they're not bad this year for anyone. And -- yes, tropical storms are good for the rain quantities.

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  18. And pretty ones at that! sandie

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  19. Absolutely beautiful rose pics!Yes, the hurricane season has started early this year!:(

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  20. How delightful these are, Anni!

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  21. Beyond beautiful, just like you.

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