18 April 2012

A rose by any other name...

We have an old rose bush at our house.  Can't tell you how many years it has been there, but the house was built around 1935...probably this bush has been around almost as long.  When we moved into our house in 1998, it was a pitiful, unfruitful rose bush.  It is amazing what a little TLC will do for a living thing though!  It is now so tall and robust---and filled with buds this year!  Here is one of the first beauties to come off of the bush:

Isn't this one of the most beautiful roses you have ever seen?  And it smells heavenly (unlike so many roses these days that do not have any smell at all)!  I don't know the variety, but I do remember we had a rose bush when I was growing up that my mother always called a Peace rose bush...  These little yellow and pink buds look very similar, so maybe that's it.  Anyway, I love it!  Thanks to hubby for picking this for me today!

Blessings to you!  Go give another living thing some TLC and see what happens!


05 April 2012

Tennis Champions!

Exciting news!!!  My mixed doubles team (7.0) won our local tournament, so we are headed to the district tournament in Richmond in June---as long as we have enough people to field a team.  I hope we will be able to go.  What fun!

It is almost time for ODTA and USTA women's tennis to begin. I'm looking forward to both of those teams.  It has been exciting to meet lots of new tennis friends.

No more updates right now.  Busy times!  Have a great day!