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Frosty but FEARLESS ...


Frosty but FEARLESS ...

7th Dec. 2010 ... Arthur Bell rose, braving the big chill ...



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oooh Arthur Bell is certainly a big brave chap.:o))

8 Dec, 2010

 

that is fabulICE! i mean its incredible, love the frost!

8 Dec, 2010

 

lovely unusual picture.marvelous that it is still in bloom

8 Dec, 2010

 

The sky was so blue... and the frost so amazing...

8 Dec, 2010

 

A petrified rose!!......well caught TT :-))

8 Dec, 2010

 

Wow that is stunning

8 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Alice and Sixpence :o)

8 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely shot TT :o)

8 Dec, 2010

 

Brilliant! What a beautiful blue sky!

8 Dec, 2010

 

Incredible photo, TT, almost like a cartoon character coming to life - or am I being very fanciful?

8 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks everyone...
Gee ... what did you have in mind ?
Bart Simpson look-alike ? Lol.

8 Dec, 2010

 

Wow amazing picture TT,looking at that sky you could be fooled into thinking it was summer:-)

8 Dec, 2010

 

. . . the rose was sleeping when the frost fell. Although still very cold, the sun came out and wakened the rose with it's gentle warmth. Shuddering slightly because of the cold, the rose shook off the frost. On doing so, it re-awakened the new growth hidden under the old. Slowly, slowly, gently, gently, as the seasons changed, the new growth pushed and pushed. The old flower had one more thing left to do - on falling to the ground, accompanied by the leaves, it would provide nourishment for the new growth. And so the cycle continued - another beautiful rose awaiting next years frosts.

8 Dec, 2010

 

It looks almost cacti looking with spikes coming off it - nice picture

9 Dec, 2010

 

I think it was its little frosty 'arms' and 'hands' that caught my imagination, TT :)

9 Dec, 2010

 

Well done Arthur Bell!
we have the same
blue skies and it is warmer but the ice and frost are not moving much~all three water butts frozen solid!

9 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Simbad...
the blue sky was beautiful, but it wasn't bikini weather ;o)

You're right, Paul...
does look a bit like a cactus !

Gee...
maybe resembling ET .. with the long neck, arms and hands ;o) ?

Hi Arlene...
Yes, the weather is due to be slightly milder over coming days, but then COLD again next week !

9 Dec, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Fabulous photo TT ..... :o))

9 Dec, 2010

 

great pic Terra and now see what Gee ment on her pic lol

9 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks, Amy and Sandra...
Yes, if you look at Gee's pic before you see this one, it would be a bit puzzling...Lol.

9 Dec, 2010

 

The golden yellow of the rose and that blue sky are amazing together. That frost is beautiful! lovely pic! :-))

9 Dec, 2010

 

Thank you, David...
I hope you're coping okay with the Scottish snow...

9 Dec, 2010

 

Fab pic. :o)))

10 Dec, 2010

 

Nice picture Terra. Arthur bell is one of the best roses. We had 16 of them in a hedge and the perfume was wonderful. They seem to be resistance to black spot too, unless I was just lucky. Although every year I placed some fresh compost on the soil under the bushes after cleaning up the litter in the winter.

10 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Pip ...
I guess the weather is a little warmer with you. :o)))

Linda... I find that Arthur Bell roses ... including the climber .. do get black spot... so I guess you were lucky... and your clean up/compost routine probably helped a lot. A nice rose for a small garden because of the wonderful scent... :o)

10 Dec, 2010

 

Nice pic TT, poor rose needs a coat.

10 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks. Lol...I think you found the other pic first... where Gee19 has kindly made clothes for intrepid Arthur Bell :o)

10 Dec, 2010

 

lovely photo can see why Gee put her photo on .....

10 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Clarice...
Yes. Arthur now looks a bit undressed in this pic. Lol. :o)

10 Dec, 2010

 

:o)) he's looking forward to the spring, like all of us.

10 Dec, 2010

 

Yes... then I'll dress him in a bikini...lol. :o)))

10 Dec, 2010

 

TT. think I have totally lost it now!!! Lol. 8~} I thought as I was writing that it looked familiar LOL.

10 Dec, 2010

 

LOL. Grandmage... :o))) x

10 Dec, 2010

 

just seen what gee done to your pic...lol

10 Dec, 2010

 

Hi... Holly..
In fashion design...
do you reckon Gee can compete with Victoria Beckham ? Lol.

10 Dec, 2010

 

What a fabulous picture, TT! If you entered it in some photographic contest it would surely win you a prize!

Added it to my favourites. :-))

11 Dec, 2010

 

Hello Tt.I've got a few customers whose Roses are looking like this, no doubt. A few weeks ago, they were all still flowering beautifully and it seemed silly to cut them back, but now it's a bit too icy to go and do it!!

13 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Balcony...
... I'm pleased you added this to your favourites :o)

Hi Paul... I hope you're well...
Yes... it's difficult to decide when to prune roses... and it must be even harder trying to decide when to trim your customers' roses !

14 Dec, 2010

 

Well, we've had a very mild day(in comparison with many recently) today, and more mildish weather predicted until weekend so I went and lightly winter trimmed some roses today (climbers and a couple of very tall bush roses) as well as sweeping some leaves up in another garden as snow is now completely gone.

14 Dec, 2010

 

What a fab photo TT Wish we had frost like that.

15 Dec, 2010

 

Very nice picture TT, it's like frozen in time...........

15 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Pamd and Louis ...
... more freezing weather on the way !

16 Dec, 2010

 

another beautiful picture.

17 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Shahida... Thank you. :o)

17 Dec, 2010



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