This rose is called Loving Memory. We planted it in memory of my little brother who passed away aged 21.
This picture was the one in the real estate window before we bought it.
So I have finally worked out how to use the scanner. This has opened up a world of possible posts for me. I went through several large boxes of photos yesterday, very time consuming as I didn't just have a "boy look" but revelled in all the memories that photos can evoke. (I think my husband must hold the world speed record for looking through a pack of photos!)
Today I will share a 100 year old villa we lived in (in NZ). We were only in it for 2 years but managed in that time to get a garden established...such fertile soil in Hawkes Bay! How is it that we could get so much done with an 18 month old and new baby, whereas now we don't have time to scratch our noses,lol.
I loved this house. It was so full of character...high ceilings (board and batten at that!), wide skirtings, timber floors, lead-light windows, back to back red brick fireplaces, ahhh.
Peter (hubby) hated this house. It had a leaking roof, draughty windows, old wiring, 2 fire places (that's a lot of kindling to chop), grrr.
I wish I had those rose coloured lenses in my glasses with our current house, haha.
PLEASE excuse the poor picture quality, it is truly cringe-worthy!