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Rose and Green Girls

Roses and Green Girls

Haiku 195

Outside trips curtailed?

Bring a little Nature in

Mini peace garden



I treated myself to a bunch of delicate pink roses on my last weekly foray outside to replenish food supplies.

These two had broken near the top of the stem. No problem; they fit perfectly in this tiny vase, on top of the piano, between my two Green Girls.


post script: As some of you may ask, the ceramic Green Girls came from Denmark; a gift from my mother-in-law. 


Friday 13th


Haiku 171

Unlucky for some?

Must say I’ve always enjoyed

Friday the Thirteenth



Footnote – Answer to the quiz in my last post, The Dark Ages.

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do.”*

*Can you guess who said this and which book it is from?


It is, of course, said by Mr Darcy to Elizabeth Bennet, in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, during his first hapless marriage proposal.

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

Congratulations to the following:

Pam at Butterflysand had the correct answer. Well Done!

Special mention to PG and SWMBO, who guessed Jane Austen and deserve sunbeams anyway.

And A Curious Introvert, who resourcefully found the answer.

Thanks also to Mistermuse for his offer of a very long extension cord so I could plug into power in the next city!

Along with sunbeams I give you all these lovely roses.


A Rose Garden

Rose Garden 1

Haiku 155

A burst of colour

Nestled before the mountains

Sweet scented roses


Rose Garden 2

It is a lovely time of year here in Cape Town. The roses in this rose garden are bursting into new life. Every other plant in the Cape is blooming away too, helped by some recent good rainfalls. Hooray!


The Return!

Red Rose

Haiku 145

Sweet scented red rose

How welcome is your return

Also I am back!



Hello my friends!

Just as this lovely red rose returns each spring, wafting its heavenly scent into the air, so I am returning to Blogland.

I hope you have been keeping well in my absence and I look forward to reading all your Blogs again.



Ladybird 1

Haiku 126

Before you fly home

Stop by my roses a while

Welcome visitor!


Ladybird 2

Just the other day I was lamenting that it is yonks since I last saw a Ladybird in my garden. The next day my husband found this little lass, who the wind had blown into our lounge!

Ladybird 3

We gently transferred her onto the rose bush.

I hope she settles down for a lengthy stay and can keep the aphids from eating my roses!

Ladybird 4


I’m sure you all know the nursery rhyme, which dates back to 1744:

Ladybird Ladybird

Fly away home

Your house is on fire

And your children have flown.


Mother Nature Weeps

Rose 1

Haiku 88

Softly falls the rain

Capture every single drop

Mother Nature weeps


Rose 2

Here in Cape Town we are in our dry season, which lasts about five months. So any rain is especially welcome at this time of year, even if it is only one millimetre!

Rose 3

My roses are grateful. As am I!


A Rose For You

Red Red Rose

Haiku 85

Heavenly perfume

One of Nature’s miracles

The scent of a rose


This rose is from my garden. I only have three rose bushes; one large plant that produces an abundance of pink roses, with little scent, and two small ones that produce only a few red blooms, but with a magnificent scent.

I wish I could somehow transmit this beautiful aroma across the ether!

This red rose is for all my Northern friends; especially Pam at Butterflysand, who loves roses.

May it brighten your day as you approach winter.