Monday, March 9, 2015

Autumn Light

My patio rose on the kitchen window sill in yesterday afternoon's Autumn light. This rose is unusual in that it produces flowers with different shades of colour, from a deeper apricot pink (see image January 27, 2015) to this golden beauty. If I leave the flowers on the plant they will fade to white.
Note the damage to my insect screen from the native Sulphur Crested Cockatoos.


The same rose in this morning's soft Autumn light. The temperature earlier today was cool and fresh but now the day has warmed, it is very hot in the sun, around 30 degrees Celsius. Summer days are reluctant to leave.
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52 comments:

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

I really, like a delicious rose pretty pictures !!

Besos!

Anonymous said...

I am really under the weather, terrible headaches, sinus congestion and this rose on the window sill... well, it's nice and it helps freshen the air. Thank you. You are in my prayers at night. The subtle fragrance of a rose can lift one's spirits. My cat Irenka has just leapt on my lap, lightly as cats do when they want to stay somewhere for a good while. Hmm... Yes, she has good senses for the smell of roses. Her nose is in the air now and oh, oh, her pawwwww has reached for the keyboard now... Hmmm. Now she's pushing her nose up under my wrist while I type. Always wants attention! I have to stop and give her a stroke. Cats... Un de ces jours. :-)

MARTY said...

special rose and beautiful shots you made Dianne !
hope you are well
I wish you a nice week

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your kind words, yes, the fragrance of the rose is delicious.
Besos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dearest C.B. thank you for stopping by again, I am always happy to see your messages here.
I am so sorry that you are under the weather; sinus congestion and headaches will make you feel miserable. Are you taking any medications to relieve your symptoms?
Try putting some Vicks Vaporub (I believe it is available in the U.K) in a bowl of hot water and inhaling the steam, it contains menthol and eucalyptus oil and is good for relieving that stuffy feeling in the nose and sinuses. A natural saline pump spray for the nose from a pharmacy can also help; "FLO" brand or the equivalent would be beneficial, also some pain medication.
If you have a bacterial infection then of course you will also need antibiotics. I hope you feel better soon.
Thank you for praying for me, that is a great comfort to hear. I still say my special prayer for you each night.
Yes, the subtle fragrance of a rose is never too strong unlike some lilies which are beautiful but have an overpowering fragrance and give me a headache, like some very strong perfumes.
I am so pleased that you have little Irenka she is such a pretty little cat. Yes, cats love affection and attention and are great company. Mine have been taking good care of me. Mine also like to always be close by and like to walk across my computer keyboard.
My youngest son Andrew rescued a young cat from a car park one night on his way home from work. It was being harassed and hurt by some youths who were trying to burn him with a cigarette lighter, so my son grabbed the poor cat and said the cat belonged to him and he would call the police. They took off in a hurry. How cruel, I don't understand how people can be so evil. My son inquired in the shops to ask if anyone owned the cat but they could not help him. He advertised locally but no-one came forward. Meanwhile he took the cat to the vet to have him checked over as his leg seemed to be injured. He was about a year old the vet said, he had not been micro-chipped or neutered and from his general health had been neglected. So Andrew had him vaccinated, micro-chipped, neutered, had his leg attended to and some antibiotics as he was ill and he now has a very loving place to live and a very loving owner in my son. He is such an affectionate little kitty, Andrew has named him Bob Biscuits as he liked his cat biscuits so much. He looks similar to Irenka, black with white paws, socks, chest, neck and chin. Thankfully a happy, healthy new life for Bob Biscuits.
Take care dear one, I hope you are feeling much better in yourself soon.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty for your kind words, I am feeling a little better today.
The rose is very pretty and the images are average, I used my cell phone camera for the photos, a good camera would have been better.
Have a happy week!
Bisous
xoxoxo ♡

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

es, it really lights autumn are the most beautiful !!
es, it really lights autumn are the most beautiful Besos!

Giga said...

It must be a beautiful rose, which changes its hues. I love roses. A letter last spring goes. Regards.

Marisa said...

What a lovely pictures dear, dianne! So soft and warm' feeling.
Xo

foam said...

Dear dianne,
It's so good to see you out and about again. The Rose is lovely. I'm sure the cockatoos are not so lovely when they are chewing on your window screen though. Here's to cooler weather for you and warmer weather for us.
Be well ..

x x x

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Votos que esteja recuperada da sua saúde, as foto estão perfeitas com boa luz.
AG

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Dear Dianne,
Your rose is a beautiful apricot color.
I love these wonderful flowers. The sun's rays embellish it further.
Kisses and greetings.
Lucia

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your kind words. Yes, the Autumn light has a soft, warm glow.

Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Giga , I have had three different coloured flowers from this small plant, I think it is because it is hybrid rose.
Kind regards

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marisa for your kind words, I should buy myself a good camera.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Foamy , for your kind words. Yes, it is good to be able to walk around my garden, though I am not venturing too far from home.
The cockatoos are very destructive, they chew the flowers from my plants and have ruined all of the window screens on the back of the house.
I am looking forward to cooler days, it is so hot again today, I will send some of the warmth to you.
Take care dear friend.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Caro AG obrigado por seu tipo desejos para a minha recuperação. Eu estou contente que você gostou da luz nas minhas fotos.
Abraços

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dear friend Lucia , thank you for your kind words, yes, the rose is a beautiful colour, especially in the sunlight...though not as beautiful as the roses from your garden.
Kisses and greetings
Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

La vida és tan corta,que tenemos la oblgacion de saber aprovecharla

martinealison said...

Bonsoir chère amie,

Il me tarde de les voir fleurir à nouveau les roses !... Bientôt à présent !
Vos photos sont magnifiques et apportent une belle note d'optimisme.
Aujourd'hui nous avons osé déjeuner dehors ! C'était délicieux que de sentir la chaleur du soleil sur la peau... Demoiselle Printemps arrive à petits pas !
Je vous embrasse affectueusement.

Laura. M said...

The garden is fine. Beautiful pink Dianne. I'm glad your recovery goes well,.
Good weekend.
Besos.

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan para sus sabias palabras ... sí, tenemos menos tiempo de lo que pensamos.
Un fuerte abrazo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Bonjour chère Martine
Merci pour vos aimables paroles. Comme vous vous déplacez dans printemps vous verrez beaucoup de roses et de fleurs en fleurs et sentir la chaleur du soleil sur votre peau.
Une étreinte chaleureuse

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Laura for your kind words, yes, I am recovering but slowly.
Have a good weekend!
Besos.

xoxoxo ♡

Magia da Inês said...

ه°·هჱ⊱
A natureza é muito bela e sábia também.

Ótimo sábado com tudo de bom!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
ჱه° ·.

Yannis Politopoulos said...

Dear Dianne,

There is no autumn in your heart, because there is always the light of femininity in your words.

Yannis Politopoulos

Giancarlo said...

Una buona domenica e un felice inizio settimana...ciao.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, venho agradecer a sua visita o comentário deixado no meu blog.
desejo que esteja já recuperada da sua saúde.
AG

JUAN FUENTES said...

Un fuerte abrazo a la p0eta triste,desde Andalucia

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Pardonnez-moi, chère Dianne, mais je ne vous savais pas souffrante. C'est qu'on est mieux chez soi que dans les plus confortable des hôpitaux. Vous avez que la nature sera aussi un soin pour vous, d'abord en la regardant, puis en y allant puiser toute son énergie. Je vous souhaite beaucoup de courage, vous envoie mes meilleurs ondes positives. Je vous embrasse, aussi, bien amicalement.

Roger

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Hi Dianne! I hope your recovery goes well!
Besos!

Enrique G.A. said...

special rose and beautiful

JUAN FUENTES said...

Los colores que nos puede dar la naturaleza son estraordinário

Roselle Quin said...

Hello Dianne!

How are you? I am sending the sweetest healing thoughts and prayers your way-Sending cyber hug too! I do hope you're feeling much better and resting well.

I love how serene and beautiful your window looks!I wish I could grow roses, but where I live the humidity is too much for them. I've tried so many times, sigh!

Take care!

dianne said...

Thank you dear Inês for your kind wishes, yes, Nature is very beautiful.
Best wishes for a good weekend.
hugs and kisses
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Yannis for your lovely words, I wish it was always Springtime in my heart.
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Grazie caro Giancarlo per i vostri desideri gentili, avere un buon fine settimana.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigada querida A.G. pelas suas amáveis palavras, minha saúde está melhorando lentamente.
Abraços

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan por sus amables deseos.
besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Merci cher Roger de votre aimable souhaite pour ma santé, ma maison est beaucoup plus agréable que l'hôpital. Bon pour être parmi les arbres et le jardin, la beauté de la nature est la guérison.
Merci de votre étreinte amicale.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your kind wishes...my recovery is slow but I must have patience.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Enrique for your kind words.
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Juan , yes Nature gives us a beautiful palette of colours.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello dear Roselle ,

Thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet words and kind wishes.
I am recovering slowly, not as quickly as I had hoped. My surgeon told me on Wednesday that the discomfort and tiredness I am experiencing is to be expected due to the severity of the infection I had.
I have a lovely view of my garden from my kitchen window, my garden is a tranquil place with many birds visiting each day.
I am sorry you cannot grow roses successfully in your climate. It is quite humid here and some of my roses get 'black spot' on their leaves but I won't use poisonous sprays because of the birds and small creatures who live in my garden.
God bless you for your kindness and take care!
xoxoxo ♡

José Ramón said...

Dianne Happy change of season is a pleasure to stop by Cheers

dianne said...

Thank you dear José for your kind words, I am happy to welcome the cooler days of Autumn.

xoxoxo ♡

Linda said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

dianne said...

Thank you dear Linda for your kind words, so lovely of you to visit.
Warm greetings

xoxoxo ♡

Laura. M said...

Good week, dianne;)
A kiss.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Laura , a happy weekend to you:)
besos
xoxoxo ♡

Rubén Opazo said...

Dianne: Espero que su salud este fortaleciéndose con el paso de los dias. La vida esta llena de cosas bellas que vale la pena vivirlas a pesar del dolor. Mis mejores deseos la acompañan, mi querida amiga.

dianne said...

Estimado Rubén , gracias por sus buenos deseos para mi salud. Me estoy sintiendo mejor a medida que pasa cada semana. Tan cierto hay mucha belleza en la vida para ser agradecidos.
Caliente desea mi querido amigo.

xoxoxo ♡