June 4, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday - Mocking Mother Nature

My rose bushes (all my plants for that matter) have been confused by the antics of Mother Nature - first she brought summer-like warmth in April so they started to wake up and grow, then she hit them with a few nights of frost in May, which made them wonder if they had somehow missed spring.

With the recently alternating hot-and-humid days coupled with the bouts of major thunder storms and lots of rain, my roses have finally decided to mock Mother Nature and show themselves off. I took this picture immediately following a thunderstorm that doused everything then moved on, letting the sun shine through.


See more photos worth a thousand words at Cheaper Than Therapy - you might need some therapy after this post! ;)

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24 Random Sassy Comments:

Miranda said...

How pretty! It's nice to see someone's flowers making it through the craziness. My whole yard is trying to figure out whether to live or die in this crazy back and forth weather.

Mrs Cooper said...

I so love roses. This weather is ridiculous isn't it???

Julie@Momspective said...

Ooh, how beautiful! You show 'em, roses!

Brooke said...

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skyesofblue said...

Beautiful picture. I love flowers.
We had very unusual rain yesterday in California. Our roses have been out for about six weeks.
Thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

That picture is so beautiful!

The weather has been nuts over here. Warm, humid, then cold. Though we haven't had a thunderstorm in a while. Wouldn't mind one. I like them, except for the tornado producing kind:)

Casey said...

I would imagine the plants would have a "WTF" moment when things are changing so rapidly. I'm glad you got a pretty flower out of it though!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I want to plant some roses in my yard, but I'm afraid the hot sun will just kill them! :-(

aaensons said...

very beautiful i love this picture

Dee said...

great picture!

kyooty said...

I love this picture. I'm not sure my roses will bloom at all this year, we had a frost warning Monday night.

A Joyful Chaos said...

I love roses! My bushes didn't survive my brown thumb :-(

Days of Whine & Noses said...

nice picture, I do not have a green thumb, more like a black thumb :(

Sally said...

Yellow roses are my very favorite!!! I'm glad yours were able to show mother nature a thing or two!!

Happy ATWT!

Lola said...

We have 1 lone rose bush. We should have pruned it last year, but didn't. I think it's going to be awhile, if indeed it does bloom.

Anonymous said...

Stacy! Hi! It looks like you're happy and it seems pretty relaxed over here so I'm hoping you're having fun with your blogging again and it's all relaxing now.

Things are good with me. I kept that email but just don't check it very often. I have a new one too.

We'll have to catch up one of these days!!

Anissa said...

Beautiful! Mine blooms and then goes away.

ahappyhippy mom said...

I love roses! It has been so cold here none of my flowers are doing well. It's hard to believe summer is officially starting in a few weeks!

Raise Them Up said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Justine said...

Wow, the pic came out gorgeous! It rained so hard here today, and while I was driving. I could barely see 5 feet in front of me!

Justine :o )

Over The Top Aprons said...

Stacie, It is fun to stop by and read your random thoughts.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Beautiful! Stopping by from the June Comment Challenge :)

Angela said...

Nice to see they are blooming even with the crazy weather!

Yaya said...

Great pic! Yes this spring has been so weird!