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Friday, October 19, 2012

When Worlds Collide........

.......or should I say when SEASONS collide....:) 
Hi, Ya'll, sure hope all is good on your side of the mountain.
 All is well here on 15th Street.

I am almost certain these are the last of my beautiful roses for the year.

I don't know the species of THIS particular rose bush.

They have a really big large, in fact, that they tend to bend over....

♫♪♫...they hung their heads and they cried♪♪♫

I generally cut them as soon as they blossom out before they "cry" and loose all their pretty pink petals.

 ...don't you love that we have PUMPKINS
ROSES at the same time???
Meee, too.
('course..a lot of my pumpkins are
FAUX   :)

I found this adorable BLACK pumpkin with the
at HOBBY LOBBY the other day...
all their glam pumpkins were 50% off...just my kind of

 The last of the sweet little
 ...sparkly ORANGE is A GOOD THING....


excuse me while i go back for seconds....:)

...come closer, sniff...don't they smell DELICIOUS ?.....Yes, indeedy....they DO.
 Since we've been off REAL sugar in everything from my coffee to 
pies, cakes, SYRUP....EVERYthing,
we are truly feeling better.
A little more ENERGY and, believe me, at almost 75 and 78,
just a LITTLE more energy is sooo APPRECIATED. !!  haaahahhhaaa
Love and hugs and many kisses,
 ...don't forget to go back to my GIVEAWAY PAGE
and leave a comment for a chance to win this $40.00 value
digital scrapbook software.
Ends on Oct. 22


LV said...

Glad you still have these beauties to enjoy. Mine have been gone far months. I understand your blog frustration. Some days I want to pull the plug and to heck with it.

Teresa said...

Roses and sweet - doesn't get much better than that ;).

I've bid farewell to mine... it's already too cold for them. This Summer was the first I achieved to have some, they'd always die on me, catch all the plagues but this year I had some beauties and fell in love.

I mentioned your blog in my place.

Have a Sweet Weekend,

Audrey said...

Save some waffles for me ... they look so good. Love the roses. Can't grow them here ... the deer eat them.
Have a great week-end. Doing my yard work today and gotta get back out there.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

Leann said...


Just popping over from Vee's blog. Love your style my sweet new friend! I'm going to follow right along!

Enjoy your weekend!

Beth said...

The roses are beautiful and the waffles look good enough to eat.

Have a lovely weekend!

Terra said...

The roses are wonderful with their pink color and so many petals.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi BJ, you still have some pretty roses and to have waffles too, you must be in heaven. I still have one rose bush producing..Happy Friday..Judy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a cute post, BJ! Your roses are beautiful. My knockouts are still going strong, too! Roses and waffles...what a way to start the weekend! Enjoy!

Marti McClure said...

Your roses are beautiful, and I love the contrast with the black pumpkin! The waffles look tasty and I'll have to try the sugar free syrup. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The roses are beautiful BJ! Good to hear about the sugar, cutting back sounds like a good thing. Happy Weekend:@)

Jackie said...

BJ those roses are absolutely beautiful. The flowers all disappeared from my neck of the woods a couple of weeks ago.

God bless.

On Crooked Creek said...

Your roses are gorgeous!!! Like you, I use to be saddened by the drooping of the heads...until one of my dear blog ladies wrote that at that point the "roses bow their heads in prayer"!!! Gave me a whole new outlook on the drooping rose heads! Now, I smile and remember those who need my prayers!!! Oh, dear friend, you are really running competition with "Mr.Ed" on your waffles!!! Guess I'll have to have him make a batch for breakfast to compare! Have a blessed weekend...ours will be filled with our new adventure!

Holly said...

Hi BJ~
I have enjoyed your post so much and your blog!! Love the decorated pumpkin and pink roses are my favorite!! It will be sad to see them go, but thankfully they will return in their glory next season. Thank you for the share!
Blessings and Happy Pink Saturday!
I am your newest follower.

Holly said...

PS I just love chocolate! ;0)

Madeline's Album said...

The roses are just beautiful. I really like the black pumpkin it is very unusual. The waffles look delicious. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Lucky you having a few roses to still enjoy! Ours are through blooming 'til next summer. I can just feel how excited I will be to see the first buds!
Your waffles look so good. I haven't made them for a while and that is breakfast tomorrow! I hope I can find the Ihop sugar free syrup...
♥ Jil

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I cut my last rose of the season last week. Love your pretty fluffy rose! Now on to the pumpkins!

Theresa said...

Beautiful roses. I still have some blooming too;). I should eat what you eat and do what you do! You look Mahvelous Dahling;). Big hugs

e Joops said...

Your roses are beautiful!

My PINK is also a giveaway so come and check it out, you might want to join. Have a great weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

The food you make and bake always look SO delicious on your blog! I truly believe you should be a food stylist for a magazine! Good for you staying off the sugar! I try...and then fail miserably. You inspire me!

Such pretty roses! Pumpkins and roses...what a nice combo! Hope you enjoy your weekend, sweet lady!


Sandi McBride said...

The photos are gorgeous, but my fave is the sugar free IHOP syrup!!! Now I can stop carrying my own supply lo!

Designs By Pinky said...

Your waffles look SO good, I want some! The roses are beautiful, lucky you to still ahve them. Have a great weekend. We are going to our dinner group tomorrow night and resting and watching football on Sunday. NO unpacking this weekend! XO, Pinky

middle child said...

Ok girlfriend. Quit posting those yummy food pictures. Do you know how much weight I have gained just licking the monitor? (not to mention strange looks)

It's All Connected said...

I have one rose bush that continues to bloom although it should have gone to sleep weeks ago. It amazes me with each new bud. Your table says everyone about what it wonderful at this time of year! ~ Maureen

Sarah Evans said...

I love your sparkly pumpkins - they are really pretty :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Cusiosity

The French Hutch said...

Like you we have roses and pumpkins at the same time.
Pink and orange, I love it.........I also have some of those glitzy pumpkins, my problem they got to put away with the Christmas decorations and I can't find them. I guess that's one of the problems when seasons collide!
Good for you and the sugar change. We should do that here, anything for a little more energy.

The French Hutch

debra said...

Well here I am reading this before breakfast on a Saturday morning. I WAS going to have a bagel but now I'm thinking waffles..
Go figure...:)

AshTreeCottage said...

Your roses are beautiful and love that glam pumpkin, but honestly I am reading this post in the morning and have not had breakfast yet and just can't get past those delicious looking waffles. Yummo!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

OHHHHHH your Header!!! It "takes the cake". It is the most creative Header I have seen this season! And I'm sure it will keep on being the cutest and most creative.

Love it!!!!!!

Love it, that some of us are having fun with Halloween. Wish more of us, would try it. -grin-


Carolyn Robbins said...

What delicious photos! Thank you for sharing!

ginny g said...

love the black pupkin hope you don't mind im going tocopy it using pins with pearl heads

Claudia said...

Roses, pumpkins and waffles - I don't think it gets much better than that! I had to snip all my roses a week ago when we had an early frost! Sob.

Thanks so much for joining in this week, BJ!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful roses! I laugh because we have 'roses and pumpkins' here also.
hugs, Linda

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! What pretty roses and pun'kins! Love it. And there you go feeding me again. You know I love waffles and thanks for the uppie on that sugar free syrup.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

thistlewoodfarm said...

Pumpkins and roses....that should be a song :)

Your rose is beautiful :)


Gabriela Delworth said...


What a great post...Lovely roses.
Why is it that every time I leave your blog...I am hungry?!!! Ha, ha, ha!
Oh my....those waffles!


Liz said...

Sheez! I have a craving for waffles now! :P Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! :)


The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

woow..roses and waffles...
coold it be better?? :)
and do not miss.....




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Chubskulit Rose said...

I have never tried that kind of syrup before.

Healthy Pink Snacks
Have an enjoyable Pink Saturday!

Genie said...

Pumpkins and waffles...a great combination. All of your flowers are beautiful. genie

Susy said...

That's my favorite color combo ~ black and white and hot pink.

And BJ, you're so sweet, you just need to put your finger in the batter and swish isn't around!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear! I'm sorry sweet friend..I somehow lost my comment..Another enjoyable post. I tried the sugar free syrup and ..I'm sorry to say, I didn't like it. I will probably do myself in eating real butter and brown sugar...and real maper syrup.
I don't know what it will take to make me straighten up and do what I'm supposed to do. I try. I do.
But not hard enough.
I LOVE your roses...and I also love them with evergreens. My favorite and it's coming up fast.
Hugs and love, and thank you for your prayers. It's one day at a time...sweet Jesus.

Lulu said...

My table has pumpkins and dahlias, all that is left blooming in my yard. You've created quite a setting for your waffles.

Love Of Quilts said...

Those waffles sound so good. I will have to have pancakes for tomorrow breakfast...don't have a waffle maker. Pumpkins and Roses sounds kinda like a sound. I still have a few roses blooming.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very pretty roses and pumpkins!

dix said...

You made my mouth water! Delicious looking waffles! Great photos! Love your jeweled pumpkin. Thanks for sharing. dix---

Balisha said...

Oh must be the bestest cook. Balisha

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, my sweet friend.

You've got it all here, BJ. Beautiful roses. Beautiful pumpkins. Beautiful and delicious waffles. I'll have some of each.

HungryLittleGirl said...

the waffles look awesome!
I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link

Can't wait to see you there!

Carla said...

Those waffles look so drooling good. mmmm Wish I could go to IHOP now. I can eat breakfast anytime of day.
Your roses are lovely. I still have some blooming but none as pretty as that pink one.
Have an awesome day!