Monday, April 18, 2011

I love coming home.

Greetings from Arizona, where spring has officially sprung.


This past weekend I traveled to Chicago with my two co-workers for an annual convention. We had a good time but I was ready to come home. One can only take so many hours sitting in a chair listening to speakers, a few extra cocktails than I'm used to having, and several hours less in the sleeping department.
Plus, Saturday was our wedding anniversary and I was many miles away.Doug made up for it though. I hate going to get my car washed, so Doug surprised me by picking me up at the airport with a shiny clean car. :o) Yay! And after being in Chicago where it was COLD, it was nice to get home to our warm Arizona climate. Our rose bushes had exploded while I was away! First thing I did was grab my camera and take some pictures of these beauties. Doug had our meal planned. He grilled steak and we ate out on the patio while enjoying a nice bottle of wine and these beautiful roses.
Ahhhh. It's good to be home.



I have a lot of catching up to do - lots of unread blogs in my reader and all kinds of lovely comments waiting to be enjoyed. {Thanks so much!!!} How's spring coming along on your corner of the planet? xo

25 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Welcome back! I love rose bushes - my mom had whole assortment of them, and they always remind me of her.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

I love roses as well....yours look so beautiful....it will be a while til ours are in flower.

debs14 said...

Our roses will be many weeks away from flowering like that. Great photos, you can really see the velvety texture on them - beautiful.
Welcome home!

Carrie Rosalind said...

SO pretty! I still have those ones you brought to my work last week, and they still look gorgeous!

humel said...

Welcome home! I think you just answered several of my questions :-) The roses are beautiful, what a lovely welcome xx

Karen said...

Welcome home! Your roses are just beautiful. Sadly, spring is just not interested in coming to western New York. It's snowed the last two days, not enough to cover the ground, but still . . . This is one of the longest winters I can remember! Can't wait to get out your way where it's warm enough to eat outside!

Melissa said...

Definitely enjoying spring here in Texas. Your roses are absolutely gorgeous - thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

I am about to go and pick my first ripe strawberry. So I guess it really is spring.

Carol Anne said...

Spring has gone into hiding. We're getting snow tonight. ;^(

Carol Anne said...

BTW, I love your roses. I grow them in my yard, too.

Renae said...

I love your roses. Our tulip greens are popping out of the ground and getting taller every day. I am getting antsy for the farmers' markets to start. I love fresh flowers, produce, handmade breads, and kettle corn while you wait.

Lori said...

Beautiful! I love roses! I went around taking pictures of my miniature roses as well as the neighbor's roses. (Well they don't live anymore!) Just gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! I hate being gone for mine too!

Amy said...

Yes, home is wonderful - been away a bit myself - happy anniversary to you and Doug! :-)

Sian said...

Happy Anniversary and Welcome Home :) Your roses are fabulous.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Happy Anniversary! and welcome home! so wish I could have made it to say hello! Love your roses too!

Mom said...

Stunning to say the least! We have one rose bush in front and it's in bloom plus a friend brought me 3 roses from her garden yesterday. Oh, but our iris are so beautiful!

Glad you made it home safe and sound, Sweetie! xo

Cheri said...

Welcome Home Deb! I know the feeling of traveling for work. No matter where they send you, it isn't like you get to enjoy the sites - just spend days in windowless conference rooms getting buried under information overload. Enjoy the recovery period!

Renae said...

Hi Deb! I was wondering if you could help me out on picking a camera. I have a small basic digital one but would like to save for a nice SLR. I'm not sure what brand to pick. I sure would appreciate any advice you could offer. Thanks

Heather said...

what a gorgeous welcome home :)

ella@lifeologia said...

I love these flowers!
We are deep into November weather here.
Yucks. Where is spring anyway, please send some our way ;)
xo

Rhona said...

Your roses are beautiful! I'm still waiting for mine to bloom but I do have quite a few buds coming out :)
I envy you your trip to Chicago - my SIL lives there and I'd love to go and visit again but I believe it was cold - going by my BIL's status updates!
xx

Anna said...

Pretty roses. It's been awhile since I have seen an actual rose bush. They don't have rose bushes in the city. Glad to hear you are back in Arizona. Besides being cold, did you like Chicago?

Alison said...

Your roses are gorgeous! Glad you're glad to be home
Alison xx

Clair said...

Beautiful photographs x

Rachel B said...

Simply beautiful :)

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