Sunday, February 15, 2015

red, yellow, or blue

I'm not really a big fan of red roses
I much prefer these yellow ones with just a touch of red

although, personally, on a day like today, with the temperature dropping to -34ºC (that would be -29F for the American readers) I would forgo the over-priced cut flowers and prefer to be whisked away to the warmer clime of the Caribbean... 
St Lucia would be nice, where the weather is (at the moment) a balmy 28ºC (oh, look that's my birthday!) how romantic would that be?!

While Saint Lucia offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the world none can top the majestic Pitons, the island’s iconic mountains. Said to be the most photographed site in the Caribbean and most famous mountain pair on earth, the Pitons are a must-see for anyone who visits the island. Located just south of the town of Soufriere on the west coast, Gros Piton (771 m / 2,619 ft) and Petit Piton (743 m / 2,461 ft) rise regally from the blue Caribbean below.


  1. I am not a big fan of red roses, either (in fact I'm not a big fan of St Valentine's day, even though my post today might seem otherwise). I also like roses with subtly different hues, and have yellow roses like you've shown on the stamp in the garden.

  2. My favorite roses are the yellow with a touch of pink, just as you have shown. Wow.

  3. I agree...yellow roses, sun and tropics!...:)JP

  4. There you are...for some reason you disappeared off my reading list for a while. Chilly days for delivering papers yes?

    1. yes... but the heater in my car works very well, so it's not so bad. last year was much worse.

  5. I love both roses. There's difficult to find a rose that I don't like!
    -34º? I think I don't know this temperature!

  6. I'm another who would chose the yellow over red every time.The Belarus stamp is a beauty.

  7. I love roses of all kinds--but my favorites are the purple blue ones, and the roses you describe. :D

  8. I like roses on bushes when the buds are a different shade or colouring to the full flowers. That beach looks very tempting. Having read your temperature I'm going to quit moaning about the icy wind hereabouts because we are +6c apart from overnight when it is -1c which you'll no doubt consider a balmy evening.

  9. Sending you warm, balmy thoughts. (That's warm ones, not barmey-mad ones).
    Gets up past 35°C in my studio each day, so you are welcome to have some of that!


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