Our garden has oodles of gorgeous roses and their fragrance wafts about mixing the scents of the various varieties...
Jude The Obscure, Constance Spry, Gertrude Jekyll and McCartney are a few in the front of the house...
heady and intoxicating and not at all dampened by a little moisture from above.
Gertrude Jekyll a David Austin rose
Constance Spry a heavily scented vigorous climber.
Hosta and Lady's Mantle
spattered with droplets of rain.
Rainy giant leaf of Hosta Sum and Substance.
The Calla Lilies are damp too...
My eyes have been moist with bittersweet tears this week
as we sold our beloved Chris Craft Constellation...
after almost 20 years of cruising and wonderful family holidays we decided that it was time to move on.
This picture of roses that I painted years ago used to hang in our main salon of the boat
...it now hangs downstairs adjacent to the laundry room.
Our cozy salon where we spent many happy hours.
Summer roses were invited aboard.
Our lives have been richer because of our boating experience...
although it is sad to see her go
it opens up opportunities for different kinds of holidays
travel to ports farther than she could take us...
perhaps the UK
there's always Paris!
Have a fabulous weekend!