Friday, January 14, 2011

Mable's Rose Garden 2

December 31, 2010  Roses In Mable's Rose Garden, Ringling Museum, Sarasota Florida


 How many rose gardeners does it take to change a lightbulb?
One, but if it doesn't start producing light soon enough they're pulling it out.
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How many rose breeders does it take to change a lightbulb? As many as it takes...first they need to agree on whether its a new class of lightbulb or not.











How many rose enthusiasts does it take to change a lightbulb?



One to gather the lightbulb, one to exhibit it and a whole society to sniff, gather and talk about it.

24 comments:

Judy said...

Love the roses! However, today's jokes were a little "thorny"! LOL

Stacey Dawn said...

oooh - pink roses!!!
ooooh - yellow roses!!!!

Purty!!!!

Ginny said...

Up early this morning because we're babysitting all day. Eyes half closed, ugh!! But these roses have already made my day!!! You know, I never used to like roses till George. Seeing his, and readng about them has really made me like them now. These are truly stunning, I bet George will LOVE them! Each picture, I was going to say is my favorite. Till I got to the next one. The first three are amazing, they deserved to be the first ones. Thanks for brightening my day tody!! Did you smell them? Does each kind have a different smell? I asked George that once, but don't remember what he said.

Catherine said...

Beautiful roses. Makes me think of summer on this cold morning! Are he jokes your original? I'm assuming so with your keen sense of humor.

Remington said...

SMILING! Thank you! The roses are beautiful! The yellow ones remind Beth of the ones she grew. Yellow was one of her favorite.... Have a fun filled weekend!

Mama-Bug said...

Sandra your rose photos are stunningly beautiful. You did a great job!

Sunny said...

You have a whole lot of fabulous going on!
Happy Weekend!
☼ Sunny

Scott said...

I was just looking at my wife's rose bushes this morning as I was removing the latest snowfall from the driveway and thinking that under the right lighting and angle these dried up curled brown leaves may look interesting.

S. Etole said...

Oh, oh, oh ... so much beauty in one spot.

George said...

You did a wonderful job of photographing these roses. The pictures are great, and the roses are beautiful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous pictures.We must all be thinking the same today.It is a flower day and that is good.
Blessings,Ruth

DawnTreader said...

Oh Sandra, these are all so lovely... Such good shots, I can almost feel the softness of the petals on my fingertips :)

LC said...

So beautiful. I especially like the images you captured with the light coming though the outside petals. Oh wait, I liked those buds, too. And the rest. Like Ginny, I wonder if they were fragrant or more like roses from the florist. They have to have a wonderful scent; I can smell them from here.

Ann said...

Oh roses, beautiful roses. I can almost smell them....OUCH sorry, got to close trying to sniff them and I hit a thorn. :)

KleinsteMotte said...

You gave me cause to smile. I love to sniff them. :_)

Tipper said...

Oh my how pretty and warm those roses look. You've given me a taste of summer on this cold winters night-and I need it!!

Chatty Crone said...

Where are those pictures from - those roses were so beautiful. sandie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh WOW Sandra, Makes me want to drive down there right now just to see those roses.... Many of them look like ones in our yard... They are GORGEOUS..... I get excited just seeing them. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Snapper II said...

Great blog. I'll choose the yellow roses every time

Ginny said...

mmmmmmmmm

Ginny said...

Sorry for the weird comment!! I was testing for Betsy, to see if you have that box with the question on your blog, too. Thought I could delete the above, but there's not an option!! Now that's odd, this way of commenting must not let you delete a comment. Yes, I'm popped, but I'm up late playing with comment forms!

SquirrelQueen said...

Roses are my favorites and I love all of these especially the yellow ones. Fun jokes, I had never thought about rose grower jokes!!

Madeline said...

All of the roses are gorgeous but I love the yellow roses best. Hate to say I did not get most of the jokes. Guess I will have to have Snapper II explain them to me tomorrow......
:-) DUH!

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is why I like taking pictures..they truly last longer (lol)..Serious, you can pick and twirl them from the stem, sniff and stare then put them in your hair- but, if you don't have time, a picture is worth more than a dime..I didn't mean for this to rhyme accept for the end..ha ha. Love this whole post!! What a nice variety of beautiful colors-