Friday, June 22, 2012

Beautiful And Natural ~

Happy Pink Saturday!
You might remember these beautiful roses. The roses in the large vase were a gift to me from my secret blogging sister. The roses in the smaller vase were from table decorations at my great granddaughter's 1st birthday party. I could not bring myself to throw these beauties away.
Here they are again - dried and still beautiful - 
The two little roses are going into a glass Christmas ball as a keepsake.
I'm not sure what I'll do with the other dried roses. In the meantime I'll continue to enjoy them. Thank you again Secret Blogging Sister.
 Below is another natural beauty. A Box Turtle. We found him/her heading under our car in the driveway. We're not sure if he/she was trying to get to the shade or taking a short cut to the spring on the opposite side. The markings on the turtle's body and shell are gorgeous. The roses and the turtle both creations by the ultimate artist, beautiful and natural. 
Happy Pink Saturday Everyone! 
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  1. Oh, sugar! I wish I had done this with my roses. Sigh! Your presentation is spectacular.
    Have a great weekend ~

  2. the roses are beautiful dried...I use them for potpourri, cant bear to throw them out. Love the sweet turtle too. Happy PS !

  3. Love the roses...but turtles scare me to death.

  4. That is a wonderful way to keep our treasures. I love roses but never was successful at drying them.

  5. The ultimate Artist indeed, my friend. AMAZING!! Love the roses, and I especially like the dried version.
    Funny that you mention finding the turtle under your car because my husband spotted one going under our neighbor's car last week too. He was so afraid that they would not notice it, that he picked it up (huge one) and walked it over to the neighborhood lake. Sadly, I was out and missed all the action. ;) Their shell is a work of art.

    Thank you for adding the Snow in July button.
    Happy PINKS!!!

  6. I think drying flower to be so nice, I put oil on mine
    Have a happy PS

  7. Beautiful roses, I would love to know how you dried them.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Happy pink Saturday.

    Come and see my PINK entry, when you get a chance, thanks!

  9. Now the flowers are dried, I find them even more interesting! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. Linda, the flowers are lovely, and still lovely dried and waiting to be used as memorabilia.

    The turtle is quite fellow. We have them here, too, as we live near a creek in Texas.

    Growing up in New Jersey, there were plenty of mountainous areas, and in the town I grew up in, there is one in particular rocky terrain or bluff called "Turtle Back Rock" because the rock surface are covered with designs which resemble the turtle's shell. Amazing. The Lenni Lenape Indians where indigenous to the area and it's suspected that their Turtle Clan was named for the rock formations. If you'd like to see a photo example here is the link.

    Blessings for the day,

  11. Beautiful and Lovely Roses:)

    Visiting for Pink Saturday- hope you can stop by..

  12. Thank you for sharing, I loved the flowers. It inspired me to add a center piece to my own table.

  13. I *heart* roses, and your are so lovely! Thanks for participating in our Smashing Summer link party. I look forward to seeing what y'all create! Following you back.

    Ricki Jill

  14. Hi Linda, I lopve your roses!! The dried blooms look pretty just as they are... I usually display my dried roses for a while, then add them to the top of potpourri (which usually doesn't look pretty) to give it a nicer look.

  15. Thank you for stopping by, Linda.
    Thinking of you, before you stop by, and way after. :)
    Have a safe fourth.
    Love and peace, my friend.

  16. Hello Linda
    I am sorry I haven't visited for some time.
    Beautiful creations from Mother Nature.
    What a relief you spotted the turtle as he headed for a stroll.

  17. :D Love the photo of the turtle. Enjoy your fourth of July!


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