March 19, 2013

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

time to smell the roses

Roses at Chédigny.

Yesterday, when I was not working, the freezing fog that greeted me first thing in the morning degenerated into nasty, fine, freezing drizzle. Today, when I have to go to work, it is a beautiful, sunny, frosty morning. Which convinces me finally, if it were necessary, that I have made the right decision.

After forty years of missing out on the nice weather, enough is enough !!

Time to smell the roses.

23 comments:

  1. Morning Jean!

    It's a good job you don't live over the border in Staffordshire. Today we have freezing fog and some sleety snow.

    BTW, Tuesday is my day off! Methinks my walking group will be cancelled...

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    1. Gaynor, that's pretty much what we had yesterday.....so don't cancel just yet, you could get lucky !!

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  2. "Time to smell the roses."

    So long as you stick your nose in the real ones...
    and not the un-scented hybrids!

    We've an old "Moss" rose here that is wonderful!!

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    1. Tim, having the time to find out which is which is something I am looking forward to !!

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  3. That's fighting talk! What's in your firing line, I ask?
    I know how you feel about the weather and can't wait to be packing everything up in just over two weeks...Brittany here we come!

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    1. Ken, gosh, that's come around quickly, but not too soon for you I think !!
      I hope you get all packed up and moved in ok.

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  4. We'll have to take a trip to Rivau. The rose garden there was predicated on varieties with superb fragrance, so you can smell them to your heart's content!! ps. Probably by the time you read this you'll have one day less to go... Yipee!

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    1. Elizabeth, 23 days and counting !!

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  5. Won't be long until you get your LGP fix - that will help! Pauline arrived in Scotland yesterday, on a visit to her mum's,to a couple of inches of snow! Though coming back to a predicated 17/19 deg. on Friday.

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    1. Jim, I'll focus my mind on that 17/19°. It sounds wonderful to me !!

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  6. Your photo of roses at Chedigny is getting my morning off to a good start. Currently I'd rather look at the computer screen than out the window where there's a lot of snow. Snow in December is lovely; in March it's not.

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    1. Carolyn, I agree, there is a time and a place for everything and snow in March is no fun.

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  7. And you will have to visit the wonderful Elsie de Raedt in Chinon too. http://www.elsiederaedt.com/etuin.htm

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    1. Susan, thanks for the tip, we will have to check it out.

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  8. Sleet yesterday and snow overnight here in Mid-Wales. Derbyshire sounds better at the moment. A gorgeous photo, Jean, and I'm sure you've made the right decision. :-)

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    1. Perpetua, slightly better perhaps, but still miserable and depressing, considering it should be the start of spring. We are in our fifth month of winter here.

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  9. I am sure that you are going to love retirement, we never looked back :-) The odd thing is though the weather is still rubbish at the weekends but it does not really matter any more! Take car Diane

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    1. Diane, I do look forward to not being obsessed with the weather. At least, not feeling so peeved about it !!

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  10. Jean
    I am having problems. With blogger
    And have to copy everything I write just in case the blog disappears
    Sorry about that
    Keep leaving me comments xxx

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    1. I will, don't worry. I enjoy having my sixpenneth, even if Blogger decides to make it invisible !!

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  11. I certainly don't envy you in the cold and inclement weather. But on the positive, when spring arrives it feels so lovely and intoxicating.

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  12. Can I come with you to France? Please let me - please please please!!!! Hope you don't get too much snow - but I fear you will. I was in Chezvegas last weekend visiting a friend. xxxxxx

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