Roses in November…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Fair Lakes Fairfax VANovember thus far has been full of surprises as we have had several frosts along with some warm and humid weather days…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Nov blooms

having flowers still blooming in our garden this time of year is a treat…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz roses in November

 these sweet pink roses always make us a bit sentimental

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz autumn leaves

the leaves are falling fast and soon only the bones of the garden will be visible until springtime rolls around again…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz changing seasons

I do enjoy the rhythm of the seasons…

Magpie's Nest Chair on back porch

here’s wishing you a Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz ice on birdbath

“In November, the earth is growing quiet.  It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures.  The bed is white and silent, and much life can hide beneath its blankets.” -Cynthia Rylant

36 responses to “Roses in November…

  1. What a beautiful post Sweetie! Here flowers are still blooming, too as it very mild. Your photos are gorgeous. Have a happy T day and a great week, Alles Liebe, Valerie

    Like

  2. Always such a treat to visit your beautiful home and gardens.

    Like

  3. What a beautiful post. I enjoyed looking at your excellent photos. So much beauty and wonder still in the garden.
    Happy T Day,
    Lisca

    Like

  4. As always, I enjoy your beautiful photography. I particularly like the tablescape with the angel.

    Like

  5. Your photos are always so gorgeous and such a treat to see–the one of the clouds just blew me away!

    I must admit I like the changing seasons, but the cold and snow are perhaps my least favorite. I must learn to see their beauty and I think I will keep so busy this year that I may not notice the dreariness!

    Happy T Day!

    Like

  6. Patty your pictures are always so lovely. LOVE , LOVE , Love that hand picture!! Happy happy T day!! Hugs! deb

    Like

  7. Oh what lovely photos of your garden and plants. Yes it is a very crazy November this year. We had also a few days frost and later springtime temperatures. On my roof terrasse I found this morning 2 pink roses and in the area around us there are blooming wild flowers again.
    Wish you a nice november dear friend.
    Sabine xox

    Like

  8. Wonderful photos and post dear Patty! Yes that’s a really crazy nice weather for November this year .. I found 3 little strawberries on my forest strawberryplant – unbelievable.

    Like

  9. Beautiful!! I’m ready for winter. Snow on the ground is always a welcome thing for me each fall. It gets me in the mood for Christmas!

    Like

  10. We’ve had no frost here so far, so the flowers we have are still bright. No roses, though. Yours are lovely.

    I _love_ the meditative hand sculpture. Happy T Tuesday 🙂

    Like

  11. First of all I positively LOVE this new to me quote-so beautiful. Your flowers and vignettes are so delightful! I have a few flowers still blooming (including a bit of fuchsia!) so I haven’t had the heart to clean out any of the pots or hanging baskets. I have a feeling that will come by the weekend though. Wishing you a happy T day!

    Like

  12. Wonderful post Patty. I do love the changing of seasons……even in California. We have had some more rain……yea!! and the temps have dropped…..snow flurries in the surrounding mountains. BUT, here in the valley the flowers are still in their last bloom, and the trees are just starting to turn color and drop their leaves.
    Happy T-day

    Like

  13. an awesome pink chair for your sweet still life, and gorgeous photos! The angel caught my eye…is it a Santos? so lovely. Our pretty leaves have pretty much disappeared now (in Ohio) with the recent rain and wind. Sad… and I will miss the sunshine when winter truly arrives! happy T day!

    Like

  14. wonderful photos, patty! though i´m not wishing for a strong winter, the last photo with the rose on the ice speaks to me… a beautiful contrast. and i also think we are spoilt having four seasons, so it can never become boring!
    happy t-day, xox

    Like

  15. beautiful photos and calmness..I still have the odd flower in my garden among the brown

    Like

  16. Since we don’t see too many flowers in November, it was so nice to see your flower photos. They make for a lovely T Day. 🙂

    Like

  17. I’m quite green with envy. Roses don’t do well here at all….heavy clay soil, semi-tropical weather. They get every bug and fungus known to man. Yours are just gorgeous.

    Like

  18. Lovely images on this post, Patty. I love the roses in the beautiful jug and the angel. Your garden looks lovely too. Every season has its beauties, hasn’t it? Although I’m sad to say goodbye to the leaves in our garden, I love the shapes of the trees, silhouetted against rich red sunsets and darkening winter skies. That is also a very special kind of beauty. I remember last winter that ‘face’ you photographed in the snow! I wonder if we will have any snow this year in our part of the UK? Climate change has meant that we still have lots of flowers blooming in our garden and it’s unseasonably mild. xx

    Like

  19. Everything is of beauty here, Patty. I love the blue Thyme stone, a fabulous blue like lapis lazuli. I like seeing it on the still-life with the coloured chair, the bird in the teacup and jug, such a skilful set-up and photograph.
    And the last photograph with the perfect pink rose and the bird bath (?) and the wonderful words after – swoon.

    Like

  20. These are gorgeous pink roses. You always take the best photos. They speak volumes. I love how you placed the Thyme rock on fallen leaves. Your vignettes are always to die for.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely November inspired photos, your pitcher of roses, your bird filled tea cup, and your words of wisdom with us for T this Tuesday.

    BTW, please check your e-mail.

    Like

  21. Patty lovely photos as ever. But you surprised me with your thoughts here. I was thinking exactly about how the splendor of autumn has disappeared here in the last two days. The leaves have all been washed away by the rains. These pink roses are my favorites. I myself had taken a couple of photos of them for sketching ideas.
    Have a wonderful week
    Hugs
    SusaN

    Like

  22. Always so happy to stop by for tea with you, dear heart! xoxo

    Like

  23. Such beautiful collages and photoes, dear Patty. I love your white angel, and pink roses, -I have a white one in the garden, my deceased sister,
    gave me one year before she died !! Beautiful flowers in your garden, looking so summerly, still, and love your stone holdeng the autumn leaves.
    Happy November to you, and hugs.
    Dorthe, xx

    Like

  24. Your photos are so beautiful ♥ They always make me feel good. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    Like

  25. sparkledaysstudio

    Hard to believe everything is still blooming, but it’s been weird warm here and just now settling in to November weather. My yarrow looks like it’s about to explode again, it’s been growing and growing. xox

    Like

  26. How lovely! My roses are long gone but I still have geraniums, Johnny Jump-ups, Violas and petunias working their magic, along with the rosemary, thyme, parsley and sage. Sounds like a song doesn’t it — but Si and Gar put them in better order! I suspect most of the outside stuff will get frosted by the end of the week but I’m going to try to winter the rosemary and geraniums inside. We’ll see how that goes in bad light!

    I love your gorgeous arrangements. And the fact that you get a bit longer a reprieve than we do before it all disappears for the winter!

    Like

  27. Lovely autumn thoughts and pictures this week as the earth settles into winter mode. Each season has something to offer, it is all in the looking. Apologies for my alte arrival for T!!

    Like

  28. Amazing isn’t it Patty? This is the first time ever that I have had two roses still blooming! The herbs are still growing and even the petunias still are alive with color! Such a beautiful gift from Mother Nature!
    Jackie xo

    Like

  29. Magnificent post. Such beautiful photos.
    We’ve been fortunate to have an extended warm season too. It’s been so nice, I hate to see it go.

    Like

  30. Patty, Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful gardens. The sweet roses are a beautiful pop of bright colour although signs of Autumn are definitely on display. Here it has become much colder, even within the house I am noticing the dip in temperature. I am armed and ready with hot water bottles and bedsocks … oh the glamour of it all LOL.
    Wishes
    Lynne

    Like

  31. Hi Patty.
    Lovely post evoking many happy scenarios. Love the Thyme still life.

    Like

  32. Patty, stopping by your place always inspires me, such beauty and love… thank you, dear heart.. xoxo

    Like

  33. Lovely images once again. I’m always sad in the fall because I know the dreaded (at least by me!) winter is not far behind.

    Like

  34. Oh Patty, that bouquet of wild flowers in that awesome vase… just fabulous! Enjoy December too my friend!

    Like

  35. Beautiful! love it all…… love the hand…….. I’m sure I’ve seen it before. I don’t know if I’ve already commented….. but I know my numbers are low this year and I’m not going to win “most comments”. Sorry! ha!

    Like

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here...it means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s