Friday, March 17, 2006

Resting in the Roses

This little tree frog found the perfect place to rest. He snuggled in among the rose petals of my climbing rose and didn't care to be bothered


Blogger Left of Center said...

i love my tree frogs. Thats a great pic. Check your email Pop, I made you that profile pic.

March 17, 2006 4:46 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

Morning haiku:

Frog nestled in rose;
Morning dew touching petals;
Sleep well, little frog.

Okay, maybe it's not too good, but it's early yet.

March 17, 2006 5:55 AM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

I can't wait to hear the peeping of's a welcomed sign of spring.
BTW...beautiful rose!

Walt...CLAP, CLAP!

March 17, 2006 6:11 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Walt, I'm clapping along with renee :)

March 17, 2006 6:13 AM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

excellent photo ... sure looks comfy

March 17, 2006 6:45 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Just thinking about sleeping in a bed of rose petals - and such a gorgeous rose, too. Excellent photo, there.

March 17, 2006 6:56 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Thank you rory, et al. I have this photo as my wallpaper on my desktop. I usually change my wallpaper with seasons and so forth, but this little frog pic has been there for several seasons because he looks so serene. Looking at him is good for my soul.

March 17, 2006 6:58 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

I'm worn out from Craig's site - thought I'd drop in for a respite. Love tree frogs - they used to lull me to leep when I was a kid. I never believed anything that small could make such a loud noise. Headin' out to try and find Van's new record. Neither of the bigboxes had it. Later.

March 17, 2006 9:01 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

That's sleep, not leep. Sorry

March 17, 2006 9:02 AM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

What a great place to take a rest!

March 17, 2006 11:30 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

The photo, which is very good, tells me you're taking some time to smell the roses along this life's way. Good for you! The chatter over on CL really makes me want to spend a little more time in the garden, too. Have a great day, PoP.

March 17, 2006 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


POP, what's the rose's name, do you remember?? How big does it get for you?

Lovely pix!!

- oddjob

March 17, 2006 12:44 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

It's a Don Juan climbing rose bush. This bush has made it through three hurricanes, had two heavy privacy fences fall on it and it's hanging in there. You just give them something to lean to, like a fence and tie the limbs as need be. Right now it's six foot high and sending out new growth all over the place.

March 17, 2006 1:07 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

This isn't where I bought the rose, but here's some info on it.
Don Juan

March 17, 2006 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh! I've seen pictures of Don Juan before (big rose enthusiast here), but I didn't realize it was able to get that coral color.

How fragrant does it seem to be?

I live in a condo complex with no room for a climbing rose (we've already got a couple that the landscapers routinely butcher by trying to turn into 3' shrubs each August - guess what hardly ever has any flowers to write home about?), but I'm always ready to learn more about someone's experiences with a rose!

- oddjob

March 17, 2006 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are the roses (all "antiques") I've planted at the front of my townhouse:

Rosa alba semi-plena


Mrs. John Laing

The first one is a large shrub that only blooms once a year, but has nice hips during the autumn and winter (and is a rose the ancient Greeks & Romans grew, as well as being the "Rose of York" from the English "War of the Roses"), Salet is a small-ish moss rose that reblooms when it gets enough light and food, while Mrs. John Laing is the most like a modern garden rose.

- oddjob

March 17, 2006 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Afternoon haiku:

"Blog" my brother frog,
Sunshine sleeping, hid from view.
Heady with perfume.

March 17, 2006 3:40 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Evening haiku

Scent and red softness
I lie still and meditate
Green pond and tadpoles

March 17, 2006 3:50 PM  
Blogger Nash said...

That is an excellent photgraph. Life is full of surprises.

March 17, 2006 5:20 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Nash, this was taken not so long after a hurricane and the little guy looked so content and secure, that it rubbed off on me. If he was content, maybe I could be too.

March 17, 2006 5:27 PM  
Blogger Nash said...

Really. It is an EXCELLENT photograph. One does not see the frog at first. It is a visual haiku. First there is beauty, then the surprise. Finally, the insight.

March 17, 2006 5:40 PM  
Blogger Nash said...

Anagarm for: tree frog rose...

Regret of Eros

March 17, 2006 5:44 PM  
Blogger Nash said...

The sound of one hand clapping.

March 17, 2006 5:45 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Nash, Morning Martini's first anagram. Woo woo!
I once has a little canary named
Eros. It was supposed to be a singing male. She laid so many eggs it killed her.

March 17, 2006 6:00 PM  
Blogger Donviti said...

that is pretty darn cool. Great picture.

thanks for stoppy by

have a great weekend.

March 17, 2006 6:40 PM  
Blogger The Fat Lady Sings said...

I adore roses! I have planted my own mini-garden - all heavily scented; I love to wander amongst them, filling my head with each individual perfume. It's rejuvenating. Nice picture of the frog - he seems so content there. Wonderful rose too. Looks really healthy. As I live down south - black spot tend to be quite the scourge. As I garden organically, controlling it has escaped me so far. Ah well - another spring, another year in which to experiment. Do you have any problems where you are? Our climate can be somewhat unforgiving. At any rate - good luck with your garden, my dear!

March 17, 2006 11:12 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Magnificently cool photo. Tres tres bon bon cool.

March 18, 2006 2:21 AM  
Blogger a rose is a rose said...

our roses are on their way..............i cannot wait

thank you for posting that incredible picture. warm

March 18, 2006 3:05 AM  
Blogger Maenad said...

Excellent picture. However did you spot him there?

March 18, 2006 10:02 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

He was there and I ran to get my camera. He looked at me as if to say, what cha want? And I said, hang on little dude, just one picture.

March 18, 2006 3:06 PM  

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