What do these two things have in common? I've been searching my brain to connect the two. Well, here goes. We noticed a stain on the ceiling a couple of weeks ago around one of the the skylights in the living room We called our contractor and he came over and told us that we needed to replace the skylights. I guess that they don't last much more than 20 yrs...so these are about that age.They are on the roof installing them as I type. Don't you hate it when you have to replace something like a furnace, AC, roof or skylight....and you don't have a lovely piece of furniture, for instance, to enjoy and show to friends? Nothing pretty to show for all the money you've spent?
I just took this picture through the window and screen of the guys out eating a snack. One of these guys lives in our neighborhood and his wife came over with a snack for them...even brought the dog.
Scott told us that these windows would brighten up the living room because of the new blinds that are attached.Hmmmm...I'll have to dust more..maybe.
Now we come to where I connect the two different topics in the title of this post. Below is a picture of a bright new rose for me. Yabba Dabba Doo...I bought 3. They are shrub roses and are planted in the new garden for remembering Tim. I have the new birdbath there, with a little boy standing next to it. .Tim always loved cartoons...and Fred Flintstone was a favorite. When I saw this rose...I had to have it. These little things have bloomed their heads off.....and bright...I need sunglasses when I look at it. I seem to go for the simple single petalled roses. I also like the blossoms of Japanese Anemones and single petalled peonies.
I ordered some Red Bunny Tails, which is an ornamental grass with cute little fuzzy tails on top. Trying to plant things that are kid related.....I suppose a dandelion might be appropriate. Heaven knows my kids have brought me so many bouquets of them.
Well, skylights and bright roses....it's a good thing for my old eyes.