Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What's Wrong With This Picture?


Can you see the incongruity in these two pictures? 
Yup, I've got my Christmas decos out and the roses are still blooming.  And the azaleas are trying to bloom too for goodness sake!


43 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Nature is sometimes strange, huh? Lovely photos. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Heather R. Holden said...

Such beautiful flowers! It never snows where I live, so for me, it doesn't seem strange to see them and Christmas decorations together, LOL.

nashvillecats2 said...

What lovely blooms Sandra.
Yvonne.

Barbara said...

It does seem incongruous to me the roses should be asleep when the Christmas decorations are out. We still have fuchsias flowering in our back garden, which is crazy. The frost usually kills them off at the end of November. At this moment in time, they are more likely to drown than freeze. We have had non stop rain for two days and nights, lots of floods in the area and our poor garden is a soggy mess.

Andrew said...

Nothing to do with global warming though.

CJ Kennedy said...

I wouldn't be complaining if the roses were still in bloom. Yesterday's temps dipped below freezing with a windchill that made it feel like temps were in the teens. Brrrrr. Is it July, yet?

Out on the prairie said...

Nice to still have the bloom, we finally had to give in to frosts

Pat Hatt said...

They just want to be festive and cheery too

donna baker said...

The weather is really different this year. Late in coming here too.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL Missed the roses at first. I still have a couple flowers blooming in my garden despite the recent frost.

Jeanie said...

Do you live in Michigan too?! Well, our roses became a dead deal over the weekend but till then they were out as well! Here's hoping our global climate gets its act together (though I have to say, I loved the extended fall!)

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed it is. I love still seeing my roses, but it is a little freaky.
Hugs back,

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It has been such an up and down autumn. I'm not sure we'll ever turn the page to winter, but when it comes, it will more than likely be a monster.

Sandra Cox said...

Where are you located at, Heather?

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Yvonne.

Sandra Cox said...

Non stop rain for 2 days! Yikes!
We're dry as a bone here.
Where's the happy medium?

Sandra Cox said...

Not a thing...cough cough.

Janie Junebug said...

Your roses are beautiful. I have decorated for Christmas, too. My roses aren't blooming, but they will probably bloom again by Christmas. It's seventy degrees. What a gorgeous day.

Love,
Janie

Stephanie Faris said...

People keep posting they put their trees up in early November and such. If I speak up and say I prefer to keep Christmas to December, I'm told I'm just not as "into Christmas" as the person who celebrates it for months. I love Christmas! I just like to wait until after Thanksgiving, but that appears to be becoming NOT the norm.

Nicola said...

Winter is well and truly settling in in my part of Germany. Nothing blooming, the trees have all shed their leaves and snow is falling on the higher ground.

Birgit said...

I knew right away! Our flowers are blooming as well and we have had frost! Amazing isn't it. I do love your little Christmas scene. At least it is cold out....more in keeping with November weather which I prefer

Nicola said...

ps: Thanks for checking in on my rewrite progress, Sandra. Gave me a boost and it's moving along nicely :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

well, we waz gonna refrunce de burdz on de lamp post... sew guess itz a good thing we dinna say sew... then bee em bear azzed ~~~ ♥♥♥☺☺☺

Sandra Cox said...

Come south, young woman, come south:)

Sandra Cox said...

Ah well, at least we had an extended Indian Summer.

Sandra Cox said...

Exactly! Nothing wrong with that:) Just a little out of character....

Sandra Cox said...

It sure is, Donna!

Sandra Cox said...

I don't remember an Indian summer lasting this long do you?

Sandra Cox said...

Michigan is way too cold for me:) Though, we did live many years in WI.
Yes, the extended fall has been nice and it's giving us a chance to winterize the porch.

Sandra Cox said...

I'm afraid you're right about a monster winter. My thoughts: everyday like this that goes by lessens the length of winter and brings us closer to spring.

Sandra Cox said...

It's amazing isn't it, Janie?

Sandra Cox said...

Whatever works for you works for me:)
Once Halloween is out of the way, I'm good to go:)

Sandra Cox said...

Snow....brrrr.

So glad to hear your rewriting is flowing smoothly.

Sandra Cox said...

It is amazing!

Sandra Cox said...

Those tabbies:)

Adam said...

There are many flowers surviving during this time of year. Burr

H.R. Bennett said...

My Jasmine just did the same thing. Just lit up with hundreds of little white flowers. I'm sitting here going 'aren't you cold, dude?'

Sandra Cox said...

They're hardier than I am:)

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed:)

Lowcarb team member said...

Well ... it all makes for a most interesting mix!

All the best Jan

Lee said...

Christmas is looming all to quickly!!

Magic Love Crow said...

I think this year for us, will be the same as last year. We had a green Christmas last year and I think it will be the same for us this year. Although, we have some snow now, but we are suppose to be warming up to Spring like temperatures for the weekend! No blooms here! That is weird!!! Nature is screwed up! Can you blame it???
Big Hugs! (I love your Christmas set up! So cute!)

Heather R. Holden said...

Born and raised in the southwest! :P