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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bright and Beautiful

Something simple is what I want for today. But not too quiet.

I know it's a rose but I don't know what kind. Do you?

I've been working hard. Too much time at the computer! I need to go stare at a real flower for a while. Smell things. Eat something fun. Hear noise.

Thanks for all your encouraging words on Belinda's Birthday! I'm working on a business plan for the publication of Camelot & Vine and I'll let you in on it as I figure it out. I want to do a European book tour. I will be delighted, however, with a tour of the San Gabriel Valley.

20 comments:

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful...and surprisingly cool for all that brilliant color!!!

Adele said...

That's lovely. Seems like its just what you need. Except for the eating part...

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

Whilst I am pretty good at flower names, roses mostly escape me, mother only had one in the garden a climber. Looks a bit like raspberry ripple ice cream.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Is that from your garden? btw, did u know roses change color depending on the soil? I noticed that w/my peach ones... They started out at true peach color and each year their color lightened up...That rose u have there looks perfect in every way.

Petrea Burchard said...

A cool rose! Why not, Chieftess?

Adele, maybe I'll eat the rose.

Hello, Paul! It seems to me there are so many varieties of roses it would be impossible to keep up. And if what Kalei's Best Friend says is true and they change color with the soil, the same rose in Leeds will certainly look different in Pasadena!

KBF, this is my neighbor's. My yard is, uh, in transition.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Double Delight. Has a nice spice smell

Petrea Burchard said...

I knew I could count on you, PA.

dive said...

Lovely rose, Petrea. Thanks to PA for enlightening us.
I think a European tour is a must for Camelot and Vine. I'll go put the kettle on.

Petrea Burchard said...

At least England, Dive! So much of the book takes place there. I need to make sure I got it right. (it helped to have Bellis as a beta reader.)

BaysideLife said...

Beautiful flower. Hope the book tour comes to Florida.

altadenahiker said...

SGV, Europe, and don't forget the Aussies.

Katie said...

Gorgeous rose. Not sure who gets to approve names for roses, but there are sure some wacky ones. My new favorite though is Sexy Rexy (1984). Waiting patiently for Camelot & Vine. In the meantime, let me know if you need a location scout for your European book tour!

Petrea Burchard said...

Bayside, wouldn't that be a hoot? Hey, did anyone tell you we're having Florida weather here today? Hot and humid. I mean actually humid.

I know two whole people who could put me up in Australia, Karin. I am taking that tour.

Katie, I'll probably want to scout my locations, but you're welcome to come along and/or scout for me as well. I don't think I know anyone more well-traveled than you.

Ms M said...

Such a lovely rose!

Keep us posted on your business plan for C & V. Sounds like slots for your book tour are already filling up. :-)

Petrea Burchard said...

You're lucky, Ms. M. I have relatives in Boise so if they're still speaking to me I won't have to beg you for a patch of floor.

BaysideLife said...

Seems everyone is having Florida weather, except us. The weather has been hot, but the humidity has been pretty low. And boy does that make a difference. Hope it doesn't last too long for you. After all these years, I still haven't acclimated to this "moist heat." :)

Petrea Burchard said...

I love the dry heat we (usually) have here in California, Bayside. Humidity is quite a change!

Ms M said...

If your book tour (or any other tour) brings you to Boise, it's be great to get together!

Ms M said...

Well, it's Friday after a long week -- I meant to type "it'd be great to get together" :-)

Petrea Burchard said...

Ms. M, I wouldn't think about passing anywhere near Boise without getting in touch with you!