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Friday, 2 November 2012

Val's Alentejo green day 20 -linking with Fiona @Raindrops and daisies

  The weather is colder and the morning sky is overcast and dull.  Its green day 20 over at Fiona's blog
Raindrops and Daisies.    
I am amazed that I still have some roses blooming.  Our climate here can change very quickly.  It can be dull and miserable for a few days or half a day.. then the sun will come out.  I think its this mixture of temperatures that make this sort of micro climate..   I took the photo of the lilac pink rose last week.. Its an experiment to see how roses would fair in a pot in my garden.  The rose is the outcome. So I will be having more roses in pots around this next spring.  The other roses I took this morning.
The yellow rose is perfect.  Its great to see that there are no aphids or bugs around to eat the leaves.


                                              These photos I also took yesterday.  The little yellow field flowers are popping up all over.    I found some mushrooms growing here and there.. and ever so excited to see that I have a fig tree that has seeded itself and is now growing amongst one of my rose beds.
                                                  The sky this morning miserable and overcast. I miss he sun
                                   These little sparrows came to visit yesterday.. I put some dog biscuits out for them and they were loving it.  taken through my window.

Its weekend again.    How quickly time seems to pass.

Wishing you all a happy weekend .

                                                                          GREEN DAY 20 Linking with Raindrops and Daisies.

48 comments:

  1. Good Morning Val,

    Your roses are beautiful.
    I can't believe you can get them to grow in pots,
    I tried but all I had were green leaves!

    Your sky looks a bit like ours today, grey and gloomy, I hope it brightens up later for both of us.

    I'm off shopping with my daughter so looking forward to that, although she usually walks the legs off me when she is looking for something in particular!

    Have a lovely day Val and thank you for linking up.

    x Fiona

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    1. Thank yo Fiona,
      I dont have many roses..but have more buds coming.
      Its gloomy and miserable today.
      Hope you have a good shopping day
      val x

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  2. Hello Val:
    Rather the same with us. Yesterday was wet, cold and grey and never seemed to get going whilst today we have warm sunshine and blue skies. It makes such a difference.

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    1. I suppose we cant expect the sun to shine every day! but I do miss it.
      The sun truly makes a difference. I am the same Jane and Lance. I seem to stagnate when its miserable.

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  3. Que lindas flores e fotos todas! beijos,ótimo fim de semana,chica

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    1. Ola Chica,
      Obrigada para vossas comentarios..
      feliz fim semana
      val

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  4. Val, obrigada pela sua presença. Suas rosas estão muito bonitas. Obrigada pela sua partilha! Beijos!

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    1. Feliz fim semana Maria Luiza..
      obrigada para vossas comentarios.
      bj val

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  5. fall/winter is definitely creeping in. you still have beautiful blooms, though!

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    1. Yes , winter is on its way, like you say Tex creeping slowly upon us.
      It pleases me to see some of my more hardier roses blooming.
      thank you
      happy weekend to you
      val

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  6. How lovely to have roses still flowering at this time of year. Your fig tree seedling looks very healthy too. I hope you get some sunshine soon. We had rain forecast most of the day but we have had sunshine most of the day,it brightens the whole day!
    Thank you too for all your lovely comments.
    Sarah x

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    1. Hello Sarah,
      I think i am discovering, that Roses can bloom later than we think. I have some new buds opening too.
      How great that you had a sunny day. You live in such a nice area.
      thank you Sarah..
      happy weekend
      valx

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  7. Hallo Val!Your roses look beautiful!I have mine in pots to!Wish you a happy November month!
    Dimi..

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    1. thank you Dimi,
      I am so looking forward to having more roses in pots.
      happy weekend

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  8. My Dear Val
    Your flowers look very well and blooming ! Great photos for Green Day ! Your weather is like that we had the previous days . Today we had sunshine and hot !

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    1. Thank you Olympia,
      I still have some flowers looking ok. The heavy rain takes its toll. We are going to have rain for another couple of days.
      xx

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  9. Hi Val. Such pretty roses left in your garden. My garden is looking quite sad these days. No more pretty. Thanks for your lovely comments to me about my Dad. It was a fun post to write and you should write one about your Dad too. I mentioned my nephew had written one also and he had some pictures that I didn't have and I learned things that I didn't know. It was a lot of fun to compare..Hope you have a wonderful weekend..Judy

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    1. Hello Judy, I am lucky really.. i noticed that last year i had flowers until december..
      i have more buds going to open now. When it rains, its not cold.. in fact its warm outside..so i think the roses like that.
      Very nice post about your dad.. I am sure i would have enjoyed talking to him.
      As we get older, and ask more questions. we get to know more about our family.
      I am now wanting to know more about my grandmothers.

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  10. Hi Val! I always enjoy loking at roses... I love them all!

    All my roses have died, by now, and the garden is looking very sad, but full of lovely berries. The holly looks happy and the pyracantha is covered in berries. In the morning, the webs are covered in millions of little translucent pearls... so beautiful! Can't wait for the snow, Val!

    But soon we'll have to go to Italy, to complete the purchase of our town house. I can't wait to move my lovely cacti into the back garden. I want to plant things on the terrazza... WOW! I'm so excited, Val!

    CIAO!

    ANNA
    xxx

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    1. The English climate is different than ours. Its gone a little warmer with these heavy rains.
      How I wish i had some holly..such a christmas bush.
      I am excited for you about your town house in Italy. I can imagine that you just cant wait to get it all looking as you would like it.
      hugs Anna
      thanks for coming over.
      val x

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  11. Hi Val,
    your roses still blooming are gorgeous.
    we've been having dull skies and heavy rains over the past days.
    I so miss Summe my friend!
    have a great weekend!
    rita

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    1. Thank you Rita..Grazi.
      I suppose we cant ask for summer all year around.. but i do miss it.
      wishing you a happy weekend.
      val

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  12. It's getting very chilly here now Val although the sun has been shining on and off for the last couple of days. Your roses are lovely and how great they are still blooming. Enjoy your weekend.
    Patricia x

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    1. Hi Patricia.
      It started raining again during the night.. and its warmer.. but no sun.
      thanks for your kind comments.
      happy weekend to you too.

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    1. Thank you Suzy..
      I am lucky still to have some roses.x

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  14. You have a great collection of roses, and as always your collages are lovely. It is a bit dull and grey here too, so we are hoping for rain - we have very few roses these days because it has been too dry. The sparrows are very cute; you know I love a birdie! Happy weekend Val, xxx

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    1. Hi Patricia. I love my roses. We have lots of non stop rain at the moment..but the plants are loving it.
      Yes.. I know you love birds..I am envious at all those magnificent birds that stop by and sit on your porch verandah. ):

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  15. Hello Val
    Your roses are such pretty colours still, I love the dark red velvet one, In my Cornwall garden the roses bloomed all year, (a lot warmer and sheltered garden) so it shall be interesting to see how long they shall bloom this year here in the Staffordshire Moorlands (a lot Chiller)
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Thea x

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    1. Thank you thea.. I notice that my daughter in law has walled in roses and they bloom most of the year. I still have lots of buds to yet open. so i might get through this month.
      Its raining hard here, but its become warmer. no sun though!
      xx

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  16. Hello Val

    You have a way with roses. Those are beautiful and in particular the yellow one.

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend. We had dinner guests who have just departed and there is a million dishes to be organized.

    Helenx

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    1. Thank you for coming over Helen.
      The yellow rose is spectacular..its practically perfect as roses go.
      Nice to have guests. Always lots to clean up.. but thats part of it all.
      xxx

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  17. Val,

    As rosas são lindas! Eu alimento os pássaros livres também. Gosto muito dos pardais pois eles ficam por perto o ano inteiro. Outras espécies só aparecem em algumas ocasiões.
    Abraços.

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    1. Obrigada Lucinha.
      Eu gosto alimentar os passaros.. sempre deita um pouco pao..
      feliz fim semana

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  18. Val,
    The roses are so beautiful and I bet they smell wonderful. I always buy roses at the supermarket and am so disappointed that they don't smell.

    I cannot believe the size of your olive tree, what stories that could tell :-)
    Much love
    Di
    xxxx

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    1. Hello Di,
      My roses smell better in the spring and summer. but they do have a wonderul scent.
      Yes, the Olive tree is large..but its not one of the oldest.
      thanks for passing by..nice to see you
      valxx

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  19. Hello Val!

    You flowers look still very beautiful. It's been gray and wet all week here too...
    But now it's weekend and lovely will be anyway ;)

    lots of love to you

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    1. Thanks for popping over Demie,
      My flowers are drooping a little under this heavy rain..but i have new buds.
      Yes..we must make the best of our weekends..wishing you a happy one.xx

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  20. Sparrows eating dog biscuits! I would never think of it!

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    1. No neither did I Lisa.. but I had dropped a couple when feeding my dogs.. told myself that they would eat them later.. then i saw the sparrows picking at them..they ate them all up.))

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  21. Oh Val, you know how much I love roses. The pink one is so pretty, and your red roses always make me smile. I thought that my roses were done blooming, but then my landscaper clipped the bushes and new roses started to bloom. Now, I have about four pretty pink roses out there. Sparrows are so delicate, I love to watch them. Have a nice weekend, Val, and happy November.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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    1. Hi Sheri, yes I know how much you love roses, we have the same interest in that flower.
      I too am getting more buds. So nice that you can still have blooms.
      lots of birds around today.

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  22. Those are your roses? They are gorgeous!
    Love the pictures of the birds as seen through the window.

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    1. Thank you Jen, I think i will cut a few for my vases today..its been raining and they are getting damaged.lots of birds around today

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  23. Goodness you still have all that growing - it's beautiful. We have a couple things left - but the trees are losing their leaves. sandie

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    1. Yes Sandie, I am lucky.. still some blooms around.. but our climate is still not too cold.
      Olive trees dont loose their leaves. so its all green around here now.

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  24. Your roses are so beautiful, Val. I couldn't leave the page without commenting on them.
    Happy Green Day again. :)
    Marcia

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  25. Hi Val it seems we have Dancing and potted roses in common. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I planted my roses from old garden in lots so I could enjoy them in our new house. They are thriving which is a relief. I hope you managed to enjoy some sunshine over the weekend. Our beautiful family came to visit and we had so much fun . back to work today , such a shame . enjoy your week and have a little dance for me. Kind regards Shell A Darlings Nest

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