Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Just Because

My roses are still blooming even in September.


Curious little fellow.

Do you know what kind of bird this is?  She looked so regal sitting on top of this tree when I saw her on the trail.

I went to an Egyptian Festival in my town, and it was so much fun.  I will definitely go again next year.  My mom would have loved it, as she was always drawn to the Egyptian culture.  The young man on the left is really Egyptian.

I tried this Egyptian dish at the festival, and it was delicious.  It tasted similar to the Greek lasagna that I've had over the years.

I visited our lake recently and saw this........
It was the lowest that I've ever seen it.  California needs water terribly, and I hope the rain showers us in abundance this winter.

It was funny to watch this woodpecker look at his reflection in the window.

It's that time again when Starbucks comes out with all their delicious Fall goodies.

Doesn't this tree look very mysterious?

I see many yellow beaked magpies around here.

Once in awhile,
you have to take a break
and visit yourself.
~Audrey Giorgi
Try to keep smiling. ; )


Regine Karpel said...

The quote is good!

Dee said...

Sheri, your roses are so beautiful and it's wonderful that you're still able to enjoy them. The Egyptian festival looked like fun and that lasagna looked so delicious.

Great quote, too... :)

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Gorgeous roses, Sheri! That lasagne looks like a greek dish that I love Pastichio.

LoveT. said...

your Roses are wonderful, i love the Pictures :)
Also the Birds are amazing <3

lovely Greets!

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Do you put anything special on your roses to keep them looking beautiful & healthy? They are so gorgeous!!!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Ohhhh I love that tree!!! Mysterious, magical, mystical, etc. It should have ravens sitting in it! :-)

Deserae said...

Love that quote!!! Your roses are beautiful, how nice that you are still getting blooms :o)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos dear!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I always enjoy your captures of your beautiful photography. Despite California so desperately needing much rain the beauty of nature provided you with splendid roses in lovely color's. You can tell you love your roses and they reward you with their colorful beauty. Ahhh Egyptian lasagna made with Bechamel sauce, YUM but honestly any type of lasagna I adore. What is the spook tree, very cool.
Perfect quote, I do not know what kind of bird that is. Funny woodpecker photo. A lovely share today, thanks.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, your roses are looking beautiful… I love how you get out and really take in all that nature has to offer… so pretty… love the tree!
Happy first day of Autumn, fingers crossed for lots of rain !

It's me said...

Great fall pictures happy evening love Ria x

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, your photos definitely made me smile. Thank you! I love all the different birds you have on the west coast--different from the east coast birds. That first one high in the tree looks like some sort of hawk to me. Your roses are gorgeous! So many different varieties--just lovely. Sadly, ours are not doing well as we are in great need of rain also--Of course, not like in California! Sending you lot's of smiles this lovely Autumn day. ♥

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello Sheri,
What a lovely post.. Your roses look so beautiful.. Mine are looking very sad indeed... Such gorgeous photos... I have no idea what type of bird that is.. How funny the woodpecker is looking at himself..
Wishing you a beautiful week.

syros2js said...

Your roses are adorable, Sheri!
Egyptian Festival??? How interesting!!!
(That dish looks delicious!)
And the woodpecker is sooooo cute!
Hugs and kisses, sweetheart!

Dewena said...

That just beats all how your roses still look at their best! They look like the kind of roses we wish we could get from the florist too, but never can. Plus I'm sure many have are fragrant in your garden.

I love your quote at the end, so important, and I'm glad you practice it too, Sheri.

Beautiful pictures!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you Sheri! I am so happy you enjoyed... I think she is one of my favorites also.
The roses... I believe it all depends on what type of rose... I know some will bloom all year round, others are seasonal.. Up until this summer, most of mine bloomed all year round, with the exception of the Winchester Cathedral...
You can type in your rose on the net and probably find out if they will bloom seasonal or all year.

Stephanie said...

Happy Fall, precious friend! How are you on this lovely day? The sun is shining brightly this afternoon and it makes me want to sit outside and simply soak it in.

Your roses, oh my! They are truly stunning, Sheri. You have the perfect touch for flowers.

Wishing you a blessed afternoon. Love to you!

Susie said...

Sheri, Your roses are very beautiful. I enjoyed all your photos. I am ready for some spicy drinks. I bought some chai tea today. I will try some tomorrow. Blessings for glorious autumn season. If you were in the Mayan ruins at the step of their pyramid , the shadow that would be cast would go with the snake head at the bottom of the steps to form a giant snake only happens on the first day of spring and fall. I have only seen it in spring and would one day love to see it in fall. Blessings, love you, Susie

Terra said...

Pretty roses and fun Egyptian festival.

Abdelkhalek Benrahho said...

Great photos
Happy Friday :)

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Linda said...

Hi Sheri, your flowers are gorgeous! What a lovely Egyptian festival, too, and the food does look very good! Some good friends of mine are from Egypt, a married couple with a 14 year old daughter...I met them when they first came to live here in Montreal, and they are lovely people! :) The girl was only 6 years old when they came here, 8 years ago.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Sheri, your roses are beautiful, mine not so good.
Love that you had a great time at the festival, food sounds yummy.
Yes, all the Lakes and stream are way down. We are in such need of water and they keep building house after house, apartment after apartment. And are doing nothing about building treatment plants to purify Ocean water.
No rain in sight and high temperatures - I am so ready for Fall or even winter with snow. LOL
Have a wonderful week, dear friend.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

I loved seeing all your lovely photos, and your roses are all flowering so very nicely.
The little woodpecker looking at his reflection is sweet.
Hope you get rain there soon as know what a problem it is with lack of.
Enjoy the rest of the week and many thanks for your kind visit

Susan said...

Oh Sheri. An Egyptian festival! What fun. Now I've never been to one of those but I know I'd love it.

Your roses probably are still thriving because of all the love you have lavished them with. Lucky roses!

Thanks so much for your visits. I appreciate them a lot.

Hope your Thursday is delightful. Susan

Gypsy Heart said...

The roses are beautiful! It's still in the 90's here in Texas ~ ugh! I am so anxious for cooler temps.

Just found your blog and will be following!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am so glad I decided to visit blogs this morning even if I'm running a bit late. I am SO glad to just visit you because when I do I visit myself.

Darling friend, KEEP SMILING. Love you. Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

P.S. That magpie is DARLING!

Patricia said...

Oh, your first pink rose is so delicate and pretty, Sheri, and I love to see a cute squirrel (we don't have them in Australia). When we visit Canada I always watch the squirrels and try to catch a photo - they are very quick! The yellow beak magpie is new to me, and a very handsome bird indeed. This year I saw my first woodpecker - they are funny guys, I think. Fun post, Sheri. xx

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing these, Sheri. Such gorgeous photos...and a thought-provoking quote!

Lowcarb team member said...

Sheri - your roses are lovely to look at and what a variety of colour. But i loved all your photo's ... the squirrel was cute!

You have enjoyed the Polish festival and now an Egyptian one - that's great.

I do hope California gets an abundance of rain soon - it is needed isn't it.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

ALl the best Jan

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Sheri, I just love posts like this and you share the beauty around you so beautifully. Love your roses in September. Mine are still blooming too and what a gift it is, isn't it.
You captured all your photos so well and I love the quote. Really one to thing about.
Praying you get the moisture you need in California.
Wishing you a Happy Fall my sweet friend.
Love to you, cm

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Gorgeous roses, Sheri, and isn't it wonderful that they are still blooming so late in the season! You always take such interesting and beautiful photos - love the birds and the mysterious tree. How fun to go to an Egyptian festival! Wouldn't that be a great costume for a Halloween party? I do hope your drought ends soon. Hope you have a lovely weekend, my Dear. xo K

Nancy's Notes said...

I love roses! Yours look so healthy and beautiful! Oh, I would love to have gone to the festival, great pictures. That tree does look awesome and wouldn't it be wonderful if it could tell us it's story! Great post~

CraveCute said...

Sheri, what a fabulous collection of photos! Really enjoyed seeing what's happening in your area. So sorry for your water woes, wish I could send you some of our excess rain... I just walked into the garden this morning and saw a bright red rose on my shrub (Hansa)rose. They usually do this..., burst out in just a few blooms... to surprise me before the cold temps hit. Have a lovely weekend! ~ Diane

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Dear Sheri,
Here I am in California with my dear family and enjoying them so very much. We took a little drive to Tahoe yesterday and were so fortunate to see a bear!
I hope that California receives rain too-it made me sad to see all of the Oak, and Aspen trees so dry and loosing their leaves.
Your roses are thriving though, Sheri-absolutely beautiful!

abrianna said...

Beautiful roses. Here it is still hot enough to have iced pumpkin lattes. I hope some of our rain goes west-we are getting plenty from the tropical storm out there that is not part of the hurricane. Rain all weekend apparently.