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October 31, 2012

Shelter from the storm...

After last week's ambitious fall cleanup I brought in 
my last roses of the season.

It's a good thing too because after Hurricane Sandy hit we received a share of the storm with lots of rain and wind. The trees are stripped bare and there is a coldness in the air now- It feels like mid November already.

  I took this picture the Monday evening from my office window.  I felt a little guilty enjoying such a beautiful sky when I knew how bad it was getting back on the East coast.   My heart goes out too all who have been hit by 
this storm in the East.
Such an unbelievable amount of devastation 
in such a short time.  

Just goes to show you when it comes to nature 
we are not in control. 

This Friday I am joining Liz @ Rose Vignettes

Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora roses

A bittersweet reflection....last roses of the season

Come in I'll give you...Shelter from the storm

I'm Joining Rose Vignettes
Fresh Cut Friday

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Gorgeous roses...we actually had less of the storm in central NY with little rain but the winds howled. It is devastating in NJ, NYC area and coastal CT.

  2. Such beautiful roses Liz :-) It's so true that enjoying those last blooms is always a bit bittersweet. It's always humbling when mother nature lets us know how little control we actually have....although I'm in England, all of my family is on the east coast New England area, and I'm so thankful they are all safe.

  3. Liz, your roses are beautiful. It is just amazing how so much devastation can be going on in one part of the country; and it is absolutely beautiful in others. Praying for all of those affected by the storm.

  4. Your roses and the sky are gorgeous, Liz. Beautiful post and Mother Nature sure is in control....Christine

  5. Thank your for this lovely post, Liz! Your roses are stunning as was they picture of the sky. Praying for all those that have endured the storm. Have a lovely day!


  6. What a beautiful post, Liz, just beautiful. I love your new headers, Linda did a fabulous job. Your photos of the roses are amazing, too. xo

  7. Beautiful post Liz. Your roses re just gorgeous- xo Diana

  8. Gorgeous photos of the view from your window, Liz! The other photos...so sad. SO sad!

  9. I dearly love the last blooms of the season. We didn't get too much of the storm. The wind did beat my mums up a bit....but some of my summer flowers are still going strong. You just never know. I've planted some mums, pansys and cabbage plants and a bunch of bulbs for spring -- I hate it when there's nothing blooming!

  10. Your pictures just take my breath away. Really, they are just gorgeous. The photo of devastation is horrible. You are so right that we are just not in control. I, too, lift the people in the middle of all the destruction from Sandy.

  11. Those roses are so lovely at the end of the day! The lighting is perfect. I am still watching the news with all the devastation. I am afraid it is going to get really bad before it gets better.

    Thank you for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)


  12. How lovely your roses are. I hope you are all safe and sound where you are. You have such a beautiful garden,it's a shame when the wind destroys such a lot of the beauty.
    Thank you for your visit and warm congratulations xx

  13. Beautiful Roses..How lucky some of us were not to be hit so hard by Sandy..Our power was only out 2 hrs and only one tree had fallen..we are so blessed...Mother Nature always show us who is boss..and we all know she is..

  14. Hi Liz,

    I'm so glad you are getting to enjoy the last of your roses. They sure are gorgeous! Love your sunset photo. I have been busy putting together care packages for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. My heart goes out to those people who have lost everything. Some still without power.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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