Saturday, January 16, 2010


This was in our hotel room when we were in Monterey, slightly ragged at the edges but still looking very pretty in its vase. Below I noticed its reflection in the window as we were getting ready for our journey back up to San Francisco for our flight home.

TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.

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  1. Hi Denise, Monterey must be a beautiful place. Wish I could have seen it when some friends lived there and invited us to visit. (We didn't! Sigh!!)

    Pretty yellow rose... Makes me yearn for spring.

  2. Pretty pictures - I love yellow roses. A x

  3. A beautiful flower with a beautiful view. Monterey, would love to visit there again someday, and hope you enjoyed your visit there.

  4. Lovely rose and two different reflections - wonderful!

  5. Lovely rose. How nice it must have been to find it in your room!

  6. Another yellow flower! Yellow roses reminds me of my Mother.


  7. I love Monterey! I love both flower shots ... but the second 'reflective' shot is my favorite. Just beautiful ;-)
    Hugs and blessings

  8. beáutiful place.
    Great shot of the yellow rose
    have a nice sunday

  9. Yellow for both of us today! Lovely rose - and beautiful view!
    Wish you a nice Sunday!

  10. what lovely photos, and I love the angles you took them from,

    Gill in Canada

  11. So nice it must have been to find a rose in your hotel room! Wow! The reflections in the mirror and window are captured beautifully.

  12. i love the color of the roses!

  13. The reflection looked like it was from the Beauty and the Beast. :) Thanks for the visit Denise, it's been a long time since I was last here. Your header rocks!

  14. Beautiful scenes!
    The yellow rose is so charming.

    Have a great week ahead.

  15. Lovely reflections!
    Really nicely captured Denise.

  16. Denise: Certainly a beautiful rose at any time.

  17. wow..a lovely yellow first i thought there are 2 roses but later on i realized the other rose is just the reflection

    mine's here

  18. What a lovely yellow rose. I love the way you captured the reflection too.

  19. Love love love Monterey! Yellow must be the theme today.

  20. Single yellow rose in double, beautiful photo Denise.

  21. A yellow rose for a sweet lady. I love the view from your bedroom window.

  22. I went through Monterrey long time ago when I lived in Boston. It is very beautiful, how beautiful are your photos.
    Good week, dear.

  23. Beautiful roses and I really like the window "scene".
    Melbourne Daily Photo

  24. Lovely photo of yellow rose and its reflection in the mirror!

  25. greta site& insite that you saw it

  26. Denise beautiful views!I've not ever been to Monterey..must be warm!love and light aNNa xo

  27. Those are two lovely photos. It's the reflection of the rose in the second one that really makes that photo. Great stuff! :)

  28. Love the reflection shot Denise. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  29. A lovely memory of a beatiful stay.

  30. pretty flowers, yes it's simply beautiful...

  31. Have a fantastic week. Yellow roses, one of my very favorites.

  32. Betsy from Tennessee, it is. Wish you could have seen it when you had the opportunity, but maybe one day you and George will take a holiday there? Never too late :)

    Strawberry Jam Anne, thank you, me too. D x

    midwesttomidlands, we certainly did, it took us 30 years to get back there but glad we finally made it.

    jabblog, thank you.

    Digital Flower Pictures, thank you too.

    Stine in Ontario, it was a lovely surprise and a nice touch by the hotel.

    AL, that's so nice to be reminded of you mother.

    happilyretired, thank you and hugs and blessings to you too.

    eileeninmd, it was wasn't it?

    Grace Olsson, thank you and I hope you had a nice Sunday also.

    i beati, it was indeed.

    VALKYRIEN, thank you.

    Randi, thank you also.

    Gill - That British Woman, thank you.

    Carolyn Ford, it was and we were lucky getting that view.

    wenn, me too.

    Pacey, good analogy! I enjoy my visit and look forward to visiting you again. Glad you liked my header :)

    Regina, thank you. Have a great week also.

    Carletta, thank you.

    This Is My Blog - fishing guy, yes indeed.

    Chie Wilks, I'll be visiting soon.

    Carver, thank you.

    Pat's Addition, isn't it just and I think you're right?

    Maia, thank you.

    Ebie, you're very sweet to say so Ebie. I loved that view also.

    Riet, thank you.

    Rosamaria, how lovely that you got to see it. I wish you a good week too my friend.

    BlossomFlowerGirl, thanks so much.

    MedaM, hello my friend, thank you.

    mommanator, kind words much appreciated :)

    Naturegirl, it has a lovely climate Anna, one that I truly enjoy.

    Richard @ The Bewildered Brit, thank you. I just love reflective photography.

    tricia, thank you my friend. Had a real nice weekend and hope you did too.

    Arija, yes indeed.

    My Memories and Crystals, thank you.

    Bacolod and Beyond, thank you also.

    Evelyn Howard, thank you.

    Patty, you too. I will have to remember that :)

    Thanks for visiting everyone, I hope you all have a fantastic week.

  33. Those reflections are masterful!

  34. Pretty roses and a bit flash for a hotel room. The reflection is clever.

  35. Lovely flowers, nice reflection, and a fantastic view from the motel room!