Roses, Roses and more Roses

“Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced America’s New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for nearly 130 years.” (website: here)

In honor of this event every New Year and because we now live close to Pasadena, I thought I would honor this tradition with prints of rose blooms and believe it or not, our roses are in bloom throughout our yard. Happy New Year and here’s to a great 2019 for you and yours!!

“Orange Rose Bud”


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34 thoughts on “Roses, Roses and more Roses

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Having grown up and lived in 4 season climates….it does seem weird to still have such beautiful blooms on rose bushes, plus the other flowers that are only in bloom here in the winter. Here’s to a great 2019…Happy New Year to you and your family Dan!

  1. Writing to Freedom

    I love roses and your images Kirt. Thank you for the great backstory about Pasadena, roses, and the parade. That reminded me of how much my grandfather loved growing roses and other flowers in his gardens in Vista. He even won awards. Thanks for the fun memories. Happy New Year!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      One of my former employees worked as a volunteer helping create the floats….loved hearing her stories….so much goes into making that parade what it is! Thanks for stopping by Brad and Happy New Year to you!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I couldn’t get roses to grow at our place in Goodyear….first house we have lived in where we didn’t have roses…(summer fried them). Our place in in Los Angeles has rose bushes lining the walkway from the street up to our front porch….still blooming. I will cut them back this month as they do go somewhat dormant prior to spring. Thanks for stopping by Nancy!

  2. Diane Henders

    Your roses are in bloom? Wow! There are a couple of very sad-looking blossoms still remaining on our rose bush, but all its leaves have frozen off – it’s just a little too chilly here! Thank you for the beautiful photos to remind me that spring is coming! 🙂

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Believe it or not our roses do a last bloom effort this time of year and then I usually trim them down in Jan or Feb as they do go somewhat dormant prior to spring growth. Having lived in four season climates…seems a little weird, but yes I still have some really beautiful blooms….Happy 2019 and thanks for stopping by Diane!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It is….we had a lot of roses at our San Diego home, but have been in Arizona last 5 years and I had forgotten just how long into the season they bloom here in Southern California!! Thanks for stopping by Annie and here’s hoping your 2019 brings you great things!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Seems weird to be looking at roses at this time of year, but they are in their last full bloom for the season….I cut them back in Jan/Feb as they do like all plants have their dormant cycle. Thanks for stopping by….hope your 2019 finds you in New Mexico soon and happy…happy…happy!! (You deserve it!)


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