Monday, May 6, 2013


     Hi, all! The other day, the peeps found over 50 cut roses (and a shit load of jasmine) in the garbage area of an alley way (hello, any fellow dumpster divers!) and brought them home. It makes us very sad to think that someone doesn't want roses, or at least wouldn't give them to a neighbor, friend or take them to the hospital and brighten someone's day. What an empty life. :(
But anyway, their loss is our gain in this case! We have roses in every room of the house, including the bathrooms, foyer and laundry room. In fact, the rose in the photo of yesterday's Black and White Sunday picture is from the dumpster haul. Check out all of the beauty!

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Sweetie should be a florist, BOL!

This dainty light pink rose was one of Mom's favorite. It smelled exactly like scotch tape for some odd reason.

Always stop and smell the roses!

I got this for you, Momma!

DM: this would be a killer manicure 

This rose is twice the size of my head.

It sure is purty....

Here's the color version of yesterday's photo.

Don't you just love my gawjuss new collar?

There were some wicked thorns on these plants, because they're the "old fashioned" type roses.


  1. Nola,

    What a great find, and such beautiful roses.
    That one is bigger that your head lol......

    xo Cinnamon
    Happy Monday

  2. Aw,,,I LOVE the smell of roses!! How dare anyone throw them away. Your house must smell beautiful!!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  3. You is absolutely right! There is no reason to throws out roses when they could be sent to a nursin' home or sumptin...can you imagine the smiles on their faces if sombuddy had thoughted to do dat!

    Hehehehe...dat petal would makes an awesome paint job, a nice ombre effect!


  4. Nice pics, and I bet your house smells awesome!!

  5. That makes us sad too, to know that no one would want to have a rose in their lives! I would love to smell them all day. :)

  6. Oh we could smell those old fashioned roses clear over here in iowa.....sometimes people don't realize what they throw away, they can't get back and someone really smart is gonna come along and snatch it up!
    stella rose

  7. Beautiful post! What a nice photo from the cute dachshund smelling the roses!

  8. Wow what a great haul you found there. You're right, what a shame they didn't give them to the local hospital or nursing home.

    Who is the scotch tape sniffer over there? My Mommy LOVES the smell of tape. Yes a little loose in the brain I know.....

    Thanks for sharing your roses with all of us. At least we will enjoy them too.

    Lily Belle

  9. OMD OMD what a fabulous FIND... and a splendid PHOTO OP. fur your MOM!!

    Probably some florist had an overstock... they wouldn't want to just hand them out and have peeps think that they were their USUAL offerings in the shop... since they were out in FULL magnificent Bloom... They want them to be Buds.

  10. wow what a lovely find of roses! They are so beautiful and so is NOLA!

  11. I'll bet your house smells glorious!

  12. Nola, you are such a good girl to pose with those yummy smelling flowers. My boys like to eat yummy smelling flowers...

  13. They look beautiful, we can almost smell them.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  14. Wow, those are some pretty roses! Can't believe someone threw them out...glad you found them and can use them! :)

    Elyse and Riley

  15. A rose that smells like scotch tape?? A rose bigger than your head? Wow - you really hit the mother lode there! ;)

  16. Okays I had to laugh so hard readin' your comment at Ruby's. My mum would die since those lacey thongs can be expensive. Mum;s go straight on top of washin' machine...away from little mouths.


  17. WHAT!?! What a find! I think this is one of the most beautiful photo series you've ever done...and that's saying A LOT! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...and I agree, Sweetie should be a flower designer. That picture from your kitchen looks like it should be in a magazine.

  18. Your house must smell fantastic!

    Millie & Walter

  19. You are lucky that someone threw them out. they are brightening your day and all of ours! Lee and Phod

  20. Hey Nola!
    Wow, that's a great find! I'd have been happy to find some fresh pizza bones too, but the flowers are gorgeous. I bet your house smells all pretty and nice. Great pix of you and the roses.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  21. Some people are so silly, throwing away all that beauty. I am glad your family found it and shared it with everyone.

    Loveys Sasha

  22. What lovely roses. Beautiful pictures, they all are really great!

  23. Those nutty people throwing that stuff away. Bet it's the best smelling house in the east
    Benny & Lily

  24. One man's junk is another (wo)man's/dog's treasure :)

    Nola, you have the cutest paws in the world.

  25. Oh, you must have the bestest smellin' house in the hood!!
    FABulous find ~ and FABulous pics to go with em'!

  26. Sounds like some guy got a HUGE REJECTION!!!!

    Nola, you'd make a great flower you know anyone getting married?

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  27. What a great find! my Mommy would has made rose pettal and white wine jelly out of them though.

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