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#Sunday Stills: Everything Is Coming Up Roses

I wondered if I was going to find enough pictures to respond to Terri’s Rosy #Sunday Stills challenge this week, then we had to take our car in. Who knew?

Yes, the car place was just down the street from Cracker Barrel, and we had an hour to kill. Cracker Barrel was dressed for the season(s) – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter, all rosy. Wait till you see what I found.

I thought this Wonder Woman sign would go well in my office.

This is for you Hugh Roberts. Chocolate!

Terri, these should rosy items should keep you warm and cozy until spring.

I can’t forget my husband who likes night lights. This might not be quite his taste. If there was a car inside, he’d love it. He also loves salt and pepper shakers.

Who is on your shopping list for the next pink holiday? Here are some items that might make them smile.

If those weren’t enough, there were some giant roses to put between your teeth next time you dance the tango.

With that I close and wish you all a belated Valentine’s Day, Happy Easter and Mother’s Day.

Coming up

  • #WQWWC Writer Quotes – You find them, you post them, and link them to the challenge tomorrow featuring the word: RESPONSIBILITY, or Put the Blame on Me.
  • It’s not to late to comment on Geoff Le Pard’s short story for Story Chat – The Trophy Cabinet. I doubt that you’ve even seen (or want to see) a cabinet filled with these trophies.

For more rosy entries, check out Terri’s Sunday Still’s comment section.

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  1. Hi, Marsha – I am new to participating in #SundayStills (I first joined this past January). I love that it has given my Blogging Muse a well-needed kick in the pants to get a weekly post out. But what I love most of all, is viewing everyone’s unique interpretation of the same theme. I absolutely love the version that you have shared here. I also love that you took these photos while waiting for your car to be prepared! You are a true inspiration (I am sure that I would have frittered away that waiting time)! 😀

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    • Janis, I am just as sure you would not have. However, if I wasn’t aware of what her theme was, I would have missed the opportunity. I do that a lot. Terri has become a good friend over the years and I try not to miss too many of the topics. I think I met you about the time I posted her interview in July of last year. Time flies! 🙂


  2. Aww, thanks so much for the chocolates, Marsha. They sound very tempting. I’ve never seen that variety here in the UK. I’m looking forward to getting some Easter eggs. They’ve been in the shops here since early January! I always wait until the Tuesday after Easter to buy one for myself because they’re usually half price then. I love a bargain. However, because we’re still in lockdown in the UK, only essential shops are open. So all the chocolate shops are closed! Thank goodness I can buy chocolate online, though.

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    • Yes, you have it under control. They don’t have chocolates in the stores? Sad. I have never seen these chocolates, but they fit Terri’s theme so well, I had to take a snapshot. I hope you come out of lockdown soon and everyone can get the vaccination. I have to go get a test right now to make sure I don’t have it to go for a doctor’s appointment!!!


    • No kidding, Norah. Vince is getting it all ready to tote our new ebikes all over the place in search of flat country like Sedona, which is less than an hour away. The hills are so steep here that I’m afraid to ride them downhill just yet. We have a Prius so we had to have a hitch put on that will hold a bike rack big enough to tow both bikes. But lunch and window shopping satisfied me.


  3. This is just beautiful. It brings a soft ending to a very hectic day. Thank you!!!
    The first photo in the Woodlake Rose Garden with the large rose in front is just stunning. You definitely have THE EYE.!!

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    • Thank you, Monica. How do these short winter days get so hectic, I wonder? That was one of the first years we worked in the garden, and I had that picture as a screen saver on my computer for a long time.

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  4. What a fun and uplifting post, Marsha! Thanks for the warm fuzzies, chocolates, and roses! I love that wonder woman sign too! That opening rose is exquisite!
    We’ve been on a roller coaster in two days! Hans’ mom passed away late Sunday night (on Valentine’s Day!). She was 89 and very ill but she passed peacefully into eternity in her sleep. Hans and his twin brother visited her for the last time last Friday. Monday, as several inches of snow fell, we drove my SUV an hour to meet the electrician at the property. We both arrived to the property early and he signed off on everything. My contractor just has to add conduit to the box and Inland Power crew will hook it up, hopefully by this Friday, which means the interior finishers can start as early as next week! Still need a septic system then we can move in. Cross your fingers for a few short weeks to move in.
    The ice-cold last week (temps were 16/9) left our RV a hot mess, no water, hot fridge, and frozen sewer line. Luckily the propane heats it up great and the electrical works. Once it started snowing, and temps got closer to mid-20s and up, all systems started working again. I was close to getting a hotel but too complicated with the dogs. Then today was my orientation meeting for my new job and it was a blast. Oy!
    So glad you shared for Sunday Stills, Marsha! Always a pleasure!

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    • It was fun. A sales lady came over while I was taking pictures to ask if she could help us. We ended up buying a horse and wagon salt and pepper shaker – nothing rosy, sadly. I could never work there. I’d come home every week with my paycheck spent on goodies. 🙂

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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