#Sunday Stills: Everything Is Coming Up Roses

Sunday Stills Rosy

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.

Author: Marsha

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.

56 thoughts on “#Sunday Stills: Everything Is Coming Up Roses”

    1. 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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  1. 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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    1. Oh my goodness, Terri, what a week you’ve had. I’m so sorry about Han’s mom passing. Even if it’s peaceful, it’s hard to lose your mom. This has not been the easiest of moves for you. Getting in before winter really got bad here was a blessing. What saved us, though was having the rental we bought for Cindy. But moving is always harder than you think it will be unless a company is moving you expenses paid into a beautiful home already finished.! Our realtor had a party for all of us who bought homes in Prescott Lakes this year. We got to hear everyone else’s horror stories. One couple bought a house and the renters would not move out. They had to move into a hotel. Another coupe found out the man had liver cancer the day they left California to move here. BTW, we were all from CA! I’m glad your new job sounds like fun. You make everything you do fun, Terri. You will make new friends and have so much fun once you start working and get into your new home. Let’s hope it’s super soon! 🙂

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    2. Dear Marsha and Terri,

      Of all of the photos shown in this post entitled “#Sunday Stills: Everything Is Coming Up Roses”, I particularly like the one that shows the porcelain pot with a beautiful lid decorated with a bird and rose blossoms. In any case, all of the photos are so lovely to look at. Cracker Barrel was indeed all dressed up!

      By the way, the Valentine image as shown in my previous comment comes from my post published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/soundeagle-in-love-and-dove-art-and-heart-on-valentines-day-with-gifts/

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    3. Dear Marsha and Terri,

      Chinese New Year of 2021 begins on the 12th of February and lasts for 15 days. Its third days coincides with Valentine’s Day. This double celebration represents a culmination of the Eastern Culture (emphasizing Relationship and Kinship 關係和親情) meeting and amalgamating with the Western Culture (emphasizing Romance and Love 浪漫和愛情). It provides a good indicator and macrocosmic example of the increased intensification and extensive interpenetration of economic, social and cultural practices and relations as globalization continues to expand in the 21st century. This can be both seen and heard in the dynamic results of musical hybridizations and cross-cultural collaborations, as demonstrated by my post entitled “🦅 SoundEagle in Chinese New Year Celebration, Spring Festival, Lion Dance, Food, Ornaments, Traditional Culture and Architecture 🏮🎋🦁🥗🎐㊗️⛩” published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2020/02/02/soundeagle-in-chinese-new-year-celebration-spring-festival-lion-dance-food-ornaments-traditional-culture-and-architecture/

      Please enjoy this very extensive post to your heart’s content. Happy Chinese New Year to both of you! It is the year of the Golden Ox.

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        1. You are very welcome, Terri. Our very dear friend Marsha has already visited my said post about Chinese New Year and submitted two lovely comments there. Marsha obviously liked my post very much as she even asked me to introduce my post to her friend Frank whose blog is called “Beach Walk Reflections: Thoughts from thinking while walking”.

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          1. Please be informed that you might need to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

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          2. Thank you, Marsha, for your compliment. I shall reply to your comments that you submitted to my blog as soon as I can.

            I am indeed delighted that you have enjoyed my posts (and pages), many of which are being regularly improved, updated and/or expanded regardless of when they were first published. Therefore, it can be a very good idea and a highly rewarding exercise to visit my existing posts and pages on a regular basis to discover for yourself some new surprises and delights, all awaiting you there.

            Besides, there are plenty of sociological insights and analyses to whet your appetite.

            Yours sincerely,

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          3. Thank you Sound Eagle. I would send you one in return, but I have not compiled it. Many of my pages are private because they are out of date, and I have too many posts, many of which need updating. Not only that, most of my posts are not meaty, and they are personal rather than about topics of universal interest. Possibly my challenge, Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge will become something meaty. It’s hard to tell. But kiddos to you for being able to list all of your work and keep it updated. One of my next posts will be about how to organize your photos. You should leave some comments about that on the preparation post I wrote this week. You must have a a gigantic system for organizing all your photos.

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          4. You are very welcome, Marsha. Thank you for informing me about your Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge as well as your forthcoming post about how to organize photos.

            Have you had a chance to look at my stylishly designed listing yet? Each of the posts and pages comprises a short description and a postage-size featured image.

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          5. Dear Terri,

            In addition, since my blog contains advanced styling and multimedia components plus animations, it is highly recommended to read my posts and pages directly in my blog so that you will be able to see and experience all of the refined and glorious details. Hence, it is prudent to refrain from viewing my blog in the WordPress Reader, which tends to ignore or strip away some styling and formatting components, and also fails to display animations, all of which are aplenty in my posts and pages, which will look very different and even improper or amiss in the WordPress Reader.

            Happy reading!

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          6. Since you asked “What is your purpose and goal for it?”, I look forward to your visiting my “About” page to find out the answers, and giving me some feedback there. Please be advised that as soon as my “About” page is loaded, the music should automatically start playing. It is one of my musical compositions.

            May you have a lovely weekend!

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  2. 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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    1. 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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    1. 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. 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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    1. 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!!!


    1. I may go back! None of it is really my husband’s style. He is the decorator in the house. I sure loved taking pictures of them, though. A blogging friend told me when I first started blogging that our blog is our personal house. We decorate it however we want it to look. 🙂

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        1. Yes, that’s what I enjoy, then I don’t see the person for a while that I bought it for. I put it away and find it much later and forgot which friend I got it for, then it starts to look shabby to me and I think, “I can’t give that to anyone. What an insult!” Eventually it gets to Goodwill or a garage sale. 🙂

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  4. 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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    1. 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! 🙂


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