This was going to be a post about my little Penguins!! Penguin Books that is.. but as you can see the roses took over... I don't mind their imperfect, slightly mangled look.. they still smell just as sweet, so I have decided to embrace their imperfection.. The irony is ... I couldn't decide which imperfect image of imperfect roses to post.. So I posted them all!!
I'll bring you more of these book covers in a later post.. but for now.. as it is Sunday [and the noisy neighbours are making me bonkers!!! AGAIN!!! ] and the sun is finally shining in old Sydney Town.. I'm going to go out to smell the roses!!


Julie b


Text & Photography by Being Ruby©


Felicity said...

These are the most sublime colour Julie.
I can almost smell their beauty and you know the old saying

"Perfume always lingers on the hand that gives roses."

Thank you for sharing,

Felicity x

Anonymous said...

Such lovely roses and I don't find them imperfect at all. They are so lovely I can smell them all the way across the waters to here. Thank you.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~**~Beautiful images!!! Hugs, Rachel~*~*~*

marina said...

Hola Julie, la imperfección las hace reales y no menos bellas...Buen domingo xxx

The Moerks said...

LOvely roses. Funny, I picked a bunch of red ones today that were less than perfect. I just decided too pick them and bring them in regardless. We must be on the same page! Enjoy the Sydney sun.

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Quick before the sun changes its mind lol!

Perfectly imperfect!! xox

Lee said...

Aren't those roses the most delicious shade of pink! Lee :)

Shane Pollard said...

Hi dear Julie
These images are amazing - you are creating such beauty with your lens.
Come and visit as I've posted roses as well!!!
Neighbours - Guy Fawkes was 5th November and unfortunately it's still legal to have crackers and bonfire nights at home here - crazy I know. I wouldn't mind just the one night but they go on for about a month.....
I must be getting old and intolerant..

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

How beautiful this roses are!!!! We have a few of pink roses at home too! From the birthday of my daughter! Thank you for your congrats!
Have a wonderful sunday,
Big Hugs,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Is the accordian man STILL AT IT? You poor girl, you!!!! IMPERFECTION...ahhhhh, you know, it is a thing of beauty. Your roses with their little holes, LOVELY. The Penguin books with their vintage patina, SMASHING. And those pewter or aged metal vases are perfect the way they are. Beautiful perspective dearest and I forgot that you are celebrating your SPRING AND SUMMER SOON! BRAVO! Enjoy this "perfect day!"


Shellbelle said...

This just proves that we all have our imperfections on the outside, it is the sweet smell that lies beneath that defines our character, and when we are good, our beauty shines through, just as it does in these roses.

Sea, I mean see, you when I get back from Sanibel Island. Only hours from now I'll be on my way!


desde my ventana said...

Ohhhh so lovely and beauty!!
Have a lovely new week,(I think that your weekend has ended)

Drawn to The Sea said...

I have always preferred imperfection to great beauty. Thankfully my husband does too :-) You did a lovely job of capturing the texture of the petals, Julie; they look so very soft.

mermaid gallery said...

so exquisite...nature is always perfectly as it should be.....a perfect world would be so intimidating. It's the gap in the teeth, the lopsided smile, the laugh lines, that show character. The tattered rose petals tell their tale of your beautiful garden and the Sydney sunshine...wish I could smell them too! Enjoy the delights of spring...( I can almost smell them!) Lovely to see what is happening on the other side of the world! best, Susan

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your imperfect gorgeous pink roses look just right to me! Fabulous photos...

Unknown said...


Husband found a perfect red rose stuck to a holly bush when we were walking the dog on Hampstead Heath this morning, and now I find you've posted about roses. A co-incidence or a sign? xx

Splendid Sass said...

These are such beautiful images! Who doesn't love roses?
Plug your ears up, and enjoy your Sunday!

Blondie's Journal said...

The flowers are lovely...we have nothing blooming except mums and that won't be for much longer.

Go out and enjoy your Sunday!


Unknown said...

I am a sucker for roses...and these are simply lovely...thank you! smiles...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ah yes, embracing imperfection.
I do that every time I look in the mirror!!
Happy Sunny Sunday!

Giulia said...

There is no beauty without imperfection. Lovely. I wish you lived next door & I could swipe, uh, ask, for one or two. Mimph. Perhaps I'll find the proverbial last bloom on a walk. xoxo

Design Elements said...

wonderful pics!

Jeanne Henriques said...

Is there any better colour than that Julie...pink heaven.
I hope you have them scattered here there and everywhere!

Best wishes for a wonderful week Julie...

Jeanne xx

Stephanie said...

beautiful! Pretty roses and wonderful books ... sounds perfect to me!

oldgreymare said...

Perfect Pink Posey Pics Post!



Carole said...

Ok flaunting your roses while ours are all cut back and ready for their long naps. But I'll forgive you because it gives me hope that before I know it they'll be back again.
You've captured them beautifully Julie and such a perfect shade of pink. I hope your enjoying your Spring and look forward to seeing more of these roses. I took too few picures of mine this year and mine get holes in them too.haha


Ann said...

They look pretty perfect to me! And I bet they smell amazing!


Sahildeki Ev said...

I always feel that imperfection is a perfection in itself.. Wonderful colors ..

Julie-Ann said...

Wow they look gorgeous and perfect to me. Beautiful images- thanks:)

Pooch Purple Reign said...

enjoy your day!.... outside is always better anyway. especially since its likely getting warmer there.
love your roses
~pooch xx

Patyclau said...

Beautiful roses. Have a nice week Julie.


debra @ 5th and state said...

they look perfect again julie!

i so love your post title. i applaud imperfection, unless we are referring to a surgeon :-)
as you celebrate your roses rebirth i am eyeing the last blooms, those real diehards, hanging on. watch for pictures of snow soon! (my favorite season)

I Wonder Wye said...

I am very wabi-sabi, myself. Love the flowers - tender blush of pink...almost thought they were peonies...

A Refocused Life said...

Today I needed the roses, so it all worked out fine for me. Beautiful images!!

Just Martha said...

Thanks for the competition!1 It was fun. I've had a few hits too from your site so thank also. He love new lookers don't we!!!

Mise said...

Imperfectly, I have been slow to visit - you must forgive me. The bus was late. Roses don't suit perfection, do they - they look too showy and blowsy, whereas 5 dead blooms in an unassuming jar have such a faded crinkly grace. Or yours, from a genuine garden, by the look of them, rather than a refrigerated lorry. I used to love Guy and read all his works. Distracted by Blogtopia now, covers will suffice. xxx from your somewhat disorganized friend

Sue said...

Oh, but I don't see inperfection...just sweet beauty!