Roses in Bloom

Roses in Bloom

Hello, flower friends!!!

So happy to see Spring is finally here. A new season with beautiful fresh flowers blossoming around the city and a brilliant warm sunshine, welcoming us into this special time. For some of us in other places, the bloom will come later.

Wishing you all a lovely Spring!! (◠‿◠) ¸.◦*´`✿✿

These roses are taking their sweet time to grow, standing elegantly tall in long green, prickly branches. Blue skies mixed with white clouds and mild temperatures, soft breezes and the sounds of birds singing around the gardens. Bees and humming birds happily kissing the flowers in celebration.

These delicate buds of roses are sometimes squeezing their way towards the light, in their effort to worship the sun and thrive.

It’s exciting to see the beginning of life slowly appearing through these buds and transforming into a magical blossoms of different sizes, shapes and hues …

The uniqueness and beauty of two-tone roses is the focal point of the garden. Usually no two are alike, as if they are hand painted, each having their the own specific color combinations. The one below is more bright red and white because cooler climates show more white color. They have fewer thorns, while strong stems allow them to grow upright, yet accented with a soft and sweet fragrance.

Barona Resort and Casino

Barona Resort and Casino

WOW! We are already in the middle of the month — time couldn’t go any faster. As you already know from last post, I hosted my Bella Bohemian Boutique at the Encinitas Spring Street Faire here in the beautiful San Diego County. We had a great two day event with so many people stopping by at our tent and so much fun! The paper tissue flowers I made to embellish the outside and the interior of tent was one of many attractions.

Since we were so tired and in much need of rest, the following weekend we heading to the Barona Resort & Casino, located in the lovely Barona Valley, in Lakeside, CA. It’s considered one of the best Indian reservation casinos in San Diego. What a great place for a mini vacation and light entertainment, perfect to play golf, go to the spa, or smell the rose garden, there’s delicious food, super clean rooms, and a well trained staff in all areas of the hotel.

Barona Resort Day Spa is absolutely wonderful. After we had our massage the host guided us to the balcony and to my surprise, there were cool chocolate strawberries waiting for us. Even the table was covered with white table cloth. It doesn’t get any better than that …

If you have a San Diego trip or are planning one in the near future, I recommended you visit this place… Below you can see I really enjoyed walking around the hotel grounds, and taking endless pictures.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!

Barona golf course 1- 2015 photo by Rhônya Holman for

Sun Kissing Red Rose 2 - 2015 photo by Rhônya Holman for

Not a gambler – but I like the drive and they have a beautiful lake behind the hotel you can feed the ducks, take long walks around the hotel or just relax in one of the many wood chairs around the lake.

Barona ducks in the garden 3 - 2015 photo by Rhônya Holman for

Barona Hotel 4 - 2015 photo by Rhônya Holman for

Barona Hotel boutique entrance 6 - 2015 photo by Rhônya Holman for

They take a really good care of the the rose garden, it’s just beautiful.

Rose Garden Barona Hotel 7 - 2015 photo by Rhônya Holman for

Barona Hotel entrance of the golf course 8 - 2015 photo by Rhônya Holman for

The surrounding area is in a green valley, so refreshing for golfing, with all the cool breezes and ponds to make things interesting …

Ducks areound the lake 13 - 2015 photoby Rhônya Holman for

Lake & Golf Course - Barona Hotel 14 2015 - photo by Rhônya Holman for

  • We ate at the Sage Restaurant, portions were very generous, delicious and reasonably priced.
  • Be aware though that no alcohol is sold/served in the restaurants and the casino, though there is a bar on the bottom floor of the hotel.
  • If you’re a non-smoker I recommended you bring a mask, especially if you are going to play in the casino.