Roberta Writes – Three in one: Thursday Doors, CFFE: Things People Grow and Tanka Tuesday #doors #plants #poems

Three in one! Yes, that is rather a lot and unusual for me but I ran out of posting days this week and these three challenges go together so well that I couldn’t resist. Here it goes!

Terence and I went out for lunch yesterday to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. Our eldest son is turning twenty on 24 February. I’ve had to start telling people he was ten when I married Terence – haha!

Anyhow, we went to a lovely restaurant called Whippet which is close to home. It was our first outing since Terence became ill on 26 December last year, so I let him chose the venue. We sat outside, despite pouring rain, in roof veranda enclosed by lattice wood covered with vines, all things that have grown. I also consider that we have grown our marriage over the years, not to mention our two gorgeous sons and Queen Push-Push.

Entrance to Whippet, it is rather an attractive door

These are plants my mom and I grew in our garden:

I haven’t included any fondant flowers in this post. If you would like to see two of my best examples of cakes with fondant flowers, Resa has included pictures in this most marvelous post she created about Michael and my Sir Chocolate books series. Thank you, Resa: If you don’t know Resa you really should. She has a most marvelous blog which is like visiting Wonderland. I really recommend you go over and have a look at her public art and other posts.

This week’s challenge is a photo prompt. I’ve asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, from to share her photos with us for inspiration. Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE.

The flush rose higher

Changing from pink to crimson

Emotions laid bare


Vivacious in red

Crimson rose among daisies

Her temper, thorny

By Robbie Cheadle

You can join in Cee’s CFFC: Things People Grow challenge here:

You can join in Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge here:

You can join in Dan’s Thursday Doors challenge here:

86 thoughts on “Roberta Writes – Three in one: Thursday Doors, CFFE: Things People Grow and Tanka Tuesday #doors #plants #poems

  1. Lovely doors, Roberta! Terrence picked a neat place, and I’m so happy he is back in action.
    Your 2 Haiku are fab.
    AND, thank you for the shout out on our Sir Chocolate post. It was a fun happening. You and Michael have made a wonderful series of children’s books.
    Best to you and yours!

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  2. A terrific post and happy happy anniversary to you! We celebrated #24 last September and to celebrate our 25th next summer, we have rented the villa used for film the terrific Diane Lane movie “Under The Tuscan Sun!”

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  3. That looks like a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. Happy Anniversary! and I’m glad your husband is out and about again.
    I especially like the second haiku. I know a few people of that temper. (K)

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  4. Robbie – you nailed the post connecting to all three challenges
    and Terri’s rose is stunning – and then your poem was layered with fun – thorny temper? oh cool – and imagining the rose among daisies – powerful
    oh and cheers to the doors and glad your hubs is well enough to dine out –
    happy anniversary

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  5. I’m so pleased to hear that Terence’s health is improving, Robbie. Congratulations on 22 years together and a 20th birthday for son #1. Your poems in response to the flower are as gorgeous as it is.

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  6. Congrats on your anniversary, Robbie. How fun to get out with Terrence and to have the family feeling well after a few months of serious illnesses. A beautiful restaurant, and flowers, and poem of course. though the thorns were out, it seems. Lol. And congrats again on the amazing post over at Resa’s. ❤

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  7. Well done with three challenges, Robbie. I’ll have to head over to Resa’s next. I’m linking your post to my first post about the first novella I’m reading along with your comment about the challenge! 🙂

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you and Terrance, Robbie. What an awesome post. Yes, it all flowed together well. I will have to check out those blogs, I love new bloggers to me, even if it means more time to blog hop.

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