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I enjoyed viewing your web site.  The rose is my favorite flower. You have some beautiful photos.

Virginia DeBoer, CA on 14 September 2006

WOW!!!  You are on your way to a WORLD of greatness! You are already great in our world.....

Chip and Karen May, CA, on 15 September 2006

Awesome---just awesome. I am sending your website to Jack and HINT for a beautiful Christmas present :)

Bonnie Shoultz, East County, CA on 16 September 2006

Brenda- The site is beautiful and so are you! I enjoyed everything. Best of luck in this venture!

Amy Dohmen aka IdahoRoseLady, Idaho on 18 September 2006

Although I am a "rose" person, I loved the dahlias!  Think about trying some iris.  I also liked the double Cajun Sunrise.  Enjoy your new endevour, "cousin"!

Stacey Catron, NJ on 18 September 2006

Wow, wow, beautiful site. I hope some day to be able to do this type of work. Thanks for sharing your love of roses and photography.

Kathleen Lapergola on 19 September 2006

I didn't know you were this kind of artist! This is beautiful. I love the rose that headlines your website.

Ramona Haywood on 19 September 2006

Your pictures are absolutely stunning!  Especially loved the dragon fly.

Connie Wilke on 19 September 2006

You have done it again.  Your artistic abilities have no end.  What beautiful work.  Congratulations, you are the best!

Rita Applegate on 19 September 2006

Your life has MANY meanings.  THAT is a gift to you and to those around you.  Each and every endeavor you take on, you illuminate that chosen path, and share the beauty you create with everyone around you.  Thank you for including me in your circle, and I look forward to watching your spirit shine through your artwork!

Marcia Sanchez-Walsh on 19 September 2006

Beautiful work, Brenda. With love from your dad's look-alike. Uncle Dean

Dean Pollock on 19 September 2006

Congratulations.  It's beautiful.

Bruce and Carole Collard on 19 September 2006

WOW an awesome website and a very pretty women. Good job Bren

Calvin Bouette on 19 September 2006

Brenda, every picture reflects the beauty of God's creation. You do a great job of making them stay alive.  I was tempted to smell  the roses. I will return to your site. 

Benny Broussard on 19 September 2006

Well, you just never cease to amaze me - you bring beauty to everything you touch - breathtaking!  we must talk about my buying a present for me!!

Peggy Byrde on 19 September 2006

Brenda, I enjoyed visiting your nice site.  WOW!!! and WOW !!!  :-)

Arnold from France on 20 September 2006

WOW!  I had no idea you had such talent.  Absolutely beautiful!  Thanks for sharing!

Frank Ewing, CA on 20 September 2006

What an absolutely gorgeous website. Your art and photography are stunning; sublime on so many levels.

Manson Yew, South Pasadena, CA on 20 September 2006

I think you are blooming, just like a rose but more beautiful.

Frank Strickland, San Bernardino, CA on 20 September 2006

You followed your passion and we are blessed to be able to share it.  It's a fabulous website.

Gwen Cleary, Carlsbad, CA on 20 September 2006

You have given a new perspective on an already beautiful flower.

Margo O'Donnell of El Cajon, CA on 21 September 2006

I Am A First Time Visiter And I Am Very Excited.Thanks!

Eunice Cothron of Alpine, CA on 21 September 2006

Very cool site!  Jack and Bonnie Shultz shared your site with me.  Good Luck!

Lisa Lomax on 21 September 2006

Breathtaking, Brenda.....how neat that your favorite thing in the world is so beautiful.....and you have  enhanced its beauty even further. 

Patricia A Smith, Sun City, CA on 4 October 2006

Absolutely Gorgeous, the clarity and intense colors in your photography is incredible. I'm so impressed. Congratulations !

Dixie Dahl, San Diego, CA on 12 October 2006

What beautiful work! You have a soul that shines with passion and talent. Love to you on your journey!!!

Kathy Bevilacqua, Vista, CA on 16 October 2006

Hello. Wonderful work.  I love it all. The Yorkie is so sweet! What a talent!  Thank you very much for sharing it with us.  I find that such work gladdens the heart.

Penny, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom on 13 December 2006

Hi Brenda!
I have been looking at all the beauty here and realizing how truly talented you are!  You capture the intimate details of nature in a way that brings tears to our eyes!  I know Joe's mom, Gloria, looks down and smiles her sweet smile at your love and your passions.  We are all so proud of you.  Peace, Love, Joy & Hugs, "Aunt Becky & Uncle Frank"

Rebecca Suchomel, Simi Valley, CA on 13 December 2006

I learned of your site from John Bagnasco on the Garden Compass Radio.  He told of his Christmas present.  Thank you for this gorgeous awesome site.  I am a member of the San Diego Rose Society.

Doris, San Diego, CA on 31 December 2006

Breathtaking, Brenda!

Patricia Swanton, Vista, CA on 9 January 2007

This is a beautiful site for Rose lovers and all who love the awsomeness of creation..

Sonja, Sch. Haven, PA on 19 January 2007

I like the Pics

Javier Flores, San Bernardino CA on 30 January 2007

Neat site Lady Bren. Beauty abounds here!

Stan V, Colorado on 30 January 2007


Marylou Coffman of Gilbert, AZ on 19 February 2007

Quite beautiful!

Michael in CA on 19 February 2007

Wonderful photography.  Your ad in the latest Journal of the American Rose Society caught my eye.  I am always looking for wearable art.

Ms. Jimmie Carol Ellis of Crescent City, CA on 29 March 2007

Well, I have just pulled myself out of YOUR life and my head is in a swirl.  How lovely for your love of flowers as a young girl to be transformed into this talent, vocation and avocation.   It is no longer a mystery to understand the beauty and inner peace you so effortlessly project when I see you at the CCRS meetings. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life with the world.  By the way, when I first entered the site, and became entranced with the concentric petals of that first rose, I was channelling Georgia O'Keefe.

Marlene King Doyle of Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA on 12 April 2007

Absolutely brilliant!  The intensity of colour and form is so beautiful - I can feel the cool, silk of each petal. Never stop putting out the positive energy - it heals all.

Erin O'Brien of Tuscola, IL -USA on 15 April 2007

I never knew the artist in you until now.  Brenda, the beauty that radiates out from you is the one from within and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have met you and have my roses judged by you (10/05 So. Coast Palos Verdes Rose Show).  I would love to drive miles to see your art work in person and hope to see this part of your stunning website develop soon.

Candy LaChance of Stevenson Ranch, CA, U.S.A. on 23 April 2007

Tres Magnifique!  Superb!

Juliette, Paris, France on 28 August 2007

I haven't looked for awhile at your website----it's beautiful.  Just beautiful....

Bonnie, El Cajon, CA on 28 August 2007

I just checked out your site.  You just bought one of my teddy bears.  I'm so thrilled to meet you and see your work!  I hope to do business with you again!  Lovely, lovely work! You are one of the most amazing artists I've ever come across...so diverse!  My husband and I and our daughter who is an up and coming photographer were all just blown away. If you don't mind, I've forwarded your site to all of my contacts in my address book!

Michelle Henderson, Campbell River, BC CANADA on 12 September 2007

Awesome site Lady Bren. You are not only a beautiful lady, you also enhance the beauty you behold. Wonderful site! God bless you and yours!

Stan the Roseman, Loveland, CO on 7 November 2007

As often as I turn to your unique and inspiring web site, I can't understand why I've not signed your guest book before. I must say I have always found it to radiate the love and beauty that is within you.

Thank you for sharing.
Your friend,
Terry Adams

Terry Adams, Vista, CA on 8 November 2007

"WOW....means..."without words".

You are so very talented and so very missed.

Sue Douglas of Warner Springs, CA on 24 December 2007

Your beautiful flowers and other pieces of art are true pieces of celebration of God's amazing world for us to celebrate!!   Thank you for sharing these beautiful visions with me!!

Carol Martin, San Bernardino, CA on 27 January 2008

Hi Bren, I love your website and congratulations on your
beautiful minirose 'Lady Bren'. I am going to order 3 of them. I
love the color. GOOD JOB.  God Bless, Diane

Diane Mills, Yucaipa, CA on 28 January 2008

I really enjoyed ALL of it.  The pictures of the Yorkie really brought me back.  I lost mine this year.  That is a beautiful one. You do beautiful work.  Love the others also.   Thank you for sharing this with all of us.  A friend sent this email to me.

Bonnie Bucek of College Station, TX on 8 April 2008

Hi, Your facebook friend signing in.. just lovely, everything is so beautiful.......

Jan Gregory, New York City, NY on 17 October 2008

Bee-eautiful work. I'm so impressed!

Nina, Brentwood, CA on 17 October 2008

The teddy bears  look very cute and almost alive! You sure have beaucoup talent and are a blessed woman.  More success in all your many endeavors you have in your art, photo, jewelry and bear making!  Hope you have all the hours in the day you need!!

Bernard (Bernie) Lutchman, Chatham, Il on 28 October 2008

Brenda your art is beautiful...just like YOU!!

Ellen Snyder of Lake Worth, FL on 14 November 2009

Hi Bren ! This is your new artist friend from Facebook dropping in to say Hi ! I love your work ! You should put some of it in the Bayou City Art Festival over here in Houston !


Dawn Thibodeaux of Houston, TX on 14 November 2008

Dear Brenda...I was looking at our old emails and got here...How Wonderful a Journey!! Your talents are awesome...YOU are a GIFT!!! Thank you...

Tina Serafini of Hackettstown, NJ on 14 November 2008

WOW!  Yes, there is no doubt that the indefatigible Brenda Landers-Smith has exhibited her great passion for roses yet again by designing the top rose society web site in the country.  The acolades from all over the USA are clear testimony to her volunteer spirit and sincere commitment.  Such high energy deserves our combined appreciation and recognition. Brenda you are indeed a winner!


Dr. Tommy Cairns, Studio City, CA on 13 September 2007

Read your website from cover to cover last night and was blown away. What an inspired creation of the rose have you given us! Thank you for this lovely gift. Your many talents with the rose continue to amaze us. We look forward to this new exploration.





Ivy Bodin on February 9, 2006

You are doing a fantastic job Brenda. This is obviously a labor of love as your character shines through every bit of it.

Thank you for sharing your talents.




Rita Applegate on May 9, 2006

In the midst of a heat wave here on the East Coast, when I opened your website, it felt like a cool breeze. Simply elegant. I am a city girl who doesn't get much opportunity to see such delightful flowers and gardens. I will be a frequent visitor to this website.




Denise Kempf, Phila, PA on August 1, 2006

What a beautiful website with great photography. Cheers to you Brenda. 


Roselady44 on January 2, 2006

Absolutely fabulous website. Great photography. Well Done.


Cheryl Moore, Australia on January 2, 2006

A perfect website for God's perfect creation, the rose. Brenda, the work you have portrayed is beautiful.


Terry Adams on January 4, 2006

Beautiful website--------really well done. I love the pictures especially. Great Job!! 


Bonnie Shoultz, East County on December 31, 2005

Congratulations on the 'completion' of an absolutely wonderful web page! Beautiful photography and interesting articles/information! Gayle





Gayle Kabes on January 2, 2006

What a beautiful website! I can see how much work it took to make it. Excellent job Brenda!




Aprille Curtis on January 4, 2006

Good lookin' website, Brenda. Way to go! D.




Dean Pollock, OK on January 4, 2006

AWESOME web site Brenda!!!  Already bookmarked in my Roses file. Thanks for your hard work.




Cindy B-H on January 4, 2006

Brenda, Thanks for inviting me to check out this lovely web-site. This production is an exceptional and professional piece of work. I am awestruck with its incredible beauty!!!  Joe has certainly shared his love of roses with you and you've taken it to this level. Can't wait to tell Pat.

With much appreciation, Olivia




Olivia Goemann on January 6, 2006

Brenda, you've outdone yourself! This web site is absolutely magnificent and will surely rank right up there among the very best rose society web sites. Congratulations!






Cliff on January 6, 2006

Brenda, your expertise and creativity is incredible! This is the most beautiful rose website I have seen. There is an appealing friendliness that strongly enhances the beauty.The organization is extremely well done. It is so easy to find exactly what I'm looking for. You have a major talent in using just the right shades of colors that heightens the appreciation and romance of roses.




Roger English on January 6, 2006

My compliments to you, Brenda. You've done an outstanding job on the website. :-)





Rosemarie Gates on January 10, 2006

What can I say about something so nice. The work thats' gone into this certainly shows. Absolutely stunning!





Joe on January 10, 2006

Very good site Brenda. The photos you have on your gallery are excellent. I have seen a lot of bad images I would not show anywhere with distracting backgrounds and many are out of focus. I am refering to the many images by others on (other sites). Just look what others added to my mini 'Glowing Amber' on (other site) and you will see what I mean. Keep up the good work.

George Mander




George Mander, Hybridizer, Canada on January 13, 2006

We think you make us look as good as the roses on the website...Thanks a lot! Your work on this website is Superb. Congrats to you.




Mary Frank and Carolyn Buman on January 15, 2006

I really like the website. Thank you for such a lovely job.




BeBeRose on January 18, 2006

Bravo to you Brenda for having the inspiration, enthusiasm, and dedication to create this awesome website for the California Coastal Rose Society. It is obviously a labor of love. Your website is not only beautiful but also full of excellent rose information and lovely rose photos. You are becoming quite an accomplished rose photographer.




Kitty Belendez on January 24, 2006

Brenda you've done a fabulous job with this web site. I agree with everything already posted here. The only thing I can think to add is that the roses seems so lifelike that I can almost smell them. What an antidote to a cold winter day;I can't wait to get back into the garden. I really like the educational articles, too.




Emily Schwartz on January 30, 2006

Love it........gives me the same soft feelings that I find in my garden.........Thanks





Ellen McG-T on January 31, 2006

What a beautiful and well organized web site you have created, Brenda. Information that I have had to search for in the past is right at my fingertips. How convenient! Thank you.





Linda Nohlburg on February 1, 2006

Well, I really must spend more time in your gardens! I don't think I've ever seen anything more beautiful than the Marilyn Monroe. Thanks for sharing!





Peggy Byrde on February 6, 2006

Great job on the website! Top notch!





Stephen Neville on February 9, 2006

You have done such a magnificent job here. Thank you so much for your kind generosity, love and care that shows up through this accomplishment with shining light. AREN'T ROSES GREAT!





Gordy Corwin on February 21, 2006

Brenda - Thanks for the invitation and offer to link my site with images of the beautiful, dynamic and sensual world of roses. Again, my compliments on the site and your own fantastic photography. My Best, Jerry Downs jerrydownsphoto.com




Jerry Downs on February 27, 2006

Congratulations to my "west-coast cousin" on a job well done. I hope many will see your site and learn to love the rose as much as we do! :-)





Stacey Catron, Eatontown, NJ on March 23, 2006

Beautiful website! The photography is excellent and everything is so well organized and informative. Thank you Brenda and the CCRS for their appreciation of natures most beautiful and precious flowers.





Kim Giammarinaro on June 19, 2006

What a beautiful website. I always look forward to the new information that is constantly provided and all the helpful hints!!! ... and it is very easy to navigate!....and the photographs are great...they really show all sides of this wonderful obsession we all have...:-)......keep up the great work!




juliette on June 21, 2006

I am thrilled to find this web site. The artistry, color and mood are absolutely beautiful. Your articles are interesting and informative, ideas not found elsewhere. The photographs are stunning. My compliments to you for creating this work of art. I will return again and again.




Carrie on June 22, 2006

Joel Ross told me to take a look at the website-what a great site. Keep up the good work. Merry




Merry Young, Paul Ecke, Jr. Flower/Garden on June 24, 2006

BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!! Reflects a lot of hard work in the glorification of the rose. Thank you for sharing.





fran kaelke on July 3, 2006

Great website Brenda, love it.



Ron Gregory on July 3, 2006

Gorgeous Website.
Packed full of info.
Fantastic job!


Amy Dohmen aka IdahoRoseLady, Boise, Idaho on August 5, 2006

Hi, Great web site.  I enjoyed the trip through your site . No doubt I will visit on a regular basis.



Bill, Sarnia Ontario Canada on August 6, 2006

Your web site has a beautiful design and the depth of the writing in the articles is excellent! You have a real gem here.



Elena Williams - Eagan, Minnesota on August 17, 2006

Bren, congratulations on winning the Queen of Local Web Sites award.  D.


Dean Pollock on March 12, 2007

Your President Sharon looks quite happy there.  We miss her in Northern California.


Gregg from Oakland, CA on March 27, 2007

Fantastic website, Brenda.  Congratulations on winning the "Queen" distinction. I visit the site regularly and enjoy it everytime.


Sandy Campillo, El Cajon, CA on March 27, 2007

Beautiful Website and so well organized. I enjoy visiting for fun and education.


Terry Harris, San Diego, CA on April 14, 2007

Thanks for such a beautiful and educational website. Very informative and easy to navigate. Keep up the great work!


Dennis Copson, Nature's Big Bud Worm Castings, Inc.of Oceanside, CA on April 23, 2007

I really enjoyed your site.  The pictures were beautiful.


Donna Harrell of Poulan,GA on 13 May 2008

Great Site!


Kristal L. Rosebrook of Tampa, FL on 14 November 2008

Absolutely wonderful!  Great designs! Enjoyed looking at your informative website!


Barbara McIntosh, Oxford, MS on 18 February 2010

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