Blooming in my garden today
These roses were grown by my sister. I was lucky to be able to visit her for Christmas.
Also for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge
For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD)
I altered this post for Friendly Friday Photo Challenge / Two ways.
Here are two roses from the same bush. One is newly blooming and the other is almost done. Both are quite beautiful in their own way.
Interesting way to present an idea…
For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge
How do you like your roses?
Plain pink is just plain beautiful.
Paler pink also beautiful.
This red one has subtle changes of color.
This multicolored roses is simply spectacular.
Even the buds are amazing.
For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge. (FOTD)
Perhaps I should be spending my time eliminating the rose aphids instead of taking time to photograph them.
In my backyard I have an old concrete water tank that supplies my drinking water. Its other purpose is home to my climbing roses. When we run out of rain water a very brave water delivery man must meet the challenge of climbing the tank and finding the inlet opening. I often have a difficult choice; water or roses. I generally, and very reluctantly, take pity and prune out a gap.
Today it was windy. Actually that is an understatement; it was blowing a gale. I managed to take some pictures of the roses, but they were being blown around by the wind.
Both the red and white roses are old fashioned singles. Their beauty is pure and simple. Their perfume is heavenly.
Sadly the white rose puts on a magnificent show but it is only fleeting. It only blooms for a very short period of time. The red rose keeps producing flowers for much longer.