Jun 1, 2012

Rainy Days and Roses...

Rainy Days and Roses
 are both abundant lately...

so I snapped a few photos
around the patio
 between showers...


I have a pair of big pots in a sunny location
on the patio...

no plant was ever happy there...

last year,
on a whim I bought a pair of roses
on clearance to try...


the pretty ruffled
Aloha Roses have thrived...


Neptune Rose in her lavender glory...


and her pinker bud beginning...


over the winter we removed several trees...

the Cecile Brunner Roses,
are so happy to have sunnier skies....


the first flush is withering,
too soon...

but the abundant new growth
 is peppered with fresh buds...


the Eden Roses are just beginning
 to put on the first show...


Pretty as they are,
the first flush here in the rainy Northwest
tends to be brown along the edges...


new buds waiting on the sun...


the first Scepter'd Isle bloom
stands alone...


perfect...



today I am joining...

Happy Saturday!