The Last Rose of Summer


I was feeling a bit glum with the shorter days and the air decidedly chilly. The 30 knot winds weren’t helping either. And then I spotted our Carnival rose with a single bloom.

Spring, warmth, and longer days are on the way. I must be patient.

4 comments for “The Last Rose of Summer

  1. October 16, 2010 at 20:45

    I speaking to my Mum earlier and she told me a rose that we had chosen for her garden earlier in the year has 15 flowers and buds on it at the moment.

  2. Rossa
    October 16, 2010 at 21:01

    What a fabulous colour. I can almost smell the scent from here. I have a white campanula in the garden that is flowering for the 3rd time this year and the kaffir lily is in full bloom. There are berries everywhere and the birds are leaving them alone. Almost like they know they will need the store cupboard later on.

    The leaves on our limes and sycamores seem to be holding on this year. I’ve read that that is a sign of a cold winter ahead. The trees are getting as much light and whatever they need to survive the cold to come.

    Almost time for the thermals, hats and gloves to come out. Oh and the electric blanket…brrr! I’ve already used the heated seats in the car…sheer luxury when a certain part of your anatomy is a tad chilly!

  3. October 16, 2010 at 21:20

    It’s lovely.

  4. October 17, 2010 at 20:06

    Yes, it sure is good, Bill.

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