Saturday, July 13, 2013

roses are everywhere

It seems to me that this spring and summer the roses have come a bit later than usual. It was a cold spring and summer temperatures have been like a roller-coaster.
But now they are here, and they are making a spectacular appearance. They are everywhere. I see them in private gardens when I take a walk or bike ride. While driving the car I spot them in traffic islands proudly blooming among hideous and dirty street signs. Sturdy but delicate, roses are climbing rock walls, clinging to arches along the river promenade, blooming profusely in shades of sunset, blush, scarlet and lemon. Pure and fresh and simply spreading joy.
This beautiful pale pink rose bush in our garden was a gift to our daughter a few years ago and it seems to be very happy to be growing here! 
 Take time to smell the roses today. 


greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's definitely a good year for the roses, there is an abundance of wild roses too in the hedgerows!
Happy weekend Karen,
V xxx

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Karen,All around blog land,roses are a hot topic!!!Their beauty has captivated everyone in the UK!!!The air must be filled with their lovely perfume!!!It must be glorious!!!Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Ivy Clad said...

I think most places June roses are blooming in July. But that's ok. They're just as beautiful. Yours do indeed look very happy. They're lovely.

I hope your summer is going well. I can hardly believe that ours will be winding down to a new school year in just a few short weeks.