Stopping to smell the roses …

So … how was your weekend? Did you find any time to just ‘stop and smell the roses’?
I know I didn’t, but I did manage to take some photos of some roses growing wild out in the even wilder back yard.

Things have seemed much busier of late, but perhaps that’s all my own fault. Actually no, I think I’ll blame the ‘day job’ – it’s what stops me from catching up on all the other things I need to do … Still, it is nice to get paid and I am planning to take an extended holiday over the summer, so perhaps not everything is the fault of the day job.

Anyway, back to the roses. As you can see this weekend was a rather rainy affair (not that I’m complaining – I love the rain). The first rose was a little shy and I really had to convince it to have its photo taken – though it did manage to hide itself a little. The second rose didn’t have any such concern, and was rather bold – greedily hogging the frame. Who would have thought flowers would have such different personalities?

6 Comments

  1. jan

    With all the showy hybrids that have been developed, these little guys are often overlooked. They have a charm of their own.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jan – I totally agree with you.
      I much prefer the simplicity of the old-fashioned rose (especially when they grow all by themselves – I’m a rather lazy gardener!). 🙂

  2. Andrew

    Hi Tracey,

    Roses are fantastic and cheers for sharing your great photos. I love rain also and it is truly fantastic how the rain can bring out the colours in a garden.

    All the best

    Andrew

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Andrew – I’m quite fond of roses too, and so I was very pleased to see these lovely flowers in bloom over the weekend. It was great to have a break in the rain to grab a picture of them. Rain is wonderful, and you’re right – it does make the colours of the garden seem all the more vibrant. 🙂

  3. Lisa

    The first in show is exquisitely beautiful in all its natural glory. The cleansing rains give the look of diamonds just fallen from the sky. This lady just won hero-worship!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lisa – There’s just something more beautiful I think about a beautiful flower growing wild and free … I couldn’t bear to cut these and put them inside the house – their rightful place was outside in the sun and the rain. Your lovely words echo those floral delights I was fortunate enough to capture … I think we are all in awe of their wonder! 🙂

      (I hope you are well, dear Lisa). xx

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