And they come in (almost) all colours, as you can see from the pictures I took yesterday afternoon at the park:
Yesterday afternoon? Park? On a Wednesday? Yes - I decided to stop working at around 3.00 pm (I was working from home that day); all the tasks I had set myself for the day were finished, and it was simply gorgeous out there! So I grabbed my camera and went out.
I had difficulties finding any purely white roses; there were a few but they were hidden quite well behind green leaves, and I did not want to step into the flower beds (you simply don't do that at the park) to get close enough for a decent picture.
Of course I am aware that there is an almost infinite variety of colours for roses, but these were the ones I saw (and smelled!) yesterday.
Is anyone else reminded of these paintings, or is it just me?
Oh, and of course there's not just roses there at the park - I could have taken hundreds of pictures of all sorts of beautiful flowers. These poppies I found particularly striking:
They were huge, and I can't remember having seen poppies in that particular part of the park before.
I walked on after that (altogether, I walked for almost 2 1/2 hours) and visited a place I had not been to in a long time, but that will have to wait for another post.
Every summer I resolve to get loads of rose trees come November and plant them. I usually forget, I am afraid, although I did plant 2 a couple of years ago, and they were disappointing. Bah! I am such a rubbish gardener but it is not through want of trying.ReplyDelete
Luckily we live near Regents Park because there are acres of wonderful roses there and a rose garden. The potted rose on my balcony has come out, it's one of the most beautiful I know and also has a wonderful scent, I got it years ago at a National Trust shop and it is quite happy in its pot with minimum attention from this hopeless gardener!
Minimum attention is what I am looking for in any plant that is supposed to survive my "care" of it, too, Jenny - I am an even worse gardener than you, I guess.Delete
Wow, those are some incredible roses! And I love the poppies too. The roses and the poppies remind me of England.ReplyDelete
So glad you were able to get out on such a beautiful afternoon!
Well, it helps having such a generous and kind boss, Kay ;-)Delete
quella arancio è talmente bella che sembra finta *-*ReplyDelete
Sono tutti veri, ti assicuro :-)Delete
Gorgeous, those roses!! And it looked like the sun was shining and making everything look extra pretty! Thanks for taking us along on your walk... xoxo SilkeReplyDelete
The whole day was gorgeous, Silke, and I am so glad I had the chance to take advantage of it and did remember to bring my camera.Delete
Oh wonderful! They take my breath away. I love roses so much! I applaud you for not missing the chance to enjoy these!ReplyDelete
Roses are my favourite flowers, Kristi, along with forgetmenots.Delete
Yes, I am glad I was able to go out on that beautiful afternoon!
Gorgeous, gorgeous roses!!!ReplyDelete
They are, aren't they!Delete
I love roses and my Dad grew beautiful ones. The soil on Lewis is totally anathema to roses though (and the salt-laden wind doesn't help either) so it's one flower I gave up one after a year or so of moving to Lewis. Whilst I was away last week I was marvelling at the fabulous displays of huge poppies this year in Scotland.ReplyDelete
I didn't know roses don't grow well on Lewis, but what you say makes sense. At least you can look at these now :-)Delete