It came from my lovely Hansa rose. At the very top of the bush on some new growth, a cluster of roses formed. I noticed it last week and thought how pretty but lonely they looked up there. After hearing the forecast for the weekend, I decided to cut the little cluster off of the mother plant.
I pampered them and babied them for a few days and photographed them from every angle so I would remember this October gift. I wish I could have captured their scent too.
"With its leaves so rich and heavy with elation
and its crimson face made brighter with visions of divinity
the shadow of a certain rose looks just like an angel eating light."
Aberjhani, Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black
The seasons are in a hurry to catch up and we have had below average temperatures all week. I have hurriedly unpacked my sweaters and fleece in preparation for what is to come! Tiny snow flakes have been flying around and landing on the backs of my black cats! Dot especially dislikes the cold weather.
My first pumpkin pies have come out of the oven this week and I have seen the Junco birds in the yard! These are all sure signs that Autumn is half-way over and Winter may be arriving early!
Stay warm my friends! ~~ Diane