Our roses continue to bloom



This rose is blooming on the rose arbor in the front of our house. This beauty is soon to be joined by three others that are getting ready to show their color as well.

The rose got here

Remember back on May 24th we posted this picture (on the left) of a rose bud and said the rose was “on the way”. Well, here we are 5 days later and we have been blessed with a beautiful blooming rose that did get here. It is remarkable how Nature brings about so many dynamic examples of growth and development. There is something just so mystical about roses…

Some plants around our yard

Here’s a little photo tour of some of the foliage in our yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The trees are now fully in leaf. The roses are beginning to bloom, herbs are growing very nicely and the honeysuckle is in full bloom and hopefully will help the hummingbirds. Seems like the grass needs mowed every third day. Spring is here, summer is on the way.

A frosty gallery

This morning we woke to a very heavy frost. These pictures were captured at 10 o’clock, with the ambient temperature still at 28 F.

Frost covered sage

Rose leaf edges attracted the frost

Another leaf edge with heavy frost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A heavy frost should not be a surprise: Winter Solstice is three days away!

This rose has a hitchhiker

This rose has a hitchhiker on one of its petals. What looks like a small bee is actually a hoverfly. No, it is not a sweat bee, although many call it that. Hoverflies only have two wings. (Bees have four wings) It does like sweat on humans, and is also a great pollinator.

 

Same flowers two and four days later

The amazing progress of flowers as they grow and bloom

More blooms to come

More buds showing in background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two and four days ago we posted photos of one of our Asiatic Lilies and a rose bud just beginning to bloom. Today both plants displayed some great progress in the blooming arts, adding even more color to our backyard flower and herb garden.