The last rose

This will probably be the last rose of the season. Heavy frost and hard freezes are on the way.

Roses after the rain

Rose against a gray sky, morning glory vine grows under the bloom

Getting ready to open

Bet there are fresh raindrops caught in the bloom

Color is peaking through, delicate drops perched on the bud

We had an nice surprise when an unexpected downpour came through right after 12 noon. We had a good 20 minute heavy shower. The air is so fresh and clean right after a rain. Earth’s local cleaning service…

 

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!