Sunday, November 13, 2016

Awe...some Mondays

It is nearly the middle of November in Northwest Arkansas and I still have a rose that is blooming. This rose was my mother's favorite and my dad made sure that there were several around the house. I transplanted this plant in 2009 and moved it again in 2015 but it is currently in a container. Thursday night was our first hard frost of the year, so I moved the shrub into the garage since there are three more buds in addition to this bloom.

It just doesn't seem to matter which direction you view this bloom, it is just gorgeous.
 I cut the buds from the plant and put them in a bud vase for my wife and I to enjoy. Now is is time to prune the plant and prepare it for a long winter nap.

One nice thing about photography is that long after these buds have bloomed, faded, and gone, I can still enjoy their beauty until next season when the life cycle begins anew. Have a blessed day.


  1. Wow, and you took some great shots of this rose and the buds. Fabulous.

    I lined you to Awww Mondays already.

    Have a blessed Sunday. ☺

  2. Roses are so difficult to grow, these are gorgeous! Happy Monday!