Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September's Rose

by Kelly

It's just one of the many things I love about September....this second wind in my garden.  Most especially it seems is my rose bush.

This particular variety, 'Kimberlina', is a floribunda type rose.  Floribunda roses are actually hybrids that were bred to for the beauty and color of hybrid tea roses but the prolific blooms of polyantha roses.

What I love about this variety is the pale pink petals.  But don't let its delicate color fool you...this rose bush is one tough cookie surviving the worst of Oklahoma summers.

Besides the lovely petals, I also find the plump little rose 'hips' utterly delightful.  Harbingers of Autumn...a sign of things to come.

This rose is the epitome of September - the hanging on, the letting go. Its beauty rivaled only by its fortitude.

So as we say goodbye to Summer and move into Autumn, I just wanted wanted to take this one last opportunity to express my gratitude for all of the gifts that September has shared with me.

Thank you for letting me share it with you.

Until next time,  Kelly


Carol said...

Beautiful thoughts and beautiful images! I am a fall girl - it energizes me, and just reeks with "my colors," but you are looking at it from a different perspective, and made me appreciate it anew. Thank you!

terriporter said...

Love every one of these shots! Beautiful focus and light! We're having a little second wind around here too. It's as if they flowers want to get a few more blooms in before winter hits, although around here winter doesn't hit, it just quietly creeps in and then out again and you'll miss it if you're not paying attention! But after summer's heat, I have noticed a few things blooming again. Always a thrill!

Anonymous said...

Since I don't have any roses in my garden, I will live vicariously through your beauties. I have been meaning to add some. Hopefully next year…Kimberlina is gorgeous. And now onto the best season of all!

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