December 6, 2009

Our Last Rose of Autumn

I cut some rose buds in our garden in late November. Cold weather was coming and although this particular rose bush had turned out to be hardier than most, I knew that winter's cold would nip the buds soon.

Once indoors, the petals gradually opened and this flower was still blooming when the first snowstorm arrived yesterday.

I don't think I kept the tag for the rose bush, which Frank bought me for Mother's Day this year. It's shaped like a small tree and the leaves are still green and healthy. Normally I'm not a big fan of rose bushes because their thorns attack me, but this one has been remarkable for blooming in cool weather.

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