Rain on Roses

We have had a hot, dry spell recently and then came a couple of light showers.
It wasn’t enough to get to the roots of the plants in my garden, but I couldn’t resist the beautiful sight of the raindrops on some of my rose blooms.
I hope you enjoy the sight too!

Roses in rain (3)

In Appreciation

Roses in rain (4)


Roses in rain (2)

The Children’s Rose

Roses in rain (1)

Gold Medal


Garden Time

The sun was warm,
I went out in it,
To do a garden job
For just a minute.

But time spent in the garden
Has a different measure,
Because each thing touched and seen
Feels like a new-found treasure.

And so I planned and pruned,
Swept up leaves, and dug;
Planted out some cuttings,
And watched a busy lady bug.

The minutes quick-marched into hours
As garden minutes do.
There’s no sense in trying to count them,
When the day is sunny, and the sky is blue.

Then when my back began to ache
I just took a little rest,
But soon got back to work because
Garden hours simply are the best!

{here are some pics from my garden, current and past flowers}

Gold medal 2017Gold Medal

Leila May 1Leila May

Purple and whiteHe loves me, he loves me not

Rhodo Misnamed close upDainty Alice

Just flowers (2)The Children’s Rose





This rose is named The Children’s Rose and I totally appreciate its shape and colour.

It has an attractive slight perfume and a generosity of blooming that remind me of small children: they are all attractive in an individual way, they are generous in spirit, forgiving each other in play, they reach out to us as this rose does, hoping for attention and appreciation, at the same time giving willingly of their love and acceptance of us.

They sometimes have little surprises in store for us, even as this rose does. Can you find a surprise here?