Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Father's Day Rose

The cool, wet spring has lots of plants out of synch with the calendar. In front of our house we have a rose bush, one of those that look more like wild roses than florist roses; in full bloom, it is covered with lush orange flowers with yellow details. In the 16 years since we moved here, it has always bloomed over Father's Day - some years a few early blossoms, some years a handful of late blossoms, and some years covered in flowers. This year, for the first time, there were no flowers for Father's Day. Finally, almost two weeks late, the flowers are just starting to open; it will be gorgeous in about 10 days.

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