The Canberra children returned to school today and it feels already as though summer is shutting up shop. The past week has been riddled with selfish thoughts of ‘thank goodness they’re back at school soon and I’ll be able to find a moment of calm’, but it’s morning tea time… and I miss them already.
Have to admit, I’m not really a rose grower. But the colour of your one and only is very beautiful. Is summer really fading? Would’ve thought you had another month. We’ve only about 3 or 4 months left of winter! By June it’ll be nearing 20. And why do I live here?! And not the Med…
Must say that I’m not fond at all of those standard long-stemmed roses you find in most florists, but I do love some of the sweet miniature roses (particularly if they’re found climbing through a rambling kind of garden), along with some of the more full-petaled unusual David Austin-style roses.
As for our fading summer… I don’t think it’s helped that the weather has been rubbish lately… cardigans, jeans and jackets have had to be dug out of the wardrobe all too soon. Guess there’s always hope that it will still warm up again over the next few weeks and we’ll get something of an Indian summer… fingers crossed! Ahhhh, yes… to live on the Med! Sipping rosé by the port and eating seafood by the bucket-load! 😀
I totally relate to your mixed feelings. However, I think it is exactly the way is supposed to be. So no need to feel guilty! 😉
So true, Francesca! Thank you very much for your reassurance. 🙂
Gorgeous colored rose 🙂
Thanks Loretta! 🙂
The color of this rose is incredible, Margot 🙂
I adore the colour too Linda… it’s such a pretty dusky pink!
I used to hate the week after the children had gone back to school but it was worse when they went away to uni!
Oh I’m pleased that you can relate to this Anne! I’ll try not to think about University days just yet… though I know it will come around fast enough. :o/
btw, what kind of flower it is???
Thanks Dedy! We’ve had this little rose bush in a pot for quite a few years now and I’m sorry to say that I’ve forgotten the exact variety… but after doing a little research, I think it might be a ‘Novalis’ Floribunda Rose.
Gorgeous photo Margot, what a beautiful colour! Yes I hear you on the desire for peace and calm, not so much on the missing them just yet!! Mostly just hoping they bound through the door tonight having had THE BEST DAY ever in readiness for THE BEST YEAR ever! Fingers crossed. xxx
Thanks dear Carol! I’m sure I’ll come to love my quiet, calm days again very soon… just somehow seems a little TOO quiet today. Yes, here’s hoping they’ve all had a wonderful first day, that will set them up for the year to come. Sending big hugs to all the Hay family! xx
That photo of the rose is just beautiful.
Thank you Suzanne! It’s the last rose of the season… on my one and only rose bush.