29 May 2018

the Robin rose




I took this picture early today while the dew was still out. This May is hot, hot, hot and we are expecting thunderstorms later. Very early this morning, all our alarm notification apps on the various cell phones started beeping and the full neighbourhood grapevine is on alert, heavy rain, clear the basements, tie up the loose peonie branches, keep your fingers crossed for the fruit trees full of tiny apples and pears.

This picture is for Robin, who lost her beloved mother this spring and who once told us the story of a similar rose and who posts such wonderful pictures of the natural world around her.
Thank you.

We now call this rose the Robin rose, the queen of our garden right now.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful Robin rose ad tribute. May all find shelter from the storm.

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  2. May has been exceptionally hot here too, many days in the 90s

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  3. Oh Sabine this post brought tears to my eyes. I cut a rose just the other day to put in the vase that my paternal grandmother brought to my parents on their first wedding anniversary. It looked just like this rose, Sabine. Thank you for this, my faraway sister, thank you.

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  4. We had a very bizarre thunderstorm last night -- lots of thunder but very little rain -- and then today it rained all afternoon. I'm wondering if my flower seedlings got beaten down! That's an amazing rose!

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  5. That rose is beautiful. I had a hard time reading your post because all I wanted to do was stare at the photograph.

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  6. Beautiful! I think the usual May weather for FL must have migrated to you as our May has been cooler than usual and rainy. Hope the warnings were more dire than the reality.

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  7. a beautiful rose. may the storm be the kind that makes everything sweet.

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  8. That is, indeed, a lovely rose! I do hope you are feeling as well as possible since I read an earlier post you'd had better days.

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