Sep 12, 2006

Extra Bloom

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Yellow Rose (Toledo, OH) Although our roses generally bloom in May and June, we occasionally get a few bonus gifts of color later in the year.

This yellow rose was about the only ray of gold available in dreary Toledo today, as we have been experiencing a steady downpour. Despite the fact that my lower lumbar region is giving me fits, the moment that I paused to stop and breathe in the aroma of this solitary bloom was joyous.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I noticed one of my mom's rose bushes was blooming this week. I thought it was unusual; guess not.

About your back: ThermaCare heat patches really do work, but the ones made for the back are a needless expense. Buy the smaller ones for the neck and place them over the center of pain. It's the only over-the-counter product that has given me pain relief. I always have some on hand.

Good luck. I know that an aching back can limit concentration of just about everything else.

Anonymous said...

Oops. I meant "on" not "of"...

liberal_dem said...

Would that rose be Sutter's Gold? If so, it's aroma is outstanding!

Roland Hansen said...

It's always a good idea to take time to smell the flowers. Our moonflowers are plentiful as usual with fragrance filling the air and numerous blooms every evening.

microdot said...

That is a wild blossom! What variety is it? We have some roses still blooming here, there is a Lady Hillingdon rambling up the side of the barn that has decide to make a late display!

Maggie Thurber said...

Upon arriving home today, I found 6 rose bushes still in bloom! But mine are all pinks and red shades - none as vivid as yours to light up a dreary day!

LTL:OP said...

That picture takes me back to late November 1994, Chonju South Korea. Walking home from teaching I smelled the unmistakable aroma of a rose. The smell threw me, thinking this is November I shouldn't be smelling that. For some reason that day is etched in my brain and that picture brought it all back. Thanks Mike