Sorry folks - no Posts of the Week this week and probably not next week either - but you never know. We're up at the cottage so I've not had online access to visit and collect the links for your fine blog posts.
You all deserve a rose for going to the bother of clicking on over here just to see.
This rose bud was the one and only blossom which appeared on my rose bush, this year. Don't feel too badly - I thought the plant was dead and gone. Last year, a rambunctious little Jack Russell Terror and an equally exuberant little three year old (hi Winston!) managed to trample the stalk just as it was about to bloom. It showed no signs of life for the rest of the last growing season and it wasn't looking too hopeful this year.
Then one day, in the early part of August, this lovely peachy blossom appeared, matured and died in the course of a few days. It gives me hope that it will rise again, next year.
So here you have it - the first, last and only rose of the season.
It was a rose from this plant which appeared in my blog header up until a couple of months ago. If you'd like to read about my very fond memory of first and last roses, please click here.
There will be another scheduled post tomorrow.
Happy Birthday Carol Anne! I enjoyed our day together and hope we can do it again soon.