It's only late May and everyone among our roses is pushing, stretching and opening buds as if there is no June ahead, ignoring the punishing winds and sand storms that keep us cowardly humans indoors.
|Rare morning peace in the garden|
It's almost a cruel joke that the loveliest time of year is rushing past so quickly on wings of dirt, sand and dust, making a quiet garden respite nearly impossible. I managed to snap a few early morning shots before today's predicted biggest wind storm yet takes over our lives for the next 36 hours.
|Frederic Mistral, aka The Children's Rose|
Frederic Mistral's deeply-fragrant blooms take me back to elusive and comforting childhood vignettes featuring great aunts and rose-scented soaps and oils.
|Teasing Georgia rose|
Teasing Georgia glows in the morning light.
|Prairie Star rose|
Prairie Star is delightfully perky and peachy, obviously relishing the sprinkler's bounty.
|Royal Wedding rose|
Royal Wedding's first flush delights me no end.
|Seminole Wind rose, aka Rosarium Uetersen|
Seminole Wind, next to a favorite morning-coffee chair, puts on his first real show since joining our garden last year.
Quietness never disappoints us, her delicate-looking blossoms taking a whipping in a wind that began rousing with the sun.
|Quietness rose bush and company|
|Quietness rose's first flush of 2012|
|Abraham Darby rose bush|
Abraham Darby wants to ball up, but manages a brave show none-the-less.
|Abraham Darby rose|