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Friday, July 25, 2014

Taking a moment...



...to study the roses.  They've been quite prolific this summer.  Our largest bushes have already come and gone - it seems so quickly that I didn't even get a picture. 


Here are a couple of newbies -- which I spotted the other day.  



Upon looking closely I see that other creatures were also studying them. 
I'm hoping that this spider is looking for a meal of aphids, thus ridding the
roses of those pesky critters.


"Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet." - Katharine Lee Bates

6 comments:

  1. Even if some roses are short-lived, there are so many different ones that you can meet a new one every week!

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  2. I put in a few new bushes last year and was lucky that they weathered our terrible winter. A little stunted, but they stood their ground. Yours are lovely and I'm totally sure that spider is looking for little white bugs!

    Have a great weekend.
    xx, Carol

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  3. beautiful. this year my roses decided to go for a no show, too cold too long and when it finally warmed up the rose area of my yard was too shady. Yours are beautiful.

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  4. I always count on you to remind me of the beauty around us so often overlooked. Especially with roses...I am all thumbs, and not one of them is green.

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  5. You are so lucky to have roses! All I can manage are the wild ones that tend to themselves, but I dream of a garden full of David Austen roses!

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  6. I adore roses, but they have to be scented. :o)

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