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Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Break In the Action

It rained buckets last night. My next door neighbor Judy said it was 5" in her gauge. I don't know how much it was; I do know it came down fast and hard enough to wash part of the hillside down onto my brick walks. I went out this morning to take pictures because there are more thunderstorms forecast for this afternoon - actually for the next five days. It could be worse - the farmers are really hurting.

The darker roses are William Baffin, the small single is Nearly Wild. The double pink rose is one single plant that is enormous. I've tried to I.D. it because it obviously loves my conditions, even posted pictures on a garden sites. Those old rose people are as wacko and opinionated as the old bicycle people, but still didn't come up with anything definitive.










3 comments:

George A said...

Lovely roses. There are wild roses in the dunes here at the south Jersey beach (we're on vacation) and the birds love the hips. We have also had huge rains this June. I fear that this year's vintage at the various wineries we frequent will be poor. Good thing that wine production is global--it's always a good year somewhere...

Gunnar Berg said...

The Minnesota winies have probably been stressed too. They should be. Except as "folk" desert wines they are ... not good, regardless of the passi0n of the wine makers. Better they spent their energy on beer making.

Keith Hackland said...

Beautiful old roses. Thank you for sharing the photos.