Thursday, November 8, 2007

I Promised You a Rose Garden - What Again?

   My "regulars" will remember Twiggy, the red rose bush whose growth we followed this season from twig to full bloom.  At her peak she looked like this.

                  

Twiggy is still blooming, even as we approach Thanksgiving. Yesterday she had four huge red flowers. In fact, in our garden of over one hundred rose bushes, over a third still carry blossoms. The late blooming roses all sprout long stems reaching for the sky.  One of Twiggy's neighbors is over twelve feet tall.

   Now meet Twiggy II.  My new room at the Old Folks Home opens onto a courtyard, and right outside my door stands, behold, a gorgeous yellow rose. Now when I want to add to my boring series on roses, I need only step to my door and snap a picture.  Here is the door to my new room. That's Twiggy II on the left.

           

  And here is her portrait.

             

                         TWIGGY II


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9 comments:

madcobug said...

That is a beautiful rose Chuck. I like the door opening into the courtyard like that. Now you can see lots of flowers from inside. Helen

garnett109 said...

Beautiful roses!

mawmellow said...

Ohhhh I like your new place and how it opens to the patio and roses !

msecz said...

I love the yellow rose.. they are my favorites..... and like the patio and patio door too, no wonder you moved even if a smaller place.
Sandra

jaymact1 said...

What a lovely patio I hope you will be able to sit there reading or just sitting come next spring when things are a bit warmer now I can see why you changed. I saw a lovely rose bush yesterday in Perth a little town nearby it was pink too and was covered in flowers this late.  Love Joan.
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plieck30 said...

I think you will live your new place. I hope so. Paula

jmorancoyle said...

    When I was little my Dad bought two rose bushes. One was red for my sister, and the other was yellow for me. I've always had a special spot for yellow roses.
Jude
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fisherkristina said...

Oh, Twiggy II is beautiful!  So is Twiggy!  

Krissy
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firestormkids04 said...

Beautiful, Chuck! Just beautiful! I love red, but those wonderful yellow blossoms touch my heart and soul.  Blessings, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry