Here is a wide shot, so you can see just how many flowers are on this bush. You can also see that it's surrounded by weeds, Bermuda grass and Creeping Charlie being the worst offenders. (The tall rose on the right is Felicia.)
I shot these photos earlier this morning, just as the sun was rising above the trees across the street. The gentle morning light perfectly showcases the soft pinkness of this beautiful rose.
This grouping of flowers below looks like a ready-made bouquet.
I wish I could pass along the scent of this rose, as I was experiencing it while standing on my head to get these photos.
On to another matter ...
The winner of the tile tray is:
Martha said, "I love reading good blogs - it's like reading a book for me. I love hearing about other people's hobbies and lives and crafts. And considering you don't live that far from me, I find it even MORE interesting. Oh, and I do love the roses....my first experience with roses was that my mother's name was Rose. And we always had roses in the yard in NY."
(The accuracy and the results of this drawing are certified by the feline firm of Dorothy, Maggie, and Alice.)
What I loved most about this giveaway was getting to know a bit about many of you who spend part of your day here with me, reading what I write and getting involved in my world. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity.
Since today is the 15th, it's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day! It has been a while since I have participated, so I think I will head over to May Dreams Gardens to see what everyone else over there has blooming in their yards. I'm also going to take this post on the road to party over at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday.