November 4, 2015

Roses


Did I ever tell you that I was allergic to roses?

Mother loved roses.  Where ever she lived, she had a rose garden.  When we moved into #20 in Chula Vista, she was delighted to find several old fashioned roses like the Belle of Portugal next to the garage or the pink Cecile Brunner climbing happily next to the breakfast room.  At her last HUD apartment, she got permission to plant roses on the back of her building.  Often when I drive by it on the way to work, I wonder if they are still there behind the new fence.

Me. I avoid roses except once a year.  There’s a local hotel that landscapes it’s grounds with roses.  I take my meds and spend the early part of many days at a convention photographing roses.  I get as close as I can always hoping for a bee or ant or other bug to  liven things up.


I remember the old roses from my childhood with great fondness, but I like my photoshoped roses far better.

8 comments:

  1. Cecile Brummer grows happily over my back porch. I love it.

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  2. I posted a few photos on FB. My roses are really going great guns with this weather although they could use more water. Of course, it is only the new growth. All the rest is sad with black leaf!

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  3. I have a friend who is allergic to lilies, so she can't sing in choir on Easter.

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  4. No, I did not know that! One of the things I love best about CA is that I can find roses there almost all year. Some may be a little straggilly (?) but it's better than completely dormant. The roses at Balboa Park are wonderful!! Where is this hotel you mention?

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  5. Raising roses is a thorny issue, indeed.

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  6. Thankfully no issue with roses for me - have lots in my garden. Love the pinky red one you managed to photograph.

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  7. You do take the MOST gorgeous photos of roses! I love the smell of them.

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  8. That's me up there. Bonnie

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