I have been taking pictures of these roses, Scintillation, for several days, not satisfied with any of the results till yesterday evening. The sun was setting and casting back light through thier petals, and the roses lived up to thier name!
I had this rose at the front of the path into the meadow, climbing up a cheap rose arch. The arch collapsed after one year, dinky thing that it was. Last winter I moved the bush into the meadow itself, as this rose is meant to grow quite wide.
Violas again... I just adore them! There are some nice colors appearing. They are even growing out of the tarmac! The blueish ones in the center of this pic have been blooming since mid winter in my herb garden, where they had self seeded themselves. I left them there, thinking.. well, violas are edible. So here they grow with the oregano.