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It’s finally turned nice here. We had a record-breaking cold June (we put the heat on a few times), but nice here is…as nice as you can imagine. Hot sun, cool breeze and…holy shit look at this rose.

It only blooms once a season, but when it goes over, it strews white petals like snow all over the garden.

Yeah, there’s not a gardening bone in my body. My mother used to say I had a purple thumb — every plant I touch dies. But Uncle B is an awesome plantsman. He has a greenhouse and everything. And he’s slowly making all the borders around the house explode with flowers, like slomo fireworks.

Yeah. I been out in the garden eating barbecue and drinking wine. I’m too mellow for the blogosphere.

EDIT. As requested, the Rector large and in color. The straggly bit at the right is an elder tree, the ‘blank’ spot is a blackberry bramble.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: June 30, 2015, 11:58 pm

I’m trying to come up with some witty garage comment using the phrase “sub rosa”, but apparently the muse is not upon me.

 


Comment from Stark Dickflüßiᵹ
Time: July 1, 2015, 12:05 am

I been out in the garden eating barbecue and drinking wine.

*quickly scans The Ten Commandments*

Nope, nothing about envying someone’s BBQ & wine, so yeah, here we go.

 


Comment from dissent555
Time: July 1, 2015, 1:22 am

I been out in the garden eating barbecue and drinking wine.

Sounds like a recipe for a good day to me.

 


Comment from Janna
Time: July 1, 2015, 1:53 pm

Oh please, can we see it in color?
We’ve been good.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 1, 2015, 2:01 pm

Heh. It’s a white rose, name of Rambling Rector. Yes, you can guess what I call it. I’m romantic like that.

I was saying to Uncle B last night how pointless it is to run pictures of our garden in black and white. I must say, it’s looking spectacular this year.

 


Comment from MikeW
Time: July 1, 2015, 7:43 pm

I second the motion for the non-monochrome version of the photo. :) Trouble is I’m not real sure it’ll help me see the real scale.

As I look at it, the blurry aspect of the tree and pole in the upper far background as well as the ribbed(?) door lower right give the shot a feel of a miniature. Almost verging on a macro photo with super shallow depth of focus. Interesting.

Perhaps a click-through to the full color version as you’ve done before, eh?

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 1, 2015, 8:36 pm

Okay, okay. Link at the bottom of the original post. Please enjoy this view of our compost bin.

 


Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: July 1, 2015, 9:43 pm

It looks like my Texas mosquito habitat, also known as the wife’s butterfly bushes. But it’s working, we’ve had a daily show of monarchs emerging. Maybe twenty known chrysalises left.

** I am not at all sure about the “chrysalises” spelling**

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 2, 2015, 2:40 pm

Yeah. I been out in the garden eating barbecue and drinking wine. I’m too mellow for the blogosphere.

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Where did you find consumable barbecue in England? Is it pork shoulder? I bet it was shipped in from The States, wadnit?
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Congratulations on your Rambling Rectu…or

 

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