Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Mindless Monday--Uh, Tuesday
My leg is feeling better and I can walk again, as long as I don't walk very much. I was able to look at a few things in the garden. Our Saturday rain turned into a cold blustery dry Sunday that blew the rose foliage and buds dry; there was less damage than I had feared.
The cool overcast made 'Brass Band' less of a visual blare.
Yet another perfect 'Prospero'. It is such a pleasure to be able, finally, to photograph this rose. The new camera handles the color perfectly. The old camera could not do it.
A cluster of 'Sombreuil' loomed out of the darkness like angels escaping evil.
Many people don't much like 'Glamis Castle'. It has quite a pungent aroma--I can't call it fragrance--and horrific prickles, and even here in Southern California, where blackspot is essentially unknown, it blackspots, but can you beat this flower for beauty?
'Moon Dance' is something of a disappointment, considering it is the offspring of the Rust-proof 'Iceberg'. 'Moon Dance' readily Rusts, and the flower has a yellow tinge, rather than being an icy pure white.
Other garden residents not an icy-pure white got photographed as well, but by then my leg was getting sore again, so that was it.