This spring has been mild and dry and is just now getting hot. My roses have loved the weather. Soon they will be dropping petals followed by dropping leaves covered in black spot. But for now, they will be basking in glory under the spring sunshine.
I wandered out and about and took way too many photos and selected just a few to share with you after taking a digitized brush to their shapes and colors.
This one, whose name I have to look up, is my favorite. It blossoms with darker edges and opens like an old-fashioned tea rose.
This one is a climber and covering my arbor. Remember the teak gazebo wood that our neighbor gave us? My helper built it into a nice shaded arbor in the front yard with a small stone patio.