Thursday, July 30, 2009

Roses and rain

Partner snapped this rose last month. We were flabbergasted as to how our perfectly white rose suddenly came up with a half pink flower. It hasn't done it before or since.

We've had rain for almost the entire month of July. We had our one hot week and that means the English summer was over when it finished. I remember when Partner said that the Met (Meterological) Office had predicted a "barbecue summer" this year for Britain, I thought, sure, just like they predicted last summer when we got one week of sun. My prediction, however, is based on the experience of the last five summers here: depend on it to be cool with lots of rain.

We're having guests over for the weekend: Partner's sister and her daughter are coming up on the train. I've been making him do all the housekeeping for the past two days so it's nice and tidy when they arrive. I'm thinking maybe I should just go tidy up the garden as well: one of my planters out front has got a little carpet of weeds. And I've put a load of towels on so there will be nice fresh ones for everyone. I think I'll ask Partner to clean the toilet and tub later...

3 comments:

Fanboy Wife said...

My mother had a rosebush that did that too; there was one flower that grew a different color from the rest. It was the strangest thing.

Jennie said...

I think that your rose is the coolest flower I have seen all summer. Lucky you have a picture of it. It reminds me of a bowl of ice cream with half strawberry and hald vanilla. I will have to show Makayla she will like it. My yard and flowers are now scorched looking because it has been so hot here and our neighborhood irrigation system isn't working. Although, I just learned about it a few days ago when I realized our grass hadn't been watered for several days. Now everything is starting to turn brown. I have been letting the kids run through the sprinklers at the same time we water which is helping.

Gilbrides said...

I love your rose!! That is so fun to have one turn out so unique!