Thursday, October 20, 2011

Revoir à la Rose

The very last roses of the year. The Clotilde Soupert has been a phenomenal bloomer this fall.

But as you can see from the bud to the left of the large bloom, we've had very cold mornings; not quite a freeze but there has been a little frost some mornings.

So, it tells me that I need to start putting out the bird feeders for my little boreal migrators and there will soon be bird pictures to come.


Anyes said...

Goodbye beautiful roses, Hello beautiful birds ;-)

Carolina said...

Does it smell as beautiful as it looks?

frayedattheedge said...

Looking forward to your bird photos - but it's always sad to see the last of the roses.

Lilli said...

What a beautiful farewell! We're working on our bird feeders too, it was frost everywhere this morning.

Karen said...

Anyes: I thought they would be gone after last night's hard freeze, but they're still hanging on.

Carolina: They have a faint tea scent. Nothing like the hybrids, but these antiques are a lot hardier.

Anne: Bird feeders are going out this weekend. Pictures to follow.

Lilli: The roses always seem to put on one last beautiful hurrah. We had a freeze last night, too, but the patio is enclosed by a high privacy fence so the roses escaped it - at least for the time being.