"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Friday, June 15, 2012

More & More

My rose gardens are producing flowers at a great rate.

The Bishop, a gallica dating from 1790.

Charles de Mills, another Gallica from the 1800's.

Celsiana, a damask, late 1700's to early 1800's.

Eglanatyne, one of David Austin's modern English Rose hybrids, with antique rose properties.

Rosa canina, Dog Rose, English hedge rose.

York and Lancaster, damask rose from the 1500's.

Roseraie de l'Hay, rugosa hybrid.

A rose-eater invaded my grounds earlier this week. Here's the reason I protect my rose beds with a mesh fence, a very effective barrier against beautiful but hungry deer!

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