Single red rose

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – William Shakespeare.
Roses are quite common, but for me, this single bloom is quite special.

We have one surviving rose bush – it is a healthy climbing plant that came from my late Mum. We don’t often get to see flowers on it, I don’t remember the last time we did. Usually the possums feast on them, so to see this single red rose is quite special, like a gift, from my Mum.
Thanks Mum, miss you.

23 thoughts on “Single red rose

    1. Thanks, that’s so harsh. My Mum was 65, she was giving blood on the day she retired, suddenly had stroke like symptoms which turned out to be an aggressive brain tumour. Life can be so cruel to the nicest people.

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      1. I expect YouTube will have an answer 🙂 My grand father was the rose man, he passed before I was born and unfortunately I didn’t inherit his skill and knowledge in that department :/

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      2. True about YouTube. I hear ya about your grandfather. Same here. I can grow some things, but not everything. One of my great grandfather’s was supposedly a rose gardener generations ago in Europe. England or Wales.

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  1. ❤ for the rose (I'm usually hostile towards the red rose, lol, for its cliché romantic overuse, but this is truly a beautiful capture, so I have no doubt it is a special bloom). ❤ for your mum in heaven.

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