My December Rose
I took this photograph on December 7th of this rose that's in a container in my courtyard.
As you can see from this photo, it's not a bud anymore.
I almost cut it to bring it inside to enjoy, but I'm glad I decided not to, because
it's still there...
...this is what it looks like today, December 16th.
Everyday this past week when I get home from work, I look out in to the courtyard to see what my rose looks like.
Is it just me? Isn't that kind of strange that it's lasted that many days?
It's also been the only rose on this bush for a while.
I keep waiting for it to fade, but it looks the same to me each day.
It's been 10 days now. I know my rose will eventually succumb to the forces of nature, but I like to think that it "caught my attention" for a reason.
It's been a good reason to practice my photography skills if not for anything else.
What do you think?
What kinds of mystery have you discovered in your garden?
It's been crazy at work the last few days.
Only one more day to go and I should be able to enjoy a bit of time off so I can get caught up with everyone and finish my Christmas preparations.
Have a great Friday!
I was going to make a pun about it becca-ning you but now I'm embarrassed to see it in print. But here it is anyway.
Happy solstice to you and thanks for your lovely posts this past year.
Have a nice weekend.
Love the birds in the background...all it needs is some tree frogs and you'll know just how my yard sounds!!
If you prune the flower head after it fades it will produce more