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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer Rose

Here in Portland we've been having an unseasonably warm summer.  Temps have soared into the 90s for days on end, and we've hardly had a drop of rain since late June.  Although dry summer months are common here in the PNW (our reward for enduring the fall/winter/spring rains) the hot temperatures are not.




Portlanders don't know what to with so much sunshine.  We're used to cool, rainy, cloudy days.  Local lawns and flowers are taking a beating.  Nearly all our flowers have dried up (well.....forgetting to water them doesn't help....but normally we don't have to water very much!)

Luckily we have a few hardy rose bushes in our front yard that are still producing some lovely blooms.  My hubby discovered this gorgeous rose the other day.  Not only a creamy white, it's petals are tipped in a delicate shade of pink.  Nice to have something to brighten up our fried front yard!


Linking to:  Our World Tuesday.

16 comments:

  1. So you forget to water too huh? LOL. Beautiful rose!
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  2. Beautiful image of a beautiful rose.
    It and everything else.. got watered today!

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  3. A really great flower image! We have had some dry heat here, so no luck for the vegetation.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. Lovely colors and a beautiful rose. Gorgeous photo! Enjoy your day!

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  5. Looks like your typical weather has ended up over here!

    Fantastic shot of that gorgeous flower.

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  6. Perfection in that gorgeous rose!

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  7. it's a beautiful rose. Suprisingly enough our summer here in Pa which is usually hot and humid has not been too bad. I can even tolerate it.

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  8. That is a beautiful rose, appropriate for your city. We've had a relatively cool, dry summer, and after the heat and wildfires of the last two summers, nobody's complaining!

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  9. The rose is unbelievable beautiful! Love its delicate colors.

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  10. Our weather has been the opposite of yours. I've worn layers all summer indoors and out! I can't grow roses in the mountains, so I'll enjoy yours.

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  11. Sweet, beautiful rose. We're in drought mode in California. So, I've been throwing water that I used to wash veggies into the rose bushes and flower patches. :-)
    Take 25 to Hollister

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