One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

A Tangerine Dream

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I won’t say we haven’t seen the Sun at all.  There have certainly been a few lovely days as exception to this June’s dismal rules.  And there’ve been glimmers here and there for shorter periods of time, a few minutes here, a couple hours there, the odd pretty sunset to ward off the fog.    But it’s reasonable to say that our nearest star has been a little…shy, lately.

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So when this sunny orange rosebush came into bloom in front of a bank in town this past week, you can imagine it caught my eye at some distance, enough to plan on pulling over to capture a few pictures of this heart-warming sun substitute.

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It’s so very different from most of the roses one sees, it was a treat to give it a good close-up look.   You can see there’s a bit of variety to be found in the blossom colors.   And this rose has a fun, spicy fragrance just to underscore the color experience.

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Definitely worth stepping off the path.

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Comments on: "A Tangerine Dream" (6)

  1. Such a fantastic color, even with the cloudiness.

  2. That bud shot is absolutely gorgeous! I have no idea how you guys take such spectacular shots. But I’m glad you post them.

    Thanks, Birdie! Usually I take two to four times as many photos (sometimes WAY more) as you see to get just the right ones to share with you all. In the case of this rose, however, I only snapped five images…and used each one of them. The bud’s my favorite, of course. Glad you enjoyed!! : )

  3. Wow, what a beautiful rose!

    Do you or have you ever grown roses? I understand they can be very persnickety.

    I hope July brings more sun to your strip of land out there. Sun is good for gardeners and other growing things.

    Java, I have grown roses in various locations, some of which I’ve moved around with me, others I’ve simply tended in places where I landed. I’m not a specialist, but I do think they are pretty delightful – especially this time of year, when so many of them are in bloom all at once that they perfume the air.

  4. I enjoy these times of roses too. Glad you’ve found a pretty one.

  5. Hm, “pretty” is not right, it’s a tender beauty indeed.

    I agree, Martin! “Pretty” isn’t wrong…but it only scratches the surface!!

  6. Thing I love:
    gardens
    canines
    whiskey
    pizza
    the photography & posts on Midnight Garden blog

    Wow. Thanks so much, Stephen. I’m not sure I’ve ever been grouped in such absolutely fantastic company before!!

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