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.
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.
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.
Definitely worth stepping off the path.