roses . . .

by mulberryshoots

Gertrude Stein said, “A rose is a rose is a rose.”

Maybe you know what she was talking about. With the heat wave we’ve been having here, and because the rose bower was being trimmed, G. appeared a couple of days ago with rose cuttings over three foot long in his hand. I had noticed a thick glass vase while cleaning out the pantry that day so we put the two together.

Astounding because these were not just “long-stemmed roses,” they were four feet high! Today, I cut more in to save them from wilting in the heat and just had to take a couple of photos so that you might enjoy seeing them too.

Everything may not be coming up roses in our lives, but it’s hard to ignore these just the same.
[click photos to enlarge roses to their full glory!]