Rosy November

It seems as if this years crop of late blooming roses are even more heart breakingly beautiful than ever. June roses are certainly lovely but the later the bloom- the more amazing the flower.

This week I finally got around to visiting the BBG to say goodbye to the rosebushes before the first frost swallows them whole. Why is it that dying flowers seem to ooze more romance than their newly bloomed neighbors?


  1. when i was in new york i discovered that my friends emily & paul are living just next door to these botanical gardens you speak so fondly of. i hope to visit them next time i come. i told emily how you speak of them so often & that she must go on her next day off- is it worth going at all in the winter? i hope so.
    p.s. it was such a treat to see you. please call me when you come to philly- get my numba from ginny britches!

  2. Every month there's something new and special to see so I go all through out the winter, too.

    I don't think I'll be able to make it to Philly next week, the day of the concert is the same day as my grandfather's memorial service. But I still am desperate to get out of town so maybe I'll wrangle Ginny to come and visit.

    I hope you have a wonderful time with your mom!