They are such beautiful flowers...
so many wonderful varieties
my favourite roses are those from David Austin.
Many of you who read and follow my Instagram page are inundated with photos of roses during the summer season.
I can't help myself from sharing the amazing blooms.
Growing and tending roses has become an all consuming
Today I am sharing my all time favourite rose Jude the Obscure...
I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Look at those luscious frilly and frothy petals.
So many blooms!
In bud, bloom and overblown.
The three phases of Jude.
A veritable bouquet growing on the bush.
I can completely "lose myself" in the garden.
Troubles wash over me when I am in the garden tending to these beauties.
Hand watering is so soothing...
hummingbirds and butterflies
flying in the mist at the edge of the spray.
Dead heading spent roses is a simple yet rewarding job.
Listening to the birdsong ~ a natural symphony.
Bees buzz as they collect pollen
a steady drone of deep reverberations.
the gentle rhythm of repeated movement
a mindful meditation
tending to these jobs
working in the garden.
Gardening is a tonic to the soul.
Many gardens are created by people just like me.
We have a vision for natural beauty
enjoy the respite
that working in the dirt provides.
Do you have an all consuming passion?
Do you grow roses?
What is your favourite rose?
Until next time...
Thank you for popping by to visit The Humble Bungalow Blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~