Monday, 3 September 2007

the impossible rose over 3 days

This rose has proved very difficult to photograph, none of the images actually capture it. If I don't use flash the camera generally refuses to focus. The opened rose is much darker than shown. The scent is extraordinary even when still in bud. This slide show is over three days. The weather has been warm but not sunny, perhaps later in the week I may be lucky and get some lighter shots of the new buds opening. This late flowering is on a huge new stem that has shot up during the summer. Earlier pictures of it show some centres with several spirals rather than one.

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