I remember my previous post from a few days ago where I started by saying there was a gentle rain outside. That rain didn't stay that gentle though and since then it almost hasn't stopped raining, on the contrary, yesterday was the worst with a lot of heavy rainfall. The rain was accompanied by a lot of wind as well and that collaboration between the two led to a terrace full of rose petals and some flowers that broke off and were scattered all over the place.
I couldn't just let those roses lay there or throw them away, so I picked them up and when the rain stopped for a while, I gathered some of the rose petals lying around and decided to make a little arrangement on the garden table and photograph it. I normally post the pictures I take with my phone only on IG but this is an exception. My camera was unavailable since my daughter needed it this week for a school assignment. I enjoyed taking these pictures and hope you also enjoy this little bit of brightness I gathered on this otherwise gloomy day.
The roses on these pictures are, clockwise from from top left,
Minerva, Marie Curie, Ascot, Wife of Bath, Rhapsody in Blue, Leersum 700 and Munstead Wood.
Combination without the reds. Quite like this colourcombo.
Although maybe a little red really makes the colours pop.
The dark red of Munstead Wood is so hard to combine and to photograph well
but it's such a pretty rose, the very first rose I ever bought.
Petals in the picture! The orange petals are from rose Ashram.
It completely fell apart as I picked it up, so I could only use the petals.
The end of a bit of fun with rain battered roses.
Hope you enjoyed it.