This morning I could see a line of thunderstorms on the radar headed our way so I went out to take a few photos before the rain got here. Then, right before I left for work, we were under a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning. Is it possible to just have a nice rain or thunderstorm anymore instead of this crap everytime? Ugh!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we don't get strong winds, hail or anything damaging. The roses are really nice right now.
I discovered this morning that I really can't get a good wide shot of the pergola, so a close-up will have to suffice. This is the rambling rose 'Francoise Juranville'
Another pergola shot showing the same rose mixed in with 'Russell's Cottage Rose'
Everybody always goes nuts over this rose and for good reason - 'Veilchenblau'
Here is a close-up of the blooms. You can see they have a really unique color for a rose. It is also known as the 'Blue Rose' which is easier to pronounce.
This rose also grabs the attention. It is the hybrid musk rose 'Moonlight'
A climbing hybrid musk rose 'Prosperity'
Another unique rose, again a hybrid musk, called 'Lyda Rose.' It reminds me of dogwood blossoms. A very trouble-free rose and always rewarding.
And I can never get tired of 'Buff Beauty'