Fading Before It Has Blossomed

Rosebud

This rosebud was enticed by the milder autumnal climate here we have been enjoying, but when the frosts suddenly hit it was nipped, in the bud, so to speak.

Rosebud

This rose will not open, and the tightly packed petals are gradually slipping away, but there is also a strange kind of beauty in that itself.

Photograph taken November 2016, front garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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