A Rose For December

Last autumn and winter was so mild a rose was still flowering in December. We had plenty of rain though, and it shows in this photo. It is a standard rose I planted in my rear garden several years ago now in memory of my mother, and it always tends to flower for a long period, from March through until the start of the autumn, but it has never done so for this long!

Photographs taken December 2015, rear garden, Staffordshire.

Flowers After The Rain

We have had lots of rain again, but finally it has ceased and the sun is starting to shine. I like venturing  out into the garden after a  good downpour, everything is so fresh and gleaming with tiny, clear glasslike pearls. Here are few images of flowers which caught my eye.

Photographs taken June 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire.