Rose Bloom

Smithsonian Gardens: Roses

The Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden sits just off the National Mall in Washington DC in front of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. We visited in mid-October and I was delighted to find a number of single blooms to photograph.

Rose Bloom
Rose Bloom

Most of the Rose bushes and other greenery were kind of ragged, not helped by recent yo-yo weather and it being at least 80 degrees on this October day.

Rose Bloom
Rose Bloom

I darkened the backgrounds to focus on the Rose colors. I particularly liked this lilac:

Rose Bloom
Rose Bloom

There were a number of pink variations…

Rose Bloom
Rose Bloom

…including this more delicate variety.

Rose Bloom
Rose Bloom

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