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A slightly bedraggled rose, showing off its underside.
In downtown Charleston, SC on the last day of November many of the gardens had blooming roses despite the recent overnight freezing temps.
One lone bee was industriously working this large blossom.
There are several more buds in waiting to occupy the bee if they and he survive this week’s chill.
This single rose was sticking out of a mess of bushes and vines, a lovely beacon on a grey day.
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.
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.
I darkened the backgrounds to focus on the Rose colors. I particularly liked this lilac:
There were a number of pink variations…
…including this more delicate variety.
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