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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