A lovely Fragrant Cloud

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Fragrant Cloud Rose

I started out this year taking a lot more photos than I did last year, but something happened along the way and I’ve barely taken any pictures this summer at all. Honest, I was just searching through my rather large stock of photos and I really didn’t take very many postable photos in July or August. I guess I’ll have to make up for that this month.

So … This lovely flower is the beautiful Fragrant Cloud Rose. It blooms on and off throughout the season and it does have a lovely scent just as it’s name advertises. I grow a number of roses in my garden but the scented ones and the full petaled ones are definitely my favorites.

Do you enjoy roses? Do you love the smell of roses? I mean true rose fragrance, not the kind that you get in the florist shop these days.

Oh, in other news, I’ve just finished updating this site. Do you like the new look of The Breath of Life Photo Blog? It now has an interactive front page where I can have featured photos, and a blog page, a nicely laid out archive page and just better functionality over all. I hope you like it.





Something for those going through the winter blahs

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This is the time of year when I begin to long for summer. I guess I have the winter blahs (having a cold to go with it doesn’t help!).

I can’t complain too much about this winter. It’s been rather spring like for the most part with only a few extremely cold days so far this year. For the most part we’ve had above average temperatures here in Toronto with rain rather than snow.

With some luck this weather will keep up and we’ll ease into spring and it won’t be all that long before I start seeing beautiful flowers like this Climbing Westerland rose growing in my garden again.

Do you have the winter blahs too?

Lavender Dreams – Autumn Rose Blooms

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We had a short spell of warm weather two weeks ago, and my roses, the ones that should be shutting down for winter, are putting out new blooms! I think they are confused! LOL … well, what can I expect when it’s been a bit warmer than it usually is at this time of year eh?

The rose above is called Lavender Dreams and I think I like it’s autumn blooms better than it’s blooms any other time of year. I think it’s because their lavender color is much richer in Autumn where as it’s spring and summer blooms are more of a light pink or light mauve.

Do you garden? If you do, do you have any roses or other plants that are still blooming?

Rose Petals – Graham Thomas English Rose

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This is a macro photo of one of the roses that I grow in my garden. It’s a Graham Thomas English rose.

Aren’t those petals just about perfect? I love the warm yellow color of the flower and how the petals, when you look at them closely have different shades of yellow within them. Lovely.