Pinks n Purples


Thursday 28 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Despite the fact that we have very dirty rain here, as you can well see on the leaves, bringing back down the all the dust and pollen that we have in abundance in this region in early summer, the flowers themselves seen largely unaffected, and still perform well for the camera.




Of all the roses, these are our most common. Often they have multiple swirls of flowers within a single head too – not something I’ve seen with the other colours.




One of my favourite shots of late – a classic pink rose.




But not all the beauty belongs to the rosebeds, although with five beds now, they are starting to take over! I won’t bore you with yet more images of our famous pink oleanders… however, their unopened buds are equally as pretty 🙂




But back to my favourites…. weeds. Some of them have the most extraordinary flowers. Now I’m not talking sweet little meadow flowers. These are full one metre high tough old weeds, BUT, their flowers are remarkably lovely.




12 thoughts on “Pinks n Purples

  1. Just stunning roses Spike ..

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  2. dayphoto says:

    You are so right, the weeds can sometimes be outstanding in their blooms…I made the mistake once of letting the invasive weed Blue Scotch Bonnets start in my yard…HUGE mistake…they are everywhere…lawn, beds, on the ditch bank…they spread by runners, broken pieces of roots, seeds, birds you name it. Horribly hard to get rid of.



  3. Hey Unc!
    We call those cabbage roses. Strictly defined: rose with large, round, compact double flower. Not sure if it is one exclusive type of rose, but I call anything like yours cabbage roses. That’s the quilter in me as any rose that looks like that designed on fabric is described as a CR. My favorite kind of rose.
    Your much older niece, m and wondercat jb

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  4. Gill McGrath says:

    Absolutely gorgeous roses. 🙂

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  5. Colleen says:

    Such a beautiful rose, and the daisy type weeds I guess no daisy chains are made with them? 🙂


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