All photos above taken at work – note the basket of rose petals in the top left hand corner of the photo immediately above.
Wilting rose/s on the dressing table (above and below)
Has anyone noticed how fantastic the autumn roses have been this year? They are blooming in people’s gardens everywhere and are just gorgeous. I have picked a couple of bunches this week to take to work, and they have provided a wonderful smell along with how they look. Megan brought a few in too and they were added to the bunch. I have had some at home as well and took the photos when the blooms were starting to wilt. It won’t be long before they have dried up completely. Funnily enough this doesn’t seem to spoil them for me – they still look lovely, even as they age, right up to the point where their petals drop (with a soft sound if you have ever heard it) around the vase. This makes me think of people as we age too – how often we still look beautiful, even if we have lost the vibrancy of youth (actually, as a friend said when talking about this, it’s not vibrancy we lose, just youth), even as we soften and ripen and lose our ‘tone’. As with flowers that are as common as roses around Adelaide in autumn, you sometimes just have to look to find beauty which is there all along.