Frozen in time.
I know I posted about roses yesterday and did not intend to post about them again so soon but this morning I was in the garden early and this rose caught my eye.
To me it was as though it had been frozen in time - not closed like a bud nor in full bloom but somewhere in between and for all the world it looked like it might be frozen in time and stay that way forever.
Just about the nearest thing to perfection.
I had indicated that the rest of the roses had not started to bloom but with a couple of days of very warm weather here it is all happening.
I have no idea what type of rose this is. My brother bought it for this garden three years ago and this year it is really flourishing so I think we are in for lots more roses yet.
As the flower opens it will take on more of an apricot tinge before the petals are spent.
Although I don't consider there to be enough blooms on the rose bushes yet, I could not resist, after seeing this rose, and cut some more to place in a crystal bowl which I have set on the kitchen bench to enjoy close at hand.