All on the same Peach Drift groundcover knockout rose bush, these gorgeous flowers are in various stages of opening. The buds are a lovely shade of peach, the full blooms are a combination of soft pink petals with yellow centers, and the nearly spent blossoms are almost white. I think they present an impressive display of delicate beauty!
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Opening
and for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge
and for Floral Friday – FF#19
How rare, in summer, is a day like this
when the sun beams kindly on my face
and yesterday’s rain relieves my feet from the pain
of digging to the depths of this place.
All about my head are curls of pink and red,
though they’re brown on oppressive summer days
from the scorching of the sun, from dawn ’til day is done;
yet I thrive, and my colors are ablaze!
My arms, adorned with leaves, sway gently in the breeze,
a reprieve from the cruel and gusty gale.
From a heat I can’t forget, comes a strength I don’t regret
for it’s that which allows me to prevail.
I am a flower, I am in bloom;
and all I have to offer, all I have to give
is at its best on a rare day like today.