|Rosa 'Olivier Roellinger' 3 December 2021|
Today is December 3, 2021 and I know that as December 9
approaches I will become morose as that was the day that my Rosemary died. But
there will be one factor that will distract me positively. I will be visited by
my Portland friend Curtis Daily from the 8th until the 13th. We will
chat and drink a fine Catena Malbec. But it will be impossible for me not to
think of the fact that he knew Rosemary and that Rosemary, who most of the
times was withdrawn in the presence of people, felt very comfortable in his presence. I wrote about living and dead memories here.
It was sunny enough today that I took Niño for his afternoon walk. Perhaps because of the cold he did not linger and was right behind me. Upon our return I checked on the status of Rosa ‘Olivier Roellinger’. This rose is special and I wrote about it here in Spanish. It was one of three roses that arrived this year after Rosemary had died. They were a gift from her.
Looking at this rose which might have opened, or not, in a few days I decided to cut it and scan it.
It would seem that the gifts from Rosemary keep on coming and seeing its bright yellow colour somehow felt just right.
|Rosa 'William Shakespeare 2000' 3 December 2021|
The second scan of the English Rose, Rosa ‘William Shakespeare 2000’ was another favourite of Rosemary’s. Somehow I forgot to check its status. It had opened and today I found it on the deck floor. Even in that state I can see a beauty that is unique.