|English Rose - Rosa 'Abraham Darby' 13 October 2022|
Today is a fine fall October 13 and some of my roses are not only still blooming but the scent of Rosa ‘Abraham Darby’ is somehow stronger because of its colour that reminds me of Orange Crush.
With the waning of summer my roses will soon bid me goodbye and I will have to retire my scanner until spring.
Today my Hilary came for dinner and when I was taking her home to Burnaby in the darkness, I was glad that I was going to return to the feline humanity of my Niño and Niña.
|Niño (top) & Niña 21 October 2022|
It is difficult to explain that while in the presence of
my two daughters the feeling that my Rosemary is with us is not as strong as when I
walk Niño on the route that she took around our Kits block. I can imagine her telling me, "Be patient and don't shout at him. Let him linger in that garden if he wants."
Getting into bed in the evening and reading what I skipped in my newspapers in the morning, or the chapter of a book, is all that much more pleasant with those two cats being on the bed.
When I turn off the lights they compete as who will be closer to me. I can feel their warmth. It is a comforting warmth that approximates the warmth of my former bedmate.