English rose gallery: Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’

 

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

 

'A Shropshire Lad' rose buds

'A Shropshire Lad' rose

As you can see, I am drawn to this David Austin rose and photograph it over and over in search of an elusive ‘something’ I can never quite capture.

Perhaps it’s because so many of these ‘A Shropshire Lad’ blooms are just a few tantalising hours or days away from their fully open forms.

Often the soft, peachy-apricot shades predominate, other times a pink tint seems very evident.

I do like all these attempts, and wanted to share them, but mad as it might seem, I’ll keep on trying to capture exactly what I think of when I imagine this full-petalled, beautifully scented English rose.

If you’re surprised by the variety of colour and form in this gallery of a single shrub rose, you might like to read my follow-up post on the challenges of identifying plants.

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