Serene: Path Framed By Rambling Roses

Rambling roses trained against pillars

My idea of serene… Rosa ‘Phyllis Bide’ grows on a simple framework of pillars and crossbeams on both sides of a path to The Gallery tea room at David Austin Roses in Wolverhampton, England. It’s just one of many climbers and ramblers showcased along the pathway, but I always used to take a moment to linger beside this pretty rambling rose, and I’m sure you can see why. 

Together, the roses create a lovely, peaceful walk with a view. If you arrive here on the garden’s busiest day for lunch in the height of summer, serene may not be your first thought, but later in the day, the garden falls not silent, but quiet, with a still serenity.

Sharing this reminds me why I chose susurrus as my screen name when first starting to blog (read about that here).

If you’re in need of a serenity fix, check out the other posts on this week’s photo challenge: serene.

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