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.
35 Replies to “Serene: Path Framed By Rambling Roses”
I think when I first found your blog I told you that “susurrus” was one of my favorite words, and that’s why I had to find out more about your blog. So of course today I had to click on the link to see your first post. And now I’m trying to imagine the wonder of that rose sigh. I like the thought that each blog post is a kind of whisper, heard or not. And thanks for the serenity — that photo is quite the sedative!
I remember that. I’m pretty consistent in associating a rose garden in full bloom with some form of contentment.
Phyllis Bide is one of my favorites too
The mix of colours – cream, blush pink and apricot – makes it very photogenic. I do like ramblers in general, but they can be so huge that by the time you get most of them in the frame, the flowers seem rather insignificant.
absolutely beautiful – both the roses and your framing!
I’ve never wanted to visit David Austen’s place but that single photo means it’s now on my list. If only to sit on that chair for a while.
If the garden just had that one, long rose walk, I’d still think it was worth a visit.
I’m so glad to know about your screen name. I just thought it was a take-off on your real name. Both names are beautiful.
Thank you – it’s a little bit of both 🙂
Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous!
It’s a good job we never suffer from blossom overload, or this would trigger a bout!
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