The morning sunshine lured me today into my local Bishop’s Park on the bank of River Thames. It was not as warm as I felt through a window at home so I kept my hat and gloves firmly on. The park was already full of joggers and dog walkers braving the weather, not so many people wandering with cameras though. It was breezy by the river and the last leaves were shaking and shivering in the cold air. This time I went down the stairs into the park and almost walked into another snowdrops sighting. They were growing somewhere random between the clumps of stinking iris and under the holly shrubs. I was glad I chose this way otherwise I would have missed them! Now I know where to check on the again in springtime.
The roses in the Rose Garden were absolutely splendid in summer and some of them are still in flower but probably will be gone in a couple of weeks. As I crave colour in those grey and gloomy days I could not walk past their shades and shapes without stopping by.
14 thoughts on “November roses”
Nice variety of colours in those roses. Amazing that they are still hanging on!
Yes, there were still quite few left.
What a good late show you had.
Not too bad 😉
Late roses and early snowdrops! Beautiful colours.
Brightened day a bit.
They brightened my evening too!
Thank you, I’m glad.
Such beautiful roses and what a surprise to see snowdrops. Although I don’t envy your gray short winter days, I do envy your mild temperatures!
Yes, very mild but damp, grey and blustery. I miss cold, crisp and bright.
How gorgeous! I’ve never had much success with roses but yours are beautiful. Lovely to have some colour so late in the season. 🙂
Thank you, their colours is such joy.
The roses are all so beautiful. I really love the colors, especially in the fourth one down. Gorgeous! 🙂
The fourth could be my favourite one too.