Roses in Autumn
The little 5 year old picked this rose yesterday when visiting...
unfortunately the stem was far too short and needed propping up in a bud vase for this photo.
Not quite the quality of a spring rose especially as we've had no decent rain
since December! Here are some notes on the rose from our local Rose Society.
‘Maurice Utrillo’ was bred by the Delbard family in France and introduced in 2003.
Maurice Utrillo is from the Delbard Painters Collection – a series of brilliantly contrasted,
voluptuous striped roses named after the Great French Impressionist Painters.
Other well-known roses in the range are ‘Henri Matisse’, ‘Claude Monet’ and Edgar Degas’. Often bringing sheer delight or sometimes disdain,
the extreme difference in each flower attracts immediate attention. Maurice Utrillo is regarded as one of the best in the collection given its vigour,
double camellia like blooms, disease resistance and stunning colours of bright red, cream and white, fading to pink at the edges
Autumn morning in the hills
I am well enough to carry the weight of the Canon, and here's one of the first
shots taken of a view from the fenceline of the large horse yard. I believe
autumn has arrived down under at last!