Sunday, May 5, 2013

Roses And Fences

Photo of the week

As you know, I love to photograph fences. Fences are even more interesting if flowers are spilling over or between them. When I walked around the neighborhood some time this week I noticed how many fences there are with an abundance of roses. The roses seem to have turned up overnight - the gardens are exploding with all colors of roses and their lovely scent.

On the way to our little neighborhood grocery store I saw these - 



- and when I took a different route back I saw even more -



Okay, this last one is not a fence, but I thought I let this ladder count as a special fence :-)

There were white roses spilling over high wooden fences - 


- and some roses were already past their prime!


Actually, roses aren't my favorite flowers. But I do love the romantic feeling they seem to ooze out, although with thorns! Their scent is so lovely, I can hardly resist. And they make wonderful photo motifs!

I especially love this climbing rose, just around the corner from where I live.


What about you - do you like roses? Are they your favorite flower? If not, which one is?

15 comments:

Nic McLean said...

What amazing photos! It looks like summer has arrived where you are-lucky yoi!

knitalatte said...

Oh my, I just love all your photographs of roses!
Just gorgeous. This time of year, with all the roses in bloom is really my favorite...

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the first one.
Rinda

Kokopelli said...

I love roses, although they're not my favorite flowers. Sunflowers are. :)

Natalie Sokolova said...

So riche! a feast of colors :)

Natalie Sokolova said...

so rich! tyhe faest of colors!

Ginnie said...

GORGEOUS roses...and fences and ladders, Carola. When we lived in Pasadena for 5 years, we inherited 60+-yr-old rose bushes in the front yard. Bill and I both learned how to prune them properly. They're not my favorite flower either but your images of them are hard to beat!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Carola, Oh how I love roses and your photos are stunning and glorious...It is difficult to pick a favorite they are all so very lovely.. My favorite rose I think is Graham Thomas.. It is a yellow rose. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.. Hugs Judy

Magdalena said...

Die Bilder sind ein Genuss!
Magdalena

Gotham Girl said...

The first and third capture are my absolute favorites Carola! I too adore roses, but right now my favorite is Lilac while they are in season!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How lovely...and I think that the rose in the first photo is Eden, a rose that I just posted about. It is so beautiful! Thanks.

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Carola! What stunning photos! We don't have any roses out here yet. I LOVE the fabulous colours and the wonderful fences too

Magic Love Crow said...

Gorgeous pictures! Truly love them all! My favorite flower is the flower from the Daphine bush! The smell is heavenly for such a small flower. I will have to take pictures when mine blooms ;o) Take Care ;o)

see you there! said...

You have convinced me. There is nothing prettier than a fence dressed in roses.

Darla

windrock studio said...

Right now my favorites are all of these in your neighborhood ~ such beauty & color! Thank you, as always.