‘High Hopes’ is a climbing rose in my garden. Not sure this should be flowering in November, but I am enjoying the memory of the summer garden and a rare glimpse of the sun!

 

Climbing Rose 'High Hopes.

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” James Matthew Barrie

Bowood House is a huge estate where you can walk in acres of grounds filled with vast specimen trees, see a cascade, walk around a lake and visit a garden temple. If you go expecting to see flower-filled gardens you will be disappointed. It costs extra and pre-booking to view the walled garden – the reason being that this is the owners private garden and it is kept under lock and key!

Bowood House, Wiltshire

This is the balcony at Rodmarton Manor in Gloucestershire. The pretty pink climbing rose against the Cotswold stone makes it look so romantic. It’s not too difficult to imagine Romeo crying out “Juliet, Juliet, I’m here!”

 

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It’s far to wet and windy to venture outside today! So I enjoyed taking some macro shots of a bouquet of flowers and my favourite was this rose bud.

“The rainbow comes and goes, and lovely is the rose.” [W Wordsworth]

Close up of Pink Rose Bud