You are so beautiful

Peace rose, yellow touched with a blush of pink on outer petals

I could have titled this post “let there be peace” as this is a climbing Peace rose.
So long ago, a dear old friend (who started out as my landlady) bought me a book on the whole “peace rose” story. Roses sent abroad from France during WW2 for safekeeping.  Rose named PEACE by Field Marshal Alan Brooke (big hand in liberation of France).  You can read about it properly here if you like… it’s a good story. And it’s a very good rose.

This is the first rose of the year this year in my garden.  It gave me a surprise as it was not even close to being open yesterday. I think of my lovely friend every time I see it.

Happy gardening everyone!

About gillianloves

I decided there was not enough laughing in my life so I set to and started to design greeting cards in addition to my other design work. I'm happy to make people smile and to show that giving something really good takes as little effort as sending something pretty ordinary. I fully believe that if you can laugh about it someday you may as well laugh about it today. And also that we are just about as happy as we try to be. But you should know, Pollyanna I'm not. Even I might want to slap her after a day or so.
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