Monday, December 10, 2012

Nocturnal City Flowers

On the way to a holiday party last night - the one for which I had baked those cakes, which luckily were very well received - I came across a few a flowers still blooming rather flamboyantly in otherwise bare and wintery city streets. It was dark already but there was some illumination from street lights and I was rather taken by the effect when I took some pictures:

A lonely hybrid tea rose bush flowering enthusiastically despite the chilly November weather

A gnarled climbing roses adorning its bare branches with beautiful blood-red blossoms

Prunus subhirtella var. autumnalis doing its autumnal thing

There is something particularly pleasing about finding such unexpected beauty...


  1. Indeed! Any flowers at this time of the year is a bonus :)

  2. You have now entered the twilight zone. Great lighting and very special December flowers!


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