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...

2 comments:

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

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

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