Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Roses of Fall

Perhaps because sweltering heat often sets in relatively early for us here just as spring is changing into summer, it always seems to me that some of the most flawless, pristine roses are produced not in May and June but in the cool last days of autumn.

One of many roses still blooming along my daily walk to campus

Their cheerful perseverance sweetens the ever shorter days and chilly mornings, and makes me a bit more forgiving of the pumpkin spice and foliage fueled fall madness all around me.

1 comment:

  1. It does look more apt for summer but is nice to see this time of the year nevertheless.

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