The last bloom of the season, just after the rain. The Mermaid rose is an aggressive growing rose bush with vicious thorns.
In one of my art quilt classes, a fellow student put a rose in a water bottle and set it on the window sill. I loved seeing it there every day.
This is my first attempt to photograph a flower indoors, against a black backdrop. I bought the rose at my grocery store along with the black construction (or poster) paper.
I only had one floor lamp (usually used for sewing) shining its light onto the rose and now that I post the photo, I can see the flower’s shadow. Funny how there are so many things I don’t see until I post a photo online. It goes along with not seeing any errors in an email until after you have sent it.
Here is the rose two days later, using a white background.
I hope Mother Nature isn’t fooling around with us. Our Lady Banks roses are in full bloom. They usually bloom in mid-March. A late, hard freeze would be devastating.