An old, old rose that grows in my garden and has been there
since the 1870's, Rosa Noisettiana. It has weathered a number
of bushfires where it was burnt to the ground but has always
managed to re-grow.
The flowers are a little over an inch in diameter, the buds are
sweet little pink buttons, turning white when fully open with
a gentle and very pleasing scent.
Redoute painted them in the empress Josephine's garden and
only from his paintings was I able to identify it since none of
the present day rose growers knew it.
Looking out from the corner of my verandah over this as well
as another ancient pink rose.
Many thanks to all of you who have expressed condolences on
my sister's recent death. Your comforting words have meant so
very much to me.