Snow

It's on the right hand hillside. You may need to squint:
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We don't get a lot of that here. When it does occur, we must all gawk, but quickly, for it soon vanishes.

A field trip to a friend's garden yielded one glimpse of a frothy pale rose...
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...and a view of the Austin rose 'Teasing Georgia', grown as a grand (2 m x 2 m), graceful shrub. Alas I was too cold to get a decent photo of the whole, and only a couple of middling shots of a bloom or two:
Piece of Eden

Somewhat like 'Golden Celebration', I'd guess, but probably even larger. The flower is a more pale yellow, and slightly larger than 'Golden Celebration', but I do not recall the fragrance being superior.
Piece of Eden

Back at home it was only slightly warmer, and the sun hitting the now fully blooming Madeira geranium made it look like a purple wig discarded by a wandering circus clown:
Piece of Eden

However gaudy the backlit flower's effect, the foliage remained completely elegant:
Piece of Eden

And in the relative cold, the Japanese maple was happy, purple clown wig or not:
Piece of Eden

Such was that particular day, a jumble of disparate moments, moments randomly falling, like snow, some instantly vanishing, others hard gripped by the mind. Moments creating drifts of beauty layered over familiarity, as well as the occasional shiver.

Comments

  1. WOW - 3000' level or so? A friend in Las Vegas NV had a dusting of snow Sat AM. And here, there was a dusting of snow in a few foothill areas of Abq down to below 6000'. But the plants don't mind - snow does not always mean killing freeze. Your plants don't mind the chill at all, either...

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  2. Beautiful post. Thanks for the little mental va-ca.
    Sandra

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  3. 'Teasing Georgia' looks like an awesome rose! I rejected yellow roses, in fact the color yellow in general, for many years, but lately for some unknown reasons my color preferences have changed and I was longing for a yellow rose. Since I am still not into clear yellows like 'Golden Celebration' or 'Graham Thomas' for example, 'Teasing Georgi' might be a good starting point for me. Thanks for featuring her!
    The last picture with the Japanese maple is very beautiful!
    Christina

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  4. Thanks for posting Teasing Georgia! That was a fun visit. Come up again in May when it's warmer. This spring has been so chilly.

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