Last Friday I took advantage of the mild weather and picked the last few roses before I cut them back for the winter. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon photographing them.
My David Austin roses are my favourites (but shhhh ... don't tell my other roses!) This rose, Winchester Cathedral, was my very first Austin rose. It's usually first and last to bloom in my garden. I love their white blooms with just a hint of pink here and there.
Their fragrance is wonderful too. Sadly they only lasted a few days indoors before their petals dropped. I can't wait until next summer so I can enjoy them again. It's going to be a long winter.