The first blooms on our English garden roses blossomed last week. They smell heavenly! I have been cutting some each morning and arranging them in little bouquets throughout the house.
We have nine bushes which were purchased as bare root roses from David Austen Roses. They range in color from creamy white to subtle shades of pinks.
Sadly, the deer have also discovered my row of lovely bushes and last night they feasted on almost all of my remaining rosebuds. Time to mix up some deer repellent and hope for the best. I'm so happy I took the time to photograph these, as I will patiently have to wait for new rosebuds to form.
And speaking of photography, I am happily linking up this post to "Photo Feature Friday" at A Rosy Note. I shot these photos using a lens hood in order to shade the lens from the direct sunlight coming in from the window. Sometimes direct light hitting the element of your lens can cause a loss of contrast or lens flare. With these particular photos, I love how it enabled me to create a dark background even though the room was very bright. To view photos of others participating in "Photo Feature Friday" click on the image below.