~ In A Vase On Monday ~ Smoky Rose ~

My roses are still blooming and this Rosa ‘Double Delight’ seemed a nice feature for today’s vase. I liked the creamy color of the Hebe ‘Variegata’ as an accent in a crystal vase — my favorite for holding stems upright.

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Smoke from wildfires burning throughout Washington, Oregon and Montana are causing a haze here that surpasses the shade we experienced during the eclipse. These photos were taken on my deck in what would have been bright morning sunlight.


Thanks to Kathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting this fun challenge!

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8 Responses to ~ In A Vase On Monday ~ Smoky Rose ~

  1. Kris P says:

    Beautiful! I grew that rose in my former garden and loved it. I hope the smoke clears soon – we’re experiencing it here in SoCal too.

  2. JANE says:

    Light is subdued here in Hillsboro, too. We were just trying to decide how much is smoke, how much is hay harvest dust, and what is simply cloud cover. Focusing on the roses 🌹 is the best idea! Beautiful photos, Lindy.

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you, Jane. I grew up in eastern Washington where a Harvest moon was just that! What I’m seeing here is mostly from smoke and likely to get worse before it all clears out. Thankfully — it will clear out eventually!

  3. Cathy says:

    What a pretty rose, Lindy – that shading is so subtle. I hope you are not as risk from the wildfires – and do you get any residual ash deposited?

  4. Very nice and it feels old-fashioned somehow. It looks like it should have a strong scent? Sorry to hear about the fires. I hope that they are contained soon.

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      I like your description — old-fashioned (kinda like me)! It is a nice light rose fragrance. The fires in the Columbia Gorge as spreading and zero% contained. There is ash on my deck table this morning, Grim.

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