November Rose


Apricot Nectar Rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. November 4, 2009.

Betsy and I spent most of the afternoon trying to get some of the leaves out of our yard.  I like our house in the woods most of the time, but there are disadvantages in the autumn since all of the trees around the house lose their leaves.  Why couldn’t we have found a house surrounded by pine trees?

Actually, I shouldn’t complain.  The back of our house is on the the rough of the golf course and the golf course maintenance crews remove the leaves from the rough.  They will also remove any leaves we get from our back yard onto golf course property.  So we busily raked and blew leaves from our yard to the rough.  Since the houses above us have already done this, I’m sure the maintenance crews will be delighted when they get to this part of the course!

Even though it’s November, we still have roses in bloom.  I brought in two blossoms for Betsy Wednesday and there are a few more out in the yard.  I didn’t bring in Apricot Nectar, the rose in the picture above, although I may do so today.  I’m surprised that we haven’t had a frost yet.  The valleys on both sides of us have had frost, but so far we’ve been lucky.  I’m not sure how much longer that will last.

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11 Responses to “November Rose”

  1. Suz Says:

    Oh, that is so pretty. I am sure the maintenance crew just loves all you leaf blowing residents!!! 🙂

  2. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Late roses are the best because you really don’t expect them. What a lovely one.

  3. Susie Says:

    Sorry you have to rake the leaves but I guess that comes along with owning them. You could be in our shoes and have to rake all the neighbors leaves out of your yard. We have almost no trees but everyone elses loves to visit our yard.

  4. Tricia Says:

    I know what you mean about the leaves, but you guys have a beautiful home from the pics I’ve seen on here & your roses are always GORGEOUS!

  5. Rose Says:

    That is a beauty!

  6. imac Says:

    Carpet of leaves, wont they make great compost for Roses George.

  7. Karen Says:

    Wow, that is a beauty. Love the color!

  8. Judy Says:

    I did consider taking a photo of the roses down the street – they are on the bush, but not exactly blooming any longer!

  9. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: May your roses bloom in the Glade throughout the year.

  10. Cheryl Says:

    Another beautiful rose to behold! I had to chuckle about your leaves blowing over to the golf course! Mark spends two or three days raking leaves from our yard, something he doesn’t look forward to. A few more oaks need to shed their leaves and then he can start the raking. I sometimes wished we didn’t have any trees other than pine!

  11. Carletta Says:

    Another lovely rose!
    Wish I could blow my leaves away. 🙂

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