click on image to enlarge it (wish you could smell it too)
I know, I know. I blog this same rose bush every year. But I am sooo obsessed with its beauty. I walk under that arch for 50 weeks of the year and all I get is scratches. But for two glorious weeks, I get to inhale the heady, musky-sweet scent of the Albertine. This year, after all the rain, it is even bigger and more covered in juicy green buds than ever. So, if you need me, this is where you will find me for the next two weeks or so.