Rambling roses…….

There’s an old tree growing in the side passageway and the branches spread out at the edge of my kitchen window. It has leaves, but mostly it is covered in ivy and provides a playground for sparrows and chaffinches. Last week I spotted a hint of pink and there was a new fragrance flowing through the window. I went into the street yesterday and there she was in all her glory; a climbing rose, rambling in her own sweet way.

George was unexpectedly free on Saturday afternoon and he called. ‘Would you like me to take you to visit your Mum and Dad, because you’re not able to see them on Father’s Day?’ George rambling in his own wonderful way.

We all sat outside surrounded by my Mum’s pots and flowers as we chatted, ate and shared stories. At one stage George and Dad were up in one of Dad’s workshops (yes, I do mean one) and our food was ready. Mum said ‘Go and call the men Darling, the ice cream is melting.’ As we were leaving Mum placed a knitted jacket in my hands. ‘After your Great Granny got better and her sight returned, the first thing she made was this jacket for you.’ Family love rambling in it’s own special way.

14 Responses to “Rambling roses…….”


  1. 3 jstansfeld June 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Our “best” rose is very similar to yours. It is called “Mal-maison”and is reputed to have started off in Josephine Bonaparte’s garden. It has pink blossoms with the most beautiful fragrance. I have two beside my deck so that their fragrances garnish the deck.

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  2. 5 dgkaye June 22, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I’m so happy for your joy and contentment Jane. You are blessed my friend. 🙂 ❤ Flowing hugs to you through the miles. xo

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  3. 10 ianscyberspace June 20, 2017 at 12:33 am

    You seem to go from one happy experience to the next. What a wonderful attitude you have.

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  4. 12 Clare Pooley June 19, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I love a ramble! Your unexpected rose is such a beauty and your George is a treasure xx Hugs and ❤ to you in bucket-loads!

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