I've always been enamored by their beauty– their varied shapes and sizes.*
even in a blur!
Of course there's always green,
but the reds . . .
and how about covered with dew?
I like them almost more than the fleurs. (!)
For your info
in rose lingo, the guy on the left is called a leaf and the one on the right is a leaflet. No I'm not confused.
HAPPY ROSE LEAF SEASON !
*The photo up top was taken many, many moons ago. It was during the "honeymoon period" of my rose love. One morning I went around the garden collecting leaves that were unique- one from the other. Then I carefully (you try it) placed them on a 45" square of black velvet, on the floor near our living room window. I set up the trypod and there you have it. This isn't the best scan, the colors are too saturated, but I've always thought it might make a nice poster.
Yay to Rose Diversity (and all diversity).