Raindrops on roses...
It's that time of year when raindrops cling to new blossoms, looking like jewels until the sun dries the drops or they fly off in the wind.
Here is a China rose slowly opening in the brisk temperatures.
It is a Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis' plant that we purchased on a whim from Annies Annuals last autumn. These lovely blossoms first are orange buds, opening to a shade of yellow, and finally turn magenta.
This blossom is currently in shades of salmon and magenta.
These roses have a lovely subtle scent and when we have warmer temperatures I often see flower flies and bees on the blossoms.