whotcocoaGardening Gone Wild is hosting their monthly photo contest.  The Subject is Roses.  Weeeeelpink-rosellMary Roselll,  I pinkjust love roses. w-roses1








                                                               The following 3 pictures are my entries.   




   This is the rose in my garden that I think is easily one of the most beautiful roses I have ever seen~ It is a russet-colored floribunda named Hot Cocoa. 

The texture of the petals and the shiny leaves make it stand out from other roses.I watched the flowers unfurl.  When it is was a bud – I was sure that it was the prettiest thing I had ever seen, then it opened and it was even more pretty, now when it’s in full bloom, it is even more beautiful.  The color is extraordinary, and I also really love the name~ how could a rose named after chocolate be anything but delicious?roses-over-fence

 I took this picture last week at Cayuga Lake.  I couldn’t resist photographing them, they looked very old fashioned and romantic.



      You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses”~ Ziggy







  1. Absolutely beautiful. You take great pictures! I particularly like the sentiment of the quote from Ziggy.

  2. The roses along the fence are gorgeous! I love the backdrop of the lake in that photo too. This is really lovely post! -Jackie

  3. Your roses’ images are outstanding as well as other pictures on your blog! Thanks for stopping by MySecretGarden and leaving a comment!

  4. Your Roses are beautiful, the light pink one is very romantic at the same time very calming..hot cocoa is pretty as well…What’s the name of the ‘pink one’?
    and good luck with the contest..

  5. raji,
    I am not sure what the pink one is exactly because it isn’t one from my own garden. I took the photo at a house near Cayuga Lake. Their roses were so beautiful I couldn’t resist photographing them.

  6. Cool post . Thanks for, writing on my blog page mate. I shall message you some time! I didnt know that!