It may not be a quintessential October of crisp Fall days and fiery-colored, crunchy leaves underfoot,
but October in SoCal certainly has its own charms!!
...Like gloriously warm and sunny afternoons,
with nothing to spoil a perfect canvas of blue sky,
except maybe a gently swaying palm tree, a wandering kite, or this mauve-ulous hued bloom!!
Of all the roses I admire (and there are many),
this is the variety that I love the most.
Its subtle mauve color and deliciously citrus scent
send my spirits soaring any time we meet!!