Peppermint Candy Striped Rose...
...What a perfectly fitting and charming name for this beautiful specimen!!
I was delighted to meet her this morning, in her full glory,
just as the last of the May/June roses were fluttering to the ground!!
Whether in a fresh burst of a bloom, or in a carpet of curling fairy boats,
her peppermint colors and sweetly perfumed petals are a refreshing breath of summer air!!
...And what's more?!! I'm suddenly feeling a bit of a Christmas in July mood coming on=)!!