This past Friday and Saturday, Leon Ginenthal at Der Rosenmeister Nursery, hosted an open house. He's doing it again this coming weekend, both Friday and Saturday (see his website or blog or facebook page for times!). If you weren't able to get down there this past weekend, you MUST go see it this coming weekend. The rose tide is at high peak and the colors are out of this world!
It rained quite hard last evening (and throughout the day on Saturday) which left the roses covered in water this morning. Under overcast skies and with a nice gentle breeze on the air, it was a perfect morning for photographing roses. While I was getting gear ready in the back of the vehicle, Lee was attending to a customer who had filled her station wagon with roses.
I wish I could remember all the names of the roses from today's shoot. So many stories, and so much history. If that weren't enough, the fragrance, fresh from the rain, was intoxicating.