This is Purple Haze. Except for a tinge of magenta on the outer petals, the coloring of this rose is a very soft mauve or lavender. It makes a lovely cutting rose, for which reason it is popular with florists, though I haven’t been able to find it at plant nurseries.
This particular bloom is left over from a wedding here at the Bed & Breakfast last weekend. So you might be wondering why I chose to photograph it for the Daily Prompt given that today’s theme is dull.
Since it is drizzly and gray out today, it occurred to me that if I photographed the bloom outside the its color would illustrate dull in the sense of soft or not-intense while the weather would illustrate dull in the sense of as overcast or dreary … my intent being to show a little beauty on an otherwise dull day.
Rarely does the Daily Prompt fit my day quite so well as today. With gentle rain showers on and off this afternoon – the kind that sinks into the soil without beating up the plants – I felt like singin’ in the rain with joy for my plants and with relief that I didn’t have to drag hoses around today. Instead, I walked around in the rain and photographed my garden. I hope that you enjoy the images!