This is my China Rose bush. Don't let the word bush make you think that these blooms are big by any means. They are at top the size of a nickel (I always like to give you an idea of the delicate intercity of each of the flowers that I show). They grow rather oddly and they grow very close to the stem. They are either 45 degrees or 90 to the stem as you can see in
the ones that I have captured and most grow downward. So trying to capture just one single bloom or the details of their beautiful little petals is somewhat of a challenge.
I have to contort myself in such ways I am sure that if I had neighbors close enough they would be thinking 1. I am quite odd 2. what is so dang interesting to contort a body like that or 3. (the most common) is she okay laying on the ground or what? Yep... to get the proper angles I prefer for these little wonders I will do just about anything.
I was able this year to capture one with the most amazing folds just was it was starting to open. I don't truly recall a year that I have seen one look like this. Or like so many maybe I just didn't take the time in the previous years to truly look for the beauty within. ????? We had a goofy start to spring with snow in May so the beautiful blooms were scarce to say the least with the snow there were at lot of damaged buds and petals.
So here are just a few of my favorites.
I hope you enjoy!!!!