October Rose

Even in late October, the roses are still blooming – some of them, anyway.

This is an Autumn Damask, currently blooming and budding in my mother’s garden. Autumn Damask roses, if properly looked after, bloom twice – once in summer, and again in autumn – hence the name. There is something miraculous about a flower as apparently fragile as a rose blooming again in the teeth of the approaching frost, a little spark of brilliant life even as the life around it fades into the long sleep of winter.

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