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This morning I looked out from the kitchen window to see my roses getting a pasting from the rain. A number of blooms had disintegrated onto the ground, a covering of petals on the wet earth now the only remaining sign that there once was a rose.
So for this Monday I am sharing a survivor, “A Shropshire Lad”

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I carefully set the bloom in the shallow water of a pretty teacup.

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The teacup, saucer and tea plate are by Minton. A junk shop find, I was drawn to the green which is made up of a series of tiny circles.

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Once I had placed the bloom I realised that the just seen golden centre of the rose picks out the golden yellow scroll pattern on the set.
The David Austin rose has a fragrant rose scent and at close quarters it is almost dreamy.

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So not so much of a vase this week but I hope you like it nonetheless. Cathy took the idea of in a vase from her mother and has encouraged many other bloggers to share in this meme. Do take a peek https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2015/9/14/in-a-vase-on-Monday-red-red-wine