A bit of rose

Beauty never slumbers;
All is in her name;
But the rose remembers
The dust from which it came.

Clear Dotby Edna St. Vincent Millay



Flower Friday

These are scans of slides.  The original pictures were taken in the 1940s.

The lilac bushes in question have been cut or mowed down over 30 times.  They were still in bloom last October.