Instead of the usual pumpkins, witches, or ghosts, how about something unique and beautiful for Halloween: black roses!
Black roses are extremely rare and grow only in Halfeti, Turkey. They aren’t actually black, but a very dark purple that looks black unless you look closely. Here are some black roses for you to enjoy, and yes, these are real. (I did not take the photos).
My garden is starting to look pretty scraggly (as it always does at this point in the summer), but it’s redeemed a little by the morning glories, which are finally beginning to bloom. I love the color–bright indigo with pinkish accents.
Due to the dry spring we had, the vine isn’t as bushy or the flowers as abundant as they have been in past summers, but it still looks really pretty. The dead rhododendron that sits in my garden makes a great support for the vine. Hopefully in another month or so it will be completely covered. The daily thunderstorms we’ve been getting should help it along.
Seeing these flowers first thing every morning always makes my load feel a little bit lighter.
My daughter wants me to come over today because she and her boyfriend say they have some important news. They want her father (my ex) there too.
They are obviously very much in love, going by their almost sickeningly adorable Facebook entries about each other, LOL!
Of course I immediately wanted to know if she was pregnant. She isn’t. That’s a relief!
I think I know what it’s going to be.
She has changed so much this past year, just as I have. She is so much more mature than she used to be and is finally making some good choices. She’s also talking seriously about going to college. I think this time she means it.
This isn’t related really, but these are some late summer flowers I took pictures of at church this morning.