"There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesu"
This pretty rose in Helen's garden greets Lucie and I each morning as we walk. I don't want to give you the wrong impression...it's not warm here. But there are a few hardy roses that continue to bloom into the winter Daytime highs are in the 40s and 50s. We've had below freezing nights and mornings when the grass and the car windshield are frost-covered. Most everything has either died off or gone to sleep for the winter. A few beautiful things linger on, though. This rose is one of them.