This beautiful French tea rose is in full bloom in my garden
I wish I could pronounce her pretty name as the French do
it sound so elegant!
She's a stylish but fickle lady, who dresses in the finest of fashion & colours one day
lifting her proud head to greet the day
only to find the next morning, she is perfectly disheveled
~fallen into a heap ~frayed around the edges
and any semblance of "joie de vivre" totally gone !!
as I say, fickle !! but she has her day
and lives it with reckless abandonment.
~ pretty "Baronne Henriette de Snoy" ~
bred by the famed rose breeder Alexandre Bernaix
at Lyon France in 1897
I would that she was a climber and have her day of glory up here with my
lovely wisteria ~ they would look so lovely together.
I send you here a wreath of blossoms blown
and woven flowers at sunset gathered,
Another dawn had seen them ruined,and shed
loose leaves upon the grass at random strown,
by this their sure example, be it known,
that all your beauties, now in perfect flower,
shall fade as these, and wither in an hour,
flowerlike, and brief of days, as the flower sown.
Pierre Ronsard 1550