During a walk on the UNC campus yesterday we spent a few minutes in the rose garden at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to enjoy some lovely and fragrant blooms. I have only a couple of roses in my own garden, so this rose garden, a well-known attraction in the area, is a great place to stop to see lovingly tended and perfectly formed flowers. I was not sure how the roses would look at this time of the year, but the garden always looks spectacular in time for graduation in May.
The roses are planted around a 36-foot diameter sundial with a 24-foot long (and 20-foot high) gnomon that casts the shadow for telling time. Around one edge of the bronze and marble sundial are the words, It is always morning somewhere in the world, while the other side reads Today is yesterday’s tomorrow.
The roses were nice, but must remain nameless. Unfortunately I did not find labels to identify the varieties. (Click below for a gallery of larger images.)
Once again another lovely blog post. I love the way the photographs are presented with the line frame around them. A lovely day for seeing some of the last roses of summer.
Thanks. The weather that Friday was just perfect for getting outside. I’m glad we decided to take our walk on campus.
[The line frame is the default way this WordPress theme, twenty-twelve, displays the pictures when you insert a gallery. It doesn’t take up a lot of room of the page but the reader can still click on one of the images to get a larger view.]
Gorgeous roses – and in November too! Thanks for sharing them with us… it’s lovely to see any colour at this time of year. 😀
The deep salmon roses in the middle are really beautiful.
My favorite as well. Since those pictures were taken we have finally had a hard freeze.