Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mostly Roses

I briefly visited Dearborn Community Garden in the Mission on this bright windy afternoon.The flowers were moving around more rapidly than Mabel Watson Payne and I found them difficult to pin down as images.

The gardener was cutting some of these white roses when I asked to take their picture and after I had done that she gave me some of them "to take home." It often has amazed me the generosity gardeners will show, delighting to give away what they labored to bring about.

I arranged the white roses in a glazed blue-green vase that entered my life as a flowerpot containing a living succulent (a gift from my daughter) which I took to my office at the library, where the plant eventually died, so I brought the empty pot home and now it is a vase.