With all this sunshine, the rose bushes in our front garden have suddenly bloomed. Filling the air around our front door with their perfume. Soft, ruffled petals, tinged with shades of pink and yellow. I just wish that the internet was scratch-and-sniff - they smell so good, you just want to stick your nose right in and take a good sniff (just don't, because the greenfly have taken hold and you'd end up with a nose-full. Bleurgh).
These rose bushes are long established, obviously carefully tended by the green-fingered previous owner of our house. I love the history that this garden represents. One of the other rose bushes is called 'Golden Celebration' - I guess it was given to the previous owners as a Golden Wedding present which is just so sweet!
As lovely as these roses are in front of the glass in the conservatory with the evening sunshine streaming through, they've had to move to the dining table so they're out of reach of little, inquisitive hands. I also really need to clean the windows as they're filthy!
Joining in with Lou's Nature in the Home series - this week's theme is favourite plant. While I can't narrow my favourite plant down to just one, roses are definitely high up my list of favourites.