We’d heard from our neighbour that this rose was something to look forward to (this is our first year in this house).

When we returned from our holiday we were amazed to see that the tree was transformed by the flowering of the rose that grows over it. And the smell hits you a few feet from the tree.

The blooms are very delicate and short stemmed so I snipped quite a few and floated them in a bowl. They have paled each day and are now like crisp white tissue paper flowers.

You know the saying ‘Take time to smell the roses’ well I really do, wherever I go, because I love the fragrance. But also it is a good way to make ourselves stop and notice the enormous beauty in the ordinary. Have a great weekend.