These roses are the most exquisite color I have ever seen.
I took some photographs of them while they were at their best, but the surprise came when I harvested the leaves to let them dry and then I saw this incredible colour combination.
The roses never really opened. They had a slight fragrance and after a
few hot days they dropped their heads and started going off.
Yellow and vintage pink, and each petal perfectly formed and folded
around the next one. This picture was taken on my newly painted studio table,
and this one was taken outside.
Here they are, all ready to dry. The colours will fade,
but I have my photographs.