Lately I work often at home. Sometimes is working in the home office a very bad idea, because the fridge is nearby. On the other hand I could work in this beautiful "fridge free" bureau, which I share with my best friend Christine. Last weekend (Pentecost) we met there and had a good time with coffee and cup cakes. Who need a fridge for cup cakes and coffee? When we left the bureau in the early evening, I had to photograph "our" gorgous rose right in front of our windows.
A couple of years ago the building was renovated and the architect told us about the plans for a new garden design. Both of us went amok in a blink of an eye and became very protective about this rose. It's an old rose. I bet this is a Rosa Peace which was named in the US on the day (29th April), when Berlin fell in 1945. The rose has an incredible fragrance and gigantic blossoms. The rose changes the color from almost red-orange buds to pink-yellow blossoms. The architect was surprised about the information and included it in the plans for the garden. During the renovation the bush was not in best shape, but this year it is on its best way to overgrow even Sleeping Beauty's castle. Btw, the bush is surrounded by many and very large lucky clovers.
I photographed my hand to illustrate the size of the blossoms - sorry, I couldn't photograph the fragrance!