Yesterday, I finally purchased a rose. My daughter has been hankering after one for a long time, albeit a pink one (now there’s a surprise!). The pink ones on offer didn’t have quite the same appeal, though.
You know when you see something and it is just too right to walk away from? Yes, you’ve got it – this was one of those moments. The rich red of Ruby Anniversary, the rose in question, was too beautiful to pass up on. Besides, later in the day I took home enough rhubarb from the allotment to pay for it, I’m sure.
My daughter grumbled all the way home, since she associates the colour red with evil. I told her that in China they believe the opposite, so hopefully this rose is a portend of good things to come.
© Helen Butt, June 2014