The last of the roses.
The rain and frost seem only to have increased their beauty.
The annual pruning of the garden is underway, When I came across these I hated to cut them, but it needed to be done.
Hopefully next spring they will be in full bloom again and lovelier than ever. One of the glories of gardening is watching the waning and renewal. In our warmer climate it isn't as dramatic as those in colder areas. Even so, for the next few months my Southern California garden will look very bare with just a few winter annuals to fill in the emptiest spots. and then...
Spring will arrive!