Friday, August 29, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Beautiful






BEAUTIFUL

I think I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and I was planning on highlighting Vancouver for this theme. But it seems I don't have anything that I have not posted before so this is Plan B.

My garden has become quite shady over the years and it is not great for growing roses. One by one I have reefed them out till there was none. But this year I was suckered into buying a new one on a visit to the nursery and it is in a container in a spot that might get enough sun to do well enough. It is called Hot Cocoa. How weird is that? It has no scent to speak of which is a shame. But it is certainly floriferous and is very beautiful as you can see.



The 'Hot Cocoa' rose is an award-winner with a blossom characterized by a smoky, almost chocolate color, and it blooms in a cluster. But what colour is it exactly? Maybe it's chocolate. Maybe it's smoky or brick or russet, the colorful hues vary with different climates.

Oh and check out my header before you leave, in case you have never noticed it. Beautiful Vancouver.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE





47 comments:

CherryPie said...

That certainly is a beauty :-) Your header always catches my eye every time I visit!

Sue said...

Wow! That is a beautiful shot! I love their colour :) Happy photo hunting! And happy weekend :)

Carver said...

That is a beautiful rose JMB. Perfect for the theme. I love seeing your photographs of Vancouver and wouldn't mind at all if you repeated some but it's a treat to see your beautiful rose too. Sorry about my PH being delayed until Saturday, ha. Since it's going to be more bridges and really not that different than my posts all week, I could have just as easily said today was PH so anyone who showed up today can consider that my PH post.

Criz Lai said...

That's a unique name for the flower. I love the colors as well. They are so beautiful JMB. :)

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Randi said...

This rose is really beautiful. I have never seen it or heard about it. I must have it...hope to find it in Europe.
Happy weekend.

Dragonstar said...

That's a beautiful rose, even if it has a strange name.

Bonggamom said...

I love the color... such an unusual shade of pink. And I do think Vancouver is a beautiful city.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well, that really is beautiful.

leslie said...

What a beautiful rose! I'd never heard of that one before and must remember to look for one next spring. And yes, Vancouver IS the most beautiful city!

sho said...

nice lovely crimson. are these your own?

SASSY MOM said...

Those are really beautiful! Thanks for sharing....

YTSL said...

Interesting that the Hot Cocoa rose has no scent. A pity as I love the smell of roses. But, yes, it is very beautiful! :)

Janice Thomson said...

It's a beautiful rose fragrant or not JMB. Hopefully it will do well for you. The West coast is just plain beautiful everywhere isn't it.

Corey~living and loving said...

those flowers are beautiful indeed. I wish I could smell them. :)
happy weekend.

Leslie said...

That is so beautiful! :)

eastcoastlife said...

I plan to visit beautiful Vancouver one day!

This Hot Cocoa Rose is awesome! I would love to try planting them in my garden. I'll check with my nursery. :)

Napaboaniya said...

Beautiful roses and beautiful Vancouver :)

Bengbeng said...

so beautiful. to get a bloom like that i have to pay at least RM3.50 per bloom n u can enjoy it in yr own garden. wonderful

Calum said...

Need to get shooting. More photos of Vancouver, please. Having to make do with a lovely rose, I ask you!!! :-)

Lemonjude said...

The roses are beautiful, love the pink shade. Great hunt there!

jams o donnell said...

That is a real beauty jmb. Shame it isn't scented but it looks great. Happy weekend

mama meji said...

I so agree. They are beautiful and they always brighten my day.

Gattina said...

What a beautiful rose ! I think I have never seen one like that !

Mar said...

I love Hot Cocoa :)
Your rose is beautiful, beautiful. And so is your header.
Enjoy your weekend !!

Yen said...

Beautiful looking rose!

Hootin' Anni said...

absolutely! It IS beautiful. But even so...now you left me wanting some beautiful photos of your country too.

My beautiful bride photo is posted for this week. Happy Saturday to you. Stop by my blog if you have time....

Huey said...

Beautiful roses, and certainly beautiful Vancouver! :)

pat said...

Oh the roses are beautiful indeed - love the colors.

Happy Weekend.

julie said...

Beautiful rose. I thought the smell would be like coffee :D

Colin Campbell said...

We have some roses that were dug up by our neighbour last summer. I am interested to see whether they come to life in the spring. They look sad at the moment.

Adelaide is a great place for roses.

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Hot cocoa for a hot JMB.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Very beautiful! I love roses.

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ellen b said...

I love the Northwest and I agree that Vancouver is beautiful. The rose is fabulous!!

Tricia said...

Hot Cocoa is a lovely rose. I grow a number of roses and I've thought of trying this one but I think it needs a warmer zone than mine here in Toronto.

I also love Vancouver and the area surrounding it.. Every time I go to BC I come back and get disappointed when I look out my windows and don't seem mountains surrounding me!

Amanda said...

Beautiful roses and I love the name!

Have a great weekend!
Amanda

mutleythedog said...

As soon as I saw your headline I thought of your usual headline photo...

carolinespicturepages.com said...

Those roses are beautiful. Its too bad there is no scent.

Dr.John said...

I think that is one beautiful rose. My roses are also doing well this year. It could be the year.

Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, jmb: Is "floriferous" a real word? Beautiful roses. Any thorns?
Donnetta

Liz said...

It's a lovely rose although a strange colour as it doesn't really look chocolatey!

Two weeks to go ...!!!

Nunyaa said...

A beautiful rose JMB, wonder what color it would be here in the tropics :)

JO said...

i love roses!!!

here's mine. thanks.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful roses. It has a very interesting name.

Ellee Seymour said...

This flower is too perfect looking, absolutely stunning.

sally in norfolk said...

another beautiful rose and such a lovely colour too

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Beautiful flowers!!!! Great post.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

I've been around,..... been working way too many hours, but I don't mind. Just talked to Becci the other day, she's just been busy with everything, but she's hanging in there. She's been spending a lot of time with my brother, whom has pancreatic cancer. I admire her strength. I live states away, so she keeps me posted. Will tell her you asked about her. Take care.