Friday, August 5, 2011


We have two kinds of roses outside our front door. A tree rose, that is starting up again after a couple of weeks off, and a new one that just came out yesterday with its first bloom. Previously we had several buds go black and drop. It looks somewhat like a Rose of Sharon ( Hibiscus syriacus Woodbridge ) but it doesn't have a central poker sticking out. Maybe it hasn't grown yet. Perhaps you know what it is.
Did you know the Rose of Sharon is the National Flower of South Korea? Did you know that the Rose of Sharon is a mis-translation of the Hebrew for "crocus" and that it first appeared in 1611 in the King James Bible? Of course you did. You looked it up in Wikipedia!.
Tree Rose, a little under the heat ( 32 Celsius )

?  Rose of Sharon ?
Our English visitors left for Washington State yesterday after lunch with us. They are flying to UK from Seattle today. They were quite amazed at our lovely summer weather! This is the weather for ripening all those different tree fruit we grow here, also related to the rose family...
OK Pat. I give up. Tell us how to punctuate your puzzle sentence:
" That that is is that is not is not is that it it is "


Tess Kincaid said...

Thanks for stopping by Willow Manor and for leaving such a nice comment. Lovely roses.

Claudia Moser said...

So beautiful ...

Desiree said...

No, I didn't cheat and read up on the Rose of, I appreciated being informed by you ;)

I am unable to identify your "rose" other than offer that it definitely looks more like a hibiscus to me. I can confirm (although not asked to do so!) that the other is definitely a rose :)

I guess your English guests were just as surprised as I am to actually experience and not just hear about or see how very hot your mid-summers get...after all those months when that REAL SNOW (not the lime or calcium we get, thank you, Michael!)that covers not only your mountains, but everything else as well :) Such extremes of temperature are unfathomable to the likes of those of us who live in more temperate climes.

Furthermore, WHAT do the English actually know about summer at all? They only have one or two summery days per year, as you well know (no wonder you high-tailed your ass to Canada!)