Tuesday, October 10, 2006

in mid-air

Our weather is calm and slightly warm, but they say it will drop in a day or two with a high of only 43 degrees. This waiting for change is unsettling. I've noticed the sparse but beautiful appearance of roses peeking out of my garden amid the japanese anemones.

This milder weather is what makes roses thrive, and here in this cursed place for roses this small production of blooms is a temptation for gardeners, reminding us that under the right circumstances we can grow roses in Indianapolis.

And in the spring, we may for a short time ... before the blackspot and the j. beetles, and the heavy humid airs of summer.

Leaves falling in warm weather is not right. Pleasant to the skin, but not to the order of things.

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