--and every time I look at it, I wonder why I didn't take at least a dozen more photos of it during this little photo-shoot. This one just makes me so happy, and it is so purely beautiful, that sometimes I look for other peoples' pictures of this rose just to satisfy that need to see something pretty. Look at some of these photos! ♫ Ooh, Heaven is a place on earth. . . . ♪ I could weep at the beauty.
I missed my white Iceberg rose too and confess to having been tempted to peel down its [sepals, it seems, if I have learned the new word correctly] in order to see more of the precious petals before leaving. Last June's visit was timed to see at least one Iceberg open--
--and it did my soul good. Roses always do my soul good. :) And now I am remembering--and sounding like--Mary Ellen Walton proclaiming in The Homecoming, "I always feel better after I hug a cow." :) But. . .truly. ♥ I know you know.