I know there are plenty of rose lovers here, so today I just had to share a few photos I took over the weekend of my just-blooming David Austin 'Tea Clipper' rose that was a birthday gift last year. I love that the rose honors the tea clipper ships, those great sailing vessels that once carried our favorite beverage across the high seas. The rose is just stunning and has a fragrance to match. This year, it seems to have a richer color and more petals than last year. They remind me of vintage millinery, or a fancy lady's ballgown, or impressionist art, or ... well, I'll just get out of the way now and let you decide for yourself!