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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ancient beauty

Well, not ancient in most senses of the word, but nearly primeval in terms of modern landscaping.

Gregory Poole owns a large chunk of both sides of Blue Ridge Road. I walk through it a few times a day.

Often, climbing roses are grafted, and the graft is rarely as hardy as the root stock. What we often see is the root stock taking over, the graft dying, and a thorny vine with small pink flowers takes over.

That is not the case with the roses planted along the fence at Gregory Poole.

These plants are untended, left to do what they will, and what they do is delight the occassional passer-by such as myself.

We had this one in the rain a day or so ago.

From the one follows the many.

The previous bloom in the rain but from another angle.

There might be ten or so of the plants along the sidewalk. I assume that at some point, the fence will be removed, and the vines destroyed.

This world will be a lesser place at that point.

Location:Westgrove St,Raleigh,United States

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