Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Rose amongst the Cosmos - Maree

Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
- Robert Herrick

Usually, by mid-November, the countryside is covered in Cosmos. As to-date, zulch, nil, nada! Maybe it’s the fact that we have had no rain whatsoever yet here in Tarlton (Gauteng, South Africa). These three little Cosmos flowers in my garden are all that is left over from last year’s flowers.


  1. I love your "splashy" watercolor Maree. When you say these are leftover from last year does that mean that it never freezes in Tarlton?

  2. Thanks a lot Paula! It very rarely freezes, but these flowers die down towards the end of summer, spreading their seeds all over and then they come up again next season. But this year I've only got 3 or 4 that came up again, no rain!


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