The roses in these photographs are the lone survivors from the recent cold weather. Most of these will be gone in a week as winter sets in. But for now, the last roses of autumn still bloom in Boise.
“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.”—unknown
“There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What a lovely thing a rose is!”—Arthur Conan Doyle
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”—William Shakespeare
“Love is a rose, but you better not pick it
It only grows when it’s on the vine.
A handful of thorns and you’ll know you’ve missed it
You lose your love when you say the word “mine”.—Neil Young
The Last Roses of Autumn Still Bloom in Boise
All photos taken at Julia Davis Park in Boise by Terry Welch.