I have two climbing Roses planted just outside my Portland studio.

They were planted soon after turning a large daylight basement bedroom into a studio in our then new house, around 20 years ago. These roses are now giant beauties. The lighter colored rose bush climbs over a pagoda structure my framer made me on the veranda above my studio. This enclosed space has become the “Rose Room”, our favorite place to sit outside in the summer.

Every May or June I take a photo of it at its peak of perfection. This is the 2017 shot.