You remember these lyrics from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel”…
June is bustin’ out all over
All over the meadow and the hill!
Buds’re bustin’ outa bushes…
Well that’s precisely what’s happening at our home. Our climbing roses started out with zillions of buds. Then like ruffled petticoats, in a matter days, hints of pink started winking through.
Finally, the bush exploded with fragrant, tea-sized roses.
While taking these photographs we discovered that a pair of cardinals had set up home—with a cozy little nest—in this climbing rose bush.
Shhhhhhhh, be really quiet and tiptoe forward a wee bit. Don’t be shy, just a little bit closer. There now, upon closer inspection—and taking great care not to disturb anything—look who’s there. Simply click on the photo to enlarge it – enjoy!
Note: directly through the exterior wall that the roses are climbing on, is our headboard. We can assure you that the babies (and we think there are three of them) have great lungs—chirp, Chirp, CHIRP! chirp, Chirp, CHIRP!
What’s “bustin’ out all over” in your life?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
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