Thursday, May 14, 2009
This climbing rose is known as Jacob's Coat. I think the folks who named it are a little shy on their Biblical scholarship -- I'm pretty sure it should be Joseph's Coat. In any case, it fits the description of a "coat of many colors" -- starting out with lemon yellow flowers that turn deep rose with exposure to the sun. You can see that the buds are intensely red on the outside, but that color is not visible once the rose is open. A few hours after I took these photos today, the roses were mostly rosy with only the deepest part of each petal remaining yellow.
I don't usually publish my photos, but I've decided that in this case anyone who wishes to use these photos (or part of them) is welcome to borrow the images. I simply ask that you credit me with the source photo if you do paint from them.