N is really going to town on the yard. He has ripped out the 2 red rose bushes in front and re-dug the flower bed and is planning to put 6 pink shrub rose bushes there --- I am hoping he'll get the David Austin even though they are just the bare root and would not even be shipped to us until Feb or March, and then take awhile to grow. I think it would be worth the wait, but we'll see. N is not noted for waiting --- ha!
anyway, these were the last roses from the poor little despised red rose bushes.... they were sitting on the kitchen table and the last rays of the evening sun were backlighting them, and they looked so pretty and sad that I got my camera out and took these pix :)