One sunny afternoon in July I dedicated an hour to recording video of roses on Cape Cod. The four week season was slipping away and I did not want to pay for my procrastination with another year of waiting for the first blush.
Roses are very happy here. Abundant sunshine, gusty ocean breezes and sandy soil combine to make the Cape a most hospitable environment. Roses bloom all summer long but it is that initial wave of growth at the end of June that stops traffic. You've got to stop and smell the... well, you know.
Roses are everywhere on Cape Cod. Hot pink rosa rugosa with it's spicy old rose fragrance lines beach parking lots. Climbers rest atop arbors and split-rail fences. Some roses refuse to be contained behind the pickets that incarcerate them. They find the light between the slats and reach out to wave hello to all who pass by.,
I hope you enjoy the roses I discovered throughout our Cape Cod neighborhoods. If only there was an app for scent.