Monday/ the scent of a rose

The weather people say we will stay below highs of 80°F (26°C) into next week, so the summer’s really warm weather is behind us.

I found this rose near the Thomas Street Gardens here on Capitol Hill tonight. It smells divine. Red and pink roses have the classic ‘rose’ scent. White and yellows often smell of violets, nasturtium, and lemon. Orange roses often smell of fruits, violets, nasturtium, and clove. Rose oil was probably first made in 10th century Persia. Today rose oil comes from Bulgaria, Morocco, Iran, Turkey, and more recently, from China.
[Source: Dr. Leonard Perry, University of Vermont, ‘Roses and Their Fragrance]

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