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Irish Rose

On the back roads near where we are staying, we came across this Irish rose garden and wall of grey bursting with beautiful red roses.

An Irish Rose Garden

The owner was outside, so we stopped to ask him what kind of roses they are.  In a brief conversation, he told us…

  • He has 82 sheep.
  • His dog is the best sheep dog in the world.
  • His dog also does tricks.  We saw those tricks.
  • His kids are away in college.
  • He used to have rabbits as pets but not anymore.
We never did learn what kind of roses they are. :)

The Irish Rose


34 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. What a very photogenic location. Those roses are absolutely beautiful.

  2. Wow… they are beautiful – how fitting that they are Irish roses – with the three separate sort of “blooms” on the inside they sort of resemble clovers!
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  3. Pretty ones, of course :)

    I have a pet rabbit! I love when I get sucked into listening to people like that.
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  4. Those are some of the most beautiful roses I have ever seen. Great pictures!
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  5. Those roses are beautiful.

    Those roses look to be Heritage Roses or Old Garden Roses.

    Heritage Roses are know for their “cabbag-y” blooms.

    I don’t know the name of those roses.

    I do tricks.

    You can’t see those tricks.
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  6. Caanan wins.

    And this is sort of irrelevant, but still – was his dog a border collie?
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  7. Aren’t the Irish wonderful?? Nice little interaction there. So what dog tricks did you see? — Beautiful roses, too.
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  8. What a cool old building (or house) – very nice contrast against the roses.

    As Caanan of the NVR guys mentioned, it does indeed look like a cabbagy bloom. It sort of looks like it has a tri-bloom going on.

    Nice photo too – reds are sometimes hard to do – you must have a had a nice cloudy day bring out a soft natural red in the bloom.
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  9. You should come to Seattle some time. I’m still getting used to the grayness of it all.

  10. Oooh oooh can I name them? How about “triple buds”? Did they smell three times as rose-y? They’re certainly gorgeous!
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  11. Those are gorgeous! And I love the random facts that you learned :)
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  12. Gorgeous!! I cannot imagine coming home to that every day.
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  13. I am enjoying your posts immensely…you’ve visited many of my favorite haunts. One thing you seem to be missing (although your photos show you have passed them many times) is the sheela-na-gig! You might consider finding one on your next excursion…they are a powerful experience. Many call them the Witch, the Child or even the Evil Eye. They are often found on sites associated with St. Brigid, Mary, or other old Irish Female Saints…often a church, a holy well, a clootie tree (covered in blessing ribbons and clothes). Check out this website on the Irish Sheelas: to learn more.
    Slan Abhaile!

  14. They remind me of the roses on Alice in Wonderland in the Queen of Heart’s gardens! They are gorgeous.

  15. Lovely shot! I like the random facts you’ve included as well :)
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  16. So pretty!! I wish he had told you what kind of roses… though there’s no chance I could make them grow like that! Thanks for sharing – don’t you just love the Irish?

  17. Maybe he changed the subject because he didn’t really know the name of the roses. They sure are beautiful though.

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