This rose was just picked (Nov.11,’10) and still has the vigor of the early spring blooms. The fragrance of this bush of blooms envelops the entire rose garden. The substance is very thick, waxy and firm, holding up under strong wind. A favorite of the southern New Mexico area, this rose was from my rose garden in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I used my Canon XTi and 28-399mm Tamron lens.