Just when you think our late-autumn gardens have no warm-weather offerings left in store, they surprise us with the last flush of fragrant roses.
This giant has pride of place in our garden. It is called Chicago Peace and the huge blooms are fragrant, blessed with many folds of petals and, more importantly, last a long time in a vase.
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F9.5, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, focal length 125mm.