They wait until spring is well underway before venturing out. And when they arrive, it's in splendid style.
I'm admiring them today, in full flower. I worry, of course, that the weekend heat and Monday's rain will do them in, shorten their already short lifespan. But even in that, they are illustrative.
Enjoy us now, they tell me. Don't worry about tomorrow.
See what I mean?
(The New Dawn climbing rose in all its glory.)