Good lord the rose blossoms are huge here. It can't be the heavy clay soil or the fifteen seconds of sun every day. They must love the moisture.
I love the site Just Our Pictures (of roses). When I see a new rose that's a possibility for our garden, I check to see what their photos show. So...note to self: take camera when going to the nursery next time.
Hoping for some sun today, but even without it the roses, peonies and ceonothus are spectacular. I don't think I've ever been here in June before. The flowers are more than worth the trip!