I finally got around to adding an avatar image. Here’s the larger picture it was taken from:
I’m kind of proud of it. It’s a picture I took of a rose I grew in my last house [that I rented, in Downeast Maine]. (Part of the rose has been transplanted to my new house [that I own]. Hopefully it survives!)
I don’t know what kind of rose it is. It was growing wild next to the fire & police station, in a sort of scrubby/brushy area. It has kind of flat blossoms with a button eye and smells REALLY good. It blooms in early spring, with lots of flowers at once. Also, it gets about 6′ tall. I planted it in the spring, and 2 years later, that’s how tall it was. The year after I planted it, there were a few flowers, but the year after that, there were TONS.
Here’s how I acquired it:
Me: See that rose over on the hill?
Guy standing outside, probably works at fire/police station: Nope.
Me [awkwardly]: …There’s a rose over there…
Guy: I’ll believe you.
Me: Would you mind if I dug up a piece of it?
Guy: Go ahead [or something like that].