Monday, 21 November 2016


A fine old Edwardian house in Fairfield, an inner Melbourne suburb. Sitting on a sizeable block of land, enough for a decent front and back garden, this type of house is under threat of development... Many such houses have been demolished and in their place anything between 4-6 units have been built, overcrowding the neighbourhoods, increasing noise levels, traffic congestion, pollution and placing increasing demands on already heavily utilised infrastructure.

Let's stop and smell the roses while we still can... These beauties are Hybrid Tea, Rosa 'Pink Peace'. Very fragrant and perfect for cut flowers, as well as being a vigorous and heat resistant garden favourite. Hybridised by Meilland in 1959, an oldie but a goody!

This post is part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Macro Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.


  1. I saw the thumbnail and thought this must be Australia! We are heading into the dark gloomy days of winter.

  2. Oh my! So pretty. All my roses are gone for the winter now. Beautiful photo!
    Joy @ Books and Life

  3. These roses are beautiful. Am always happy to see when architectural styles from the past are preserved! I think we owe it to the next generation. Thank you much for sharing this time piece with ALL SEASONS. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  4. Lovely house and roses! Too bad thriving neighborhoods must yield to noise and crowding...

  5. Pretty roses, We are facing cold weather this season.
    Happy Blue Monday,


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