Thursday, January 26, 2012

January Roses

Spring semester has officially started and it *might* be my last semester. I have all my dissertation data collected except for one final interview. Things are taking shape. In addition, I'm also applying for jobs (but I'm too superstitious to post anything about that until I have an offer letter!). Thinking about the possibility of moving on from Aus-town is exciting but sad. Here is one thing I'll miss: January roses. Most of the blooms succumbed to a hard freeze and turned into dry, black pods but this batch did its best to hang onto some color. I've never grown roses before and these came with the house. I'm not a fan of thorny plants but these bushes showed me that they can fend for themselves and, if allowed to hang around, would do their best to share cheerful blooms as much of the year as possible.

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