OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA busy day today with many student tutorials to give, so not much time to find a blip. There are very few roses or any flowers, left in the garden and I wanted a pink one today for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, the garden did not oblige so instead you have a red rosebud; anyway, red is just a deeper shade of pink.

So today, I am thinking of V and her daughter C, as well as little M, who had a rare genetic stomach cancer. I am also thinking of two other special ladies as well as anyone, blipper or not, where cancer has touched their lives.


We went into Bishop’s Stortford this morning and made the usual rounds of the cafés for breakfast and later, coffee and cake. I also looked at Nissan cars, but they all seem so much bigger and uglier than my little Peugeot. It is time to think about changing her as the bodywork is starting to need a lot of work.

Today’s pictures are  of my two favourite roses, Rhapsody in Blue, is it fades and the Tea Clipper bud. The roses are almost finished, for this year, but now I can start to look forward to my favourite flower, the Snowdrop.

Tea Clipper


The day started with breakfast in the Rosey Lea café in Bishop’s Stortford, followed by shopping and a short walk. After taking our purchases back to the car we decided on coffee (no cake, I must not ruin all my good work, now that I can get into size 14 jeans,) before coming home.

I did not take any suitable pictures in Bishop’s Stortford, so I took a walk around the garden and decided on this rose, it is called Tea Clipper and it has been blipped may times before; it is my favourite rose.
The weather is warm and sunny, but often clouding over, but so far no rain, with the temperature reaching twenty degrees Celsius around noon.