CD cultivates a wonder- ful cluster of small, red roses that intertwine with a trellis that was behind the house when we bought it some 18 years ago. During some years more have appeared than during others, but there are always some. Condi- tions in the past few years have been more favorable, apparently, as they have been increas- ingly prolific. Last year was a very good one for them and though it’s still early, the appear to be ready to flourish at least as well this year, too. I was out with my camera admiring them yester- day and one newly-opened one attracted my attention. It’s that one at the very top, rising up above the rest.
A small cottonwood seed had snuggled up against its edge and apparently decided to stay there, at least until a breeze should arise to waft it away to a rather more fertile location.