I took this picture back in January and never posted it because it just didn't seem to fit in with any of my other pictures in my posts. Until today.
While I was in town today picking up a few groceries I had planned to pick up some more tulips for my kitchen. However, when I got there and saw the available selection they were a little rough looking. Then my eye caught the sight of some roses.
A small colorful bouquet for the same price as the tulips. Can you believe just a little over $5?!
I couldn't resist trying to photograph them in the fading light of our bedroom. First on our French settee and then in front of our favorite marine painting of a night seascape. It is particularly dark in there because our bedroom is painted black, a Sherwin-Williams color called sealskin. We get teased for having a "boudoir" look in there, so you can chuckle if you want to, we're used to it.
I like how they look inside my silver plate teapot. The lid to the teapot is broken, so it works out really well as a vase.
I normally like to buy roses in all one color, but I think this is my new favorite. I like the drama of them against the dark background.
Plus the colors go so well with the sunsets we often find around here. And most importantly I was finally able to show you the drama that a local mussel dragger silhouetted against a January sunset can have too.