This morning I took a few photos in the garden. Here is Graham Thomas with a few roses fried by the sun and one that opened over night. Below is the same cluster of roses just eight hours later.
While many of my roses enter a summer semi-dormancy, usually this comes a month later than it has this year. When you see how the Summer heat affects the flowers you understand why. Still others seem to flourish in this heat. Here are a few others that got caught in the sun today.
This is Braveheart and it actually holds up somewhat better than many other red roses.
Here is St. Swithun surviving the day.
This flower of Twister made it through unscathed.
The heat turned out to be too much for Tradescant. I'm praying for rain and cooler days - the forecast has 107 for tomorrow but we will cool off to 101 on Tuesday.