It's been a wonderful day for photographs today. A cloudy sky seems to enhance all the colours.
The rose in the background is a very old variety called Felicia. It would have to be one of my all-time favourites. It flowers almost all year long, just having a little rest period in August, and has the most wonderful rich perfume (a true old rose fragrance). I've planted it close to an outdoor sitting area along with other old-fashioned varieties of plants (heliotrope, scented geraniums, gardenias and rosemary) all with strong perfumes, so that we can be rewarded with all sorts of pleasant aromas as the breezes blow.