I've had the car only six years, but I suspect the roses were here when it was new. Roses with small flowers like that used to be very common, but they're not so popular now.
Great picture, Steve!
Steve, good to see Spring has arrived in your area. Great shot!
The white tires look great.
Is that a new hat Steve ???
I have a nice rose bush at my house with the old style small roses. My grandma planted it back in the day, they are really nice
George, yes it is. Eventually even I get to the point of having to buy new clothes.
Spring is here, the new leaves are out, so it's time for a new hat!!
Although that shiny brass sideview mirror might be a bit "bling-ey"!
Wonderful picture. Love the look of your car the way you appear. You are a great photographer Steve.
Very good photo.
There are rose bushes at "the old home place" where grandmother lived until 1990 that must be close to 100 years old. My wife and I have bought and set out miniature roses for years. We have about a 25% survival rate. At that I might be better at growing roses than working on model Ts. Reckon how many rose bushes a '21 Touring is worth?
If you want them to last, plant old garden varieties growing on their own roots--no hybrids and nothing grafted. Roses are glorified briers and not hard to grow or maintain if you get the real thing, kind of like a stock Model T!!
The primary reason I finally bought a T was to pursue my other similar
interests in a period appropriate truck. Nothing opens discussion with
old curmudgeons and backwater landowners like showing up in an old
vehicle. The TT truck is pure magic in putting a smile on the faces of
ranchers and farmers alike.
As many here know, I collect old telephone insulators. I collect any old
phone gear, power gear, ... heck, if it is old and cool, I would probably
like to have it around the shop ! Going out and finding this stuff, seeing
other's accumulations of stuff .... it is such a delight. And hearing the
old family stories of the people we meet is priceless.
A story we hear fairly frequently is one of bringing flowers or flowering
plant out to the homestead for the matriarch of the home to have "a little
civilization" out on a farm or ranch where they MIGHT see town or others
from off the farm once a year. Lilac bushes and roses were a BIG deal to
Great-Grandma out on the lonely expanses of the Palouse or Scablands.
Most of these places were abandoned long ago, the caved in house or
barn, the creaking front gate, swinging in the wind, ... yet there are flowers,
100+ years on, still blooming in the spring.
Few people understand the backstory and meaning that places like this
Burger is right.AGAIN! We bought our 1899 farmhouse and the bank barn was gone and a lot of other things that an old house should have. Pianese, ruhbarb, and lialacs were planted. Our fire department was asked to burn a barn for training. I saved some trasures before the burn. A plow became a yard ornament. A trailer made of model T parts and wheels became spare parts. The old guy that lived there was digging thorn bushed beside the barn, so I asked why. He said his grandad started the rasberry bushes when he bought the farm. He was saving a few plants for the garden. I grabbed a shovel and brought home 6 plants. Now we have huge red rasberries twice a year. Great photo steve! I like the hat and those tires look great.
Drive safe and often.
Down south you'll often see an overgrown lot on a rural highway with the scant remains of a driveway cut. Next to it will be a patch of unkept wisteria hanging from the trees and you know that's where the house used to be.
Wisteria is very aggressive! Not only does it send out aerial tendrils that wave around in the wind, then grab nearby tree branches, it sends runners out near the ground that then climb nearby bushes and trees.
Great photo as usual Steve
Several vines qualify for the aggressive designation. Trumpet, poison ivy, Virginia creeper, kudzu, and honeysuckle come to mind. Some are most troublesome in certain regions. Kudzu is big in the South. Trumpet flourishes in southern California. My bane here is honeysuckle.
Wild grape vine and poison ivy kills a lot of trees here.
Steve - "Aggressive" makes me think of my ongoing continual battle o several years with Morning Glorys. And they're not even mine,....they're my neighbors on the other side of the meaningless fence!
......arrrrrgh,........"OF" several years,.....!!!
Around Grass Valley, are two aggressive non-native plants trying their best to take over the area. One is Scotch Broom (not a vine), the other is a variety of Sweet Pea. The flower is pretty. But the vine propagates both above and below the ground.
When we first moved to this house, one of Linda's friends gave us 3 Scotch Broom bushes--bought at a nursery! Somehow all three died on our porch before we had a "chance" to plant them.
Can you imagine a Nursery selling an invasive non-native plant/weed???
Wayne, I newer thought of the sweet pea as a problem plant, but I can see that it is. We used to pick them an eat them raw when I was a kid--heck, I even tried to sell them on the roadside!! Never had any sales, and I didn't understand it. . . Yeah, I was pretty naive (probably still am!).