2014—Sunset Rose

When the Carlson-Currier Silk Manufacturing Company (the building was purchased by Sunset Line & Twine Company in 1940) was built in 1892 in Petaluma, CA, its landscaping included roses whose names are long since lost to the ages. My brother John, who worked at Sunset Line & Twine Co., the family business, for more than 40 years, loved the roses there and when the company closed, he brought home cuttings of the roses that are now thriving in his garden in Santa Rosa. Despite the cold weather and the time of year, one of his beloved Sunset roses was blooming in his garden at Christmastime. I took this shot Sunday morning. I hope the cuttings John has entrusted me with will grow in my garden as well.


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