What can I say? Terrible weather, but it was the only weekend in April I had free, so aided and abetted by a friend, off to the Antique Rose Emporium we went.
Most of the flowers were battered by the weather and I felt bad taking pictures of them. But some seemed completely resistant to the elements.
For scale purposes, a bloom of Monsieur Tillier against my hand. I’d seen this rose the fall previously at the Austin Botanical Gardens, and then the flowers were maybe half this size (and I was still dwarfed by the giant bushes):