Beautiful Roses and Mandarins

Students and teachers can play tennis on the University tennis courts for free, so I try to reserve one for Wednesday, a holiday.  All courts are occupied already.  Katya was very disappointed not be able to try her new racket last Sunday, so she is very much looking forward to playing it.  I hope it will be a fine day as forcasted.

Katya’s roses are in bloom.  She picks off flowers from the stems saying that too many flowers are burden.

Today, Katya bought mandarins for the first time this season.

They are still young but taste OK. 

We eat mandarins in winter.  It is already November.  We still remember the hot summer, but yes, winter is coming.

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2 Responses to Beautiful Roses and Mandarins

  1. AdelaideBen says:

    I know what she means about being a burden (especially “dead heading”… or removing the old flowers). I’ll post a few pictures of the roses around our house shortly.

  2. Muravej says:

    Thank you, Ben.
    Katya says you need to treat roses with care. She pickes off new flowers, too, if the number is large on a stem.
    I think she will be happy to see the pictures of yours.

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