Ride a Weathervane (Bouman 2015)
Ride a Weathervane (2015) Clouds of Glory X Bridgeton Bishop
Tetraploid Magenta rose with a large yellow watermark leading down to a green heart. Open form, recurved, a soaring impression. 6.5, 34, EV, M, RE, 5-6 way, 26 buds
I have called this watermark yellow, but in some weather I see this as a large yellow throat banded in two shades of lavender and violet. What struck me when I selected it was the impression of birds in flight on the well-spaced scapes.
The name is the title of a song I wrote for my infant daughter, Jennifer. I'd written a poem in which I referred to "a girl with a little face riding a weathervane." The song's refrain goes, "Ride a weathervane, ride a weathervane, the wind, it will blow it, I'll come if you call."
I made a home recording of Ride a Weathervane after Valentine's Day, 2016. If you want to listen, just click the image of my guitar below.