A Perfumed Posy: the first rose of Spring

 The first spring rose has blossomed in my garden,
and I couldn't resist picking it.
It's one of Delbard's French Painter varieties.
This is the "Henri Matisse" rose and the intense colours do him justice.
Still life with lemons, 
Henri Matisse, 1943.
Hmm...that pink background does match the rose! 
Combined with apple blossom,
Italian lavender & yarrow,
it's a posy of perfume.
Such beauty in simple things! 

images: flowers: blue fruit 
Still Life with Lemons, held by the Museum of Modern d'Art