for Sherry: your 'Duchesse d'Auerstaedt'?
I was looking at your blog and saw the photo of the Duchesse and it surprised me. I don't think I've ever seen such a pale bloom on my plant. DdA has blooms of quite a bright golden yellow that don't fade much. They're also fuller than the bloom you show, but that might have to do with the maturity of the plant. I just went and checked on HMF and the photos there show blooms like the one on my rose (except for an orange one that also looks atypical). Is the color of the bloom in the photo usual?
I hope you don't mind my curiosity, I was just wondering.