While my dear wife Karen and I spent a week in Cape Cod, the roses came out to play at our home in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
In one spot in our hourglass front-yard garden, you can see a yellow rose, white rose, pink rose and red rose.
They are of different sizes and count.
I hope the plants bloom long and hardy.
The big bush of red at the corner of the backyard porch, meanwhile, obviously came out in full bloom while we were away.
There are still plenty of flowers to smell and admire.
If past success is any indication, there will be further blooms from this bush, but none this season as plentiful as the first.
How many different colors of roses can you spot in one given garden? What is your favorite color rose? Do you have a favorite story of getting or giving roses?