Is the name of this beautiful shrub rose that dwells in the Columbus Park of Roses; a park that has over 12,000 roses of more than 400 varieties. I enjoy going to this park not only to see the roses again, and of course photograph them, but to also take in everything about them. Their fragrance, color, shape, beauty and always the honey bees (notice the one that photo bombed me in the upper right rose); to be still and take it all in… and to be happy that this park and it’s beautiful residents are here year after year.
This is the Memorial Day weekend, a day to honor those who died while serving our country. Mostly it has become for many a time to celebrate the end of school, the beginning of summer and travel time, boating on the rivers and lakes and having a three day weekend off from work. For some though, there may not be much carefree or celebrating depending on what is going on in their lives. You may have nothing more to celebrate other than you woke up today and believe me, that in and of itself is a reason to give thanks and celebrate – a very good starting point.
Whatever your weekend entails I pray that it is a good one for you. I will be leaving the barns behind for awhile and will be taking you with me through the rose park again.