RosesRecently, I took a few moments out from running my jewelry business to stop and smell the roses – literally.  A park in my area has a beautiful rose garden.  Somehow, despite my best intentions, I always manage to get there when the roses are a bit past peak.  This year, a lot of rain and various responsibilities conspired against me.  However, I did make it there and several bushes still had gorgeous blooms like these.  The color variations in these are just so beautiful.

A walk in this lovely rose garden refreshed me and my creative juices (always close to the surface) started bubbling over.  I had an excellent day at the bench accomplishing some metal work and am raring to get back there when I finish this post.  The photo below shows more of the rose garden.  The gazebo is a favorite spot for weddings.