I recently visited the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, and "took time to smell the roses" in the lovely rose garden while I was there. (If you would like to read my post about the Ag Museum, you can click on the above link.)
The rose garden is sponsored by the Mississippi Old Garden Rose Society, and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
It was a warm Spring day, and as I walked among the roses, their heavenly scent engulfed me.
I am not an expert on roses, but I love them, and especially enjoy photographing them.
Here are some of the pictures I captured during my tour (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like to get a closer look):
The red roses were such a lush, bright, velvety red that it was difficult to capture their true beauty and richness with my camera.
I found a little lagniappe in this bloom — the honey bees were out enjoying the roses, too.
While doing some research for this post, I discovered that the rose is our national flower. I wasn't aware of that, but I think it's very appropriate. Roses are truly one of God's greatest masterpieces, and I am so pleased that I was able to forever capture the beauty of these roses in my pictures.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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