A few days ago, while sitting at my computer, I noticed a bud on one of my rose bushes. It was a perfect shape and I could tell it would open soon. I wanted to capture it with my camera, but it was extremely windy during the day (not a recipe for sharpness) and rainy that night. This same scenario was repeated over and over the next few days. Yesterday, despite the heavy rain, wind and pebble-sized hail it bloomed wide open. Today, with a short break in the string of thunderstorms that have plagued us the last few weeks, I grabbed some photos. Probably because of the pelting it endured yesterday, it's petals are a little scarred. I think they make it even more beautiful. You can even see several raindrops from yesterday's rain still resting on the petals.
I checked out this rose bush, too. I love the pink color and the perfect shape of the roses on this bush.
Then I checked out some of the other things that are blooming at my house right now, too.
This last one is my favorite from today!!