Pink rose

June was National Rose Month and I saw SO many beautiful roses! My parents’ rose garden was in all of its magnificent glory – wild and gorgeous. My parents spend hours each day tending to their garden and it really shows! All of these blooms are from that garden.

Five pink roses

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”

-Maud Hart Lovelace

Peach-colored rose

“Come out here where the roses have opened. Let soul and world meet.”

– Rumi

Whitish-yellow rose with pink petal edges

“Wild roses,” I said to them one morning.
“Do you have the answers? And if you do,
would you tell me?”

-Mary Oliver, Felicity

Creamy orange roses

There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creamy orange rose

“Love is like the wild rose.”

– Emily Brontë

Two fuchsia roses
Rose bushes with pink and dusty yellow roses

“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”

– Henri Matisse

Two pink roses
Pink rose with a second pink rose in background

“And the roses—the roses! Rising out of the grass, tangled round the sun-dial, wreathing the tree trunks and hanging from their branches, climbing up the walls and spreading over them with long garlands falling in cascades—they came alive day by day, hour by hour.”

-Frances Hodgson Burnett

Climbing roses with fuchsia blossoms