It's Time to Smell the Roses

I'm taking a break from posting colorful Venetian architecture to give way to colorful and fragrant roses. You see this afternoon (Sunday) we went to see if the roses at the Berkeley Rose Garden are in bloom. It is after all mid April and the weather had been warm. Unfortunately though the garden is not in full bloom yet, but there were roses that blossomed early so we were not fully disappointed. Plus, it was such a pleasant sunny day, a gorgeous day to be out and about.

Here are the pictures I took of the short visit.

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Rose may be my most favorite of all flowers. I cannot be sure. However, what I know for a fact is that I just adore roses. I hope we could find a way to be back here in the summer time when the garden is in full bloom.



  1. Nice macro photos, love the spring season

  2. Ah, smell the roses indeed and what superb captures for the day!! I do love spring!!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a great new week!!

  3. Wonderful shots of the array of beautiful roses.

  4. Love the elegant single rose shot ~ Wonderful photos of nature's glorious Spring flowers!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  5. Very pretty - it must be stunning when it's in full bloom.

  6. I never tire of seeing Venice, but roses are also a welcome sight! This is a lovely garden to visit and photograph. I love the variety of roses!.

  7. Gorgeous shots of the roses!

  8. Wow, what a pretty scene.. All the lovely roses and colors.. Gorgeous photos and post.. Have a happy week!

  9. Beautiful and colorful roses. Very pretty.

  10. The roses are just beautiful. Lovely photos!

  11. Beautiful roses ... They bloom earlier in sunny California than they used to in oregon. Hope they get the water they need ..... I think that one yellow and red one is called Double Delight ... We used to have that one in our yard and it smells really good besides being beautiful.

  12. Heavenly!
    Please come link up at

  13. Beautiful! Also like the spine shot very much.

  14. amazing roses. I do have a favorite, No 5 from the bottom up. :)

  15. What a lovely place to visit ....I love roses too, but it's far to early in the spring here in Norway to see and smell the roses!


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