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Stop and smell the roses


This Saturday morning, I'm sharing a picture of my pretty rose bushes. And yes, I did take the time to smell them. 😊 Not only that, but I also I enjoy caring for them. These are just small moments that are too precious to let them pass by. There is so much beauty in the world. So, be sure to take a moment to gaze upon this beauty whether it's growing in your yard, in a meadow, between sidewalk cracks, or an empty parking lot. 

Roses in bloom
Rose bushes in our back yard

It's almost time for the butterfly bushes to start blooming too. With that, I'll have some pretty butterfly pictures to share with you soon. And who knows? Maybe even a hummingbird as well. We'll see.

If you don't have room for rose bushes, buy some hanging petunias! They don't smell pretty, but they sure are pretty to look at. And they're easy to care for. I would recommend knockout roses like I have if you want to plant roses in your yard. They're much easier to care for than the old-fashioned roses that your grandmother used to have in her yard. 

And butterfly bushes are pretty, fragrant, easy to care for, and attract pretty wildlife as I mentioned earlier. They require a bit more maintenance to keep them from taking over a yard, but I think they're worth it because of the additional beauty that is attracted to them.

I would love to hear what your favorite flowers are and if you have any in your yard or a hanging basket. Why are they your favorite flowers?

Have a blessed day,

Patricia

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