Portland is the called the City of Roses. Did you know that? I had no idea of this, before I moved here years ago. This time of year, there is a Rose Festival, with a number of parades, a waterfront fair, and various other activities around town. The best thing about it, by far, is how many roses line the streets of Portland. Everyone's rose bushes are in bloom, and it's just gorgeous. Here are some roses in my neighborhood, documented while on a walk with the baby.
Roses also populate the flower shops. Penny is learning to recognize them, among the other blooms. What's your favorite color rose? Mine is yellow, though I'm also smitten with that yellow/red combo variety. Like flames on a stem!