Pre-Thanksgiving at Descanso Gardens wasn’t as verdant as spring or summer, but the rose garden was, if not in full bloom, at least in blooming health. There was a choice of colors but today’s color is yellow, just for Jude and the flower is for Cee’s FOTD.

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Thanks to Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty for the quote in the title.

  1. restlessjo says:

    Isn’t it? I never know what shade I like best 🙂 🙂

  2. peggy says:

    A gorgeous rose for sure. Did like the quotes very much.

  3. Beautiful and welcome on this below zero day. 🙂

  4. Heyjude says:

    Ah, June and roses…

  5. de Wets Wild says:

    I concur wholeheartedly!

  6. Dan Antion says:

    I love the soft details in the petals. Great photo.

  7. Soft, warm, and special. 🙂

  8. Ally Bean says:

    I like The Little Prince quote and think of it often in the context of my blog! 🤓

  9. Janet Alcorn says:

    Love those perfect scalloped edges!

  10. Beautiful, Janet! I have nominated you for the Outstanding Blogger Award. ( If you don’t wish to or simply cannot participate, no worries at all. Just showing my appreciation for you and your blog! 🌞

  11. It looks perfect. The quotes are lovely too.

  12. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh Janet what a gorgeous photo for today 😀

  13. Such an exquisite flower. I love roses in every color. 😍

  14. Leya says:

    Just wonderful, Janet – and bright yellow!

  15. Gorgeous! I forget just how many different types of roses there are, far beyond the predictable white, pink, and red. What a spectacular example of that diversity.

  16. I just love yellow roses Janet!!

  17. Prior... says:

    both quotes and the title were a great fit for this stunning single yellow rose

  18. Jet Eliot says:

    Yes, indeed, what a lovely thing a rose is. And your photo is so very lovely, too, Janet.

  19. Su Leslie says:

    A perfect bloom

  20. Tina Schell says:

    The Little Prince – literally my favorite book of all time. Read it first in French class and a hundred times since. Every page is a quote worth repeating – including this one. Beautiful, beautiful image Janet.

  21. Roses are very lovely, and yellow ones are my favorite.

  22. One of my favorite flowers 🌼💐💐

  23. Resa says:

    Janet, that shot of the rose is superb! Wow!

  24. Superb what a shot