A Rose By Any Other Name

Roses from the garden today instead of lilacs. These are photos on some of the blooms on our two rosebushes.
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In the dooryard fronting an old farm-house near the white-wash’d palings,
Stands the lilac-bush tall-growing with heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
With many a pointed blossom rising delicate, with the perfume strong I love,
With every leaf a miracle—and from this bush in the dooryard,
With delicate-color’d blossoms and heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
A sprig with its flower I break.
(From “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” by Walt Whitman)

Almost summer, but the spring flowers are looking as pretty as ever.
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