Brooding On

A Birthday Rose

It's April Fool's Day today, so be sure to short-sheet your kids' beds or put food coloring in their milk or something else fun today.  They'll love you for it. 
But April 1st is special for another reason.  It's my mother's birthday.  And she's the greatest around -- that's no April Fool's joke. ;)
So, for her birthday, I thought I'd post this pic of the first rose of the season at our house.  After all, it was my mom who helped me pick out these Knockout roses years ago and put them in the ground with me. 

By the looks of the rose bushes this year, this rose won't be alone long.  The shrubs are covered with buds.  But for now, this one is stealing the show. 
So, Mom, though you aren't here to smell it, this rose is for you.  I hope you have a wonderful day.  I love you.