Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Everything Is Coming Up Roses - May 9, 2012

The San Mateo County area, in which I've lived for the 35+ years I've been a Bay area
resident is often chilly and bathed in fog.  Less than ten miles away, however, it will be
ten degrees warmer and the sun will be brilliantly shining.  In winter, it can also be ten
degrees cooler.  It is quite eerie and one must really check the weather before venturing
out for the day.  You could leave home clad for Siberia and find it's Miami Beach just
down the road.

Last Sunday, when I went to hear one of my favorite singers at the Burlingame Hyatt,
I left my fog shroud and drove a bit through Millbrae, in the hills above the airport.  It
was just beautiful there in this area of lovely homes, most of them filled with blooming
rose bushes and assorted other flowers.  One house, especially, had at least two
dozen rose trees ( my very favorite ) of so many different colors, in riotous bloom.
I pulled over in my van, whipped out my trusty Canon, and shot a few pictures.
I am always a bit nervous, thinking someone is going to call the police, saying
there's a wierdo out there with a camera!  So far, so good, though.


  1. A very cheerful welcoming sight.
    Great captures of the blooms.

  2. So very beautiful!

  3. Someone definitely has a green thumb. What beautiful roses. Yellow ones are always my favorite :-)

    Have a great weekend, xo jj

  4. By these pictures, I can understand why rose trees, which I've never seen here, are your favorites. They look beautiful and where worthy of your Canon :)

  5. oh, these are beautiful yellow Carmen, happy Mother's Day to you.

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