I planted the above rose bush over 6 years ago – at the old homestead – and it never did anything worth photographing … that is, until I moved away. Now that we are all moved out of the house, this rose bush decided to bloom in all its glory. And I am left wondering what was so wrong with me – that it did not want to show its beauty in my presence. I mean, I thought I took good care of it and all. Halis claims that it just didn’t like the frequent “watering” that the dogs gave it. However, I’ve never seen the dogs anywhere near that bush. But I want to believe him. My ego needs to believe him. Either way, as we ready the house for sale, I will be able to photograph its gorgeous blooms. Whether the roses like it or not.