Off Topic: Stop And Smell The Roses

Several months after my surgery, I started gardening. While I continue to lack a knowledgeable green thumb, I really enjoy the process of working alongside Mother Nature. Even with all my gardening mishaps, I am super lucky to have a springtime rose bloom going on right now.

So, if you are interested in participating in the age-old cliche, I encourage you to… Stop and smell the roses. (Well, maybe not smell… But, I think you know what I mean.)


This yellow rose could be my favorite of the bunch.

This purple rose is incredibly bright and smells wonderful.

I really like the simplicity and symmetry of this white rose.

This peach rose smells fannnnnnnnnnnn-tastic.

Finally, I really liked this pink rose too.

Keep on tickin’ and smellin’!

Adam Pick
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