It’s National Red Rose Day. Do you have Knockout roses? I LOVE them! No muss. No fuss. And they re-bloom JUST when you need something to bloom profusely again. No pruning. No feeding (although perhaps if I did, they would look even better). Those are mine in the picture. Anyway, Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. Who said that?* So many songs that honor this floral beauty. I lived with this Joni album during my Guilford College years so thanks to the amazing Ms. Mitchell for her beautiful writing, singing and playing.

*that would be Gertrude Stein.