Yellow Roses

I have posted yellow roses before, but I liked this twin-head capture. The roses aren’t identical, but complement each other nicely.


Roses Close to Home

Orange Rose

For the past 2 years, I have ventured to Yaddo in Saratoga Springs in June to capture photos in the beautiful rose garden. This past weekend I was reminded there is a rose garden in Schenectady’s Central Park, much closer to home! I went in the late afternoon, hoping the harsh light of a sunny day would be under control. The colors were marvelous, although many blossoms were past their prime. As I hunted around, I found some lovely samples for this year’s rose photos.

Peaceful Morning at Yaddo

Yaddo Pink

A June visit to Yaddo in Saratoga Springs is a guarantee for beautiful blossoms. Last year, I went with a friend I’ve known for about 35 years. This year, I went with a friend that I’d known for about 35 days. Both visits were such a pleasure, as we strolled through the gardens, admiring its offerings, and enjoying quiet conversation. Was it the friend or the location that made for such a peaceful visit? Maybe Yaddo is just meant to be shared with a friend.