Today’s Friday Flower Fiesta is a slide show.
I’m still looking for a good slide show plugin, widget, wadget, gidget, gadget, or doohickey for WordPress. The default one is pretty crummy, which is kind of funny considering the power of WordPress.
The slideshow runs the pictures backwards and I’m not about to go through and renumber all the pictures, so don’t be fooled when the slideshow starts with Picture 18.
Seems like someone ought to be able to come up with one that we can use in our WordPress.com blogs, especially since there are tons of them for WordPress.org.
Irregardless…. (and no comments about my use of the word/non-word “irregardless” :))
Roses bloom non-stop and year-round here in San Diego, but they are at their peak in May and June. If you’re ever in San Diego, the best place to see thousands of roses is at the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden in Balboa Park. According to the powers that be, it is the largest municipal rose garden in the nation.
I’m not a big rose fan because they take too much water and too much care. I’d rather let someone else do all the work and then simply enjoy them. My favorite roses are the Modern Roses that have a distinct swirl to their petals. I have chosen 18 of them to feature in my rose slideshow:
Sometimes Picture 16 won’t show up in the slide show. I’ve tried everything —
re-uploading, downsizing, upsizing, giving it a foul name. So here’s Picture 16 just in case it’s not showing up for you when you watch:
Picture 18 is from my garden. Unfortunately, that rose is not growing in a rose garden. I don’t have a rose garden. It’s growing in my cactus garden. It’s a weed. As my wise old grandmother said, “A weed is anything that grows where you don’t want it to grow.” Nothing I have done has gotten rid of it. I’ve tried Round-up, chopping it into little pieces, digging to China to get the root system, withholding water. On and on and on it lives, blooming as happily as ever. It’s like the Energizer Bunny.
Something you might not know: Roses are in the same family with apples, plums, and strawberries. Why do I not feel comfortable, then, eating a rose?