Friday, May 14, 2010

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

A week ago we had such a beautiful spring day after a rainy spell. We, along with Karen W. and Ray A., made a short excursion to the San Jose Rose Gardens after stopping at Subway for sanwiches for a picnic in the park.

Thousands visit this park each year to view the beautiful varieties of roses in a profusion of colors and types. The park also includes a few fountains, a beautiful Rose arbor entrance and a reflecting pool, making it a great spot for mid-day picnic. There is something very peaceful about sitting in this 5 1/2 acre park and enjoying the color and beauties of nature.

I read somewhere that the garden was once a prune orchard, but was bought by San Jose over 70 years ago. It features more than 3,500 rose shrubs representing 189 rose varieties. I had a hard time narrowing down my 150 pictures to these 24. Ya just gotta come and see this some nice spring day.

So enough with all these words; let's see the pictures! Don't forget to click to make the picture bigger.


Lindseys said...

Those are some awesome pictures. It looks like the weather was perfect as well. We had fun wandering through the rose gardens when we came out for spring break a couple of years ago.

Stefani said...

BEAUTIFUL!! My family should make a trek there sometime! Beautiful! (wait, did I already say that?)

Janet said...

awesome pics dad!!!

Janet said...

they are breath-takingly beautiful! i love the one of the pink rose with water drops on them. the yellow and pink flower is GORGEOUS! the orange flowers (they don't look exactly like a rose) are an awesome color! who knew looking at roses in pictures could be such fun!