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.