iPhone Photography | Rose Garden Beauties

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Every June the rose garden in Springfield (IL) Washington Park is in full bloom with dozen’s of beautiful varieties. We love taking the kids there to check out the colors and of course all of the different scents. It’s such a peaceful place to go on one of the less busy weekdays. The kids can run all over the grassy area while I just hang back to stop and smell the roses.

When I was a teenager it also happened to be my little secret spot to sit and read poetry away from all the trivial crap that goes along with teenage life.

rose garden beauties

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    • says

      Thanks … I sure wish I could pick some to bring home but I have a feeling I’d get in big trouble for that one. There’s only one bush of each different variety.

  1. says

    That place looks beautiful! We have five types of roses in our yard that the previous owner planted but I have no idea how to take care of them so they bloom for like two days & then die. Oops.

    • says

      I’ve never had much luck with roses either. We planted 5 bushes when we first moved here and they just never did really well so I dug them up this year.

    • says

      Yes, it’s gorgeous … you must come visit. There’s not a lot I love about Springfield but Washington Park is at the top of my list.

  2. says

    Oh those roses are absolutely gorgeous! I have a few rose bushes, maybe I’ll share them next week! Your girls are just as adorable as ever!

    • says

      Uh oh, you might be surprised. I actually dug my rose bushes out of the ground and guess what just grew back? …. the bushes. LOL I can’t get rid of them but I have to. The Japanese Beetles swarm them all summer.

    • says

      They did have a lot of fun. We try to go at least once a week, it’s a nice place to just get away from it all.

  3. says

    I can’t believe you took those with your iphone. They are GREAT! I wish we had smellivision.

    • says

      It’s amazing the technology available today isn’t it? I can’t wait to see what the camera on the iPhone5 does. It’s so much easier for travelling than lugging around the bulky DSLR.

  4. says

    I love roses. I planted 10 varieties this spring. I lost 2 but the rest are doing great. The girls are cuties!