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.