My Poppet and I took a walk around our local rose garden recently. And now I'm perplexed as to why I've never gone before, seeing as I'm completely devoted to roses and we currently live in an area famous for its roses. Our area is also famous for its mines and power plants. I'm not sure if there's a connection.
In truth, I do know why we haven't visited the Rose Gardens before. A large part of the gardens are based around a major roundabout. (Remember, I'm a country girl now. To me, it's a major roundabout, by city standards... well, maybe not!) Traffic and small children is not the best combination, but now the kids are older and more road-wise, I suspect we will be making weekly visits.
There was such a profusion of roses, of so many different types. There were banks of roses, exuberantly blooming walkways and lushly planted gazebos (in a wintry kind of way.) We only had time to look at a very tiny percentage of the gardens and we both want to go back. It is possible my little rose-daughter was more interested in studying the ants and playing hide and seek, but isn't it lovely to visit a place than entrances all tastes!