In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Springtime in the Rose Garden

I took this photo while waiting for President Obama to appear in the Rose Garden the other day.

Beautiful, but no roses, right? They actually use the garden to showcase all kinds of seasonal flowers. I’m not sure if it even always has roses in it. I can’t tell you for sure. I often don’t know what I’m looking at. I just think, “that’s nice.”

Kind of like women’s perfumes. I don’t even notice they’re wearing it. I just think, “she smells nice.”

Anyway, this is nice.

Rose Garden

17 thoughts on “Springtime in the Rose Garden”

  1. The plant closest to the camera is a rose, Keith. Beautiful picture. We don’t have tulips down here, so I always love pictures with pretty tulips. Thanks for the eye candy this morning.

    1. And grape hyacinths in front of the tulips. So pretty!

      Ours are long gone – they usually bloom with the cheerful yellow daffodils.

  2. How nice.
    It’s easy to forget that the WhiteHouse is a beautiful, historically furnished and well maintained place. Kudos to the WH housing and garden staff.

  3. Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. — Luke 12:27

  4. I think Lady Bir’ds wild flowers are still coming out all across the highways and byways. Lasting legacy. Kind of a love of America present.

    1. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildfower Center in Austin is beautiful.
      http://www.wildflower.org/

      It took me a long time to separate her from her husband. LBJ was a pretty despicable man in every way imaginable. He had a hand in causing a good number of the problems we are being faced with today. He was also one of those Southern Democrats who fought the Civil Rights Act tooth and nail. Democrats practically rewrote history to give him credit for that one.

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