I took the DSLR with me on my walk yesterday instead of the point and shoot, because the p&s only has a small memory card and I fill it quickly. I didn’t realize so many roses and wildflowers were blooming or I would have brought my macro lens instead of the 18-200. It was hard to get the close ups I wanted, so most of the small wildflowers went begging. I did get a shot of these tiny old roses (above) in a neighbor’s yard. They smell wonderful! I tried in vain to identify them last year. I love the many old roses that abound in this old neighborhood. I understand people plant those Red Knockout Roses because they are cheap and require little care, but there’s nothing really spectacular about them; they’re just a mass-production. They’re appropriate for McMansions, I suppose. Photos of these flowers don’t do justice to being in their presence where you can inhale their perfume and bask in their color. One house has a mass of white climbers in a shrub form which is at least 15 feet tall. The roses below are from a hedge of roses about 6 ft tall and at least 30-40 ft long. A single plant contained pale pink, dark pink, and yellow; I couldn’t tell if they bloomed that way or changed colors as they aged.