My rose bushes (all my plants for that matter) have been confused by the antics of Mother Nature – first she brought summer-like warmth in April so they started to wake up and grow, then she hit them with a few nights of frost in May, which made them wonder if they had somehow missed spring.

With the recently alternating hot-and-humid days coupled with the bouts of major thunder storms and lots of rain, my roses have finally decided to mock Mother Nature and show themselves off. I took this picture immediately following a thunderstorm that doused everything then moved on, letting the sun shine through.

See more photos worth a thousand words at Cheaper Than Therapy – you might need some therapy after this post! 😉

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  1. How pretty! It's nice to see someone's flowers making it through the craziness. My whole yard is trying to figure out whether to live or die in this crazy back and forth weather.

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  3. Beautiful picture. I love flowers.
    We had very unusual rain yesterday in California. Our roses have been out for about six weeks.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. That picture is so beautiful!

    The weather has been nuts over here. Warm, humid, then cold. Though we haven't had a thunderstorm in a while. Wouldn't mind one. I like them, except for the tornado producing kind:)

  5. I would imagine the plants would have a "WTF" moment when things are changing so rapidly. I'm glad you got a pretty flower out of it though!

  6. Gorgeous! I want to plant some roses in my yard, but I'm afraid the hot sun will just kill them! 🙁

  7. I love this picture. I'm not sure my roses will bloom at all this year, we had a frost warning Monday night.

  8. nice picture, I do not have a green thumb, more like a black thumb 🙁

  9. nice picture, I do not have a green thumb, more like a black thumb 🙁

  10. Yellow roses are my very favorite!!! I'm glad yours were able to show mother nature a thing or two!!

    Happy ATWT!

  11. We have 1 lone rose bush. We should have pruned it last year, but didn't. I think it's going to be awhile, if indeed it does bloom.

  12. Stacy! Hi! It looks like you're happy and it seems pretty relaxed over here so I'm hoping you're having fun with your blogging again and it's all relaxing now.

    Things are good with me. I kept that email but just don't check it very often. I have a new one too.

    We'll have to catch up one of these days!!

  13. I love roses! It has been so cold here none of my flowers are doing well. It's hard to believe summer is officially starting in a few weeks!

  14. Wow, the pic came out gorgeous! It rained so hard here today, and while I was driving. I could barely see 5 feet in front of me!

    Justine 😮 )

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