I love that roses bloom here in South Texas in December!

When I’m on my morning power walks, I see several varieties of rose bushes in bloom. Where home is for us in Saskatchewan, Canada, anything flowering outdoors at this time of year is an impossibility.

Of all of the different colours of roses I’ve seen here, this pink one is my favourite. I always think that a rose is one of the many ways nature shows off perfection.

Today, we’re heading over to South Padre Island for the day. There are always lots of different types of flowers in bloom there, so I plan to capture a few shots. We like to get over to SPI a few times during the winter. While we’re there today, we’ll enjoy the Christmas Sand Castle Village, maybe spend some time at the beach, book a hotel room for a weekend stay at the end of January, and grab some lunch at one of the many great seafood restaurants there.

My blog posts over the next couple of days will recap today’s adventures.

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

Henri Matisse