I’m not foolish enough to try to argue that summer has finally arrived here in the Pacific Northwest, but it certainly felt like it today and looked like it when I went down to the Point Defiance Rose Garden. There were people everywhere, and couples lying on blankets sunbathing.
Many of the roses were in full bloom, with a good half of the plants showing off their varied shades of beautiful.
A little jaded by past shots, I chose to focus on this petite rose that trailed up the wooden arch that separates the two main gardens:
The Iris Garden across from the Rose Garden was also in full bloom, and I suspect it was really my favorite of the day:
But I couldn’t resist ending the day by taking pictures of the Calla Lilies:
It’s not clear what the weather holds for the next few days, but it’s a great time to get to the garden if you live near Tacoma.